About the Skateboard Hall of Fame
The Skateboarding Hall of Fame was created to honor the passion, dedication and contributions to skateboarding history and culture by skateboarders and cultural icons throughout the decades. Since 2009 the skateboarding community has come together each year in Southern California for one night to honor and celebrate that year’s inductees. The 2017 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is May 12th at the National Grove of Anaheim in Orange County, California. Tickets will go on sale in March 2017.Dave Hackett not pictured. Photo by Lance Dalgart.
Skateboarding Hall of Fame Executive Committee
In 2016 the Skateboarding Hall of Fame Executive Committee was formed to oversee and guide the direction of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. The SHOF Executive Committee is made up of Todd Huber, Lance Mountain, Jim Muir, Laura Thornhill-Caswell, Steve Olson, Dave Hackett, and Thomas Barker. Each came to group out of the passion they hold for the SHOF and the history of skateboarding.
The Skateboarding Hall of Fame official ballot is created from the tallied results of a vote by the Skateboarding Hall of Fame Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee is made up of 68 people from all eras of skateboarding who either were professionals, worked in the industry or in skateboard media. Everyone on the committee has firsthand experience with the people they are nominating because they were there. All Hall of Fame inductees are also added to the nomination committee.
The official Skateboarding Hall of Fame Ballot is then sent to a list of 400 current and former skateboarding professionals, the Skateboarding Hall of Fame Nomination Committee, past Skateboarding Hall of Fame inductees, members of the media and members of the skateboarding industry. The voting totals from this vote then become each year’s induction class.