Elissa Steamer and Lauren Perkins will be in Canada this weekend, attending “SkateOver, Not a Makeover 2,” an all-girls skate clinic that will be taking place this Sunday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the RDS Skatepark in Vancouver, British Columbia. They will be helping girls learn how to skate and do new tricks, as well as signing autographs and doing some skating of their own for all the attendees. Call (604) 271-7275 for more details.
In other skate team news, Elissa just got home from Florida where she went to hang out with her family for a bit and also to enter the Tampa Pro, a contest held annually at the Skatepark of Tampa. The Tampa Pro is a contest for guys, but Elissa has been friends with the park owners for so long that they let her enter…which made sense, because she ended up qualifying for the semi-finals! Thirty skaters were taken from the qualifiers to the semis, and Elissa placed 30th. In the semi-finals, she ended up placing 27th, which is her best showing yet at this particular contest. Nice one, Elissa!
Seeing that Elissa beat three guys in the semi-finals at the Tampa Pro, which is just in addition to all of her other amazing accomplishments (check out her bio if you’re not familiar with them), we think it’s pretty obvious that Elissa is the best female skater in the world. If you think so too, please take a moment to vote for her for Check It Out Magazine’s “Best Female Skater of 2004.” You don't have much time, so hurry up and vote today!
As for Lauren, she has been home in Huntington Beach, enjoying a break from her usually hectic travel schedule, and skating a bunch since the weather has finally been nice in Southern California.
Stay tuned for next week’s report, as we’ll have an update on this weekend’s trip to Canada, as well as info on other upcoming events.