We are The Benton County Skateboarding Alliance

We the people of the Benton County Skateboarding Alliance (BCSA) hereby create this non-profit organization in order to enrich the Benton County skateboarding community. Our primary purpose is to partner with all levels of the community and governmental agencies to provide safe, clean and respectful environments for skateboarding. Thus we will enable residents of all ages to advance their personal abilities in skateboarding while encouraging individual responsibility within the community. The BCSA is committed to the development of skateboarding facilities where members of the skateboarding community and the general public feel safe and welcome.

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Skateboarding Advancement in Corvallis Oregon

Skatepark renovation designs are beginning!

The BCSA is currently working to get design ideas in place for possible renovations to the current layout of the Eric Scott McKinley Skatepark. We will be soliciting local skater input, so stay tuned for how to participate. There are multiple phases to the plan. 1) To expand a small area on the north edge […]

11 Nov, 2014 admin

Day of the Shred: Tommy McGuigan’s Memorial Skate Jam, 1 PM, Saturday, August 16, 2014

Come support Tommy’s Memorial Skate Jam! 5$ entry fee. There are cash and skate gear prizes. Local band, That Coyote,  will play live after the contest. Riders under 18 must wear a helmet and have parental consent. All riders must sign a waiver. The event starts  at 1 pm. Thanks to our sponsors: Pura Vida […]

10 Aug, 2014 admin

Shredageddon; Tommy McGuigan Skate Jam, July 28th

The BCSA is hosting “Shredageddon” a memorial skate jam at the Corvallis Skatepark on Saturday July 28th in honor of Tommy McGuigan.  The event includes live music from Love Songs from the Hated, hot dogs and drinks and Skate Challenges. Note: Neutral is not playing (revised flyer will be posted soon) The Skate Challenge includes: […]

7 Jul, 2012 admin

5th Annual BCSA Art and Music Benefit, June 2nd!

The Benton County Skateboarding Alliance is hosting our 5th Annual Art and Music Benefit to raise money to expand the Corvallis Skatepark at the Corvallis Elks Lodge (1400 NW 9th St, Corvallis, OR 97330) on Saturday June 2nd! All ages, doors open at 6pm, 5$ at the door, music starts at 7:00 pm. the band […]

20 May, 2012 admin

Communication Skatedown Finals

Here’s some highlights from last Saturdays Communication Skatedown. Thanks to Jackson St. Youth Shelter, The Corvallis Graffiti Collective and everyone else who helped make this happen. This event was sponsored locally by The Uprise and Peak Sports. Special thanks to Pro-Tec and Rabid Skateboards.

4 Oct, 2011 admin

Under the Overpass; Communication Skatedown!

Celebrate Jackson Street Youth Shelter’s 10th Year Anniversary! 3:30 pm Communication Skatedown Competition – Tommy McGuigan 2nd Annual Memorial Competition – Cash Prizes! $3 Entry fee.  All skaters under 16 must wear a helmet.  All skaters must sign a waiver and parental authorization if under 18.  Brought to you by the Benton County Skateboarding Alliance! […]

8 Sep, 2011 admin

New Art and Music Benefit Flier by Diego Banuelos

New flier from Diego Banuelos! Diego does personal art and design for  commission (fliers, cd packaging, websites, tshirt designs, skate deck paintings, other paintings, murals, anything really). Check out his site at: dgbanuelos.blogspot.com.

18 Mar, 2011 admin

4th Annual Art and Music Benefit!

The BCSA is proud to announce our 4th annual Art & Music Benefit!  The benefit will be from 6:00 PM to Midnight on Saturday March 26th at the Corvallis Elks Lodge (1400 NW 9th St. Corvallis).  The benefit will include a silent art auction, food, drinks, cash bar, Pro-Tec Helmet Give-a-Away and much more. Admission […]

28 Feb, 2011 admin

Skater’s and Biker’s Efforts Recognized by Corvallis GT!

Thanks to all the skaters and bikers who help to keep the Corvallis Skatepark ride-able our efforts are being recognized.  Today’s issue of the Corvallis Gazette Times features a cover story on the positive contribution we are making to this community and on our positive partnership with the City of Corvallis.  Thanks for all of […]

22 Jan, 2011 admin

Call for Art Deadline Extended to Feb. 28!

