Zumiez you SAY!

Zumiez you SAY!

 

 

The Portage Family Skate Park is now at your local ZUMIEZ EAST TOWNE MALL 6 East Towne Mall, #B504 Madison, WI 53704 608-249-2369 You can now make your donations at this location! A big thank you to Aaron Hubacher Store Manager & Assistant Store Manager Kevin Ray and TEAM for the continued dedication to Skateboarding and the Portage Family Skate …

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Portage Family Skate Park Visits John Muir Elementary School.

Portage Family Skate Park Visits John Muir Elementary School.

The Portage Family Skate park President Kyle Little & Vice President Todd Miller came to John Muir Elementary School 2600 Woodcrest Drive to visit with the youth of Portage today. Project President and Vice President were given the opportunity to hold an assembly to speak about skateboarding safety and the project by Principal Jason Meyer. With a little under 400 youth …Read more.

1st ever Maragarita Day!!!

1st ever Maragarita Day!!!

On May 31st @La Tolteca Had its first Margarita day and sponsored the Portage Family Skate Park Project. For every Medium Margarita sold $1.00 was donated to the #PFSP. The Margaritas sold like water and for a Monday had a great turnout. $136.00 was donated to the @portagesk8park thank you to Alonso and crew for making this one of a …

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Portage Canal Days & PFSP

Portage Canal Days & PFSP

WOW describes the 26th annual Portage Canal Days. People upon people came to see what DPI " Downtown Portage Inc." had to offer this year. They didn't disappoint at all. DPI sponsored a raffle for the Portage Family Skate Park Project where $5 gave you a chance to win a vacation of a lifetime to the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort. …

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PFSP & Deckstool.com Teamup for Raffle

PFSP & Deckstool.com Teamup for Raffle

How would you like your chance to win a limited edition deckstool made of limited edition Portage Family Skate Park Decks? Well you can stop down to Prairie Flower Beads Portage at 210 West Cook st Portage, WI 53901 608-742-5900. Raffle tickets are $5.00 and are limited just like the prize. ONLY two exists in the world.

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Winners of the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort Vacation Raffle

Winners of the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort Vacation Raffle

Winners of the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort vacation Raffle. Left to Right Leisa Roznos Miller, Matt Briant and son. https://www.facebook.com/Portageskatepark https://www.facebook.com/wildernessresort DPI sponsored a raffle for the Portage Family Skate Park Project where $5 gave you a chance to win a vacation of a lifetime to the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort. The raffle was a huge success drawing in …Read more.

Portage Annual City Flea Market & Craft Show cooking up with the PFSP.

Portage Annual City Flea Market & Craft Show cooking up with the PFSP.

Portage Annual City Flea Market & Craft Show Thanks Portage Family Skateboard Park organization for feeding us venders! We appreciate all your efforts! We are so glad you had a productive fund raiser! See you next time? Kyle Little We had a ton of fun and being able to engage the community was very fulfilling. Being able to inform and educate …

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A SKATE big THANK YOU to Grande Cheese Company in Wyocena!!

A SKATE big THANK YOU to Grande Cheese Company in Wyocena!!

A SKATE big THANK YOU to Grande Cheese Company in Wyocena!! Wednesday June 11, 2014 The Portage Family Skate Park Project (PFSP) is looking forward to a long lasting, mutually beneficial association with Grande Cheese Company. Following a fund-raising drive, spearheaded by a group of 10 community minded Grande associates, a check for $500 was presented to PFSP President Kyle …

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Skate park POP(corn that is)

Skate park POP(corn that is)

Skate park POP(corn that is) After months of collecting toward his goal of Memorial Day, Mitch Craig of Craig's Popcorn Corner presented Kyle Little-President of Portage Family Skate Park Project (PFSP) with a check for $310! Every one at the PFSP would like to express their gratitude to Mitch and everyone at Craig's Popcorn Corner for their hard work raising …

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"I just want to skate to have fun!"

The quote is from a young boy who was talking about why he wanted a Skate Park in the City of Portage.  That's a good thing!  More kids want to skate for fun rather then becoming a  competitive skater. That's a healthy attitude for children and their families to take into this project. 

- June Paul

Current and Future Fundraiser Events

The Portage Family Skate Park would like to thank our Art Director Andrew Tamminga for this ad. We would also like to thank deckstool.com for the recycling program that they offer and that has inspired us to do the same in Portage, Wisconsin. 100% of the proceeds from our recycling program will go to the Portage Family Skate Park. Hit us up on Twitter. Http://www.twitter.com/portagesk8park

WE ACCEPT BROKEN BOARDS

Keith's Recycling Inc.

We take Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Stainless Steel and Iron. Any of these metals may be donated for the Portage Family Skate Park Project. 

Event Details: Brat Huts are BACK!

 Saturday July 19th and Saturday July 26th all 10-2pm

PFSP Bake Sale Fundraiser

Prairie Flower Beads Portage 10-5pm July 19th

210 West Cook Street Portage, Wisconsin53901

Looking for some sweets well we will have them you can count on that. Cookies, Cakes, Brownies, Rice crispy treats, popcorn and don't forget the beverages. Want to showcase your sweets donate them the day of and get recognized for your sweet hands. Contact us and donate today for this great event  http://portageskatepark.org/contact/ Volunteers needed!!! We need your help.. please invite others to the event.

Event Details: Kids Day at Culver’s in Portage

Saturday, September 20

10:00am-1:00pm

Health, Safety & Environmental Awareness Day- Spinal, Dental and eye-screenings. Tours of a fire truck, ambulance, school bus and police car. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Portage Food Pantry booth and you will be entered to win a prize. Come to the Portage Family Skate Park booth for information, stickers and a coloring contest to be judged at the end of the day for your chance to win a prize. We will have shirts and wristbands for sale as well.

