Hold Your Own 2018 @ Seattle, Washington, Seattle [from 18 to 26 August]

Hold Your Own 2018

18 - 26
10:00 - 20:00

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Seattle, Washington
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About Hold Your Own
Originally established by Elle Seven, Hold Your Own was created to bring authentic California lifestyle skate culture to Seattle residents. Starting with only 3 students in 2013, HYO has unexpectedly exploded into an all week roller skate extravaganza. Instead of focusing purely on tricks, HYO specializes in teaching students how to tap into their inner style and master skating through progressive and safe techniques. You can be a part of the roller skate movement that started it all.

SAT August 18th — Delridge Skatepark
10:00am — 12pm Skatepark instruction -Elle, Ashley, Afro, Gogo, Zoe
12pm — 1:30pm Social Potluck. Bring a dish
1:30pm — 6:30pm Skatepark Instruction -Elle, Ashley, Afro, Gogo, Zoe
6:30pm — 8:30 Jam Skate Instruction -Candice Heiden
*Private skatepark and jam skate instruction available all day
SUN August 19th — Beacon Hill
10:30am — 4:30pm Skatepark instruction -Elle, Ashley, Afro, Gogo, Zoe
4:30pm — 6:30:pm Jam Skate Instruction -Candice Heiden
6:30 — DInner with gEek — Skate Build Workshop — Geek
— Bring supplies to build your own skates. Grind blocks, plates, boots, shoes, wheels, etc. For advice contact Ashley, GEek, Elle or post to the event page.

8:30pm — 11pm Late Night Lesson & Session — Elle, Ashley
*Private skatepark and jam skate instruction available all day
MON August 20th — Greenlake
11am — 6:30pm Skatepark Instruction -Elle, Ashley, Afro, Gogo, Zoe
6:30pm — 8:30pm Jam Skate Instruction -Candice Heiden
*Private skatepark and jam skate instruction available all day
TUE August 21 — Beacon Hill
10:30 am — 5:00pm Beacon Hill Skatepark Instruction -Elle, Ashley, Afro, Gogo, Zoe
5 pm- 7pm Dinner with geEK — Duct tape Toe Guard Workshop — Geek
— Bring your favorite kind of duct tape, trade with friends

7pm — 8:30pm Jam Skate Instruction -Candice Heiden
8:30pm — 11pm Late Night Lesson & Session — Elle, Ashley
*Private skatepark and jam skate instruction available all day
WED August 22 — Delridge
10am — 6:30pm Skatepark Instruction -Elle, Ashley, Afro, Gogo, Zoe
7pm — 8:30pm Jam Skate Instruction -Candice Heiden
*Private skatepark and jam skate instruction available all day
THU August 23 — Greenlake
11am — 6:30pm Skatepark Instruction -Elle, Ashley, Afro, Gogo, Zoe
7pm — 8:30pm Jam Skate Instruction -Candice Heiden
*Private skatepark and jam skate instruction available all day
FRI August 24th — Beacon Hill
10:30am — 5:30pm Skatepark Instruction -Elle, Ashley, Afro, Gogo, Zoe
5 pm- 7pm Dinner with gEEk — T-Shirt Design- Geek — Bring a shirt to cut and style
7pm — 8:30pm Jam Skate Instruction -Candice Heiden
*Private skatepark and jam skate instruction available all day
8:30pm — 11pm Late Night Lesson & Session — Elle

SAT August 25th — Port Orchard
10 am — 8 pm Unity Skate Shop open hours — Get expert advice from the Unity team
Noon — 1pm Annual Port Orchard Skatepark BBQ — Bring your favorite food
1pm — Sundown — Skatepark Instruction -Elle, Ashley, Afro, Gogo, Zoe
Sundown — 9:30 pm -Mini ramp Session at Unity Skate Shop
Jam Skate Instruction at Unity or Park across the Street from Unity -Candice Heiden
9Pm Camping on the Rooftop of Unity skate shop after sundown! Bring your tent and sleeping bags!
*No Private Lessons Available
SUN August 26th — Vashon
Noon — 8pm Vashon Prom with special guest DJ — Come in an thrift store prom dress or suit and shred the park. Most shredded outfits are Crowned Prom King and Queen. (No Cheating)
*No Private Lessons Available


Hold Your Own All Event Pass $250 — Includes all access to skatepark, jam skate, Geek 3k Sk8 workshops, Port Orchard BBQ, Camping, and Prom!
Pre-Register -BEFORE August 1st $200 — Includes all-access pass to skatepark, jam skate, Geek 3k Sk8 workshops, BBQ, Camping, and Prom!
Skatepark Only
$175 — Weeklong session of skatepark only classes/ Instructors include Elle, Ashley, Afro, Gogo, Zoe
LA Roller Girl Jam Skate Only
$150 — Weeklong classes with Candice Heiden


