Become an IASC Member

Any company that offers products or goods and services within the skateboard marketplace are eligible to join the IASC, the skateboard industry’s non-profit trade association. Individuals are also encouraged to join to express their support for skateboarding.


Premium Member


Full voting rights on board members and measures. Manufacturers of skateboard hardgoods (decks, trucks, wheels, bearings), footwear, apparel, accessories, eyewear, ramps and obstacles, retailers, distribution companies, print publications, television shows, media websites and other advertising / editorial based companies — dues are based on your company’s annual revenue.


  • Up to $1 million: $500
  • $1 to $5 million: $1,000
  • $5 to $10 million: $2,000
  • $10 to $25 million: $3,000
  • $25 to $50 million: $4,000
  • $50 to $100 million: $5,000
  • $100 million and higher: $7,500


Associate Member


Full membership benefits, limited voting rights. Advertising / PR agencies, book and magazine publishers, video / production companies, online services, exhibit companies, freight carriers, raw materials suppliers (wood shops, urethane manufacturers, foundries), skatepark builders, research companies, contest organizers / promoters.

Annual dues: $1,500


Skatepark Member


Limited voting rights. Private and public skatepark owners and operators dedicated to improving the skateboarding community in their area.

Annual dues: $500


Lifestyle Member


Non-voting advisory members. Skateboarders, skatepark and ramp designers, associations, artists, photographers, graphic designers, web developers, websites, consultants and any other individuals who wish to show their support for skateboarding.

Annual dues: $250


Individual Member


Non-voting advisory members. Skateboarders and any other individuals who wish to show their support for skateboarding. Individual members are eligible for IASC Aflac Accident Insurance coverage.

Annual dues: $50


Supporting Member


Non-Endemic companies with skateboard-related products, programs or initiatives.

Annual dues: $5,000


Affiliate Member


Institutions and other companies that provide a service to the industry. IASC service providers offer discounted rates to IASC members. Banks, financial institutions, accounting firms, attorneys and insurance companies.

Annual dues: $1,5

Member Benefits

Healthy Skateboarding Community = Healthy Skateboarding Business


The mission of the IASC is to represent the global skateboarding community with a united voice by listening, understanding and acting on the needs of skateboarders and the skateboard industry. IASC’s goals are to promote skateboarding, increase participation, educate and save our members money. In creating a platform for open collaboration between skateboard companies and industry participants, IASC serves its members and the skateboarding community by addressing areas that affect not only the business but the overall sustainability and health of skateboarding as a whole.


Service Providers


IASC works to provide cost-saving resources to members at every level. IASC contracts with a growing roster of service providers to save you time and money in every aspect of your business.


Industry Research


With our State of Skate website launching in 2016, IASC is taking the lead in creating a research hub for the skateboard industry. Quarterly top-line reports on industry trends will be complimentary for IASC members. Deeper data dives will be available at discounted prices through our industry research partners. We’ll also be undertaking our own research initiatives to fill in the blanks in skateboard industry data.


Newsletters


Relevant new items that affect the skateboard community and your business are brought to you monthly in the IASC Newsletter. With our skateboard industry events, updates on the issues skateboarders face and the progress we’ve made, the newsletter connects our members and keeps them informed.


Education


Now in our 9th year, the IASC Skateboarding Summit has become the premiere industry education and networking event. Experts from both within and outside the skateboard industry gather for two days in May to give business leaders new perspectives, insight and the knowledge they need to grow their companies in today’s challenging environment.


Networking


IASC members are industry leaders who represent skateboarding. They are people who support skateboarding, and the wealth of knowledge from the largest most established to the new growing companies, is unparalleled. IASC brings you together in collaboration with over 100 participating brands.

Service Providers

IASC contracts with companies that offer our members discounts on services they need in the normal course of business. We are always on the lookout for businesses that can offer valuable services to our members. If you are interested in becoming a service provider to the skateboard industry through our membership, please contact us. Below is a list of our current service providers and their benefits for IASC members.


Aflac


Michael Fishman

CA License# 0F27685

Phone: (213) 359-6420


For less than $500 a year per person*, you can protect your team riders, employees or yourself with the peace of mind that comes from knowing Aflac has your back in case of an accident.

