Skate Girls Tribe at the A-Frame Challenge!!!

Skate Girls Tribe at the A-Frame Challenge – review by Tatiana Kolina

Skate Girls Tribe

Skate Girls Tribe joined other skaters at the A-Frame Challenge organized by Convoy Skateboarding and Alpine Skate Shop. The A-Frame Challenge skateboarding contest tested skills of the best skaters that the Washington DC area has to offer. The jam contest had 50 skaters pit against each other, for a 30 minute battle of grinds, gaps, flip tricks, rails and ledges. It was the first contest of its kind at Lake Fairfax Skate park.


Yoshi Tanenbaum

The top three tricks performed on the A-frame within the time allotted would win the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize. Yoshi Tanenbaum from Silver Spring MD won the biggest prize of $500.00 for the best trick.   There was an awesome line up of sponsors with all types of giveaways for the contestants. Skate Girls Tribe offered sPACYcLOUd merchandise.


The girls were happy to be able to participate in a skating contest for skaters of all ages and genders. It could have been daunting to show up at a male dominated venue but the organizer of the event, Eamonn Bourke, created a separate mini contest for girls. This helped the girls get over their initial shyness and do what they came to do – SKATE!!! Ekaterina Nekrasova and Angelina Lauriano were the first girls to show their skills. As the event went another girl joined in. The girls skated for 15-20 minutes and had way too much fun. What the girls found was that there were many boys who supported girl’s skaters at the event. All girls were given prizes from sPACYcLOUd. Overall, the day was a success. We hopes that girls will continue to show out!

Skate Girls Tribe

Skate, Peace, and Love!



Skate Girls Tribe will be part of Go Skateboarding Day in DC on June 21!!!


The first day of summer in Washington D.C. heralds the event of National Skateboarding Day celebrating the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most influential activities of not only local, but global youth.  While skateboarding, invented in the 50s by surfers (wanting to ride the hills and valleys of the streets) is traditionally thought of as being typically male, there is no doubt a titanic rise of girls and women riding the crest of this empowering sport.

Bridge Spot in SE DC

Bridge Spot in SE DC

On June 21st, 2013 is the 10th anniversary of Go Skateboarding Day in DC and Skate Girls Tribe will be proactively participating.  While plenty of dudes will be grabbing their gear and backpacks for the event, we are calling out all dude-ettes whom show equal enthusiasm, athletic finesse and grace in their pursuit of the almost Zen experience of being in motion and defying conventions in celebration of freedom and youthful rebellion.

Our Tribe

Skate Girls Tribe’s point?  Girls can hold their own!  We have seen this phenomenon of female athletic prowess not only locally in DC and other metropolitan areas, but internationally in places as war torn and remote as Afghanistan.  The fact is skateboarding builds confidence, creativity, and a global spirit of not only girl empowerment, but unites and helps shape a vision of peace through the freedom of athletic and artistic expression

Skate Girls Tribe

Skate Girls Tribe, a DC based group, is sounding the summit, heralding the call to all girls out there to join the movement.  Join us for the event to reclaim the cause, show support for peaceful rebellion through an innocent activity, and hit the streets with exuberance, celebration, and girl power!

We start at Palace 5ive at Noon on the first day of Summer!