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PH skateboarding holds regional qualifiers

Mar 14, 2019 - 4:37 PM

Philippine skateboarding preps up for the 2019 SEA Games by holding a series of regional qualifiers starting this March

AIMING FOR GOLD. Margielyn Didal looks to continue her golden run with a SEA Games gold medal. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

PH skateboarding to host tryouts for SEA Games buildup

Feb 11, 2019 - 3:11 PM

The search for the most talented Filipino skaters will kick off with the Luzon leg in Iba, Zambales, in March

GAME CHANGER. Margielyn Didal has sparked an emergence of skateboarding in the Philippines with a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from Warren Stuart’s Instagram (@wzahk)

Margielyn Didal, Christiana Means clinch historic SLS semis berths

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Two Pinay skateboarders qualify for the Street League Skateboarding World Championship semifinals for the first time

OLYMPIC DREAM. Margielyn Didal hopes that she can skate to a Tokyo 2020 Olympic berth. Photo from Monty Mendigoria's Facebook.

WATCH: Margielyn Didal stands up for PH skate scene

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The Filipina skater needs support as she aims for the country's first Olympic gold

WATCH: How Cebu's skateboarders are fighting for their own space

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Margielyn Didal's victory in the 2018 Asian Games has given hope to the skateboarding community in Cebu

LOOK: PH volleyball, skateboarding close out 2018 Asian Games

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:44 AM

Golden skater Margielyn Didal leads the Philippine delegation as the flag bearer in the Asiad closing ceremonies

MABUHAY! Members of the Philippine national women's volleyball team and skateboarding team stay for the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

After Clarkson, skater Margielyn Didal gets flag-bearer honor

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Gold medalist Margielyn Didal will lead the Philippine delegation in the 2018 Asian Games closing ceremonies

SKATER GIRL. Margielyn Didal's incredible Asian Games run has put a spotlight on Philippine skateboarding. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Margielyn Didal: From street kid to Asian street skate champ

Aug 29, 2018 - 5:52 PM

The daughter of a carpenter and a sidewalk vendor hopes to put a spotlight on skateboarding – that it’s about time to take it seriously

WINDFALL. Cebuana skater Margielyn Arda Didal is set to receive a windfall of incentives worth at least P6 million. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Margielyn Didal skates to 4th PH gold in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Another female bet emerges as champion for Team Philippines

COOL CHAMP. Early favorite Margielyn Didal lives up to the hype. Photo Didal's Facebook account

A celebration of stoke: Go Skateboarding Day 2018

Jun 27, 2018 - 8:15 AM

The local skate community converges to spread the stoke

STOKED. Enthusiasts and professionals alike come together to celebrate local skateboarding culture. All photos by Alexis Betia/Rappler

Sky's the limit for Japan's pint-sized Olympic skateboarding hope

Jan 28, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Sky Brown juggles her skateboarding with professional surfing too

9 YEARS OLD. Sky Brown has set her sights on Tokyo 2020, when the hipster sport makes its Olympic bow. Photo by Behrouz Mehri

SAKSIKAN: Beradu aksi di skatepark BSD Xtreme Park

Sep 18, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Dengan obstacle yang bertaraf internasional, skatepark ini bisa jadi lokasi tepat untuk para skater berbakat mengasah kemampuan mereka

'SKATEPARK'. Para skater berbakat bisa mengasah kemampuan mereka di Skatepark BSD Xtreme Park. Foto oleh Kevin Handoko/Rappler

Skateboarding #Hugot lines

Jul 02, 2016 - 6:22 PM

Skateboarding hurts So does love Here are a few HUGOT lines to deal with the wipeouts in life and on the halfpipe

Filipino skaters turn out for Vans Go Skateboarding Day 2016

Jun 27, 2016 - 7:14 AM

Skaters from around the country converge in the spirit of skateboarding at Vans Go Skateboarding Day

SQUAD. Filipino skaters converged on Makati City to unite in their shared passion at Vans Go Skateboarding Day. Photo by Rafael Bandayrel/Rappler

Gameplan Profiles: The 60 year-old skateboarder

Nov 21, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Probably one of the coolest senior citizens you ll encounter in the streets of Metro Manila

SHORT FILM: Skateboard Old Guy

Jul 04, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Here s some slapstick Japanese comedy to tickle your funny bone

Skaters celebrate their passion at DC's Global Skate Jam 2015

Jun 29, 2015 - 5:24 PM

PRESS RELEASE: In line with celebrations held around the globe for the annual Go Skateboarding Day DC rolled out a no holds barred event that gathered skaters from all corners of the metro

