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World Skateboarding Grand Prix Partners with Country’s Top Skate Shops; Regional Qualifers Determine Skaters who will Compete in Finals August 29 in Washington, D.C.
(Sacramento, Calif. – March 19, 2015) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) – the leading global skateboarding events management company — announced today the schedule for the 2015 U.S. Skateboarding Championships. In partnership with leading independent skate shops across the nation, regional qualifying contests will be held in 11 cities this summer, culminating in the first-ever US Skateboarding Championships in Washington, D.C. Saturday, August 29. The total prize purse is $36,000 with $2,000 up for grabs at each regional qualifier.
June 13, Grand Prairie, TX, with Rhythm Skateshop at Alliance Skatepark
June 13, Kansas City, MO, with Escapist Skateboarding
June 14, Minneapolis, MN, at 3rd Lair
June 20, Frederick, MD, with Pit Crew at Hill Street Skatepark
July 11, San Francisco Bay Area, with Skate Works
July 18, McDonough, GA, at Hazard County Skatepark
July 18, Las Vegas, NV, with Pharmacy Boardshop at Craig Ranch Skatepark
July 18, Los Angeles, CA, with Pharmacy Boardshop
July 25, Chicago, IL, with Uprise Skateboards
July 25, Portland, OR with Shrunkenhead at Windell’s in Sandy, OR
August 1, New York, NY with KCDC
August 29, Washington, DC Finals at RFK Skatepark
The 11 individual winners will compete for a shot at the U.S. Championship title in Washington, D.C. August 29. The winner will earn the chance to compete against the world’s best skaters, from over 50 countries, in the 2015 Skateboarding World Championships. This year’s world championships will be held at the Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa, Oct. 7-10.
“When we first decided to host a U.S. Skateboarding Championship, we knew we wanted to work with the independent skate shops around the country. Not only will this enable us to find the best talent out there, but
it will also lend support to these shops who are the heart of the skateboarding industry,” said Tim McFerran, president of World Skateboarding Grand Prix. “It’s been over 20 years since a true national skateboarding contest, one that isn’t invite only, was held in the U.S. – If you’re good and think you have what it takes to compete against the best, this is your opportunity to make a name for yourself. We’re excited to bring this event to the U.S. this summer and we can’t wait to see who comes out on top at the Finals in D.C. on August 29!”
About World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP)
World Skateboarding Grand Prix is the leading international skateboarding events management company. WSGP hosts world-class skateboarding events with a commitment to help stimulate local economies through tourism while supporting youth development, especially those in underserved or impoverished communities. WSGP events include the Rider Cup Team Skateboarding Championships, the Turkish Skateboarding Championships, the U.S. Skateboarding Championships, and the World Skateboarding Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup. For the latest news and information on the 2015 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup and other upcoming World Skateboarding Grand Prix events, visit www.worldskateboarding.com. To view WSGP’s corporate site, go to www.worldskateboardinginternational.org.