08/22/17

The RFK Stadium Skatepark was a Work of Art! – by Pia Saclauso

On Sunday, August 20th, Skate Girls Tribe was stoked to be a part of the RFK Stadium Block Party located in Washington, DC! Events DC has teamed up with a national visual artist, Naturel, who renovated the whole skatepark. The block party was to celebrate his project completion and included skateboarding, various family-friendly activities, live music, and a ton of giveaways! 
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The freshly renovated park was one jaw-dropping masterpiece! Skaters were totally hyped to be shredding Naturel’s piece of art that is collectively ours as a community!

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A ton of visitors came out to experience the grand opening. It was rad to see skaters grind on rails, do kickflips off ramps, and ollie off stairsets! It was a colorful experience which truly captures the vibe and the culture of DC!

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Skating RFK park changes the way people see art – it is not just meant to be looked at, but also to be experienced. Photo 20-08-2017, 10 34 50 PM
Skate Girls Tribe and sPACYcLOUd were honored to be part of it.

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08/7/17

“Breaking Down Walls” Was a Success! ~by Pia Saclauso

On August 5th, sPACYcLOUd hosted a fundraiser to raise money for Skate Girls Tribe’s trip to Cuba.  It was definitely a success – thanks to everyone who showed their love and support for the team! The contributors included family and friends but also local businesses such as Get Hemp Butter, Mellow Mushrooms, La Tasca, Cuba Cuba, Smash!, Bourbon, LSTN, Tenley Pop Dance Studio, Hemp Kettle Tea, and Embassy Suites.  Team sPACYcLOUd was stoke!

The event kicked off with the ragga jungle mixes from DJ Gogo Craig and DJ Blaze One from Tribalistix. They sure know how to get the party started!

Visitors were already making their silent auction bids as they jammed to the music.

The event also included “Hermanas en Ruedas” documentary screening by Amberly Alene Ellis.  The film depicts struggles of female skaters in Cuba, their personal stories on how they discovered the sport and unique challenges facing women skaters as their numbers grow.

The film helped us to connect to women in Cuba on many different levels. In DC or Havana, we see similarities in our struggles. Skateboarding inspires us to take action and make positive changes in the daily lives and keep our passion alive. It also helps to break down walls and barriers and allow us to understand one another.

As the auction came to an end, participants were hyped about receiving their items and everyone was impatient for the final outcome. The results? Everyone was a winner! We made new friends, got inspired by female shredders in Cuba, raised money for our trip, learned about Cuba, danced, and grooved. Every person benefited in their own way from sharing love and support for Skate Girls Tribe and sPACYcLOUd! 

Team Elephant is thankful!

Big “Thank You” to Local 16 for hosting our event! It would not have happened without them.

 

 

08/7/17
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Surf Camp Session 2.0


Join us this September for another surf camp session! We will be spending the weekend of September 8th through 10th at Rehoboth Beach surfing, skating, enjoying the last warm days with music, great company, good food and awesome vibes!! We hope you’ll join us and make this surf camp session as fun as our previous one!20294149_1301058003325034_4827022821196533814_n

What: surf camp session

When: Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10

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08/2/17

Skate Girls Tribe Surf Camp – Not Your Stereotypical Camp By Pia Saclauso

Beaches, surfing, and bonfires —  if you think that was all Skate Girls Tribe Surf Camp had to offer, you are only partly right. I spent a week at SGT Surf Camp, and the best word to describe my experience there would be “RADICAL!” 20622578_804878809690258_1156139798_o

Cape May, New Jersey was our main location. We stayed in a really cute beach house that made me feel like I was on vacation. Every morning, we would head to the beach which was only a few minutes from our house – some of the campers even rode their bikes, longboards, and skateboards. Peter, our surf instructor, taught us how to catch and ride the waves at the Jersey Shore.

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He had a really laid-back, chill, and positive personality, so this made everyone feel encouraged to learn. He made the surfing experience awesome and campers were eager to catch the perfect waves despite all the wipe-outs.

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A couple times – rain or shine – we visited Wildwood Skatepark. We even played a game of SKATE at a Hockey Rink.

