Our Mission

The Vancouver Skateboard Coalition works to influence policies, initiatives and decisions concerning skateboarding in Vancouver. We strive to increase, improve and maintain skateboard spots and parks around Vancouver, both indoor and outdoor. Through local events and programs, we aim to engage with and support the Vancouver skateboard community.


The Vancouver Skateboard Coalition is one of the oldest skateboard organizations in Canada, formed in mid 90s to advocate for better skate parks and acceptance of skateboarding within the city. The legacy of the VSBC include the world famous Hastings Skatepark, the Downtown Skate Plaza (the first skate plaza in the world!), and many other parks, including the China Creek skate park that was saved during the 2008 park redesign. In 2003 the VSBC was also successful in legalizing skateboarding in the City of Vancouver, which was a first in North America.

Board of Directors


Jeff Cole


Owner and head coach at UnderToe Skateboard Academy  and a trusted adviser at PD's hot shop and a community legend


Michelle Pezel

Vice President

Busy being helpful to all things skateboarding for a lil bit , co-owner of Antisocial skateboard shop and yes she skates too


Moses Itkonen


Ex Professional Skateboarder and founder of Canada’s largest Skateboard Apparel Brand


Vlad Tucakov


Skate dad, recovering high-tech entrepreneur, trustee at Canada Skateboard and an old school skater from late 80s.

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Will Pearson


VSBC member since 2014, Will is settling into a more low-impact lifestyle


The Vancouver Skateboard Coalition has been a British Columbia non-profit society since December the 10th 2018. The board of directors is elected by the members of the society and are responsible for the operations of the organization. A monthly public meeting is held on first Wednesday of every month where members are updated by the board and are able to discussion ongoing projects.

VSBC and the board of directors are governed by the Society By-Laws.


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