Call For Art! The Benton County Skateboarding Alliance (BCSA) is hosting our Forth Annual Art & Music Benefit to raise money to improve the Eric Scott McKinley Skatepark in Corvallis, OR. We our raising money for the first phase featuring the vert bowl.  We have already raised $9,500 towards our goal of $90,000! This is […]

4 Jan, 2011 admin

Contest Footage – Dawn Of The Shred

Dawn Of The Shred from Payton Bowman on Vimeo.

12 Jul, 2010 admin

Tommy McGuigan Memorial Sk8 Challenge

The BCSA is hosting “Dawn of the Shred” a memorial skate challenge at the Corvallis Skatepark in honor of Tommy McGuigan on Saturday July 10th.  The event includes live music from Hermit and The Left Ovaries, a BBQ, Product Toss, and Skate Challenge. The Skate Challenge includes: a timed speed track challenge, long ollie (ramp […]

1 Jul, 2010 admin

BCSA 3rd Annual Art & Music Benefit!

The BCSA is hosting our 3rd Annual Art and Music Benefit on Saturday, March 13th!  Proceeds will go to Phase 1 of our plan to expand and improve Eric Scott McKinley Skatepark in Corvallis.  This ALL AGES benefit will start at 6pm and will be held at  Vue on 517 SW 2nd Street in Corvallis […]

21 Feb, 2010 admin

Fundraiser and Public Meeting @ Papa’s Pizza February 1st!

Please join the BCSA for a public meeting and fundraiser at Papas Pizza, 1030 SW 3rd Street, from 6pm to 9pm on February 01.  Print and bring the Papa’s Pizza Flyer below.  At this informational meeting the BCSA will launch a skater lead cash fund raising drive.  The fund raising drive will end and prize […]

12 Jan, 2010 admin

Call for Art for the 3rd Annual Art and Music Benefit!

Call For Art. The Benton County Skateboarding Alliance (BCSA) is hosting the 3rd annual Art & Music Show to raise money to improve the Eric Scott McKinley Skate Park in Corvallis, OR. Improvements include a new pro-style bowl, advanced street obstacles, lights, BBQ pits, and benches. We need $75,000 to $90,000 for the first phase […]

12 Jan, 2010 admin

Happy New Year Update!

Happy New Year from the BCSA! The BCSA has made significant progress over 2009 as our plan to expand and improve the Corvallis Skatepark has CIP Commission Approval!  This approval  has allowed us to start working with volunteer grant writers and we are writing grants to fund the project.  Many grants require matching funds so […]

3 Jan, 2010 admin

CIP Commission Approved!

The CIP Commission voted to approve our proposal to expand the Corvallis Skatepark! This is not the final approval but it means that we have a firm commitment from the City of Corvallis which will allow us to write and submit grant proposals to help fund the project. Yes, this process takes time, but now […]

13 Nov, 2009 admin
8 Nov, 2009 admin

CIP Public Hearing Nov. 5!

Come support the BCSA’s proposal for expanding and improving the Corvallis Skatepark.  The City of Corvallis Capitol Improvement Project Commission is holding a meeting with a public hearing and deliberations. The meeting will be held November 5th from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm in the Fire Station #5 Conference Room, 4950 Fair Oaks Drive off […]

21 Oct, 2009 admin

GnarBQ & Nontest

Benton County Skaters Alliance Nontest and GnarBQ 9/26/9 from Jesus Crust on Vimeo 1st Chad Fenion, 2nd Corvallis’ own Charlie Hanson, 3rd Alex Plawman. Special Thanks to Pura Vida, Uprise, Peak Sports, Safeway and the Canned Food Store for donations to the event. Live Music Thanks to:  Richard Hedders, They Wont Stay Dead, The Angries […]

29 Sep, 2009 admin

BCSA GnarBQ and Nontest

The BCSA presents the 1st annual GnarBQ & Nontest Saturday September 26, 2009. Up Rise Skate Shop is sponsoring an outlaw pusher contest starting at 11:00 am from Martin Luther King Jr. Park off NW Walnut Blvd in Corvallis and ending at the stakepark, located at the intersection SE 2nd and B streets. For more […]

17 Sep, 2009 admin

Skatepark Proposal PNARB Approved!

