Sunday, July 5, 2009

Skatepark Saturday


The DC King Of Series will be landing in Vancouver this summer on August 22 - 23, 2009. DC’s King Of Series is a global grassroots skateboarding contest which tours to new skate spots all over the world, welcoming the city’s best unsponsored skateboarders to compete in a jam format contest. A win at these contests gives undiscovered street skaters more than just their local city’s respect.


“We are super excited to combine the DC Nationals final contest with the DC King Of series this year,” says Trevn Sharp, DC's Canadian Skate Team Manager. “I have already seen tons of sick skating and I am sure the level of skating at the Finals will be even higher. I’m really looking forward to seeing who will be crowned the King Of Vancouver this August.”


The DC Nationals City Qualifiers will send the top 5 skateboarders from each contest to attend the King Of Vancouver, acting as the final stage for this summer’s series. In order to skate in the King Of Vancouver, skateboarders must qualify at a City Qualifier. The winner of the King Of Vancouver will walk away with instant global exposure throughout the skate world, a piece of the $10,000 cash purse and a spot on DC’s newly formed DC Kings Team, DC’s latest skate squad based completely off DC King Of contest winners. They will also be eligible to receive an article in Color Magazine, where they will be partnered with some of the best photographers and writers in the industry.


Yesterday I rounded up the troops and headed out to Port Coquitlam to check out the Vancouver City Qualifier, which was happening at the Railside Skatepark. It was the perfect Saturday afternoon: sunshine, friends, fun and incredible skating.


There are 4 City Qualifiers still to take place, the next being this coming weekend in Regina.

For more information and full contest details visit DC Nationals. Videos from all of the City Qualifiers will be available at Push.ca. You can also follow @DCNationals on Twitter for regular updates.

You can read Trevn Sharp's blog about the Poco event, which is included in his series about the national contest here.

3 comments:

VancityAllie said...

Who's the hottie beside you in the last photo? Yum!

Looks like a fun time... wish I knew how to skate!

BTW, I love your sunglasses, what kind are they?

Janine said...

You look great. If I was at a huge skate comp with all them guys, God knows I'd be dressed like a stripper. ;)

Jennifer Stoddart said...

@VancityAllie: That's my friend Kevan. He's all kinds of awesome.

And my sunglasses are Ray-Bans.