Visiting Skaters Put on Demo for Skateistan

Steve, Chris and Arthur look on as the kids at PSE show off their skills

Skateistan students enjoyed a visit from some international talent last week, who put on a demo Friday evening for all the dedicated skate students at our partner NGO Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (For a Child’s Smile). Will Harmon, Arthur Derrien, and Chris Jones, from the US, France, and the UK respectively, are traveling with Henry Kingsford, from UK based Grey Skateboard Magazine, documenting their skate trip off the beaten path through Burma, Thailand and Cambodia. 

The volunteer park monitors gave it their all at the demo for an intense session with the crew, while the Turning Tables DJs provided the perfect backdrop for the event. It was the Turning Tables students’ first public performance in Phnom Penh since the partnership took off in October, and they did a great job getting everyone stoked for the event. The demo was an awesome opportunity for some of the local skaters to see some more of what's possible on a board. Visitors and local skaters alike had huge smiles on their faces, excited for the new inspiration.

The group packed a ton into the three days they were in Phnom Penh, visiting the park, interviewing the staff, and shooting photos at a few choice spots. They also brought some gear to donate, which was greatly appreciated by all the skate students and park monitors at Pour un Sourire d’Enfant, where the equipment is a little water damaged as the rainy season comes to an end.


Steve (left) and Will (right) watch on as kids skate the ramp.

Tin and Pheakna pumping the tunes for the session

Chris and Will line up with the kids

Tin showing off her DJ skills