Monday Madness (May 9)

The 7th Annual TransWorld Skate Awards Nominees Announced!

These are the official nominees for the 2005 TransWorld Skate Awards! Voted on by pro skaters and the Reader’s Choice chosen by TWS readers. The Legend Award was chosen by the staff of TransWorld SKATEboarding.

Check back to see who took it all home after the 7th Annual TransWorld Skate Awards, being held in Hollywod, California, June 3, 2005.

Good & Evil —Toy Machine
Hot Chocolate — Chocolate
SubtletiesTransWorld SKATEboarding

Video Part
Chris Haslam — Round 3
Kyle Leeper — Subtleties
Justin Strubing — That’s Life

Zered Bassett
Bryan Herman
Leo Romero

Street Skater
Mark Appleyard
Daewon Song
Darrell Stanton

Vert Skater
Jake Brown
Rune Glifberg
Danny Way

Alien Workshop
Toy Machine

Reader’s Choice
Chris Haslam
PJ Ladd
Rodney Mullen

2005 TransWorld SKATEboarding Legend Award Recipient
Natas Kaupas

Shorty’s Premiere at Sun Diego

Shorty’s signing and video premiere this Tuesday night at Sun Diego UTC.  Cruise out at 7:00 pm hang with the team and get some free stuff, video starts at 8:00.  check for more info.


etnies Girl, a leading action sports shoe, apparel and accessory manufacturer for girls, is proud to announce the 2005 Op Girls Learn to Ride (Op GLTR) skateboarding schedule of events. etnies Girl is the supporting sponsor of Op GLTR, now entering its sixth year, and Teen Vogue is the presenting sponsor. 

Op GLTR will host 30 skateboarding clinics from May through November including two sessions at etnies’ flagship skatepark in Lake Forest, Calif. This year, Op GLTR will also work with head instructor, skateboarder Lisa Whitaker, to offer an instructor certification program for women who want to learn how to become skateboarding instructors.

The 2005 schedule of skateboarding events is as follows:

May 13*             Atlanta, Ga.                   ESPN X Games Skate Park

May 14-15          Atlanta, Ga.                   ESPN X Games Skate Park

May 22              Denver, Colo.                  ESPN X Games Skate Park

May 22              Orange, Calif.                 Vans Skatepark

June 14-15         St. Louis, Mo.                ESPN X Games Skate Park

June 18             Elk Grove Village, Ill.       Audubon Skatepark

June 24 & 26      Dallas, Texas                 ESPN X Games Skate Park

June 25             Plano, Texas                   Eisenbergs Skatepark

July 3-9             Stallion Springs, Calif.      Woodward West

July 9                Tampa, Fla.                    Skatepark of Tampa

July 9                Orlando, Fla.                   ESPN X Games Skate Park

July 10               Orlando, Fla.                  Vans Skatepark

July 16               Encinitas, Calif.              Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

August 11          Rye, N.H.                       Rye Airfield Skatepark

August 13          New York, N.Y   .            TBD

August 14          Philadelphia, Pa.             ESPN X Games Skate Park

August 15          Moorestown, N.J.            Vans Skatepark

August 21          Lake Forest, Calif.           etnies Skatepark

August 24          Portland, Ore.                 Department of Skateboarding

August 25          Tacoma, Wash.              Thrill Zone Extreme Sports Center

September 18     Lake Forest, Calif.          etnies Skatepark

October 16         Orange, Calif.                 Vans Skatepark

November 20      Orange, Calif.                 Vans Skatepark                 Los Angeles, Calif.         SkateLab

*Asterisks indicate instructor clinics only

In 2005, the overall Op GLTR series is expanding to include more than 200 actioon sports clinics and camps in the U.S. and Canada in seven different sports. Many of the Op GLTR skateboarding clinics will be conducted alongside women’s freestyle BMX clinics. For complete details, including exact locations and registration information, please visit