Boards for Bros - Fort Lauderdale, FL 2020
8/7/2020 - 8/7/2020
Skate Titans Gatton, QLD 2020
8/8/2020 - 8/8/2020
Bela Joyride - Eisenkappel 2020
8/5/2020 - 8/8/2020
FIS South America Cup - BA - El Colorado 2020
8/7/2020 - 8/8/2020
Treble Cone Mini Mountain Competition 2020
The NZ Adaptive Snow Sports Festival - Remarkables 2020
8/7/2020 - 8/9/2020
Live Like Sion Gromfest - PK's, Kauai 2020
Men's Boardmasters Longboard Pro 2020
Women's Boardmasters Longboard Pro 2020
Industry and event happenings
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.
After many discussions regarding how to deliver an edition of FISE World Series Montpellier that can meet the safety and security requirements needed in response to COVID-19, Hurricane Events, in consultation with its partners, has taken the decision to organize a fully digital FISE Montpellier event in 2020.
Vans officially announced the beginning of a historic partnership with skateboarding legend and global youth icon, Tony Hawk. Sharing a profound heritage in action sports and an undisputed commitment to skate culture, Vans and Tony Hawk unite in 2020 to create authentic and inspiring brand initiatives that will enable creative expression through skateboarding.
To follow on from the success of the “#StayHome. Save Lives.” campaign, which came to life thanks to Volcom's partnership with Ad Council, Volcom has just launched phase 2 of this movement: an inspiring digital campaign #StayHomeForThis. The goal is to encourage people to share images of their favourite things they like to do, and want to protect, by staying home during the crisis.
Dan Mancina cannot visually make out a ledge or ramp, but that didn't stop him from tackling them in 2018 on a skateboard in Detroit.
Skateboarder Dan Mancina, is seen at the Wigle Recreation Center (AKA The Wig) in Detroit, Michigan on October 10, 2017.
The Adventure Sports Network (ASN) and MTN DEWⓇ announced today that its annual summer Dew Tour skateboard competition and festival will now take place September 10-13 at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif., the event’s home for its fifth consecutive year.
THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), THE INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (IPC), THE TOKYO 2020 ORGANISING COMMITTEE, THE TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN TODAY AGREED NEW DATES FOR THE GAMES OF THE XXXII OLYMPIAD, IN 2021. THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020 WILL BE CELEBRATED FROM 23 JULY TO 8 AUGUST 2021. THEY ALSO AGREED ON NEW DATES FOR THE PARALYMPIC GAMES, WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED FROM 24 AUGUST UNTIL 5 SEPTEMBER 2021.
The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Here's all the action from Paris - skater's paradise!
World Skate Open Lima 2020: It’s just one month to go and World Skate are glad to share with you the awesome artwork of Peruvian street artist Fiasco.
The preeminent, defining park terrain skateboarding competition, Vans Park Series, reveals its official 2020 world tour event schedule. The series’ fifth consecutive season will kick off in June and return to the three permanent VPS-certified park terrain legacy skateparks built in France, Canada, and the United States last year. Gathering the world’s best park terrain skaters to inspire youth and grow participation worldwide, Vans Park Series continues its celebration of skateboarding’s unique and creative culture.
In Vans’ ongoing effort to provide the greatest skateboard contest experience in the history of the world, the Vans Park Series recently announced, at the request of the riders, that the contest will be switching to an all jam session format for the upcoming 2020 season.
CJ Collins’ f/s flight is closely followed by a b/s air from Roman Pabich.
With this communication World Skate would like to provide insights and updates about the upcoming Olympic Qualification season and the events that will be, for different reasons, suspended or rescheduled.
The 20th-anniversary event of the annual Simple Session contest went down this weekend, February 8 – 9 at the Saku Arena in Tallinn, Estonia.
Danny Leon (ESP) celebrates his victory at the 2020 Simple Session, at the Saku Arena in Tallinn, Estonia February 9.
The world's largest multi-disciplinary action sports series is back, with an international line up of stops. Here are the first dates you can add to the calendar, stay tuned for more announcements. True to the spirit of FISE all our events remain free to attend and everyone is welcome.
Celebrating its first decade, the world’s premier professional skateboarding series, Street League Skateboarding (SLS), returns in its eleventh season with exciting competitions on three continents, and this year the stakes are even higher with the season leading directly to skateboarding’s inaugural Olympic debut.
Amy Purdy and her partner Daniel Gale's foundation Adaptive Action Sports works to get people with physical disabilities out on the slopes and in skateparks.
Amy Purdy co-founded Adaptive Action Sports in 2005.
World Skate: We’re proud to announce our confirmed dates for season #2 and we couldn’t be more excited. The 2020 Olympic qualification season will see skating going down all over the world, from Perú to China, Japan, the USA, and Great Britain, we’ve got you covered.
As the first event in the Olympic Qualifying season #2 finished in Rio, we put another one in the books. Turned out with a lot of hard work, from a lot of dedicated people, that Mother Nature couldn’t keep us down. The level of skating continues to elevate from event to event in both park and street.
Both women’s and men’s park and street finalists of 2019 Oi STU Open, Praça Duó, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 17.
This past weekend World Skate had the opportunity of hosting its first institutional and technical global meeting for all skateboarding stakeholders heading into the 2020 Olympics. It was an important and fruitful meeting for all in attendance. We have an amazingly diverse, dedicated, and passionate community of people who truly care about skateboarding and skateboarders. The informational presentations and conversations from World Skate staff, National Federations, and the skateboarders themselves were invaluable and informative for all.
The annual Dew Tour, presented by the Adventure Sports Network Group (ASNG) and MTN DEWⓇ, announced today that it will return to Long Beach, Calif. for its fifth consecutive year, May 7-10, 2020. The FREE four-day event is a celebration of skateboarding competition, culture and creators and will also serve as the final Olympic qualifying event on U.S. soil before the Tokyo Olympics. Skateboarding will be part of the Olympic Games for the first time in Tokyo in 2020 and is being considered for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Next year’s Dew Tour will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center and Rainbow Park Lagoon.
Lizzie Armanto (USA) competes in women's park finals during Summer Dew Tour in Long Beach, California, USA, June 2019.
Oi STU Open takes place from November 11th to 17th at Praça Duó in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. Skateboarders such as Pamela Rosa, Letícia Bufoni, Nyjah Huston, Pedro Barros, Sky Brown and Heimana Reynolds are expected in the Street and Park competitions in Barra da Tijuca. The contests are part of a real urban festival with music shows, art exhibits, fashion, and gastronomy.