Bronx Girls Skate X SK8babes Jam at Vans Space 198 Photos

It’s Women’s History Month, but you didn’t know that because you’re part of the problem. Good thing Lizzie Armanto rolled up to the Vans Space in Brooklyn to celebrate March right with Bronx Girls Skate, SK8babes, and hundreds of their friends. Check the scene and get a look at the feel-good session of season. —Ted Schmitz

001 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Rolling up and, oh shit, AVE’s got a new shoe!

003 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000First in line for an inclusive skate jam and we’ve got TWO DUDES?! Maybe they’re clueless, but I like to think they’re die-hard allies

004 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000You’re lucky Cass and the Vans staff are nice as hell, dude

005 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000We make everyone sign a waiver for the blog. We’re professionals, after all. Now, to the park

006 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Paging Trung Nguyen

007 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000The founding figures of Bronx Girls Skate, Kava Garcia Vasquez and Melissa Ramirez. Thanks for puttin’ this thing together!

008 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000What’s this?

009 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000It’s a free board for every newcomer! Courtesy of Cowtown’s Skate Angel program and Labor Skateshop. Shout out Liv Collins from Sk8babes for handling the table. Now go buy some shit from the shops!

010 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Tonight’s first casualty. Sometimes it’s not Gucci, fam

012 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Probably talking about climate change

011 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000We’ve got pros, people. Ronnie, Lizzie’s likeness and Mami on deck

014 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000A closer look at said likeness

013 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000VIP (Vans important people) Cierra, Beatrice and the real Lizzie rolled up on some role model shit

015 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Can’t be crampin’ in the field, you know

016 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000I'm gonna call this dude-filled portion of the park the penalty box

017 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Team huddles aren’t just for jocks

018 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Walkin’ into the park and down for the mag, this is peak performance   

019 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Kava kicks it off by inviting all the first-timers to the park for a quick clinic on the basics

020 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Introductions: given. Hearts: warmed

021 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Marisol Concha came ready to rock this shit

022 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000The most qualified non-union teachers in the biz. Let’s break out to see some first swings

023 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000The ollie circle was popping off immediately

031 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000The essential act

024 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Dads were welcome to support

025 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Moms were welcome to rip

026 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000And for crowdfunding a fraud scheme on the Southern border

027 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000I’m no fan of cops, but I had to report Jersey Dave again for a thirst homicide 

028 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Over in the corner, the cacophony of tick-tacks was rockin’ the foundation

029 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000May we present the cutest picture of the evening?

030 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000One more for good measure

032 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Spotters are also not just for jocks

033 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Show ‘em, Allie!

034 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Showed ‘em

035 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Father-daughter dance? Nah, 2024 is about the mother-daughter rip

037 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Who needs a talking head when the hat says it all?

038 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000One of you PhD nerds needs to explain why watching people learn to drop in is more exciting than Street League finals. In the meantime, let’s go find someone with pink hair

039 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Holy shit, you’re not gonna believe this

040 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Clinic’s over. Now it’s time to use those skills for the jam portion of the night. Pretty easy rules: Do a trick, get some gear

041 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000The athletes assemble

042 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000It ain’t a competition; it’s a community

043 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000First prize for making it across the pad. Now let’s hit the ramps

046 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Starting off with a classic, no comply

045 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000The moves got rad real quick. Backside flip

047 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Kickflip on Excalibur. Take that, Arthur

048 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000New York’s rising star Marisol was stacking moves all night. This frontside flip was just one of them

049 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Cami down!

050 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000We good

051 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Steppin’ up to the double-sider now

052 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000And over to the bump to ledge for the demo ender. A good session is its own reward, but we also have some gear to give out

044 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Industry-standard hardware’s a good choice

053 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Pants for skaters?! Say less

054 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000The only event you might see CeraVe in the product box. The dusty-ass boys should take notes

055 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000You know we got shoes too!

056 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000You’ll grow into them

058 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Who’s next?

057 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000TFW you win the product toss

059 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Fresh planks and good times were abundant

060 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000After the dust settled, a few stragglers still wanted their pieces. Wallie 50-50

061 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000You remember how Lizzie got her start, right?

062 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Alright, last lipslide and then we’re out. Marisol killed it all night

063 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Wait, don’t leave yet. We got somethin’ special for you

064 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Cori Bratz got some bars to drop

065 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000New York, show me that proddy! Looks like someone snagged that CeraVe

066 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000Vans Space and Bronx Girls Skate class of ‘24. Getting to see first-timers and all the locals link up with some of the biggest women in the game is a real cool thing. Well done, everyone

067 Vans Space 198 WHM 2000 2000I’ll leave you with this review from the world’s number-one hater. Men, right?
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