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We also went to Wildwood Boardwalk where we played games at arcades, ate funnel cakes, and even rode on the roller coasters! We also went to pizza restaurants at the boardwalk for dinner, and spent time going around the shops and looking for souvenirs.

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We shared so many great moments not only at the beaches and the boardwalks, but at our beach house as well. We all got to help out on the responsibilities in house. Some campers cooked pancakes for breakfast. Tati made delicious dinners. And some campers would help out with setting up the table, washing the dishes, or sweeping the floors. Peter made sandwiches. We learned to adjust and to accept each others differences, and make the best of it! Skate Girls Tribe Surf Camp was not just about going surfing or skateboarding as a team. It is like being in a family and sharing good memories whether we are playing a sport or just eating meals together!

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Thanks you sPACYcLOUd for making Skate Girls Tribe Surf Camp possible. 



06/28/17

The Late Shift: Freestyle

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If you’re near the Alexandria area of Virginia, sPACYcLoud and Skate Girls Tribe have a must-attend event for you to see this Friday, June 30th.

Part skate park, part secret pop up art show, Late Shift: Freestyle opens its doors to the rebels, the misfits, and the crazy ones. To those who see things differently and those who push the human race forward. We’ll be repping this philosophy at the event, because it’s our shared philosophy!

The details are super rad: experience a late-night art happening along the riverfront and in the Torpedo Factory. Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the nation’s largest collection of working-artists’ open studios under one roof. That’s cool enough as it is, but it also has an indoor skate park! Skate Girls Tribe is ready to blow it up (pun intended)!

Pro skateboarder Natalie Krishna Das repp'n sPACYcLOUd at the Kennedy Center

Pro skateboarder Natalie Krishna Das repp’n sPACYcLOUd at the Kennedy Center

Event includes:

– Indoor skate park at the Torpedo Factory

– DJ set by Sharkey

sPACYcLOUd & Skate Girls Tribe will be in the house!

– Poetry Slam

– Beer, wine, sandwiches, and bronut ice cream sandwiches with EatsPlace

– Photo booth

– Torpedo Row artist market

– DIY artmaking and much more

About sPACYcLOUD: sPACYcLOUd is the manifestation of a revolutionary spirit always pushing people to be liberated from social constraints through expressions of love, peace and creativity.  Our competition follows trends. We follow our vision and philosophy.

About Skate Girls Tribe: SGT invites girls of all ages & all abilities to come together and skate with other girls in a big fun group. Skate Girls Tribe was created in Washington DC to empower young women through action sports.  We hold monthly events to celebrate life, art, culture, education, and fun via skateboarding and longboarding. We also organize surfing and snowboarding camps.

Skate Girls Tribe promotes confidence and assertiveness, individuality and creativity, strength and dignity, all gathered together with a love for action sports. With a vigorous setting of play and sociality, SGT nurtures and sustains these values and goals. With such virtues in place, we believe that healthy and responsible choices will be made later in girls’ lives.

– There are several open spots for artists to be part of poetry slam if anyone is interested.

08/10/16

Skate Girls Tribe Surf Camp

Skate Girls Tribe Surf Camp

On July 24-30, sPACYcLOUd is kicking off its second annual overnight surf camp for teens. We will be staying in a beach house at the very point of Cape May, New Jersey. It is a charming historical town with bird sanctuary, beautiful white sand beach, lighthouse, WWII lookout tower, and Victorian houses. This is a great opportunity for teens to rest, bond, surf, longboard, skateboard, share, do yoga, art and fashion projects, swim, and create beautiful Summer memories.

