Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 6:30pm to 11pm Keefer St. becomes a pedestrian only night market! For mind blowing Karaoke come on saturday nights!
Typically we only skate the closest and most obvious spots to our skateshop under the cover of darkness. Less pedestrians, cooler outside, and more time to generally lurk and skateboard versus hit it and quit it. Every now and then we get a little frisky on a Sunday night out front of the store. ChinatownYVR gets quiet after the daily hustle and Sunday nights shops tend to close a bit earlier. With some warm setting sunlight through the Downtown Vancouver high-rises, some of the Flatspot Longboard Shop team pulled out one of the DIY kickers onto the sidewalk and started a little impromptu skate session. // read more
It’s no secret we love where we live and Flatspot is an actual home to many of us, not just the place we go for work. Mischa literally lives here, I spend more of my time at Flatspot than I do my own home. We’re also pretty stoked on some of our neighbours and have become friends with a number of them. El Kartel Shop two stores down is definitely one of them and owner Pablo Zamudio is an incredible friend to have. // read more
The other day we posted a photo set from skateboarding around Vancouver’s Chinatown featuring local skaters and residents, Danny Smith and Andrew Grant. Mischa Chandler and I (Les Robertson) went out to shoot and decided to make it a contest to see who took the better photos from the spot. I just point out, les is moar. And with that, check the photos below and send in your vote in the form to tell us who took the better photo!
VOTE & WIN! // read more
There’s a lot of skateboarding happening in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside as a whole. From the classic Vancouver ‘it’ spot, Plaza, to crusty DIY and just making due with what there is. Some come to Chinatown to seek out spots and skate something different than their own hood, but for Flatspot Team riders Danny Smith and Andrew Grant, this is their home. I don’t mean that in some kind of ‘I’m a local’ generality either, these guys live right here in the heart of Chinatown and some of the gnarliest DTES has to offer…. that is until they slab over it with high-rise condos. #Resist
Do you like firecrackers? Of course you like firecrackers! Come and enjoy the copious firecrackers and food at the Chinese New Years parade in historic chinatown!