Skaters had a day all their own at the Backyard Skatepark in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Photo by DC

Skaters own the day at Go Skateboarding Day

Jun 22, 2015 - 7:37 PM

Thousands of skateboarders lead a parade through the streets of Manila before congregating at PICC

AIR UP THERE. Ansey Flores executes a transfer over the Rizal Monument ramp. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The skater's shoes

Jun 22, 2015 - 4:13 PM

Step into the shoes of a skater and see what motivates them to ride

Vans presents Go Skateboarding Day this Sunday

Jun 17, 2015 - 5:52 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Vans Philippines presents Go Skateboarding Day on June 21 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City

DC presents Global Skate Jam 2015 in Laguna

Jun 17, 2015 - 3:05 PM

PRESS RELEASE: DC presents Global Skate Jam 2015 at Backyard Skatepark in Sta Rosa Laguna

#PugadBaboy: Musician punchline 3

Oct 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Musician

Oct 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Musician punchline 2

Oct 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Webhits: Subway skating

Jun 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Watch a group of skaters conquer the subways of New York City

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Skateboarding? No hands, no problem

Jun 24, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Meet Jess Lacebal He s got two legs two arms no hands and 11 years of skateboarding experience

Vans Go Skateboarding Day brings out community in record numbers

Jun 23, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Skaters converged on the World Trade Center in Pasay for Go Skateboarding Day exceeding numbers from all previous years as the recreational activity grows in popularity

SKATE LIFE. Vans rider Chocks Mangaspar ollies the Vans sign at Vans Go Skateboarding Day 2014. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

DC breaks in Mountain Dew Skate Park on Go Skateboarding Day

Jun 22, 2014 - 4:22 AM

DC Shoes hosted its first Go Skateboarding Day at Mountain Dew Skate Park celebrating the spirit of camaraderie inherent to the sport

HIGH FLYER. A skater attempts to ollie a set of skateboard decks at DC's Go Skateboarding Day celebration. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes/Rappler

Wake and Push: DC hosts Go Skateboarding Day 2014 at Circuit Makati

Jun 17, 2014 - 4:06 PM

DC celebrates Go Skateboarding Day on June 21 with a push parade from Makati Coliseum to Mountain Dew Skate Park Circuit Makati Grounds followed by highest ollie best grind and best run events

Vans Philippines presents: Go Skateboarding Day set for June 21

Jun 16, 2014 - 8:39 PM

Go Skateboarding Day returns to Manila on June 21 with performances from local bands new trick games and a bigger skate space

WebHits: Tony Hawk vs Mini Cooper

May 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Tony Hawk races head on towards a moving Mini Cooper Watch what happens

Webhits: 60 year-old skateboarder conquers the half-pipe

May 08, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Meet Neal Unger a 60 year old skateboarding aficionado who can still ollie on a half pipe

New park gives Manila skaters a quarter pipe of their own

Mar 21, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Skateboarding has found a home in Metro Manila with the opening of the Mountain Dew Skate Park in Circuit Makati

HEAVEN IS A QUARTER PIPE. A local skater prepares to ollie the stairs on the opening day of the Mountain Dew Skate Park on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Supra supports the legends of tomorrow

Nov 29, 2013 - 12:17 PM

Global skate icons visit Manila to inspire local skateboarders to carve their own paths and do what they love

SKATEBOARDING. Global skate footwear brand Supra brings skating icons to the Philippines. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Skateboarding and that natural high

Sep 01, 2013 - 5:58 PM

Rappler sits down the the DC Skate Team

YOUNG AND PROMISING. Nyjah Huston is the youngest member of the DC Skate Team at 18. He landed 1st place in 3 competitions this 2013: Street League Kansas City, X Games Barcelona and X Games Brazil. All photos by Roopak Ramachandran Nair

Freedom, solidarity at Go Skateboarding Day

Jun 29, 2013 - 2:08 PM

One fine day skaters pursue their craft without fear of arrest and confiscation

UNITED IN ONE VENUE. Skaters young and old flocked to Vans' Go Skateboarding Day at the World Trade Center. All photos by Manman Dejeto

Vans, Cunanan drive skateboarding in PH

Jun 20, 2013 - 10:31 PM

The balikbayan talks to Rappler about why he wants skateboarders to skate free — and how he is doing it

FOR THE SKATERS. Vans managing director Wendell Cunanan is working to make the metro more open to skateboarders. Photo by Ryan Songalia