September 15, 1999 |
As girls and young women increasingly hit the pavement, female skate stars are now being born. Cara-Beth Burnside may still rule the ramps after almost two decades (she took home $1,000 from the Jam on Sunday), but other skating women are now demanding their own props. Meet the sport's new queen of the streets (who claimed her own $1,000 from the street course): Athlete: Elissa Steamer. Specialty: street skateboarding (as opposed to ramp). Age: 23--and not too hung up to reveal that fact.
August 4, 2005 |
Cara-Beth Burnside has never been shy about going after what she really wanted. When she turned 10, her grandmother bought her a pair of roller skates, but Burnside had her heart set on a new skateboard to use at the skateboard park that had just opened near her home in Orange. So Burnside took her birthday money and bought one. And those roller skates? "I don't think I ever used them again," she said. "They just sat there collecting dust."
May 6, 2007 |
Stefanie Thomas Hometown: Satellite Beach, Fla. When did you start skating? I was 12. I was always a tomboy and saw some kids skating and it looked fun. I bought a used board off one of the skaters near me. I made ramps out in front of my house and skated in front of my house, skated curbs, tricks off of ledges that were waist high. Any skate idols? Kris Markovich. He skates faster than anyone, and he's gnarly. * Pamela Brodowski Hometown: Cardiff-by-the-Sea When did you start skating? In 1996.
February 11, 1998 |
The most important thing to know about the men's snowboarding halfpipe competition Thursday is who's not at the Winter Games. Norway's Terje Haakonsen. If you ask the Canadians, he's the Wayne Gretzky of the sport. If you ask the Americans, he's the Michael Jordan. "It's a disappointment for us that he's not here," the United States' leading medal contender, Todd Richards, said of the sport's most creative and artistic flier. "Naturally, we'd like for the best competition to be in the Olympics.
August 3, 2006 |
Downtown construction has chewed up the parking lot at Staples Center, forcing X Games organizers to relocate several events to the Home Deport Center in Carson for this year's games, which run today through Sunday. The most prominent relocation is the seven-story tall mega ramp, which will be erected outside the Home Depot Center, which will also serve as home to the BMX park and the skateboard street courses.
August 4, 2006
* What happened Thursday: Defending champion Cara-Beth Burnside of Encinitas overcame a severe migraine to win a gold medal and defend her title in the women's vert final at Staples Center. Mimi Knoop of Chesapeake, Va., won the silver medal and Karen Jones, a Brazilian who lives in Santo Andre, Spain, took the bronze. Sandro Dias, 31, won the men's vert final without even attempting a 900.