On August 20, 2009 the City of Corvallis Parks, Natural Areas and Recreation Board (PNARB) voted to recommend that the BCSA’s proposal to expand and approve the Corvallis Skatepark be placed on the City’s Capital Improvement Project (CIP) list. The next step in the process of gaining City approval for expanding the skatepark will come […]

7 Sep, 2009 admin

BCSA benefit at Cloud 9

Please help suport the BCSA and local artists by coming to Cloud 9 (126 1st St. on the riverfront in Corvallis) Friday Night or Saturday at Lunch for the receptions.  The art show will go from July 10th through the 18th and a portion of the proceeds from the receptions and art sales will go […]

6 Jul, 2009 admin

1st Harrisburg Sk8 Comp on July 4th!

The BCSA is co-sponsoring the 1st annual  Harrisburg Skate Competition on the 4th of July with Team Woodchuck from Eugene and Skaters for Eugene Skateparks.  The skate comp will be part of the Harrisburg’s annual 4th of July celebration so come join the fun and be ready to skate!  It costs $2 or 2 cans […]

24 Jun, 2009 admin

Support Our CIP Proposal!

Dear BCSA Supporter, The City of Corvallis is soliciting ideas for Capital Improvement Projects.  The BCSA’s plan to expand the Eric Scott McKinley Skatepark (Corvallis Skatepark) must be placed on the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) list prior to gaining approval from the City of Corvallis.  Please help us in our quest to expand and improve […]

8 Jun, 2009 admin

Thank You!

The BCSA would like to thank all of the artist, musicians, local businesses, skate companies, skaters and the Corvallis Community for making the 2009 Art and Music Benefit a success!  Without your help the show could not have a success.  Here are a couple pictures from the show. Please stay tuned, the BCSA will be […]

17 Mar, 2009 admin

Art and Music Benefit Raffles!

Below are the raffle packages for the BCSA March 14th Art and Music Benefit!  For more details about the benefit go to our event post (below)! Raffle #1 a) Bones Banner, b) Santa Cruz Complete (8″ X 31.9″), c) Powell Basic Training Video, d)  “Skulls and Roses” BCSA Tee, e) Extras Raffle #2 a) Odwalla […]

11 Mar, 2009 admin

BCSA Art and Music Benefit March 14th!

Odd Fellows Hall 223 SW 2nd St. Corvallis ART Silent Auction! Live Music! Acoustic and Rock 6pm-9pm: Michael Balok, Dustin Herron, The Jesus Candy & Substitute Rock and Punk Show 9pm-Midnight: Project 431, Hypenosis, Left Ovaries & Richard Hedders Raffles, Door Prizes, Skate Stuff & More! Tickets $5 are on sale now at Peak Board […]

4 Mar, 2009 admin

BCSA Cover Story in Gazette Times!

The BCSA’s plan to add a vert skate bowl to the Eric Scott McKinley Skatepark in Corvallis is the Corvallis Gazette Times’s March 3rd cover story!

4 Mar, 2009 admin

Last Call for Art!

Submit art your by March 7th! The BCSA has extended our deadline for submitting art for our 2nd annual Art and Music Benefit to be held on March 14th from 6pm-midnight at Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Corvallis.  To see some of the art that has been submitted check out our Art Benefit page.  To […]

22 Feb, 2009 admin

Here it is!

Here are two perspectives of the 3-D design of the proposed Corvallis Bowl.  Thank Dreamland Skateparks.  Don’t forget to post your comments below.

19 Jan, 2009 admin

Make This Happen!

We need your help to make this happen!

14 Jan, 2009 admin

Got Rad?

Russell does!  He sent us this image of BCSA member Kevin Solomon pulling this backside pivot on the Raven ramp at our Got Rad skate jam.  Russell sent this though the freinds of the BCSA myspace page.  If you want to submit something rad for us to post you can contact us through our g-mail, […]

14 Jan, 2009 admin

Call for Art!

CALL FOR ART.  Deadline for art submission is March 7th! The Benton County Skateboarding Alliance, Inc (BCSA) is putting on the 2nd annual Art & Music Benefit 2009 in March at the Odd Fellows Hall. The BCSA needs art for the show (sale/silent auction). This event is a fundraiser for the new skate bowl addition […]

12 Jan, 2009 admin

Phase 1. Preliminary Bowl Designs!

Here are 4 very preliminary bowl designs drawn and donated by Dreamland Skateparks. We are seeking your input for phase 1 (swimming pool style bowl) of our plan of expansion and improvements to the Eric Scott McKinley Skatepark in Corvallis. The BCSA is working in partnership with the City of Corvallis, Parks and Recreation Department […]

28 Dec, 2008 admin