The International Association of Skateboard Companies has teamed up with Aflac to bring you benefits that have never before been made available to our industry. This partnership gives IASC Members exclusive access to Aflac’s Accident program and offers a 22% savings compared to those who would access these plans on their own. This plan is available to all IASC members and can be extended to their immediate family.
 
To make this benefit widely available, we’ve set up and Individual category for IASC Membership so anyone that joins IASC is now eligible for the Aflac Accident Insurance benefit.
 
How Aflac Works
 

• Aflac pays CASH benefits directly to you, not the doctor or hospital.
• Aflac benefits can be used to pay co-pays, deductibles & other out of pocket medical expenses.
• Aflac benefits are designed to pay every day living expenses like rent or mortgage, groceries, utilities, car payments and more.
• Aflac plans are GUARANTEED renewable, meaning we will never cancel on you.
• Aflac policies are PORTABLE. Even if you change jobs, you can take it with you.
• Aflac has NEVER had a rate increase, so you know the cost in the future.
• Aflac pays 92% of our claims in 4 days, so you get the money when you need it most.
• Aflac has been named Ethisphere’s most ETHICAL Insurance Company 7 years in a row!
• Aflac policies can be extended to cover the whole FAMILY
 
Basic Policy Information
 

Accident Indemnity Advantage

• Covers you & your family 24/7
• At Work, Sports, School, Home and Commuting
• Pays $1,000 initial Hospitalization benefit
• Hospital Confinement benefit of $200 per day
• Additional benefits paid for the repair of your injury from $25 to $10,000 depending on the severity
• Wellness payout of $60 every 12 months for routine check ups
• And much, much more!


Aflac/IASC Website

Information and Benefits PDF


Sign up today!


Michael Fishman, Agent

CA License # 0F27685

Phone: (213) 359-6420


*Cost based on IASC Individual Membership ($50) and Aflac Accident Insurance individual coverage ($33.54/mo or $402.48/year)


Moss Adams LLP


Frank Kaufman

Partner

Phone: (949) 221-4055


Moss Adams LLP is a leading provider of audit, tax, and consulting services to over 200 companies in the apparel industry, both public and private, including over 50 action sports brands. Clients range from mid-size companies that are industry leaders and include manufacturers, import and distribution companies, and retail operations. Moss Adams began serving the action sports industry when the new names were Hang Ten and Lightning Bolt. For more than 30 years, Moss Adams has helped clients to meet their business challenges through services such as benchmarking, mergers and acquisitions, cost segregation, succession and transition planning, wealth services, state and local taxes, internal audit, and valuations. In addition, through strong relationships with the credit community, Moss Adams has in-depth knowledge of the intricate financing alternatives available to companies like yours.


ActionWatch


Cary Allington

Phone: (714) 442-2067

Fax: (714) 782-7488


ActionWatch is the action sports industry’s source for market intelligence. It is not just market research – it is timely, actionable market intelligence that helps both our retail partners and our subscribing customers make better business decisions and improve profitability.


Board-Trac


Angelo Ponzi

President / Co-Founder

Phone: (949) 858-9095


Board-Trac® is the leading action sports marketing consulting and research company providing consumer and retail insights to companies selling products and services to consumers who participate or are influenced by action sports (skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding).


ChopShop


Ken Anderson

2082 Business Center DR, #180

Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: (949) 838-0355


ChopShop is a creative team whose expertise includes concepting, copywriting, video and film production, as well as post-production, design and animation, and website development. ChopShop innovates for all size screens with a discernible sense of youth and passion. Be it broadcast, online, cell phone, iPod, event, or DVD, ChopShop will communicate the message to the masses effectively.


Intertek


Tina Cheung

2121 Rosecrans AVE, #3395

El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: (310) 364-3788


Intertek partners with global retailers, manufacturers, and distributors of consumer goods to enhance clients’ products, processes, and brands. Our services support customers in setting, meeting, maintaining and evolving quality, safety and performance standards in their products. As global legislation on product safety, environmental, ethical, and trade security issues increases, Intertek offers compliance expertise ranging from restricted hazardous substance management to strategic supply chain security programs. CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is the deliberate inclusion of all stakeholders – including all customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers, factories, local community, and the environment (air, water, waste, and energy) into corporate decision-making.


