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Birling the Archives

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Birling the Archives

The Garden of the Provinces and Territories has been the go-to staple Ottawa street spot for decades. Skaters refer to it simply as “Archives” due to the fact that it lies across the street from Library and Archives Canada. It is centrally located, with plenty of shade from numerous trees, and is rather large in size. Archives features 2 long, yet small ledges, a taller ledge and two eight sets. It also features plenty of room to hang out and play S.K.A.T.E. It’s the closest thing Ottawa has to a street plaza, but a far cry from legendary spots such as Pulaski, J-kwon, or Love....

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Tommy

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Tommy

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Birling the Perspective

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Birling the Perspective

   The surroundings in which you find yourself can have a large impact on your perspective. A man holding a baseball bat evokes a different thought, depending on whether he’s standing in a baseball diamond or a dark alleyway. We stumbled into an interesting example of this concept while drifting through America’s “rustbelt”.      2019 was the year that we truly took the “road less travelled” approach to heart with regards to skate trips. Among other destinations, this led us to the streets of Cleveland, Ohio. At one point during our stay, a kid informed us that “ever since Lebron left, this...

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Boards, Beers and Boobs

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Boards, Beers and Boobs

Lizzie Whelan is a new face to the skate community and comes out to all our events with a tight squad who are all always smiling. The last few years has seen a huge uptick in visibility for people in skateboarding, and a more diverse group of skaters getting meaningful recognition and mainstream spotlight. We are inspired by people like Lizzie who motivate us to help build our Ottawa skate scene. I asked Lizzie, who was at this event from start to finish, to share her story with skateboarding and this event. —Aaron Cayer   On Monday, November 18th, I attended...

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