Dew Tour sanctioned by World Skate to serve as Qualifying event for Men's and Women's Park and Street Skateboarding.

Thursday, April 18, 2019


Dew Tour sanctioned by World Skate to serve as Qualifying event for Men's and Women's Park and Street Skateboarding


Dew Tour Hosting Olympic Qualifying Events in both 2019 and 2020; 2019 Summer Dew Tour to be held June 13-16 in Long Beach, Calif.

World Skate, Mountain Dew® and ASN: The Adventure Sports Network Group today announced their collaboration throughout 2019 and 2020: The annual summer Dew Tour skateboard competition and festival to be held June 13-16 in Long Beach, Calif. will serve as the first official global Olympic qualifying event in the U.S. for men’s and women’s skateboarding park and street competitions in 2019 and the final qualifying event in 2020. Skateboarding will be part of the Olympic Games for the first time in Tokyo in 2020, and has also been proposed as an additional sport in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

More than 300 of the world’s top male and female skateboarders will compete in individual Park and Street events for a chance to win the Dew Tour title, while earning valuable points toward their country’s Olympic skateboarding team. As in the past, Dew Tour competitors exemplify the best in each sport. Expected to compete at this year’s event include USA Skateboarding national team members such as Nyjah Huston, Jagger Eaton, Tristan Rennie, Mariah Duran, Lacey Baker, Jordyn Barratt, as well as international skaters Oskar Rozenberg (SWE), Kelvin Hoefler (BRA), Pamela Rosa (BRA), Yuto Horigome (JPN), Leticia Bufoni (BRA) and Ryan Decenzo (CAN).

“This year is arguably the most exciting and interesting year in skateboarding and Olympic history,” said MTN DEW skater and USA Skateboarding national team member Mariah Duran. “From making the first-ever USA Skateboarding national team to joining the Mountain Dew team as the first female skater, it continues to be a groundbreaking year. I can’t wait to skate and see how it all unfolds at the first-ever global Olympic qualifier at Dew Tour in Long Beach.”

The Olympic qualification system will be based on World Skateboarding Rankings maintained by World Skate. Skateboarders will earn points by competing in World Skate sanctioned events during the Olympic qualifying period beginning January 1, 2019 and ending May 31, 2020. Dew Tour, as part of the World Skate sanctioned Five-Star Street and Park skateboarding series, will serve as the first qualifying event in the U.S. in 2019 and the last qualifying event in the U.S. in 2020.

World Skate President, Sabatino Aracu said: “Our main goal has always been to guarantee the true soul of skateboarding and the top skateboarders in the world to be represented at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020: we see the cooperation with Dew Tour as one more step towards the fulfillment of the best event possible in the Games.”

“This is truly a historic time for skateboarding as we embark on the first-ever Olympics, and to have Dew Tour leading the qualifying charge is an honor,” said Adam Cozens, VP and General Manager of Dew Tour. “With our background in staging world-class events that celebrate the progression and culture of skateboarding, as well as our history in hosting other Olympic qualifying events, our goal is to showcase the absolute best in men’s and women’s street and park skateboarding as we kick-off the road to Tokyo.”

This year’s Dew Tour also includes the Dew Tour Experience, a vibrant interactive sponsor village and Dew Tour on the Green, a festival of outdoor music, local food and drink vendors and lifestyle activations, including a public skate park. Various events incorporating the Long Beach community will also be featured throughout the weekend through local nonprofit partners. Dew Tour is free and open to the public

A total of six hours of Dew Tour coverage will air on NBC and NBCSN. The event will also be livestreamed in its entirety on DewTour.com, Facebook Live, YouTube and other major platforms for a total of 25 hours LIVE.

Olympic Dates For Skateboarding Debut Have Been Set.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Brighton Zeuner at VPS - Photo Acosta


















Tokyo 2020 has unveiled details of the full Olympic competition schedule - including the skateboarding events.

Opening Ceremonies will be on Friday, July 24 and closing ceremonies will happen on Sunday, August 9.

Right now these are the dates and times for Women's Park and Street - According to the IOC "the complete competition schedule is subject to change"



*All times in Japan Standard Time (JST)

 

Skateboarding (Street)

Date and Time: Mon 27 July 9:00 - 13:55

Venues: Ariake Urban Sports Park
  • Women's Street Qualification Heats
  • Women's Street Final
  • Women's Street Victory Ceremony


*All times in Japan Standard Time (JST)


Skateboarding (Park)

 

Date and Time: Wed 5 Aug. 9:00 - 13:45

Venues: Ariake Urban Sports Park
  • Women's Park Qualification Heats
  • Women's Park Final
  • Women's Park Victory Ceremony





So get ready to book your flight, grab a hotel and get your Olympic venue tickets to see the women (and men) compete in person!