Day Pass
$65 — Skatepark and Jam Skate

One Day Skatepark only $50

One Day Jam Skate only $50

Private Skatepark Lesson with Certified Skate I.A. Instructor — $45/ 1 Hour
Private Jam Skate Lesson with Candice Heiden of the LA Roller Girls — $45/ 1 Hour
3 Scholarships available for youth in need! To get a scholarship snap a photo #SkatingIsCriticalMedicine #HoldYourOwn2018
Write a few words about why you think you deserve this skate scholarship.
And FOLLOW on IG or Facebook @Skatingiscriticalmedicine
Payment plans available

Accepting payments through Paypal: paypal.me/squaregangster
or Venmo: @ElleSevenSk8

ABOUT THE Instructors
A certified Skate IA Instructor, Elle has taught vertical roller skating in Seattle since 2013. While global commute roller skating she curated RIDE, an exhibition that brought 7,000 viewers to Grand Central Art Center in Orange County. She was the first curator in history to roller skate on ramps in their own exhibit alongside one of her best friends Estro Jen. This event was the catalyst for the revival of roller skates in the skatepark and the Moxi skatepark team. In 2012 she participated in the Dak’Art Biennale with another exhibit, RIDE WORLDWIDE and raised supply funding for the skaters of Dakar while ALSO funding the first portable skatepark in the country of Senegal. In 2016 took supplies to Standing Rock where Indigenous Tribes were gathering to protest pipelines and roller skated to the front line with protestors. Today, thanks to the help from many generous donors, Elle teaches skating to Native Youth at Sherman Indian High School, a Federally run boarding school for Native youth from all over the US. She is currently the official roller skate skatepark instructor for the City of Riverside.
Candice competed as a roller figure skater for 10 years, earning 15 National titles in the disciplines of freestyle, pairs, dance, precision team skating and show group. As the youngest team member for senior Team USA, she began competing in the international circuit at age 13 and would earn a World Games Silver Medal in the Senior World Class pairs division by age 17. Upon retirement, she immediately crossed over into professional skating, and coaching as a USARS certified coach, she has been internationally recognized as both a trainer and choreographer and featured for such in Skate Magazine. Training skaters from beginner level up through national champion athletes in all artistic skating disciplines, as well as teaching celebrities and local roller derby leagues in the Southern California area, is Candice's greatest passion. She is beyond grateful to share her love for skating with so many and has done so all over the world, training skaters in Europe, and in South and Central America.

Her baby… LA Roller Girls

With best friend Crystal Roseborough, Candice co-founded and co-owns LA Roller Girls Entertainment.
A one-of-its-kind company that trains and sources National and World Level champion roller skaters to perform both locally and internationally in the event and entertainment industries. They are dedicated to promoting and exposing roller skating to the masses by showing it on the largest stages possible. They also provide training and workshops to skaters of all levels and goals, in order to grow the community of roller skaters in their local and surrounding communities.

Candice is so appreciative of the opportunity to connect with new skaters and to share her experience and knowledge with the skating community of Seattle.
She’s been skating derby since 2008 and Aggressive park skating for just as long. She loves coaching and teaching the word of skate! Certified Skate IA instructor and Co-Owner of Unity Skate Shop of Port Orchard and expert on derby and skatepark supplies. You will probably see her skating around the full pipe at Port Orchard skatepark any day throughout the summer!


I started skating when I was 7 years old when Southgate Roller Rink opened up near my neighborhood. I skated every day until I joined the Chicklets Derby on Tilted Thunder. After 6 months I joined Seattle Derby Brats and skated with them for 2 years until my dad started our own roller derby league called Southside Revolution. I have been on the travel team with some very committed and dedicated skaters that I can call my family. Throughout my skating journey, I have also done speed skating, artistic, couples, jam, and bowl skating. I love not only derby but all skating and I would never be the same without it.

Hello! I’m Afro Jamurai. I’m 14 years old but have been skating for over half my life. In 2011, I was the youngest skater to join Seattle Derby Brats. Over the years, I’ve played on several junior roller derby teams, both locally and nationally. I’ve competed at the highest level, earning a gold medal in the 2015 JRDA World Cup on Team USA West and a gold medal in the 2016 JRDA/AAU Junior Olympics on NW All-Stars. I am currently on Team USA West for the 2018 World Cup, as well as, locally on Tilted Thunder Rail Peeps, SDB Galaxy Girls, and Mob City Misfits. Aside from derby, tearing it up at skateparks is a favorite pastime. I met Elle Seven in the summer of 2013 and immediately fell in love with ripping around a bowl. I’m excited to work with new skaters this summer. It’s going to be a blast!

Geek 3k skated as a ref for four years with banked track league Tilted Thunder. After retiring from reffing she kept skating at rinks until a particularly broke summer led her to discover the wonderful world of park skating. It wasn’t long until she start experimenting with building skates for herself and friends.

LINKS of Interest
UNITY https://facebook.com/Younityskateshop/
LA ROLLER GIRLS https://larollergirls.com/
RIDE WORLD WIDE DAKAR DOCUMENTARY https://youtube.com/watch?v=6_e4gL2kCjg
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