Our world got a whole lot brighter last year with the addition of Events Coordinator, Ellen Young. A graduate of the University of Utah’s Gender Studies department, feminist, music lover and all-around badass, Ellen joined the SLUG team in the fall of 2015. … read more
Skate decks echoed the sound of claps as they were thumped by contestants and spectators alike, after watching Parley Southworth, 24, complete his winning trick—a truck driver disaster from a waist-high ledge into the bowl. This was the Summer of Death Presented By Monster: Bowl Jam at Banzai, SLUG’s 16th Annual Skate Competition Series in Lindon on Saturday, June 20. … read more
SLUG’s Summer of Death skate contests have been a skateway drug for countless Utah skaters for 15 years. This summer’s second and final installment of Summer of Death, Roughside of the TRAX, took place on Sept. 13, and made use of some sweet spots along Salt Lake’s TRAX lines. … read more
The Summer of Death skate series wrapped up this past weekend with SLUG’s annual Roughside of the TRAX contest. Using TRAX as our transportation and the city as our skate park, the contest is unique, with new spots and features each year. … read more
SLUG’s Summer of Death contests have served as a springboard for countless Utah skaters. This summer’s first installment of SLUG’s 15th annual Summer of Death series took place at Ogden’s Crossroads Skatepark on Go Skateboarding Day on June 21. Split pants and busted shoes abounded, as the contestants in the amateur and open divisions vied for First Place. Lucky Stables and Austin Ramirez won the amateur and open, respectively. After First, Second and Third place titles were awarded, local band Sunchaser played their signature multi-layered dirge while people kept ripping through the park. … read more
The Summer of Death contests have served as a springboard for countless Utah rippers to go from snot-nosed kids who anihilate local spots and parks to permanent fixtures in the skate community, including local all-star Lizard King, who earned a spot at the Tampa Am for his win at a Summer of Death Contest when he was knee-high to a grasshopper. This summer’s first installment of SLUG’s 15th annual Summer of Death skate series took place at the indoor Crossroads Skate Park in Ogden on June 21.
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Jeremy Andelin is the winner of our 14th Annual Summer of Death: Roughside of the TRAX Sponsored by Scion Instagram photo contest, in collaboration with INI Cooperative. Follow us on Instagram @SLUGMag to find out more about our upcoming #inSLUGram contests and get featured in the mag! Read more on Summer of Death, pgs. 39–40. … read more