Alix Rice Memorial Walk

Three years ago in July of 2011, Alix Rice was on her way home from a night of work at Bocce’s Club Pizzeria on Hopkins Road. She was pushing home on her longboard along Heim Road when she was struck by a drunk driver. She was killed instantly. The driver of the car? Dr. James Corasanti, a well respected member of the medical community. Corasanti did not stop to see what he had hit, nor did he realize he hit something since he had been having drinks previously at a “Martini Golf” event at Transit Valley Country Club. Corasanti received a one-year jail sentence (in which he was released early from) and a misdemeanor DWI. He was acquitted of charges such as second-degree manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter and a list of others like leaving the scene of an incident without making a report. 

The skateboarding community, Alix’s Family and many others along with our shop pushed forward through the pain of feeling injustice to help put together something we can always remember Alix by. A skatepark in Amherst, NY. The Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark is set to be built in Amherst near the Northtown Center. The creation of the Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation has been an integral part of gaining funding, raising awareness and piecing together the puzzle in order to get the Skatepark built.

So this Sunday, July 13th, we will be remembering Alix in an honorary walk from Williamsville North High School to her Memorial Site on Heim Road. The same route she took on that fateful July night. Please feel free to bring your board to push as we walk her trail. The walk will begin at 10AM and after we will be visiting the location of the spot for the Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark. There will be Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation merchandise there for sale in which the proceedings will go towards funding for the park. Being a skater in Buffalo, or more specifically Amherst, you know that parks are few and far between, especially with Xtreme Wheels closing down for the summer. That leaves two, the GHH Skatepark and the LaSalle Skate Plaza. Let’s bring one to Amherst. Show the Buffalo and Amherst Community the amount of support our culture and community have for Alix Rice and her Memorial Skatepark. If you have questions, contact the shop.

 

Date: July 13th

Time: 10 AM

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Bring: Water, Skateboard, Longboard

 

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Schu-B-Q & Skate Jam

On April 25th, we will be throwing a Barbeque/Skate Demo/Game of SKATE & tons more with our friends over at Schussmeisters Ski Club. The BBQ will be taking place at the Basketball Courts behind the Ellicott Dorms at UB’s North Campus. They’re located off of Frontier Rd, parking will be available in the dorm parking lots. The Game of SKATE is limited to 18 contestants, so if you feel you’re up to the challenge sign up early! We will be giving prizes to 1st, 2nd & 3rd places. Sorry no 4th place prizes. The itinerary is located below.

  • Start Time: 4:30 PM
  • Game of SKATE Registration Time: 4:30 – 5:15 PM
  • Game of SKATE Start Time: 5:30 PM
  • Highest Ollie Contest: 6:30 PM
  • Longest Manny Contest: 6:45 PM
  • BBQ-ING ALL DAY

We’ll be selling Hot Dogs & Chocolate and all kinds of goodies for a $1 with all proceeds going to the Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation. We’re bringing the manny pads, boxes, rails & kicker for your skating pleasure. Be sure to get in on the highest ollie contest or the longest manual contest as well. Head to our facebook event page for more information. We’ll see you homies there! Bring your girlfriends…or friends that are girls.

 

Here’s a map incase you do not know where the Basketball courts are!

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Phatman and Kissing Bridge Present “Late Night Great Night”!

Ride Kissing Bridge this Friday January 17th 2014 from 10pm – 1am for only $8.00.

Tickets available only at Phatman!

Hop on our Phatman Shred Bus for only $20.00! Includes video / Pre Shred Party and bus transportation. Call the shop to reserve a spot!

LNGN

Mucho Jib Jam Photos & More

Big shoutout to Kissing Bridge, East Coast Wax, the Park Guys from KB and everyone who attended this year’s Mucho Jib Jam! Here are the photos from this year’s event…Enjoy!

Remember, for all you filmers and photographers out there,  you still have till this saturday at midnight to post your video entry & photo to our Facebook. Anybody’s got a shot at winning! Get yo ass editing right now. We also just got the Nike Zoom Force X1 Boa in! These boots are super comfy and we would recommend going a half size down for the perfect fit. Or come in and try on a pair for yourself.

 

 

Hola Mucho Jib Jam

Mucho Jib Jam 2013

Hola Amigos. De Mucho Jib Jam is back yet again. This Saturday, November 9th down at Kissing Bridge. Registration at noon. See all you esés there. Vamos!