Intertek enables clients to mitigate supply chain risk by developing comprehensive CSR programs, i.e. performing social compliance or environmental audits, along with product testing, inspections, quality assurance, safety (Prop 65, UL, REACH) solutions, certifications (ISO), and governmental / regulatory compliance. Our CSR initiatives provide brands with the knowledge they need to make mindful choices in the business world, and to integrate considerations about people and planet into their decisions about increasing profit. Intertek is approved to conduct social compliance (or CSR) audits for several globally-recognized industry associations such as: BSCI, ICTI, ISO, WRAP, SA8000, and EICC among many others. IASC Members save 15% on testing with Intertek!


Rutan & Tucker, LLP


Vicki Dallas

Phone: (714) 641-3471

Fax: (714) 546-9035


As the largest full service law firm in Orange County, Rutan offers sophisticated legal advice and superior business counsel to protect and advance the interests of our clients in all aspects of corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities and licensing transactions, as well as intellectual property, labor and civil litigation matters. At Rutan, we are working with IASC on the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, and its impact on IASC members. We understand the challenges facing your industry and we provide creative, strategic, and practical business-focused solutions.


CIT


300 S. Grand AVE, 12th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Phone: (213) 613-2405


CIT is proud to issue the results of its research study entitled Retailers and Suppliers Take Stock of the Economic Downturn. This study examines how retailers and their suppliers are managing their businesses in response to the recession. At CIT, we have supported middle-market companies through all economic cycles.


Davis Law


380 Stevens AVE, Suite 205

Solano Beach, CA 92075

Phone: (858) 793-1220


Davis Law Associates clients are owners of small, emerging businesses who are passionate about their ideas and require help for a variety of reasons. These include forming the right business entity, trademarking a company name and logo, reviewing and drafting business contracts, licensing a product, trademark or patent to another company, risk analysis and avoidance strategy, corporate governance and general legal services. We also help our clients with identifying the best methods for capitalizing their business without losing control, buying out partners or selling an interest in the company, and even purchasing interests in other firms. We partner with our clients for success.


Knobbe Martens


Jeff Van Hoosear

President / Co-Founder

2040 Main ST, 14th Floor

Irvine, CA 92614

Phone: (949) 858-9095

Fax: (949) 760-9502


Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP is a law firm practicing exclusively in the area of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, rights of publicity, unfair competition, and related litigation and licensing. The firm maintains offices in Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Riverside, Washington DC, and Seattle. Services are provided to clients throughout the United States and the world. At present, the firm is composed of more than 260 lawyers and scientists, nearly all of whom hold undergraduate or graduate degrees in either engineering or the technical sciences. This combination of law and technology makes Knobbe Martens uniquely qualified to represent a diverse array of clients in a broad spectrum of intellectual property matters.


Fashion Business Incorporated


Francis Harder

110 East 9th ST, Suite 786

Los Angeles, CA 90079

Phone: (213) 892-1669


The Fashion Business, Inc. 501(c)(3) provides the Fashion Industry with the resources and training to turn businesses into a profitable reality. FBI Resource Centers, along with our website and business partners, offer our members business education, technical training, sourcing, networking, marketing and consulting services. These services promote the success of FBI members and insure the future vibrancy of America’s fashion industry. The FBI offers targeted business education, sourcing, networking opportunities, marketing and consulting services through its resource center, online training and business partnerships.


Mapcargo


Marek A Panasewicz

President & C.E.O.

2551 Santa Fe AVE

Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Phone: (310) 297-8300 EXT. 111


Since 1990, MAPCARGO Global Logistics have been offering the worldwide skateboarding community, innovative and value added shipping and logistics services internationally as well as domestically. In today’s economic climate, which affects everyone, MAPCARGO continues to “give back” to skateboard related industries thru supporting athletes and events, and especially helping our clients be more cost-effective and efficient with their global shipping needs, with “hands-on” service and the lowest rates achievable in their markets. We always have and always will be committed to the skateboarding world!


Siriani & Associates


Phone: (800) 554-0005


Siriani manages the IASC Freight Savings Plan. IASC members save up to 20% on select FedEx Ground shipments and up to 29% on select FedEx Express shipments. Shipping heavier freight? Discounts are also available with YRC and FedEx Freight for palletized freight and shipments over 400lbs. Don’t forget international shipping, Siriani can help you out with importing and exporting goods (from envelopes to full container loads). This is a free service, available to IASC members.