Primitive Demo & SPoT Collab Deck Release 2020
1/23/2020 - 1/23/2020
Checklist Junior Contest - Paris 2020
1/25/2020 - 1/25/2020
Chimera Games - Nagoya 2020
1/25/2020 - 1/26/2020
FIS World Cup SS - Seiser Alm 2020
1/22/2020 - 1/23/2020
Maine Mountain Series - Lost Valley Rail Jam Under the Lights #1 2020
1/24/2020 - 1/24/2020
New Hampshire Series - Loon Mountain - Futures Tour Slopestyle / FIS Race 2020
Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps, Event 9 - Trigg, WA 2020
7th Legend Surf Classic - Puerto Rico 2020
1/24/2020 - 1/26/2020
Rip Curl GromSearch - Praia de Ferrugem - Garopaba 2020
Industry and event happenings
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.
The final stop of the FWS in Chengdu, China was presented by Vogue ME. Riders came from all over the world to compete on a beautiful sunny day.
Men's Street Skateboard Podium, L-R: 3rd Richard Tury (SVK), 1st Ivan Monteiro (BRA) & 2nd Keyaki Ike (JPN), at 2019 FISE World Series in Chengdu, China, November 2.
Milton Keynes has played a seminal role in the development of UK skateboarding culture. During the 1980s and '90s it was the skateboarding capital of the UK and is still the lead city for street skating.
Black Yeti crowned the first World Rookie Champion in an incredible scenario where 50 riders from 7 nations, met and competed in the beautiful Parque das Gerações in Cascais, Portugal, in front of the Atlantic Ocean. A fantastic crowd showed up in large numbers to experience a brand new concept for the skateboard community: a platform to search and support the future stars of skateboarding.
Guilherme Lima is the first ever World Rookie Skateboard Champion after winning 2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard finals, at Parque das Gerações, Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal, September 15. Congratulations!
The World Rookie Tour presented by Skateacademy.ch contest was a big success! The participants express a very high level of skateboarding, getting all the attention of judges and spectators. Below you can see the video highlights from Zurich!
Girls podium at Zurich Rookie Fest, stop #4 on World Rookie Tour Skateboarding 2019, at Skills Park, Zurich, Switzerland, September 7. L-R: Lena Schmid (2nd), Liv Broder (1st) & Zoe Van Essen (3rd).
Done and dusted! The Vans Park Series World Championships ends the 2019 season with yet another incredible action-packed finale, crowning Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg and Sakura Yosozumi as your new 2019 Vans Park Series World Champions! Energy was peaking from massive Salt Lake City crowds at the new, permanent Vans-Utah Sports Commission Skatepark earlier today, as the two swept everyone away with their heavy-hitting runs.
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE) becomes men's 2019 Vans Park Series World Champion, at Vans-Utah Sports Commission Skatepark, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, September 7.
In an action-packed day of competition, X Games Norway 2019 impressed the crowd of 6,000, showcasing an unprecedented nine finals and four eliminations in a single day across the sports of Snowboard, Ski and Skateboard, while Moto X disciplines made their Norway debut.
Telenor Arena ready to host X Games Norway, Olso, Norway, August 2019.
After a season of skateboard rookie fests all around Europe everything is ready for “Le Grand Finale" in Lisbon/Cascais, Portugal, September 13 - 15 where the first ever World Rookie Skateboarding Champion will be crowed. Registrations are now open, hurry up to secure your spot in the final!
The first edition of the South Tyrol Rookie Fest Skateboarding, held in Bozen, Italy, was a great success. On the 24 and 25 August 2019, almost 30 skaters from all over Italy, gather in the amazing Bolzano Skateplatza, a 1000 square meter concrete park developed by the local Sk8 Project Sport Association in partnership with the Municipality of Bozen.
Rookie Podium at Bozen Rookie Fest (stop #3 on 2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard): 1st Giuseppe Cola, 2nd Markus Mauroner & 3rd Philipp Rossi, at Bozen Platza, Bozen/Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy, August 24-25.
With the upcoming event in Bozen, South Tyrol, Italy, and Winterthur, Zurich in Switzerland, the 2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboarding will complete the qualification series to select the most promising skateboarders for the end of season World Rookie Skateboardig Finals in Portugal.
The world’s best park terrain skaters converged for the penultimate stop of the 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour at the brand-new Vans-Cosanostra permanent legacy skatepark in Paris-Chelles, skating their hearts out before ranting and raving crowds. The exciting finale to the week’s competition saw USA’s Cory Juneau and Japan’s Kokona Hiraki declared as the Paris-Chelles winners, in addition to the crowning of two new VPS Europa Regional champions, Alesandro Massara (ITA) and Daniela Terol Mendez (ESP) earlier this week. The final stop on tour will be the 2019 VPS World Championships, to be hosted in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 7, where the highest-ranking competitors and invited Select Pros will meet for one last time to crown two new champions in park terrain skateboarding.
Cory Juneau (USA) wins Paris/Chelles stop on the 2019 Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour, at Vans-Cosanostra Skatepark, Paris-Chelles, France, August 10.
After four days of non-stop action, X Games Minneapolis 2019 came to an end on Sunday evening with finals in Women’s Skateboard Street, Wendy’s Men’s Skateboard Park, Harley-Davidson Hooligan Racing, newly added Skateboard Street Best Trick and Dave Mirra’s BMX Park Best Trick.
