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Issue 004 Release Party
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The most wonderful time of the year has finally come. On September 28th we released Issue 004 of our magazine with a party at one of our favorite bars, The Flower Shop.

Our cover star, Jaime Reyes herself came through to christen the mag, and signed copies for everyone. Even Lizzie Armanto couldn’t help but snag a signature.

We enjoyed the awesome alcoholic kombucha, Junshine, and honestly had one of the most packed parties yet. Our DJ Carli Nicholas held it down for the night. Lots of legends in the room– The ladies of Skate Kitchen joined us off the wrap of their show, our fave Lacey Baker and some even spotted birdman himself, Tony Hawk. We ended the night with a raffle, thank you to Nike SB !

If you were lucky enough to snag one of our limited Flower Shop collab long sleeves, tag us in a pic! If you haven’t gotten a copy of Issue 004 get one online now. Thank you to everyone for coming and making Issue 004 happen.

I mean…it’s Tony Hawk

I mean…it’s Tony Hawk

The gang is all here. Quell Directors (Kristen and Adrian), Jaime and Abi reunited since the epic cover shoot. Shouts out to  Abi  for shooting that cover story on film.

The gang is all here. Quell Directors (Kristen and Adrian), Jaime and Abi reunited since the epic cover shoot. Shouts out to Abi for shooting that cover story on film.

The world's longest DJ, Carli Nicholas

The world's longest DJ, Carli Nicholas

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“I remember learning to skate, Jaime Reyes taught me in the VIP section of the Quell Skate Party.”

“I remember learning to skate, Jaime Reyes taught me in the VIP section of the Quell Skate Party.”

Quell Skate's 2nd Birthday
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Holy Smokes!
Quell has officially been around for two years and we could not be more stoked.

We hosted a double header celebration to ring in two years with our favorite Brooklyn skaters.

The day party was at the Brooklyn Pump Track - where we had the space only to ourselves.

Obligatory post sesh group photo by  Shelly Simon

Obligatory post sesh group photo by Shelly Simon

Skaters with a wide range of skill levels came to shred, we drank Blue Point Beer & Arizona Tea (so kindly donated to us) and munched on healthy snacks and meals by Anna Marquet. Even Clarence K came to take some photos for his ongoing “Skate Homies” project.

We ended the session with some prizes (thanks to KCDC Skate Shop and Vans) for the fastest skater, best style and the most improved, and of course a Dickies t-shirt toss!!

Kristen Catparty handing out the “Best Style” prize to  Quinne Daniels

Kristen Catparty handing out the “Best Style” prize to Quinne Daniels

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Photos by Shelly Simon

In the evening, we closed out our photo show with Vans, we danced to tunes by Alanna Raben and even had a super cute birthday cake and cupcakes.

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Photos by Peter Pabón

Thank you to everyone who keeps Quell growing, we are so stoked to keep skating with you and sharing your stories!

Quell x Vans A Celebration of Women's Skateboarding

Quell and Vans have partnered up to continue with our mutual mission to celebrate
women in skateboarding and inspire more people of all genders to join in on the fun.

”Skateboarding is for everyone, and we hope this exhibit will show just how rad everyone can be.“

Thank you to everyone who came out to party with us at our Photo Show opening! We had music curated by Moonbear, and showed SRSLY & THX by The Skate Witches and Late Skate in California!

In the room were some familiar faces (shout out to Late Skate) and some new faces from outside of NY including Natalie Krishna Das Ellig who had two photos in the show, Shari White and Una Farrar, subjects in Norma Ibarra’s submission and some of our other favorite skaters Breana Geering and Beatrice Domond.

Check out the photos by Peter Pabon and mark your calendars for June 8 for the closing party – which is also our birthday party!

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International Womxn’s Day Beginner Clinic

Presented by: KCDC Skateshop & Nike SB

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We’ve been wanting to throw a girls beginner clinic with KCDC for a while. We got to host our clinic around International Womxn’s day alongside Nike SB’s international celebration– once again perfect timing with KCDC

The turnout was incredible with folx from age 4–50! We had a chance to huddle before the session to learn each other’s names and goals for the day. We were so inspired by how many people came to step on a board for the very first time!

