Industry and event happenings
As there can be no FISE Montpellier without Skateboard, the supreme discipline of urban sports will be part of the festival once again for its 25th anniversary, both in Street and in Spine Ramp.
The world's biggest action sport festival returns!
9 May 2022
World Skate are glad to announce the International Olympic Committee qualification system rules for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
5 May 2022
After a successful tour last year, we kicked off the Best Foot Forward 2022 summer together with you!
3 May 2022
Plus Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Street contest sees a Japanese Podium Sweep with Yuto Horigome holding onto the form he had in the qualifiers. The final day of X Games Chiba 2022 Presented by Yogibo featured Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Street and Monster Energy Men’s Street in front of a packed house. Fans can relive all the action from the inaugural X Games Chiba event via two hours of event recap coverage on ABC as part of the World of X Games series on May 14 and 21 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET.
Rayssa Leal dominated the Women’s Skateboard Street competition from the start.
25 Apr 2022
X Games Chiba 2022 Presented by Yogibo continued today with a full house and second day of sunshine. Saturday saw the Men’s Skateboard Street Elimination, Vert Best Trick, Women’s Skateboard Park, BMX Park, Moto X Best Whip and BMX Street. The first-ever X Games event in Japan, all competitions can be streamed live via the ESPN App and @XGames YouTube throughout the weekend.
Sakura Yosozuma from Iwade City, Wakayama, has earned her first X Games gold.
23 Apr 2022
The inaugural X Games Chiba 2022 Presented by Yogibo began April 22 with four eliminations and the Skateboard Vert and BMX Flatland final competitions. The first-ever X Games event in Japan, all competitions can be streamed live via the ESPN App and @XGames YouTube throughout the weekend.
Jimmy Wilkins on his way to victory in Skateboard Vert.
22 Apr 2022
Tournée Général went down in Belgium in October 2021 and looks epic! Feast your eyes on the clip below...
The Tournée Général Team!
14 Apr 2022
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is launching a new four-sport Olympic qualifier series for Paris 2024. This is an Olympic Agenda 2020+5 project, which was presented today to the IOC Executive Board. The new IOC-led Olympic qualifier series will include four sports – BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding, and sport climbing.
2 Apr 2022
More than 100 World-Class Athletes Set to Compete April 22 - 24 at ZOZOMARINE STADIUM
1 Mar 2022
Hosting the world's largest urban sports gathering for 25 years, the City of Montpellier, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole and the Occitanie Pyrénées Méditerranée Region will once again beat to the festival rhythm from May 25 to 29, 2022. After two years of adaptation, this comeback prompted a dedicated teaser video to celebrate the values at the heart of this iconic event.
25 Feb 2022
The International Olympic Committee has announced that the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 will see skateboarding become a fully-fledged permanent Olympic sport.
Sky Brown (GBR) earned Women's Park Bronze at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Pictured during Tokyo 2020 at Ariake Urban Sports Park, Tokyo, Japan, August, 2021.
8 Feb 2022
Simple Session 22 will be back in Tallinn, Estonia, on June 11-12, 2022 with another big summertime festival and an all-around good time! The Simple Session series will host an exciting contest in the Põhjala Factory district – an old rubber factory turned into a cultural hub will serve as a thrilling location for the event.
20 Jan 2022
If 2021 was an emblematic year for Skate, with the sport entering the Olympic Games and a debut with three silver medals for Brazil, the year 2022 is promising. A calendar full of competitions is already on the scene next week, with the first stage of the STU National, in Criciúma (SC). The event takes place between January 13th and 23rd, at Parque Municipal Prefeito Altair Guidi, one of the most modern places in the country for skateboarding.
Pictured: Pedro Barros.
10 Jan 2022
Black Yeti wishes Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, hoping it will be a year of health and joy for everyone, full of great and unforgettable events.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022 from the Black Yeti and everyone at World Rookie Tour!
23 Dec 2021
X Games, the world’s premier action sports event, announced today that a summer edition of the event will take place in Japan for the first time ever. X Games has reached an agreement with X Games Japan Organizing Committee, a consortium led by Japanese event production company Shin So Sha in conjunction with the City of Chiba, to collaborate on X Games Chiba 2022, which is scheduled to take place April 22-24, 2022. The event will feature Skateboard, BMX and Moto X competitions over three days at ZOZOMARINE STADIUM.
Pictured: Sakura Yosozumi (JPN) competing in Women’s Skateboard Park during X Games Minneapolis 2019, at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN, USA, August 2, 2019.
10 Dec 2021
Black Yeti wants to inform that all the World Rookie Finals podium riders from previous season, are already qualified to the next World Rookie Finals (if they are still in age to compete in the WRT)!
16 Nov 2021
From the heart of the Alps, Innsbruck, Austria, hosted the 2021 edition of the World Rookie Skateboard Finals and welcomed 70 skateboarders from 17 different nations, pre-selected through a series of 10 WRT qualifying events across the Europe and Japan.