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Preview some old edits of the Mucho Jib Jam. Click on a link below

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2nd Annual Fifth Season Festival

It’s that time of year again. Time to break out the sweaters, the flannels and dust off your boots. We’re kickstarting the season early. We’re happy to be apart of Schussmeisters 2nd Annual Fifth Season Festival. Last year we brought in all the boxes and skate stuff for everyone to shred and we’re doing it again! Holiday Valley will be bringing in the fun along with some snow boxes and rails to get your whistle wet before the resorts open up for the season. The event will begin at 3 PM with the skate jam kicking it off. So next thursday clear your schedule and head over to The U Bar for some skatin’, some shreddin’ and some good ol’ fashioned college fun. Bar Party after for those of legal boozing age.

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Download this flyer and pass it around to your friends and sisters.

Here’s an edit of last’s year First Annual Fifth Season Festival. The bar footage wasn’t allowed to be put in.

1st Annual ‘Fifth Season Festival’ from Holiday Valley on Vimeo.

Port Colborne Edit!

So we decided to wander over to Port Colborne and see what they had to offer at their local park. Of course the camera was brought. Thanks Canada! You guys rule at poutine and skateparks. and hockey. and beer.

Hopefully we’ll be back over to skate the St. Catharines park soon. and snag some poutine.

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This weather right now is a bummer but you can always go to x-wheels to get your fix. We’re starting to get some more snow stuff in so that’s pretty rad. Oh and we have those super ultra limited CAPiTA skate decks in. They’re all 8.25 so come on in and grab one. We just got some Coal Headwear products in. Looking like we’re gonna have a pretty fun season ahead of us. All last year’s snow stuff is still 30-50% off but you already know that by now. Also we love when people fall. Gotta love Thrasher’s Hall of Meat. But this could’ve easily been avoided. Just pop an ollie dude. C’mon man.

Even though falling is funny, it sucks when it happens to you but just get up and walk it off. Don’t be a wuss like every other kid that watches MTV and is afraid to take a tumble. Kids these days…anyways enjoy the rest of this god awful weather weekend and cozy up with your favorite film. I’m going with Fully Flared or Sorry. It’s not winter just yet.

Phatman Trashsquatch II

Join the dudes from Phatman Boardshop at GHH Memorial Skate Park, AKA Ives Park in the City of Tonawanda July 13th.

Trashsquatch II

Skate Jam and Event Registration begins at 12 Noon.  Help us out and pick up some trash others may have left around the park and get a FREE Vans Cap and Water bottle !

Here is the Deal!

Free Hot Dogs and Hydration from Phatman throughout the event.

  • 12PM-1PM  Registration and Park Clean Up, Get Free Stuff!

  • 1PM Warm Ups

  • 1:30-2:30 Park Wide Skate Comp

  • 2:30 High Ollie Comp

  • 3:Pm Awards / Prizes!

Join this Phatman Exclusive Facebook Event @ TRASHSQUATCH II SKATE JAM

Stop in or call the shop at 716-837-8743 for more details!

FEED YOUR ROOTS & SHOP LOCAL SHOP PHATMAN!

“PUSH, CRUISE & CARVE” RIVER FRONT POKER RUN !

Join the dudes from Phatman on June 29th on the Bike Path at Niawanda Park river front for our second annual River front cleanup. Pack up your boards & beach gear and enjoy an afternoon of fun in the sun. Push Cruise and Carve along the majestic Niagara River bike path and show some Boarder Eco Friendly Good-Will by picking up a bit of trash along the river, park area and get a free  Vans Hat / Water bottle. Pick up a great hand in our Longboard Poker run for a chance to win some prizes and swag. The Poker run will extend from the South Grand Island Bridge to the entranceway to the Erie Canal.

Join our Event on Facebook:

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 Here’s the Deal!

  • Registration / Clean-Up 11AM-12:00 PM

  • 12:00 PM POKER RUN Start

  • 1:30 Prizes / Awards for Best Poker Hand

  • Phatman Dishin out Dog’s and Hydration!

  • Event Photo shoot

  • Frisbee Golf After Party at Veterans Park

TIME: Meet us at our Tent starting at 11AM

LOCATION: Niagara St. & Kohler St. Niawanda Park Park Entrance

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Roots Skate Jam

Phatman has been in existance for over 19 years.  It all began 1994 at Lockport NY, so we decided to take our first skate jam of the summer back to our Roots. Join us at the Lockport Railyard Sunday May 26th for an epic skate jam. Phatman will be cooking up some dogs and hydration. Find your oldest Phatman Tee and get ready to skate. Event is free for all our skateboarding fans and loyal customers.

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