Planning your trip?  Here is a link with some great info on how to get started! 

Bella Kenworthy In A New Video Edit.








 Bella Kenworthy is always someone that you just want to sit back and watch skate when you see her at the skatepark, and this video is no exception. Her skating and style just gets better and better (if that's even possible!) We have this one on repeat this week!

The 4th Annual Venice Ladies Jam Is On 4/27!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019



Such a fun day - bring all your girlfriends because the girls are taking over Venice Skatepark on April 27th! It's the 4th annual Venice Ladies Jam. Tons of prizes and medals. Divisions for all ages.

Just learning to skateboard? Come on out - the "Pup Cup" is just right for you if you are 8 yrs and under!

It will be a full day of fun on the beach in Venice - we hope to see you there!!

SATURDAY, APRIL 27th
VENICE SKATEPARK
REGISTRATION STRARTS AT 9:30 AM

PUP CUP at 10:30 AM
9-14 yrs old - 11:15 AM
15-24 yrs old - 12:00 PM
25-34 yrs old - 1:00 PM
35+ MASTERS - 2:00 PM





And the GRAND PRIZE is...






GRAND PRIZE! Big shout out to Todd Larson for hooking the Venice Ladies Jam up with 1 week at the beautiful Sequoia Skate Camp!!! Some age restrictions apply, winner will be decided by 2016 Skateboard Hall of Fame inductee, Cindy Whitehead,  and new 2019  inductee, Skateboard Hall of Fame ICON Gale Webb!

X-Games Invited Athletes for Women's Street - Minneapolis.

Monday, April 15, 2019

all info via X-Games        Photo of Leticia Bufoni

X Games Minneapolis 2019 Reveals First Wave of Invited Athletes

Returning to U.S. Bank Stadium for the third year, X Games Minneapolis will host the world’s top action sports athletes August 1 – 4. With world-class action sports athletes from all over the globe, this first wave of female invites is highlighted by  X Games Norway gold medalists Leticia Bufoni and Pamela Rosa.

Leticia Bufoni (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – Four-time Women’s Skateboard Street gold medalist Leticia Bufoni most recently earned her tenth overall medal with a silver at X Games Sydney. After earning six straight medals from 2010-2014, Bufoni returned to the top of the podium at X Games Norway 2018, winning her first gold since 2013. Bufoni now is the most-medaled woman in X Games Skateboard history.

** Please not that the list of names we posted on 4/15 via the X-Games PR link we receved, was from a previous years list  - GN4LW and X-Games apologize for any confusion.


X-Games Invited Women's Street Athletes Are:  (List subject to change)

Margielyn Didal
Lacey Baker
Julia Brueckler
Letecia Bufoni
Mariah Duran
Nnaka Fujisawa
Candy Jacobs
Aori Nishimura
Pamela Rosa
Alexis Sablone
Jen Soto

Tickets for X Games Minneapolis 2019 offer fans the unique opportunity to experience top-level action-sports competition by day and world-class musical offerings by night, all within the comfortable and convenient hub of U.S. Bank Stadium and GEICO Music Stage at The Armory. This year’s action sports will include Skateboard, BMX and Moto X disciplines; music will include performances by The Blind Shake, Chevy Metal, Diplo, Incubus, P.O.S, SWMRS and Wu-Tang Clan. 

General admission tickets start at $20, with XIP, one-day and three-day experiences, and music options offered. In addition, X Games will offer a special children’s ticket price in 2019, making the event even more family friendly. All tickets will include access to X Fest, where fans can enjoy sponsor activations, athlete autograph sessions and more. Additionally, ESPN has teamed up with Anthony Travel to offer one-stop shopping for ticket and lodging packages at www.xgamestravel.com.


As part of the Road to X Games content series, X Games will also host top athletes in a Boise Park Qualifier event on Saturday, June 29, as they compete to secure their invitation to X Games Minneapolis. Streamed live from Rhodes Skatepark in Boise, Idaho, the Boise Park Qualifier will feature three disciplines – Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park. The top six athletes in each discipline will also receive invites to Minneapolis.