• Upcoming Sunglasses at Night Parties!

    We have some really fun events coming up at the end of this month!

    The first is our 5th annual Sunglasses at Night Party this Thursday night (the 23rd) at the Downtown Artery in Fort Collins. Doors open at 8:30pm and a DJ will be spinning from 9pm-1:30am, so be ready to get your dance on! Equinox Brewing is doing a tap takeover and the first 50 people through the door get rewarded with a free beer! Continue Reading

  • 5th Annual Sunglasses at Night Party in Steamboat Springs!

    Heading back to Steamboat Springs for the 5th Annual Sunglasses at Night Party.  This year we’re partying it up at the Taphouse with DJ Kemo Chin and drink specials all night long including, $2 PBR and $3 wells.

    Party starts at 9pm and goes til the last person leaves the dance floor.  Get there early to avoid a line.

    Facebook event and RSVP here.

    Main pair of sunglasses to grab this year???   Our limited edition gold wayfarer sunglasses:




    Can’t make it out to the party?  You can still buy this year’s gold shenanakinz wayfarer sunglasses online.


  • Steamboat Park Challenge Wrap-up

    The Steamboat Park Challenge is a season-long locals series to encourage the local skiers and snowboarders to get out on the snow, work on progression, compete and win free swag! Akinz sponsored the 3rd event in the series this past Sunday in Rabbit Ears Park at Steamboat Resort. Here are the results below:

    Final Results: Akinz Find Your Wings Slopestyle 3-11-12

    Ski Girls- Junior Class
    Place Bib Name Score
    1st 7 Riley Jacobs 3.5
    2nd 87 Kaya Troyer 2.5

    Ski Boys- Junior Class
    Place Bib Name Score
    1st 76 Doyal Kai 8.5
    2nd 47 Colton Creamer 7.25
    3rd 88 Mac Skov 6.75

    Snowboard Boys- Junior Class
    Place Bib Name Score
    1st 54 Ryan Merritt 5.25
    2nd 46 Tanner Demara 4.75
    3rd 73 Ben Larson 4

    Ski Women- Open Class
    Place Bib Name Score
    1st 55 Bri Bogumill 6.5
    2nd 1 Leah Walorski 5.75
    3rd 43 Kelly Limberg 4.25

    Snowboard Women- Open Class
    Place Bib Name Score
    1st 98 Whitney Poulin 5.75
    2nd 16 Heather Bremer 5
    3rd 74 Kelsey Madro 4.75

    Ski Men – Open Class
    Place Bib Name Score
    1st 44 Jackson Takes 8
    2nd 69 Zach Rosa 7.5
    3rd 12 Ian White 7.25

    Snowboard Men- Open Class
    Place Bib Name Score
    1st 100 Spencer Vaughn 7.75
    2nd 64 Dylan Barber 5.75
    3rd 49 Teddy Dickerson 5

  • 3rd Annual Sunglasses at Night Party

    For the third year of Akinz Sunglasses at Night Party, we’re bringing the party to 2 different cities, both in Steamboat Springs & Fort Collins. Two different parties, two different nights, twice the fun. Details for the Steamboat Springs party below, Fort Collins party details coming soon.

    Steamboat Sunglasses at Night Party

    Friday, February 24th

    RSVP on Facebook
    Location: Sweetwater Grill
    Time: 8pm – close

    $5 gets you:
    -a pair of our new colors of sunglasses
    -a chance at Akinz clothing giveaways
    -music from DJ Theory
    -VIP Bottle service area
    -AND… the PB&J Drink Special!! — a can of PBR and a shot of Jamo for only $7.

    Starts at 8pm and goes til we get kicked out.
    Promotions by SteamboatTonight.com

    Fort Collins Sunglasses at Night Party

    Early March

    Location: TBA
    Time: TBA

    Pics from last year’s party:

  • 2nd Annual Sunglasses at Night Party

    Well, the long-awaited 2nd annual Sunglasses at Night Party has come and gone and it was amazing! I brought more than double the number of glasses as we had people last year and we ran out of glasses at 10:45! For those of you that didn’t get sunnies, I’m sorry! At least you got free cover. The place was packed, drinks were flowing, people were dancing.

    Party started at 9pm, right after the Steamboat Park Challenge’s Akinz Fly By Night Big Air and went hard until closing time. Thanks to the Sweetwater Grill for hosting and to DJ Theory for jamming dance-worthy tunes.

  • 2nd Annual Sunglasses at Night Party

    After the ‘Fly by Night’ Big Air comp at Howelsen Hill, head over to Sweetwater Grill for the 2nd Annual Sunglasses at Night Party.

    $5 cover gets you a pair of our new colors of the Shenanakinz sunglasses (your choice of teal, white, or plum — retail value $15), drink specials, and a chance to win free Akinz schwag.

    Music by DJ Theory

    Last year was killer at Amante, but since we ran them out of liquor 3x in one night, we figured we would find a larger venue.. so come out to Sweetwater Grill.

  • Steamboat Springs Skate Park Grand Opening

    Come help celebrate the opening of the new Concrete Skate Park in Steamboat Springs, CO from 10 to 3pm. Akinz will be out there giving out prizes and free schwag. Skullcandy will be representing with the crew and DJ Paul Styles. Urbane will be hosting a few contests and will have product to give away from many of their other companies as well. Parking is very limited so walking/biking and skating is encouraged!