2019 Skateboarding Competitions
Skateboarding competitions grow more in number every year, and with the sport reaching Olympic-level heights, it’s no wonder. But although more events are announced each year, there are a few that stand out on the lineup. These are the major skate competitions we’re looking forward to in 2019.
Simple Session is considered the big skateboarding competition of the Nordic countries. This multi-day event features pro skaters and BMX riders and takes place February 2 and February 3 in Tallinn, Estonia. One of the rad things about this particular competition is that scoring is live and can be watched on the screen during the event, or on the live broadcast if you’re not in the area.
Vans Combi Pool Party
You can’t talk about skate competitions without mentioning the Vans Combi Pool Party. Although this is a private event, legendary skaters like Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero and Steve Alba have all made appearances there — and with a purse of $125,000, the stakes are astronomical. This year’s competition is taking place on May 4 in Orange, California (may the fourth be with you).
X Games China
Major sports network ESPN just announced a multi-year collaboration with REnextop Entertainment, the leading action sports media outlet in China. The first of multiple events to be hosted in Shanghai will take place in late May this year, and another X Games winter event can be expected to take place as well.
World Roller Games
One of the longer events of the year takes place in Barcelona, Spain, where the World Roller Games will host its biennial event lasting for 10 days. Held in the home of one of the capital countries of roller skating, this event features all “roller” or wheeled sports and spans from July 4 to July 14.
Red Bull Curb Kings
This pro/am competition will take place in Los Angeles on July 20. Information on the purse and regulations have yet to be released, but we’re expecting big names to land the lineup at this skateboarding hot spot.
X Games Minneapolis
X Games returns to Minneapolis, Minnesota this year on August 1 and spans for four days. The iconic extreme sports event has been witness to some of the most iconic moments in skateboarding history, including Tony Hawk landing the first 900 in history and Shaun White battling rival Pierre-Luc Gagnon for the gold.
Canada’s biggest extreme sports event also happens to be the skateboarding World Cup. Legends like Tony Hawk and Bucky Lasek are on the roster, so you know it’s going to be epic. This year, it takes place August 16 through August 18, so mark your calendars for this major competition.