The name, the iconic intro, Manik Skateboards. A Hall of Fame piece of cultural content from the city of Seattle. Urban Rubble is straight-up legendary piece of content.
If you’re over the age of 30 and grew up skateboarding in the Pacific Northwest, you likely remember the legendary Seattle skate film “Urban Rubble.”
As a kid growing up on the east side of the mountains in an era before social media connected us and “videos” weren’t simply hosted on the internet. VHS tapes were passed around and duplicated and Urban Rubble was one of the only respected skate videos from our area at that time. The video starts with iconic footage of skaters sneaking up onto the top of the Kingdome (read more here) and the further planned destruction of the iconic Seattle sports landmark (hence the name Urban Rubble). From there on, 40+ minutes of Seattle history on a piece of wood linked to four wheels begins.