Thursday, April 30, 2009


Nike SB for May.  They're rad.  You want them. know what....there is a new shoe dropping May 8th.  It's called the Stefan Janoski....perhaps you've heard?


Matt "Cookie" show at FAMILIA.

Come out to Familia Skateshop for an afterhours art show featuring the photography of fellow skate homie Matt Jenkins.  Matt has put together a special collection of recent photographs for Familia's dedicated art space.  We hope to see you out and about and in the shop for this special night.  It's Art-A-Whirl get out there and peep some art!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Anybody that knows OLU is sure to know the amazing
amount of talent he owns and manipulates. By far one of 
the most skilled innovators and unique skaters I have ever known
and witnessed. A true underground dark horse, that brings the realness.
CONGRATS on a well deserved new pro model. We love you!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

True Heads Vol. 3....Release party!

You know who the True Heads are.  They've been helping out Twin Cities skateboarding for years...maybe even longer than you've been alive.  They've helped local skateboarding progress, prosper or just further along on it's journey.  The Familia True Heads series is an on-going series that honors these individuals and the time they've put in.  Come out to NAMI on Friday May 29th to help us celebrate the next 4 guys to be given their own board.

* No Cover
* 9 P.M. till close
* 21+

*Call Familia at 612.353.6930 or email at for more info.  See ya there!


Tallinn, Estonia ?! Some of you might say: where the hell is that? Is that even a real place? And some of you might say: “Encino Man” remembering 1992 Pauly Shore movie.

Estonia is a very small country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe and it is bordered to the north by Finland across the Gulf of Finland of Baltic Sea.

And Tallinn is the largest city and the capital of Estonia. And it is where history comes from, Tallinn was put on the world maps in 1154. It is also the birth place and home of the Simpel Session, Europe biggest indoor contest that takes place every January. Another contest ?! Yes and no, Simpel Session has more to offer than just a contest, you can check the Simpel Session Film Festival with huge selection of videos from all over the world, if you like history, you would enjoy the sightseeing of the medieval old Tallinn, and if you like to party, you would get your mind blown away with amount of beautiful ladies and amazing local food and beer. Trust me, you need to come out and see it with your own eyes, it might become one of your favorite places to go.

Every year Simpel Session brings together the top name riders from all over Europe, the names you probably never will be able to pronounce even if your life would depend on it. One of them is Enis Fazliov from Finland with the most effortless style I have ever seen. Enis just got on Almost Europe, so hopefully you will see more of that kid in a near future! I have to mention one of my favorites Ben Grove from England, that guy is beast, with unique raw style, steady killing everything on his way. Unfortunately Ben was another victim of crazy nightlife and slept through his final runs. From US this year we had Malcolm Watson, Anthony Shetler, Adam Dyet and Jeremy Rogers, who missed couple of flights on the way to Estonia, made it on the last day of the contest, skated into the finals on the red bull wings and managed to place third and swooped best trick contest. And the first place went to 14 years old Axel Cruysberghs from Belgium, another Flip sponsored wonder child. The one and only Dave Duncan hosted the whole event.

ben grove
Maxim magazine voted Tallinn as a top 5 cities in the world to party. And if you attend one of those parties you will know why. Its like Tijuana without stabbing and a donkey shows, every night the organizers of the event throw a party at some night club or bar and the first thing that comes to your mind: is that a lesbian bar?! Why there are so many single beautiful ladies. And ladies who actually want to talk to you and buy you a drink. That is why so many dudes fall a victim of the party and never skate good the next day.

sami small

jeremy rogers
So start your next year right and come out to Tallinn Estonia for next Simpel Session 2010. Maybe you will meet your future wife or just have an amazing time. I also recommend visiting Estonia in the summer to skate outside, maybe grind that medieval bench the German and Dutch knights used to sit their armored asses on.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Springtime True Crew

Midwest gentlemen enjoying the dome plaza

Saturday, April 25, 2009


 On sale today.  MAD limited.  Like...for real. $120.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009


Focus those weary eyes on these new jams from Gravis IV Sk8 and DVS.  The Dylan Mid in a fuckin' ILLLLLLLL premium leather and the Huf Runner in some solid lighter colors for spring.  Come get yours.

Dana Ross' PIZZA PARTY...premier!

You know you know him.  You know you've seen him around.  He's probably got a crazy nick name for you that makes no sense.  You probably also know how much this dude loves skating, and in particular his friends that skate.  No matter where you live in the Twin Cities metro area, if you skate....Dana probably knows you.  Come and check out his best film to date (I've seen it already) and give Dana a high five when you see him.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

FAMILIA presents....Ipath demo! May 12th.

For questions or general 612.353.6930 or email at

Friday, April 10, 2009

NIKE SB....quickstrike for April. (TOO dope)

JUST IN at Familia...April's Nike SB quickstrike releases.  Seriously, these are actually, like, for real....they're limited is what i'm saying.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

THIS Saturday...LET'S DANCE at the Red Stag. BE THERE.

After you've been out all day Saturday skating (you better go, cause it's gonna be beautiful), clean yourself up a bit and get your ass down to the Red Stag in NE.  LET'S DANCE is our monthly dance/craze night.  Drink specials, dope music, true heads in attendance.  Guaranteed a good time.

*11 P.M.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Transworld Business....30 shops in 30 days.

The good folks over at Transworld BIZ just started a month long project...30 shops in 30 days.  They're profiling skate retailers across the U.S.  We were lucky enough to be included in that.  Check it out if you like to talk "shop".

RGB Color Nate Reiman.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Salad Days

Dylan by Gravis IV SK8

This might not make sense to everyone out there, but to some, it's long awaited.  If you saw Dylan Rieder's part in MIND FIELD this spring, you know he's onto some next level shit.  Clean and comfortable the Dylan draws it's look from more classical, paired-down dress shoes.  The silhouette is me.  You'll be seeing plenty of this look this summer.  Be the first.  Get yours at Familia.

See ya in the shop.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

HUF....available now at Familia

Available now at Familia.  Phone orders welcomed.  Limited quanities.