* Raimu Sasaki (JPN) wins the title of 2021 World Rookie Skateboard Male Champion & his brother Raimu Sasaki (JPN) is the 2021 World Grom Skateboard Male Champion!
* Aoi Ishimaru (JPN) grabs the 2021 World Rookie Skateboard Female Champion title & Liv Broder (SUI) earns the tile of 2021 World Grom Skateboard Female Champion
* Relive the finals - watch the replay of live broadcast on YouTube that was with pleasure delivered by the Boardriding.com team
* Don't miss the links to the full photo-gallery and Ranking, and check out the highlights video!
Rookie Girls podium at the 2021 World Rookie Skate Finals at Skatehalle Innsbruck, Austria, October 3, L-R: 2nd Lena Muller (SUI), 1st Aoi Ishimaru (JPN) & 3rd Alisa Fessl (AUT). Big congratulations!
Cover picture: Raimu Sasaki (JPN) in action during the 2021 WRT Skate Finals, about to become the 2021 World Rookie Skateboard Champ!
7 Oct 2021
Yesterday (2nd Oct.), the biggest European AM Skate Contest Tour culminated with the Grande Finale in Innsbruck. 42 skaters (including 11 girls) competed for the title, prize money (Men & Women: 1st place 1000 €, 2nd place 750 € & 3rd place 500€) and a once in a lifetime chance to win the STS Skate sponsored winner trip to California.
Congratulations to the best three female riders of the Blue Tomato X Zumiez Best Foot Forward Europe 2021 Finals who battled it out on October 2 at Skatehalle Innsbruck in Austria. Pictured: L-R: 2nd Julia Placek, 1st Liv Broder & 3rd Jeromine Louvet!
3 Oct 2021
This Sunday - 3.10.2021 - the Boardriding team will be livestreaming all day from the World Rookie Tour Skateboard finals in Skatehalle Innsbruck!
30 Sep 2021
With skaters coming from Argentina, Austria, France, Romania and of course Italy, the first edition of the Modena Rookie Fest showcased a great level of skateboarding, not only in the competition venue, but also during some street sessions. In fact the program of the event was not based only on a competition, but included as well a touristic visit of Modena city Center where several UNESCO heritage are located, Italian food experience, night session and street session with local guide and a professional media crew.
Competitors at the Modena Rookie Fest 2021 were also treated to some great street sessions in the city.
From the mind of Ryan Sheckler comes the second edition of Red Bull Solus, a digital skate contest challenging 17 of the world’s leading men’s and women’s professional skateboarders competing to deliver the best continuous line from the SC Sandlot, Sheckler’s private skate park in San Clemente, California.
Skatepark course at Red Bull SOLUS in San Clemente, California, USA on 10 September, 2021.
28 Sep 2021
After a season of Sk8 Rookie Fests around Europe and the first Japanese Sk8 Rookie Fest, registrations are open for “Le Grand Finale" in Innsbruck, Austria, where the 2021 Sk8 World Rookie Champions will be crowed and incredible prizes awarded.
* Germany, Japan, Hungary, Germany again, Switzerland, United Kingdom & Bulgaria - all in the books! 3 more qualifying stops about to go down, Czech Republic, Italy & Portugal, and then it is show time!
* Skatehalle Innsbruck will be the perfect host for 2021 WRT Skateboard finals
* The event will be broadcast live by Boardriding.com
* Wild cards to Simple Session 2022 and Mystic Sk8 Cup 2022 can be won, as well as invitation to Rookie Fest Shooting
It's almost time for the World Rookie Tour Skateboard 2021 Champions to be decided - so get to the famous Skatehalle Innsbruck in Austria during October 1st - 3rd! And if you cannot make it then tune into the live broadcast!
22 Sep 2021
The tenth and last stop of the Blue Tomato Best Foot Forward Europe Tour took place on Saturday, 18.09.21 at Reithalle Ulm. And just as awesome as the tour started, it ended.
20 Sep 2021
Black Yeti can't be prouder of the World Rookie Tour Skateboard 2021 and this week proves it. In fact, we are ready for four qualifying events around Europe: after Bulgaria, we will be in the Czech Republic, Portugal and Italy at the same time!
* Only 4 qualifiers remain: Sofia, BUL, 17-19 September 2021 *** Prague, CZE, 24-26 September 2021 *** Benedita, POR, 25-26 September 2021 *** Modena, ITA, 24-26 September 2021
* Essential information, links to registrations and more can be all found inside the news
After Bulgaria, the Black Yeti will head to the capital of Czech Republic where the young talent will battle it out at the legendary Mystic Sk8park in Prague, home of Mystic Sk8 Cup. Make sure to be there between September 24-26 for a chance to qualify for the upcoming WRT Skateboarding 2021 Finals in Innsbruck!
17 Sep 2021