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Skateboarding events to hit Steamboat

Luke Graham

— Urbane co-owner Trent Kolste has seen the success of his downtown store's winter rail jam for skiers and snowboarders. So why not play to his loyal followers with an event in the summer?

Urbane will host a pair of skateboarding events this month, starting with a skate session and competition Saturday and a skate demo Tuesday featuring professional skaters from Ambig.

"We've done one skateboarding event on the street our first year," Kolste said. "Then we shut it down for our snowboarding event. Our goal is to do one snowboarding and one skateboarding event in front of the store each year."

Saturday's event goes from 3 to 7 p.m. on Seventh Street between Lincoln Avenue and Yampa Street. Seventh Street will be closed for the event and will boast eight to 12 portable skateboarding features from Element.

Skullcandy will be on hand with DJ Paul Styles. All skaters are welcome to take part as long as they sign a waiver and have a helmet.

The skate features also will be for sale.

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"They are small enough to fit in the back of a car," Kolste said.

On Tuesday, five professional skaters from team Ambig will put on an exhibition at the Bear River Skatepark on the city's west side. The event goes from 3 to 6 p.m. with an autograph session at Urbane from 6 to 8 p.m.

Pro skaters Corey Duffel, Sid Melvin, JT Aultz, Clint Walker and Sean Conover are expected to attend.

Kolste said that Urbane has been carrying Ambiguous Clothing and that the skate team was doing a demo in Salt Lake City before heading to Denver.

"They wanted to stop in Steamboat and do a demo," Kolste said. "People can see professional skaters in our skate park. They'll be doing amazing tricks. They'll be doing stuff that many of us will never to be able to do."

— To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email

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