Get your PFSP wristbands only $2.00 at Prairie Flower Beads 210 West cook Street Portage, Wisconsin 53901

Phone(608) 742-5900

Email@prairieflowerbeads.com

Websitehttp://prairieflowerbeads.com/

Want to Donate

Stop by anyone one of these Portage, Wisconsin Locations.

 

South Side Locations 

Red Apple Restaurant, Tamarack

Discount Liquor, Craigs Popcorn Stand

Head 2 Toe Beauty Salon

 

Downtown Locations

Big Dogs, Vibe Salon & Spa

Blarney Stone,Tangerine

Cathay Garden, Prairie Flower Beads

Wilz Drug, The Barber Shop

 

Northside of Portage

Golden Cup 2, GNC

Papa Murphy’s, Mike’s Eatery

New Life Physical Therapy

La Tolteca

Cilver's Month of May & June

 Best Westren

Madison, Wisconin

Zumiez EastTown Mall

 A Brief History of Skateboarding

Special edition: Skateboard Helmets

From President: Kyle Little

Skateboard helmets are one of those things that no one wants to spend too much money on. Most skaters don't even want to wear a helmet at all! But, hitting your head is all too easy in skateboarding, and for that time you DO slam your skull into the coping or curb, you will be glad you bought the best skateboard helmet you could! This list should help you pick out a good skateboard helmet.

Pro-Tec has been the name in skateboard helmets for many years. They really know what they are doing, and are worn by a huge chunk of the pro skateboarder world.

 

Pro-Tec has several helmets on the shelves, and you should be just as safe with any of them. the Pro-Tec Classic is on the cheaper side, but only because it doesn't have any of the special bells and whistles that other Pro-Tec helmets have. If you want the cheapest high quality, the Classic is a great choice. They come in a wide variety of colors.

 

For a little higher quality, the Pro-Tec Ace helmet is a good one. It has more shape, and can be used safely after a crash! Normally, manufacturers say to replace them.

TSG ("Technical Safety Gear") is another very strong name in skateboard and snowboard safety gear. Plus, their helmets and logos look pretty sweet.

 

The TSG Evolution is a great skateboard helmet choice - it's comfortable for a helmet, and comes in over thirty colors and styles! I wear a TSG Evolution helmet myself. I like them because it's one of the few helmets, besides Pro-Tec, that I could find. Bern makes some very cool looking skateboard and snowboard helmets. And, they should do a good job of protecting your head!

The Bern Watts helmet and Baker helmet have bills, like a baseball cap. They look a little like construction hard hats, or World War II Allied helmets. Bern also makes the Brentwood, a very light helmet that can combine with a visor, or fit over your cap if you get a large enough helmet. Bern helmets can also come with EPS Block foam technology, which springs back to its original shape after an impact, so you can re-use the helmet. Or, if you want, the helmets can also come with regular EPS foam.

The Triple 8 Brainsaver skateboard helmet is a good quality helmet. They are built well, and have a good combination of though solid foam and lighter foam for extra comfort. In fact, the foam is anti bacterial, highly absorbent and very unique in skateboard helmets. Before you buy one, I would recommend trying one on at your local skateboard shop - but you should be happy with the fit. Triple 8 helmets have high customer satisfaction.

 

Triple 8 also has a 2009 Old School helmet designed for more aggressive skaters, with extra padding for the back of your head and removable ear flaps.

S-One makes both CPSC certified and non-certified helmets. Why non-certified? Because the non-certified can have softer foam and ride lower on your head, being more comfortable. My first skateboarding helmet was one of these non-certified S-Ones, and it's still my most comfortable helmet. Being non-certified doesn't mean it won't protect your head, but it does mean that the US government doesn't think it's strong enough. Still, for a picky skater who won't wear a helmet because it's not comfortable, S-Ones are your best bet. And for the rest of us, theyshouldprotect you enough.

 

The Damager is a great choice for a certified S-One helmet, recommended by Marc from Marc's Board Shop.

Viking is a brand of skateboarding gear available from Rock On Distribution. The Viking skateboarding helmet is One Size Fits All, which should work for most people, but they also have a unique Youth size. Viking helmets aren't the most advanced skateboard helmets, but if you are looking for the best, cheapest helmet for skateboarding, then check out Viking.

 Many Hands Will Make

The Portage Family Skate Park a Reality!

 

If You Can Help

OR

WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU CAN HELP

Please Contact us

             Portageskatepark@gmail.com

        http://portageskatepark.org/join-pfsp/

                 https://www.facebook.com/Portageskatepark

                Thank You for Helping!

Brick Fundraiser!

Download yours today and help us build a skate park for tomorrow. 

http://portageskatepark.org/2013/08/09/pfps-brick-fundraiser/

 

 

Make donations payable to: Kiwanis
Memo: Skate board park.
Mail to:
c/o Rita: Skateboard Park,
Prairie Flower Beads,
210 W Cook Street, Portage, WI 53901

 

We also are Paypal Verified! PayPal is the faster, safer way to Donate.

 

"No child left inside"  Mayor William Tierney Portage, Wisconsin

What size is our Skate Park Going to Be?  Will it be Big Enough? Too Big?

  Our Skate Park is expected to be about 75' by 110' 

In comparison

The Splash Pad is 30' X 30'

and

A basketball court is 94' by 50'

  We think it will be a great size for our community AND it will be great for all skill levels!