Sequence of Nyjah Huston competing in Men's Skateboard Street Best Trick during 2019 X Games Minneapolis, at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 4.
X Games Minneapolis continued Saturday as fans came through the gates at U.S. Bank Stadium to watch the most talented action sports athletes in the world compete in a wide range of events including fan-favorites Monster Energy Skateboard Street and Moto X Best Trick.
Brazilian skater Vinicios Sardi wins gold in Skateboard Park Adaptive, on day three of 2019 X Games Minneapolis, at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 3.
Day two of X Games Minneapolis 2019 continued at U.S. Bank Stadium today, where the world’s premier action sports athletes competed in six high-energy finals and one elimination, while the EXP Invitational - Apex Legends kicked off with 20 teams of three competing in Electronic Arts’ battle royale-style video game.
Misugu Okamoto (JPN) wins Women's Skateboard Park at 2019 X Games Minneapolis, at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 2.
The World Rookie Tour presented by Skateacademy.ch contest will take place in the biggest indoor playground for freestyle and action sport in Europe! From 6th to 7th of September 2019 the sk8 youth guns will have the chance to fight for a spot in the World Rookie Skateboard Final that will take place in Lisbon Cascais, Portugal.
The world’s premier action sports competition kicked off for its third year in the Twin Cities, where spectators came out to see the best in Skateboard, BMX and Moto X in Downtown Minneapolis. Top action sports skateboard and BMX athletes took their talents to the Pacifico Vert ramp, moved to The Armory this year for the first time, and Moto X riders showed off their skills outside in X Fest.
Clay Kreiner (USA), Jimmy Wilkins (USA) and Mitchie Brusco (USA) at the medal ceremony for Pacifico Skateboard Vert during 2019 X Games Minneapolis, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 1.
The resort of Les2Alpes is one of the most trendy international ski resort in the world, especially for the summer skiing. For sure, there is one more reason to come here: the brand new Les 2 Alpes Skatepark. Opened in September 2018 at the bottom of the slopes at 1,650 metres, the skatepark is open to anyone free of charge every day until 11.00pm.
Les 2 Alpes Rookie Fest Skateboard, stop #2 on 2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboarding, at Les 2 Alpes Skatepark, France, July 19.
Canadian skateboarding is forever changed after today’s historic moment at the brand new Vans skatepark located in Montréal. Thousands of skate enthusiasts witnessed Pedro Barros and Yndiara Asp claim back-to-back wins at the third stop of Vans Park Series 2019.
Yndiara Asp (BRA) and her winning performance during the 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour Montréal, at the Vans Skatepark Montréal, Canada, July 13.
On Friday, July the 19th, the France stop of the 2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboarding will be held in the brand new Les 2 Alpes Skatepark. The top three rookies and groms of the event, male and female, will be qualified for the World Rookie Skateboard Finals first edition ever, to be held in Portugal in September 2019.
Hurry up Rookies: in one week the Summer Rookie Fest will open the 2019/20 World Rookie Tour with the first snowboard and freeski competitions and the second stop of the WRT Skateboarding.
Returning to the City of Trees and the legendary Rhodes Skate Park for the third edition of the Road to X Games: Boise Qualifier, the world’s top skateboard and BMX athletes competed to secure their invitations to Minneapolis. More than 10,000 fans witnessed six Men’s Skateboard and BMX athletes and five Women’s Skateboarders qualify for X Games Minneapolis through a new jam session format.
Heimana Reynolds claims first place spot at Road to X: Boise Qualifier 2019, at Rhodes Skate Park, Boise, USA, June 29.
Eleven of the world's best skateboarders made Red Bull Roller Coaster a one-of-a-kind skateboard contest again that drew thousands of spectators to Munich’s Olympic Park. Here is all you need to know:
Congratulations to Jake Ilardi (USA), he did it again and won the 2019 Red Bull Roller Coaster at Munich Mash, Munich, Germany, on June 29.
The first stop of the 2019 World Rookie Tour Skateboard went down last Tuesday, June the 18th, at the Lampugnano Skate Plaza in Milan, Italy, and it has been a great success: Black Yeti is proud to get involved in this new adventure with the first 25 riders representing 5 nations.
The Black Yeti himself at Milano Rookie Fest 2019, Lampugnano Skate Plaza, Milan, Italy, June 18.
The Brazilian crowds went off the rails this past weekend at the second stop of the 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour, closing out a sensational ending that crowned local heroes Pedro Barros and Yndiara Asp as the winners of the VPS São Paulo event. Defending their home turf with pride, Barros and Asp not only proved their mastery of the São Paulo course design with power and precision, but also expressed deep gratitude for Brazil’s devoted support. Learning from each other throughout the years, the camaraderie between the two winners was an emotional moment for all to witness.
Pedro Barros & Yndiara Asp take top spots at 2019 Vans Park Series Pro Tour in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 23.
The first stop of the World Rookie Tour Skateboard went down this Tuesday, June 18, at the Lampugnano Skate Plaza in Milan, Italy. The city has had the pleasure to welcome young and talented skaters from four different countries, for a massive dose of skateboarding.
Under 21 Men's Podium at Milano Rookie Fest 2019: 1st Alex Borgatti (middle), 2nd Vittorio Galletti (L) & 3rd Joy Avosika (R), at Lampugnano Skate Plaza, Milan, Italy, June 18.