Posts Tagged ‘nyss’

NYSS 2016 Finals (Bronx, NY): Oak City Edit

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

NYSS – New York Skate Series.

NYSS 2016 Finals (Bronx, NY): Oak City Edit

New York Skate Series: EDS Street Session (2016)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

This memorial day weekend the New York Skate Series teamed up with I Roll NY in skating for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and a young blader, Steven White, who has EDS.

New York Skate Series: EDS Street Session (2016)

We hosted an all day session sponsored by Rollerblade who was kind enough to provide a free skate voucher which local blader Malik Ashby won and in his support for EDS, gave to Steven to encourage him to stay strong and keep blading. Featuring skating from Zach Cramer, Pablo Munoz, Joey Lunger, and Tadd Labozzetta.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a collection of heritable connective tissue disorders. We had the pleasure of meeting an 8 year-old named Steven White who has EDS and his dedicated mother, Yoly Ym, at our first event of the 2016 season.

It’s awe inspiring to watch Steven skate, knowing that when the skates come off, he wears leg braces and sometimes uses a wheel chair. Steven is able to rollerblade, because his skates provide him with support, stability, and freedom that does not exist with other alternative sports or with most sports for that matter.

Why Zebra Stripes? Doctors are taught the phrase “When you hear the sound of hooves, think horses, not zebras”. In medicine, “zebra” is used for a rare disease or condition. Doctors often assume that the simplest explanation is correct to avoid misdiagnosis with rare illnesses.

But many medical professionals forget that “zebras” DO exist and so getting a diagnosis and treatment is more difficult for rare conditions. EDS is a rare condition and those with it are known as medical zebras.

New York Skate Series 2016: Results & Photo Gallery

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

NYSS 2016 Astoria Skatepark Jam.

New York Skate Series


  1. Augusto Castillo
  2. Joey Lunger
  3. Trevor Johnson

Photo gallery on Facebook (no login required).

New York Skate Series 2015: 2nd Competition, Thomas Greene Playground (Brooklyn)

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

The second competition under the New York Skate Series went down August 8th, 2015 at the Thomas Greene Playground in Brooklyn, NY.

New York Skate Series 2015: 2nd Competition, Thomas Greene Playground (Brooklyn)

We had a great turn out with a ton of great tricks from skaters coming from all over the East Coast. We brought it back to the old school with a DIY skate park to give you the raw skating that NYC is known for.

With over 8 minutes of coverage we captured all of the best skating to make sure you don’t miss a thing! So sit back and enjoy the show that is the New York Skate Series!


  1. Arsenio Patterson
  2. James Perez
  3. Taylor Kobryn (+ Best Trick)

New York Skate Series 2015: 2nd Competition, Thomas Greene Playground (Brooklyn)

Thanks Adonis Taylor.

New York Skate Series 2015: Alphabet City

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

The New York Skate Series (NYSS) is a collaborative effort from local New York City rollerbladers to organize a series of competitions and events in NYC. The first competition under the NYSS was held Saturday July 25th at 12th street and Avenue D in Manhattan, New York.


  1. James Perez
  2. Ramelle Knight
  3. Alex Ryerson

Best Trick: Steven Sin.

Photo courtesy of Adonis Taylor.