The International Skateboarding Hall of Fame was created in 2009 by Todd Huber, proprietor and co-founder of SKATELAB skatepark and museum in Simi Valley, California.
“I’m the biggest fan of skateboarding, ever, and I noticed that waterskiing had a Hall of Fame. So I thought skateboarding deserves its own Hall of Fame as well,” said Todd Huber, adding: “The award has been growing steadily and is now in its sixth year. And looking around the room, all the key people in skateboarding are here tonight. That really says something about what we are doing for skateboard history.”
This sentiment was echoed by the master of ceremonies, 1970s professional skateboarder Dave Hackett who reminded the audience: “We are all privileged to have been able to follow our hearts and dreams into skateboarding.”
For the first time in Hall of Fame history, this year’s list of inductees also included professional skateboarders from the 1990s – Elissa Steamer and John Cardiel – because the period in time that is now eligible for the historic award.
2015 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees:
1960s Brian Logan
1970s Era One – Henry Hester
1970s Era Two – Duane Peters
1980s Era One – Neil Blender
1980s Era Two – Chris Miller
1990s John Cardiel
1970s Female – Robin Logan
1980s Female – Cara-Beth Burnside
1990s Female – Elissa Steamer
2015 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Icon Award Recipients:
Steve Van Doren