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WANT $100.00 for you and your dad!!??

Fathers Day is just around the corner and we want to celebrate DADS!!!

Head on over to our Facebook Page to learn how you can win $100.00 of  cold, hard Boarding House Cash for you and your “Ol Man”

Bones Brigade Exclusive Signed Watch Collection

Nixon x Bones Brigade: A Limited Edition Collection of Watches

There are graphics and then there are symbols. The second release in the Nixon x Powell-Peralta collab introduces six variations of the best-selling Time Teller model featuring the iconic graphics that became the symbols of skateboarding from the legendary Bones Brigade team, including: Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero and Mike McGill.

The six defining graphics designed by artist Vernon Courtlandt Johnson, sold hundreds of thousands of decks and tee shirts because they so concisely represented skateboarding’s disenfranchised world. Upon their releases in the 1980s, they were collectively viewed by the non-initiated as dangerous, weird, rebellious, confusing, and artistic. Today they are considered a symbol for what it means to be a skateboarder.

The Nixon x Bones Brigade Time Tellers are available only at your local skate retailer and come with a free zine with purchase. Dive deep into the story behind the iconic works and read the full interviews with the team, Stacy Peralta, and J. Grant Brittain.

Court’s graphics were high-level work. He created a style for boards that obviously stands the test of time. They’re very iconic images. – Tommy Guerrero

I don’t think skateboarding had an aesthetic before Court and Powell. I think they created an aesthetic for skateboarding. – Tony Hawk

I appreciate how Court uses the lines – they’re strong and super bold. – Steve Caballero

They don’t seem complicated, but man, at the time, they were. They were masterpieces. – Mike McGill

I credit George with this and maybe it was based on budget and costs, but he forced Courtney to draw down from where he wanted to draw, I think. He simplified it. He wanted the lines to be more simple and cleaner and easier to screen and more readable. – Lance Mountain

Court’s style … you can call it pride of whatever, but I looked at other company’s graphics and felt so grateful. No graphics compared to it. – Rodney Mullen

The Nixon x Bones Brigade Limited Edition Collection and ‘zine are available here, at The Boarding House.


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Winter Is In Full Swing…And we like it



Finally, its time to shred for real! We have been busy hitting up the hill whenever we have time and we want you to get shredding too! Make sure you stop in and see us for any of your board needs including, Services, Winter Ride Gear and Hard Goods!

Daily stock arriving from your favourite Board Brands Including:


Burton and K2!!


Shred season is upon us and we want YOU to be shred ready!

Come into the Boarding House and get your board serviced by the pros!



Have you ever been cruising around online and came across something you wanted so bad from a brand you know we carry? Well, we can order it for you! The Boarding House is beefing up their Special Order policy, so anytime you find something online that we don’t have in our shop, call us first because we can bring it in for you… without the FREIGHT!!! Yes, we will do all the dirty work for you and you can just pick it up in the shop or we can mail it out to you!

Keep in mind this only works on brands we already carry!

But please, remember to support local and call us before you click!

The customer service is always free!!

HOW-TO properly submit a SPONSOR ME tape.










With the MASSIVE amount of “sponsor me” tapes coming down the tube… I thought, to be the nice guy, we would give you a “1 up” advantage. Here are some points that should be addressed (or not addressed) in every and all sponsor me tapes sent out. So if your lookin’ to get picked up, by us or someone else… Make sure you are out to impress… (this is not saying anything of videos currently received)


What NOT to Do When Making a Sponsor Me Tape

1. Send It Out Before You’re Ready
– One of the biggest mistakes you can make is sending out your video too early. There is nothing wrong with getting footy out there, but when skateboard companies or team managers get heaping amount of videos and links daily.. how can you stand out from the rest? Make sure, even if your a young gun, you’ve got the basics down. Don’t constantly send clip after clip. Make a part! Do your research as to how long it should be!

