Skate-geezers and old-timer’s session are a few of the terms you’ll hear when referring to this group of dudes who get together to rip every once in awhile at our local skateparks. There’s a small collection of olden-timers who have connected through Calgary Association of Skateboard Enthusiasts (CASE) as a way to keep their passion for skating alive despite their years and injuries.
Okay, so the term “Old” may be a bit of a stretch when referring to this crew, but let’s just say these guys remember when Lance Mountain still skated for Powell Peralta and 411 debuted its first episode. By the way, if you can remember these events, you’re probably old enough to join this club.
The best part of this group is they’re made up of lawyers, chefs, designers and other professionals. Which proves that skateboarding doesn’t lead to a life of crime, but actually a long standing passion and possibly a career in something to help you buy more skateboards.
But don’t let their age fool ya, these guys can still grind the whippersnappers into submission. If you’re old and you rip, and you’d like to get in on the action, check out the CASE website and drop them a line. It’s pretty spectacular that in good old YYC, we’re still finding a way to foster skateboarding culture even amongst our elders.