Industry News 5/10/2013

Exposure: 4th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Exposure: 4th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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On Thursday, May 9, 2013, IASC and the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame hosted a sold-out crowd of skateboard fans and legends to honor ten new inductees:
2013 Icon Awards
Warren Bolster, NHS, Devo

2013 Hall of Fame Inductees
1960s – Woody Woodward
1960s – Wendy Bearer Bull
1970s – Tom Sims
1970s – Alan “Ollie” Gelfand
1970s – Laura Thornhill Caswell
1980s – Rodney Mullen
1980s – Christian Hosoi

"I've always been terrified of holding on to trophies and things because they sit around and collect dust and I'm thinking one day I'll become attached to that and that's what will happen to my dreams," said Rodney Mullen during his acceptance speech. "Now that I'm here - the Hall of Fame, what is that? We have this connection, a deep drive that perpetuates us and allows us to define ourselves by what we do and we can create this community that has a distinctiveness of it's own. And that imbues us with a kind of dignity that we can't find elsewhere."

Enjoy these photos of the 2013 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Awards, held at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. on May 9, 2013. And be sure to mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Awards in 2014, with dates soon to come!

The IASC and the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame hosted a sold-out crowd after day 1 of the Skateboarding Summit to honor 3 Icons and 7 new Hall of Fame Inductees. 

Darrren Navarette getting antsy in anticipation of a legendary night at the 4th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.

The ever-elusive Christian Hosoi before the ceremony.

The legendary Dave "HACKMAN" Hackett mc'd this year's Induction ceremony. 

A packed house crammed into this year’s sold out event over 400+.

NHS founder and owner Richard Novak receiving the Icon Award. 

NHS, Inc. celebrating 40 years.

The NHS crew on stage.

Devo accepting their Icon award. 

Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo. 

A standing room only crowd. 

Woody Woodward and a pal accepting his award. 

Woody is considered by some to be the king of modern skateboarding. 

Nearly 40 years ago, Laura Thornhill Caswell received a skateboard on her 13th birthday. The rest is history... 

"I would practice every day after school for hours learning new tricks." 

Former Sims' team riders including Jay Adams and Christian Hosoi on stage to accept the award for the late Tom Sims. 

Paul Schmitt detailing the importance of Alan "Ollie" Gelfand's invention, the Ollie! 

"I remember seeing the ollie and thinking what is that!?" - Rodney Mullen 

Steve Caballero on stage to introduce the legendary Rodney Mullen. 

Rodney Mullen, soaking it all in. 

Ben Harper joined in: "I wanted to say how honored I am to be in this room tonight...I don't think it would surprise anybody in this room if I told you that Rodney had invented chess." 

"He's as soulful a human as he is a skater." 

Up next, Christian Hosoi. 

Introduction by Jay Adams. 

Pastor Christian Hosoi accepting his award. 

Christian's father, Ivan "Pops" Hosoi. 

One of the most influential skateboarders of all time. 

The trophies this year weighed about 20 pounds each. 

Another look at the sold out crowd. 

The history of skateboarding, just part of the collection hosted at the awards. The museum located at Skatelab in Simi Valley, Calif. features over 5 decades of memorabilia including over 5,000 vintage skateboards 

The Hall of Fame Awards gives fans the chance to rub elbows with their icons. 

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Larry Balma of Transworld SKATEboarding and
Tracker Trucks fame.

Steve Caballero chatting with Steve Van Doren. 

Craig Stecyk and Jeff Ho, legends. 

And that's a wrap, good night from the OC!