2. Have Your Dad, Mom or Family Film You
– Nothing is wrong with getting your fam-jam to help you out. But if your bro or father can’t grip it and rip it, filming can get sketchy. It can make your video look choppy or not taken care of! Make sure that you know someone who has either filmed skateboarding before or has experience with cameras! Worst comes to worst, use a tripod. Watch videos people!

3. Put In ALL Your Footage
– Another issue people have is throwing in EVERY last trick you’ve landed. The last thing sponsors want to do is pick through 30 videos or twenty minutes of footage! Make sure when you put your video together that it showcases your BEST stuff. Not ALL of it.

4. Go CRAZY With Effects
– DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT go crazy with effects. Fades/Transitions are classed as fine (stay away anyway), but when things are magically exploding everywhere, the burn effect, filters, and anything else that reminds you of the old Windows Movie Maker days is a no go. Keep things simple. No effects, no filters. Just skating.

5. Throw in Something NOT Related to Skateboarding
– As much as everyone loves to watch hijynx, Jackass or CKY… shot-gunning a beer, ripping your shirt, or getting mad at a no-land is also a no go. This isn`t some Hollywood movie or skate part.. this is how your going to get noticed. KEEP IT CLASSY!

6. Set Everything to a Bad-Ass Tune
– Honestly.. Your skating can go well with a beat, we get it. But the best footage is RAW footage. Stay away from the Jamiroquai until you get on the team you like. Songs are for skate parts, not for sponsor tapes.

7. Wear ONLY Competitor’s Products
– It is OK to wear whatever you like when skating. But if your out to impress, companies look for people who suit their “look” or “attitude”.
So if your sending out your video to a local shop, make sure that West 49 shirt is still hanging in the closet gathering dust. Wear what you want to be sponsored by! REPRESENT! That’s another trait we keep our eyes open for!

8. Include ONLY Skatepark Footage
– Park footy is fine… But every sponsor or team always looks for diversity. Most companies aren’t going to be too keen on sponsoring skaters that only skate the park. Your sponsor me video is your chance to showcase your skills and companies want to see that you’re comfortable on a wide range of obstacles. Mix the park footage in with ample amounts of street skating (and not just handrails and stair sets). Better yet, show them that you can skate on rough, crappy terrain as well as silky smooth poured concrete and buttery ledges.


Back To The Grind…

As sad as we are that summer is slowly slowing down, we are pretty stoked to be able to offer you a rad back to school incentive!

From now until September 9, anytime you purchase ANYTHING  in the Boarding House, you will be entered to win a $200.00 Gift Certificate. On September 9, we will randomly draw a winner!

Good Luck and Happy  Shopping!!

Back To The Grind


The latest RDS collaborative retail concept locations are @boardinghousemh in Medicine Hat, Alberta and @sur3on3bhouseswift in Swift Current, Saskatchewan!  The Boarding House has been in business since 1995 and have supported RDS since day one.  Please visit The Boarding House locations to find an expanded selection of RDS products as well as exclusive RDS Collabo product not found anywhere else.  We’re proud to continue to do more to help locally owned and operated businesses continue to succeed.  These collaborations progress the traditional relationship between a brand & skate shop and obviously FSU!
#reddragons #reddragon #rds #fsu


Fathers Day Giveaway!!


Want to win a 50.00 Gift Certificate for you and your Dad (Grandpa, uncle, ect)??

Well we are giving away two $50.00 Gift Certificates on Fathers Day and they could be yours!!

Upload a pic of you hanging out with your Dad (Grandpa, Uncle ect ) to our Facebook page for a chance to win!

See Facebook for more details.



May Long is so unpredictable… so why don’t you get into the Boarding House for some guaranteed good times??

We are having a friends and family event this Saturday and Sunday Only!! Receive 25% off regualr priced merchandise in the shop and 10% off already reduced items!

And if you want take advantage of some savings today until Sunday ONLINE ONLY- Use promocode: MAYLONG

*excluding some brands and styles. 25% off does not apply to previously marked down items*

Get summer ready with us!

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