Industry and event happenings
The Black Yeti wants to reassure everyone that he has many programs for 2021 among the snowboard, freeski and skate projects, but the Covid health emergency does not allow to communicate precise info for the first months of 2021. Despite this, there's some confirmed and some postponed events that can be viewed in the World Rookie Tour's online calendar.
The 15th edition of World Rookie Fest in Livigno, at Mottolino Snowpark, Italy, on January 14, 2020. Pictured: Mia Brooks (GBR) who finished 1st in Grom Girls category that year.
German skateboarder Vladik Scholz is always up for new challenges and he linked up with master craftsman Andreas Schutzenberger to roll out a pioneering indoor skatepark project - a hydraulic tilting Munich labyrinth known as The Maze.
Vladik Scholz performs a backside kickflip at The Maze in Munich, Germany on August 18, 2020.
Due to the recent Covid-19 autumn emergency on both national and international level, the WRT organizing committee decided to postpone the upcoming national qualifying event in Modena scheduled for Sunday, November the 1st, and as well the 2020 World Final in Innsbruck, Austria. Both events will be re-scheduled during the first 2021 quarter with dates to be defined.
The top ranked professional and amateur athletes from E-FISE Montpellier have been selected to represent their country in a new contest called E-FISE Montpellier Battle of the Nations. Each Nation will be represented by a compilation video showcasing the team's highlights from their E-FISE Montpellier video entries and fans will be able to vote for their favorite Nation.
ESPN and X Games announced today that this Thursday, October 22 will be X Games Shred Hate Day, which focuses on engaging fans, athletes and partners across the world through social and digital engagement in order to raise awareness about choosing kindness during Bullying Prevention Month.
X Games' Shred Hate pledge.
Modena is ready to welcome young skaters, from 30 October to 1 November, the last qualification event to the World Rookie Tour Skateboarding 2020. The last chance - after the stops in Germany, Switzerland and the Czech Republic - to get a spot for the end of season World Rookie Tour Skateboard Final in Innsbruck (Austria), scheduled from 13 to 15 November.
The last qualification stop of 2020 World Rookie Tour Skateboarding will take place at Modena's Rock & Ride Skatepark, Italy, October 30 - November 1.
Jean Pantaleo produced a performance for the ages at his local Bowl du Prado skatepark to deny Spaniard Jaime Mateu a second Red Bull Bowl Rippers win in a row in Marseille, France.
Jean Pantaleo performs at the Red Bull Bowl Rippers in Marseille, France on October 3, 2020.
The Poseiden Foundation have been putting on women’s skate events at The Berrics for years, and their annual Ladies Nights are some of the most eagerly anticipated. On November 7, Poseiden is holding a very special Ladies Night featuring their very first Global Virtual Game of S.K.A.T.E.! Girls from all over the world have signed up for this competition—which begins today and also includes a goofy vs. regular contest—and there will be special guests galore!
It’s time to visit Prague, capital and largest city in the Czech Republic: the Black Yeti is waiting for the best young skaters at the legendary Mystic Skate Park, located in downtown on an island on the Vltava River. For two decades the skatepark has been a host to the Mystic Sk8 Cup, a World Cup of Skateboarding event, and now for the first time it will be the stage for the World Rookie Tour.
On October 4th Prague will welcome World Rookie Tour Skateboarding for the very first time, and the chosen venue is rather famous: the Mystic Skatepark, home of Prague's Mystic Sk8 Cup.
E-FISE Montpellier by HONOR 2020 Sunday's LIVE Ceremony wrapped 2020's biggest worldwide and digital event. With more than 1,300 videos submitted by athletes from 85 different nationalities, 500,000 public votes and more than 20 Millions video views, the first edition of E-FISE Montpellier by HONOR went big all around the world!
Richard Tury (SVK) took the top spot at the E-FISE Montpellier by HONOR 2020 Skateboard Park contest.
Black Yeti broke the ice in Germany last week, with a great first stop of the 2020 World Rookie Tour Skate. Now it's time to fly in Switzerland, for the Skills Park Rookie Fest.
For stop #2 of 2020 World Rookie Tour Skateboard the Black Yeti is headed to Skills Park in Winterthur, Switzerland, September 18 - 19. Pictured: Action during 2019 Zurich Rookie Fest that also took place at Skills Park in Switzerland.
