Kinghighway is a D.I.Y. skatespot under a bridge in St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Built by local skateboarders. We Skateboarders come together here & build whatever is on our minds to skate. With this motivation in the right direction STL can have a bridge as good as Burnside, or FDR!! We own the tools/knowledge to move barriers & build ramps. It"s all about being creative and having fun! WE NEED HELP!! Bring cinder blocks, dirt, rock, rebar, concrete, mason mix, tools, and work!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

*** Score one for KHVT!! ***

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We recently received this Letter of Support from the Director of the St. Louis
Department of Streets Todd Waelterman. Since he is in charge of all the streets in the entire city, he is involved in almost all aspects of city planning and with all the City officials including the Mayor. The fact that he stands with us in the quest for more free public skate opportunity's in the City is a milestone and will definitely help our cause! They are starting to listen to us and we are constantly scheduling more meetings to plead our case. The political process is long and drawn out but we at KHVT vow to see it through till the shredding end!!! KHVT would like to send out a THANK YOU to Mr. Waelterman and his assistant Mary Dusold.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hermann's Hole Footage from last years SKATEFEST!!!

CAMERA ANGLE SIX from Hermann's Hole on Vimeo.


Here is some footy from last years Skatefest campout contest to wet your appetite... remember since this footage was shot almost a year ago that the terrain at the hole has expanded! Check out http://hermannshole.blogspot.com/ for more....

*** HERMANN SKATEFEST III ***

MAY 13th-15th, 2011

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The Hermann's Hole Skatefest III is a 3 day campout celebration of Hermann Hole's 3rd birthday. In the past it has been an invite only event but this year we will be opening up to the public for the weekend! Hermann's Hole is the Midwest's best and most exclusive DIY skatepark. This is a rare chance to experience the Hermann's Hole in all its thrashing glory!!! We are expecting skaters from all over the U.S. so make your arrangements to get there now!!! Check out http://hermannshole.blogspot.com/ for more info and pics!!

P.S. A few more tons of crete was poured at the Hole last week so even the HH vets will have something new to SK8!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

*** KING OF S.K.A.T.E. Results ***


Thanks to everyone who came out! We made a little cash for some more CRETE!! Congrats to Manny for winning the little man division and Stevie Langdon the 15+ KING OF SKATE!!!!


Friday, April 22, 2011

*** Progress as promised!! ***




Were not done yet!!! Here are a few first looks at some of the new things at the park. You wanted a manny pad, you got it....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

*** CONCRETE TOMORROW!!!! ***

Thursday, April 21 Noon

The Pour is on for tomorrow but the plans have changed a little... sry... Truck should arrive around noon with 3 yds. We will need plenty of people, shovels and wheel barrows to move the crete into place. Bring any shovels, gloves, wheel barrows, people and trowels or mags you might have if you wanna get down. Who knows? Maybe you'll learn something!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

*** St. Louis needs this!!! ***


Here is a great example of a Community Skategarden Project. This is almost exactly what we at KHVT are trying to do in St. Louis. A project like this not only makes a great place to skate for skaters by skaters but it also breaks down a lot of the social barriers between skaters and there community by bringing everyone together for a common goal! Check out the link above. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

First Pour of 2011

This Thursday April 21 we will be pouring a few yards of crete into the shallow pocket and wall plus the manny. Truck should be there around 730am. All help would be greatly appreciated! Bring any tools, i.e. wheel barrows, trowels, shovels and of course muscle.

*** KING OF S.K.A.T.E. This Saturday!!!! ***

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This Saturday night, April 23rd at Ramp Riders we crown the
KING OF S.K.A.T.E.!!!
Starts @ 7pm

Friday, April 15, 2011

*** Kingshighway on Skaters for Public Skateparks ***


Check out this EPIC tale on the SPS website. Thanks out to local KHVT hero Cam Jones for writting this article and Carter Dennis from SPS for giving us the opportunity!!!

Manny Madness

Sneak peek at the new manny pad under construction!! We will pour it on the 21st or 22nd with left overs from the shallow pocket!!! Stay tuned for exact date of pour!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

*** EVENT REMINDER!!! ***

Don't forget this Saturday night the 16th is a Nightlite session! We will be down at the bridge around 8pm with the generator and lights! Also Team Onion will be in the house with a second genny for even more lights!!!

Saturday April 23 @ Ramp Riders
KING of S.K.A.T.E. comp.

May 13-15 @ Hermann's Hole
Hermann Skatefest III

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

KHVT on Fox 2 web site Photo Gallery


Fox 2 was on hand to take some pics and interview some peeps at the last Beginner Skate. Check there pics out @ Fox 2 photo gallery and come down May 8th at 1pm for the next FREE KHVT Beginner class!!!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Suspicious VM #2

Suspicious VM issue #2 is out now check it!! Featured this month is some Hermann's Hole footage to get ya stoked for the May 13-15 campout!!! Rumor has it that the mini bowl torcano will be complete by then......

Friday, April 8, 2011

*** Nightlite Session Saturday April 16th 8pm ***

Saturday April 16th @ 8pm we will be firing up the generators for another epic night session... Be there or be hexagon....

*** GAME ON!!! ***




There have been a lot of rumors flying about our future... Fear not noble skaters!!! Todd Waelterman, Director of  the St. Louis Street Department and Joe Vollmer Alderman of the 10th ward say our bridge still has at least 2 years left and they are willing to work with us towards building new spots!!!! If ya don't belive check the most recent article about us in the St. Louis Beacon. So why not finish what we started until our new plans are final? The shallow end pocket is formed and ready!! We are planning on pouring on April 21 or 22 so stay tuned for more info!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

*** Sk8 101 ***

 

Sk8 101 class last Sunday went great! Thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen and everyone who came out and participated!!!   The next Free sk8 class is Sunday May 8th at 1pm. We will have snacks, drinks and hands on instruction open to people of all ages!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

*** KHVT article in the Beacon!! ***



Check out this article written about us in the Beacon by Matthew Bird-Meyer and photos by our very own Andy Wissman!