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We geared up and spread out around the space to conquer fears, learn some new skills and make new friends.

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We had some really amazing volunteers - some of the girls from Late Skate came out. And some folx from Queer Skateboarding NYC too! May, pictured below, brought some fun dance vibes into her teaching style. Even the busiest person we know, Amy Ellington, got a chance to teach some pumping on the ramp!

Some of our favorite moments were made on the ramp – built by Pat Smith and the CODA Skateboards crew.

But don’t worry, we got some flatground in too!

At the end - everyone was all smiles. We took some time to applaud everyone’s efforts and victories before digging into Screamer’s Pizza (which we don’t have photos of because we dig into the pizza so quickly!)

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Photos taken by Nate Hutsenpiller

Quell Skate x Lowcard Event

We noticed Lowcard promoting girls sessions at their ramp, and they’ve been giving us some support on our events so we figured we’d celebrate the mutual support for women’s skating with a fun t-shirt collaboration. We had our friend Sydney Tomer draw a beautiful illustration for the back of the shirt.

As we finalized plans, we got to thinking, what’s the point of a t-shirt if you can’t throw a party to celebrate its existence?

Photo by  Boyz Bieber

Photo by Boyz Bieber

With near perfect timing, KCDC and RVCA secured a space for exactly the purpose of partying and skateboarding. Thanks to Pat Smith and CODA Skateboards, we had a wavy blue ramp to skate as well.

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Photo by  Los Estrada

Photo by Los Estrada

We started the night off with some bevs provided by Budweiser, BABE and Healthade Kombucha, then we got to skating.

While we started off letting dudes skate the ramp too, we quickly realized (with the help of some girls bringing it to our attention) that not every girl felt down to skate with the dudes. So we quickly ushered the dudes off the ramp and for about an hour got to see what it felt like to be the ones skating while the dudes watched, and I gotta say, it was pretty cool.

The vibe on the ramp immediately changed. It was the first time I realized how different girls and guys can be within the skate scene. The mood went from chaotic and aggressive to thoughtful and supportive. While guys were dropping in on each other, 2 or 3 at a time, when they first cleared the ramp, the girls didn’t want to be the first one, each person offering the other the first drop in. All levels of skating got support and hype because everyone was just generally stoked to be skating. This was a true place for support, no one was there to show off, just to have fun, and you could feel it.

When we invited the dudes back on the ramp, it went back to being chaotic, but something changed… some of the dudes started holding other dudes back to give the girls a chance to skate. They were cheering for more than just the ‘best tricks’ but also for girls who were putting the work in.

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I actually had a guy come up to me saying “I’m glad you kicked us off the ramp, I can skate any time I want, but some of these girls can’t, it’s about time the dudes watch for once. And I honestly think a lot of guys here didn’t even know this many girls skated”

It was truly inspiring getting to see all of the girls who showed up and skated the ramp and raised each other up!

Thank you again KCDC & RVCA for providing the space, and Lowcard & Sydney for giving us a reason to party!

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Kicking Off 2019 at Homage

It was the coldest day of the year so far, but around 7pm at a brisk and snowy 8-ish degrees, the girls started to file into Homage ready to shred.

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If you haven’t heard of Homage, it’s officially a Skateboarding Academy by day, and when we are lucky enough, like we were on Wednesday night, they open up their space for anyone to skate for a small admission fee.

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Johnna, who works at Homage, saw the need for a women’s skate night and made it happen! She and John (pictured below) welcomed skaters of all levels came to skate the 3 ramps, and a few other skate obstacles. (She also very kindly cleaned my wound, and put a bandaid on my hand when I cut myself later that night - thanks again Johnna!)

John Reeves & Johnna Artis

John Reeves & Johnna Artis

It was refreshing to see such a strong turn out of all levels and all rad energy.

Some girls even came to skate quads!

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If you missed this session, we’re happy to announce that there will be more Women’s sessions at Homage with the next one being Friday February 22 7pm - 10pm.