Hundreds of Amateur and Pro athletes entered the contest from all over the world, producing some of the most creative and innovative videos ever seen in Action Sports. Qualification in all disciplines is now complete and we have our finalists.
From the mind of Ryan Sheckler comes Red Bull Solus, an exciting all-digital skate contest. Launching today, Red Bull Solus features 13 of the world’s leading professional skateboarders competing to deliver the best continuous line from the SC Sandlot, Sheckler’s private skatepark in San Clemente, California.
Ryan Sheckler skates in his skate warehouse during filming for Red Bull Solus, in San Clemente, CA, USA on 10 July, 2020.
With big names entering, flawless lines and massive tricks, the E-FISE Montpellier by HONOR contests were a blast! Votes have been counted and judges scores are in and these are the top athletes who will be going through to the finals to determine who is crowned the overall winners.
World Rookie Tour Skateboard 2020 will kick oﬀ with the Bring Da Truckaz Rookie Fest in Chemnitz, Germany. After 5 months of Coronavirus break, the Black Yeti is stoked to be back on board and to welcome young skaters to the ﬁrst qualiﬁer event of the season at the Konkordia Park in Chemnitz.
With the aim of spreading the unique values of our sport worldwide and raising the level of competition all over the world, World Skate proudly announces an awesome new project: The World Skate Academy will officially begin courses in October 2020.
World Rookie Tour restarts the show after lockdown: Coronavirus restrictions in fact, forced the shutdown of all the World Rookie Tour events around the world in March. But now a strong call from Yeti headquarters has announced the restart of the tour: the Black Yeti is coming back to town!
2020 World Rookie Tour Skateboarding schedule is out, announcing 4 qualification events and the world finals in Austria (scroll down to photos to see the poster in full size).
Olympic Day 2020 will see Olympians, athletes and fans all over the globe get active in the world’s largest 24-hour digital Olympic workout. Twenty-three Olympic athletes have already joined the recording of an official Olympic Day workout video, and on Olympic Day, athletes from around the world will lead live workouts at 11 a.m. local time across 20 time zones on @olympics Instagram live.
In light of the postponement of the Tokyo Summer Games and safety regulations and guidelines concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, Dew Tour’s annual summer skateboard competition will now be held May 2021. The event in May will serve as the last Olympic qualifying event in the U.S before the Tokyo summer games.
This year, X Games celebrates a 25-year legacy in action sports with a lineup of content across ESPN’s linear and digital platforms throughout the month of June. Bringing nostalgia to lifelong fans and introducing young fans to X Games roots, the 25th anniversary celebration will feature exclusive content from back-in-the-day to the current heyday of X Games. The first Extreme Games took place beginning on June 24, 1995 in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island, featuring sports like Street Luge, Sky Surfing, Windsurfing and more.
Tony Hawk during practice for Skateboard Vert at X Games Austin 2015, June 3.
Oscar Niemeyer is generally regarded as Brazil’s greatest ever architect, designing iconic buildings in his native Brazil and abroad. And as a tribute to his stunning creations, Pedro Barros and Murilo Peres were given a one-off access-all-areas pass to skate his architectural designs ranging from the National Congress Palace in Brasilia to the Contemporary Art Museum in Niterói.
Pedro Barros and Murilo Peres perform during the video recording of Sonhos Concretos project in Niteroi, Brazil on November 21, 2019.
Shifting from snow to street, the third installment of the Real Series 2020, Real Street, drops six never-before-seen skateboard video parts on XGames.com and Youtube today. A full World of X Games episode will air Saturday, May 16 on ESPN2 with a re-air on May 23 on ABC, featuring all six video parts, behind-the-scenes footage and athlete interviews.
Pictured rider: Dakota Servold
In Norway, skateboarding was banned for 11 years during the 1970’s and 1980’s. A few hardcore devotees defied the law and skated in secret keeping the sport alive. In Norway’s Skate Ban, a new documentary from the Olympic Channel, skateboarders of the era who have witnessed of the transition from the prohibition of skateboarding to it being a nationally funded sport and now on the programme for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
#StayHome. Save Lives.” campaign, jointly formed by Volcom and Ad Council in early April and soon after evolving into a huge ‘Stay Home For This’ movement, has now reach phase three that will be known as ’Embrace Change For This’. It is brought by Volcom to encourage us to stay positive in the time of massive changes the whole world is facing.