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December 9, 2016

MuiryXmas2016 — Christmas Greeting Gram Contest!

Here's your chance to guarantee that you get the gear you want this Christmas!

You can win a $50, $100, or even a $300 gift card to! Share a "Christmas Greeting 'Gram" on Instagram featuring longboarding to join in! Be sure to tag us (@MuirSkate) and #MuiryXmas2016 to be "officially" entered* into the contest.

We'll be selecting the winners on December 24th, and announcing them via our Instagram feed on December 25th! (This means the deadline to post your 'Gram is December 23rd!)

If you have any questions, please ask away! Reply to this post or hit us up on Instagram!

*Your feed/posts will need to be public in order for us to see your 'Gram.

This contest is open to everyone from everywhere! (Some of our contest are US-only, but we're goin' global for this one!)

November 15, 2016

MuirSkate's "Final Exam" — Winter 2016

MuirSkate "Final Exam" Contest Details

Students of steeze: Here's how you could win a brand new complete longboard skateboard! Take our "Final Exam" and mail in a Scantron for grading and a chance to win one of (3) of our new MuirSkate "Mini Dino" Completes!

In case that's not descriptive enough for you, here's a step-by-step process for winning a new complete longboard skateboard!

Step 1
Fantasize about your new board!

Step 2
Buy a Scantron. (Not sure where to get one? Try a college bookstore! Or any bookstore!)

Step 3
Locate the PDF featuring our 25 Final Exam Questions!
(Hint: Click the link above!)
((Double-Hint: Print the PDF for authentic test-taking vibes!))

Step 4
Do your research (via our YouTube channel, Instagram account, our blog, etc…) and fill in your Scantron with the appropriate answers!

Step 5
Mail us your completed Scantron, and if you get all the answers right then you're entered to win! (See full details in the PDF linked via Step 3!)

Mail your completed Scantron here:
Final Exam c/o MuirSkate
8601 Production Ave,
San Diego, CA 92121, USA

Don't procrastinate!
Entries must be received by December 18th, 2016 at 11:59pm!

If you have a mailing address inside the United States, you can enter the MuirSkate Final Exam Contest. All contest prizes will STRICTLY be mailed to an address located in the USA. If you are located outside the USA, you must provide an address to a local freight forwarder, friend, or family member.  

Email us!

July 10, 2016

Skateboarding Laws & Regulations in San Diego, CA

Read About Skateboarding and Longboarding Laws and Regulations in San Diego, California.

San Diego, California has been a popular city in the skateboard scene since the mid-1970s and since the city’s first skateboarding park opened to the public in Carlsbad in 1976. The city offers many skateboarding venues, including skate parks that are operated by San Diego Parks and Recreation. Many skateboarding companies and professional skateboarders have called San Diego their home throughout the years.

While San Diego may be one of the go-to places for skateboarding, there are several laws and regulations involving the sport that one has to consider. Here are the vehicle codes as they pertain to skateboards in Southern California and San Diego. 

Here are State of California skateboarding laws:
  • Anyone who is younger than 18 shall not operate a skateboard or be as a passenger on one while traveling on a street, bikeway, public bicycle path, or trail unless the individual is wearing properly fitted and fastened helmet the standards of either the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), or standards subsequently established by those entities.
  • Any helmet that is available for sale for use by anyone operating or acting as a passenger of a skateboard, in-line or roller skates, any safety helmet shall be conspicuously labeled in accordance to constitute the manufacturer's certification that the helmet conforms to the applicable safety standards.
  • No one shall be permitted to sell for use by an operator or passenger of a skateboard any safety helmet which is not of a type meeting safety requirements.
City ordinances in San Diego that pertain to skateboarding:
  • It is unlawful for any person riding on roller skates or by means of a skateboard or similar device to go upon an open roadway in the City of San Diego, or upon the sidewalk or public plaza in any business district, or upon any inclined surface area of any City–owned or privately owned parkade where signs forbidding such activity are displayed at the ground level elevator entrance and at each vehicular entrance to the parkade.
  • Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., it is unlawful for any person riding on or by means of a skateboard or similar device to go upon: “any portion of public rights–of–way within the Mission Beach community, any portion of the most westerly public walkway between San Diego Place on the south and Law Street on the north, known as Ocean Front Walk or Ocean Boulevard, or to go upon the public walkway immediately adjacent to the bay extending from the Mission Beach community, around Sail Bay, through Crown Point Shores.”
  • Any person riding on a skateboard on any sidewalk or right of way not open to public vehicular traffic shall exercise due care and shall yield the right of way to pedestrians.
  • No person shall go on a skateboard on any sidewalk or right of way not open to public vehicular traffic at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent having due regard for pedestrian traffic and in no event at a speed.
  • Except for school–sanctioned events authorized by a school site administrator, no person shall ride any skateboard, roller– blade, roller–skate or similar type device on any property owned by any school district which has a policy prohibiting such use, and displays a sign at the main entrance to the property informing visitors of the policy.
Skate parks are unsupervised, but are open daily. All skate parks are open from 10 a.m. until dusk daily, except for Carmel Valley, which is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 

Skateboarding Rules as they apply to San Diego Skate Parks 
  • Any child younger than 12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian when at the skate park. 
  • Skaters must be in full safety gear in order to use the skate park. This means helmets, knee pads and elbow pads designed for skateboarding. 
  • Only skateboards, roller skates, roller-blades, and in-line skates are permitted in skate parks. No other devices or equipment is permitted in the facility. 
  • Any spectators or visitors who are not skating must stay outside the fenced area. 
  • No alcohol, smoking, food, drink, or glass containers are permitted inside the skate park. 
  • Graffiti and littering in the skate park are prohibited. 
  • Any unauthorized jumps, obstacles, or ramps are prohibited inside and outside the skate park.
  • Animals are not allowed in the skate park. 
Skateboarding laws are subject to change, so it is important to periodically check for the latest regulations.

This Article was created by Bryan Mac Murray of Personal Injury Help, an organization that helps provide information after accidents and injuries. To learn more, visit their website here