Surf camp includes:

  • all equipment,
  • beach fees,
  • daily transportation,
  • professional surfing instructions (1:1 student to instructor ratio),
  • a certified life guard on duty at all times,
  • 24/7 same gender supervision,
  • meals,
  • lodging
  • sPACYcLOUd  Surf Camp t-shirt,
  • Surfing Etiquette Guide,
  • certificate of achievement,
  • visit to bird sanctuary, lighthouse, WWII Lookout tower,
  • group photo

Suggested donation: $250

Sponsored by sPACYcLOUd

For additional information, please contact us at info@spacycloud.com

10/13/15

Just Kicking It Saturday’s – Skate Girls Jam

Just Kicking It Saturday's

Skate Girls Tribe & SPACYcLOUd launching “Just Kicking It Saturday’s – Skate Girls Jam Day”!!!
Where: Rockville Skate Park
When: 3pm every Saturday until it gets cold starting on 10/17/2015
Who: All levels – All ages
We hope to see many girls come out
FREE
***Looking for big sisters/brothers to help us out with basic instructions

For questions email info@spacycloud.com

09/13/14

RON ALLEN NEVERSTOPPED 2014 | SEPTEMBER 13th | WASHINGTON DC

Ron Allen

Legendary Ron Allen will be in Washington DC this Saturday, September 13.

Ron will be holding a contest for kids in Washington DC at the Shaw skatepark at 3pm.

There will be lots of prizes and giveaways.

Skate Girls Tribe will be there.

Sponsored by sPACYcLOUd.

Hope to see more ladies come out!

~Peace

Ron Allen

04/18/14

Imagine “Living Life in Peace” with Mattie Stepanek by Ekaterina Nekrasova, 6th grader

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Mattie Stepanek was an American Poet who published six books of “Heartsongs” poetry and one book of “Just Peace” essays. All of his books reached The New York Times bestsellers list. He became a peace advocate and motivational speaker, and lobbied on Capitol Hill on behalf of peace, people with disabilities, and children with life-threatening conditions. Unfortunately, Mattie passed away before his 14th birthday.  

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Mattie’s life was short but he motivated and inspired people from around the world. That is why Skate Girls Tribe decided to host a small get together at Mattie JT Stepanek Memorial park. 

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It was a beautiful day, not too hot or cold, with a gentle breeze.  We invited some of the kids at the park to do a limbo contest with us and gave away the prizes.

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We skated around on the smooth roads, played on the playground, and threw a frisbee on the field.  Everyone had a great time!  We love Mattie’s park because it is so peaceful and Mattie’s energy is felt through the park.

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Peace, Ekaterina Nekrasova

04/8/14

Fine Lines Mural Jam by Ekaterina Nekrasova, 6th grader

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          On Sunday, April 6th, Skate Girls Tribe was part of the art pavilion at Fine Lines Mural Jam along with Little Friends for Peace, Albus Cavus, and DC Bow Bows.  It was a beautiful Sunday.  The event was hosted by Words Beats & Life and HiArts and sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  The jam was produced in collaboration with The Fridge and Albus Cavus. 

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           The event started at 11am with some artists arriving as early as 7am. There were over 70 graffiti artists painting on a 990-foot long wall.  Artists came from all over the United States.  Everyone was nice and worked together. It was a great sense of community. 

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            Skate Girls Tribe held limbo, skateboarding limbo, game of S.K.A.T.E., and Hippie Jump contests. Out of all of them, the Hippie jump was the hardest.

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         Even though it was hard, everyone had a great time. Many of the kids played skateboarding limbo contest in which players had to get under the pole on a skateboard  or longboard.

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     As the pole came closer to the ground, it got harder and harder, until we got a winner! Everyone enjoyed all of the contests.

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First place winners got prizes. Everyone had fun trying to beat each other at all of these contests! There were lots of kids at the event that ran around and skated together.

 

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            There was a music area hosted by Ron dj’Rbi Brown.

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         Many local HIP HOP artists came to participate.  Everyone had tons of fun.  Random kids sang and we all danced. At about 4:00 pm, everyone grouped up to listen to singers perform. Pokah Havoc, Lee, Anwar, Doe Vicious and several other MCs made the crowd move, dance, and clap. They were amazing!

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          At the art pavilion, Little Friends for Peace, Albus Cavus, DC Bow Bows and Skate Girls Tribe sponsored by sPACYcLOUd provided kids with all kinds of activities.

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         Kids were painting the wall right next to the graffiti artists. Other kids got their faces painted.

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        DC Bow Bows provided diy kits for kids to make their own bows. There was lots of paint, balloons, and games.  There were lots of kids everywhere having fun.

       After all it was all about LOVE & PEACE.

Skate Girls Tribe Team

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