The Harold Hunter Foundation took over New York City once again this past weekend celebrating the memory of skateboarding legend – Harold Hunter. Events ran from Thursday through Sunday including gallery events, parties, contests and the 12th annual Harold Hunter Day. Here’s a recap for anyone who couldn’t make it out.
Patrik Wallner Book Release Party
With the help of adidas Skateboarding, Harold Hunter Weekend began Thursday night at the SoHo Arts Club celebrating the launch of Patrik Wallner‘s book “The Eurasia Project” a photo book capturing the travels of Patrik and friends exploring the 101 nations across Europe and Asia throughout the past decade.
Skate Industry Panel Discussion
Friday evening began with a special panel discussion hosted by G-Shock, adidas Skateboarding, The Boardr and the Harold Hunter Foundation. Giving kids a chance to pick the brains of skateboarding industry heads.
HUF x HHF Capsule Release
Friday night was a release party at HUF NYC for the new HUF x HHF capsule collection. The new capsule includes a hoodie, socks, long sleeve t’s and two t-shirt designs. Peep the new collection below, now available in-store and online.
The BoardrAM/HHF Wildcard Contest
On Saturday afternoon everyone headed down to Coleman/LES skatepark for the BoardrAM/HHF Wildcard Contest. Tyler Peterson took first and received an all-expenses paid trip to The Boardr Am Season Finals at the Am Getting Paid contest in Montreal, Canada. Full contest results available here.
They Skate: All Gender Skate Jam
After the contest, adidas Skateboarding and HHF worked with The Brujas and Unity Skateboards to host a special They Skate: All Gender Skate Jam at the Brujas TF.
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COME SKATE THE BRUJAS TRAINING FACILITY !!! #jonathanolivares @performancespacenewyork • “Grey and industrial tones in skateparks are as hegemonic as the masculinity within them. Pink actually provides gender neutrality within our space in the way of stark contrast to the otherwise normalized male dominance in parks. By re-appropriating a previous infantilizing market scheme into a politically radical, anti-capitalist context, we not only reclaim the right to skate in our rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, but also the power of softness.” • @redbull @redbullmusic @gopro #gopro @zumiez 📸: Daniele Ansidei
Harold Hunter Day XII
Ending the Harold Hunter Weekend on Sunday was HHF’s main event – Harold Hunter Day XII. Coleman/LES skatepark hosted one big open session with special contests held throughout the day. adidas Skateboarding installed a special gap to rail on the double-set making it even harder to win cash, product and bragging rights. LES was packed and Harold’s spirit was strong!
Thanks to everyone who came out in support and a huge thanks to the Harold Hunter Foundation and adidas Skateboarding for putting together another great weekend. Much love to the sponsors: HUF, G-Shock, Skullcandy, The Boardr, Supreme, Dickies, Fool’s Gold, Volcom, Arizona, Sweet Chick, Zumiez, UXA, 5 Boro, Utmost, Triple Eight, Rock Star Bearings, SHUT, TORRO! Skateboards, Privilege and Trophy Griptape.