2015 Dew Tour Kicks off June 20-21 in Chicago, Ill.
Television Coverage of Dew Tour Chicago Begins June 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Skateboard and BMX Events to Take Place At Grant Park Skate Plaza
Burr Ridge, Ill. – June 4, 2015 – The Dew Tour kicks off the 2015 season by bringing the world’s best skateboard and BMX athletes to Chicago, Ill., for two days of competition, June 20-21. NBC Sports Group will present four hours of coverage on NBC and more than 10 hours across NBC Sports Live Extra and DewTour.com. Coverage begins Saturday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
The Dew Tour returns to Chicago after a five-year hiatus, and will feature the successful streetstyle competition created by the Dew Tour three years ago. The event will take place at Grant Park Skate Plaza, and will include skate and BMX street and streetstyle competitions.
Sunday, June 21 coincides with international Go Skatboarding Day, and will feature special activities for local Chicago area skaters. The Dew Tour’s return to Chicago will be a celebration of the summer opening of the new Grant Park Skate Plaza. As part of the celebration, the Dew Tour will work with the Chicago Park District and Grant Park Conservancy to make improvements to the park.
Last year’s Dew Tour Brooklyn Champion Trevor Colden and Chicago native Chaz Ortiz lead an impressive roster of skaters confirmed for the weekend, while past Dew Tour BMX champions Dennis Enarsonand Garrett Reynolds join Chicago local Brian Kachinsky in a strong field of BMX riders. For a full list of competing athletes visit DewTour.com.
The Dew Tour Chicago is a free event and is open to the public. Event gates will open at Noon CT on Saturday, June 20. On Sunday, June 21, the gates will open at 10 a.m. CT.
The complete schedule of events for Dew Tour Chicago is listed below:
DEW TOUR CHICAGO EVENT SCHEDULE
|Saturday, June 20||BMX Futures Contest Practice||10 a.m.|
|Saturday, June 20||SKB Streetstyle Practice||11 a.m.|
|Saturday, June 20||BMX Futures Contest||12:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, June 20||SKB Streetstyle Final||1 p.m.|
|Saturday, June 20||BMX Street Best Session Practice||2 p.m.|
|Saturday, June 20||BMX Street Best Session Final||4 p.m.|
|Saturday, June 20||BMX Streetstyle Practice||5 p.m.|
|Saturday, June 20||SKB Street Best Session Practice||6 p.m.|
|Sunday, June 21||Community Session #1 (Zumiez)||9:30 a.m.|
|Sunday, June 21||BMX Streetstyle Practice||10 a.m.|
|Sunday, June 21||Community Session #2 (Zumiez)||11:45 a.m.|
|Sunday, June 21||BMX Streetstyle Final||Noon|
|Sunday, June 21||SKB Street Best Session Practice||2:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, June 21||SKB Street Best Session Final||4 p.m.|
*All times listed are local / CT
TELEVISION AND LIVE STREAM
Dew Tour Chicago will be presented on NBC, NBC Sports Live Extra and DewTour.com/live. DewTour.com, the Dew Tour’s dedicated 24/7 digital platform, will stream live competitions and bring consumers exclusive Dew Tour action, interviews and behind-the-scenes access on desktops, mobile device and tablets.
|Saturday, June 20||2:30 p.m.||SKB Streetstyle Final||NBC|
|Saturday, June 20||5 p.m.||BMX Street Best Session Final||Live Extra / Dew Tour.com|
|Sunday, June 21||1 p.m.||BMX Streetstyle Final||Live Extra / Dew Tour.com|
|Sunday, June 21||5 p.m.||SKB Street Best Session Final||Live Extra / Dew Tour.com|
|Saturday, June 27||3 p.m.||SKB Street Best Session Final||NBC|
|Saturday, August 1||3 p.m.||Best of Dew Tour Chicago||NBC|
*All times listed are ET
2015 DEW TOUR EVENT SCHEDULE
|June 20-21||Dew Tour Chicago||Grant Park Skate Plaza|
|Aug. 14-16||Dew Tour Los Angeles||ACE Hotel|
|Dec. 10-13||Dew Tour Breckenridge||Breckenridge, Colo.|
ABOUT DEW TOUR
The Dew Tour consists of three marquee events, featuring disciplines across BMX, skateboard, freeski and snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle), with additional competitions integrated throughout the year. Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience, live music performances and lifestyle showcases. The Dew Tour is broadcast on NBC, and streamed live on DewTour.com and NBC Sports Live Extra. The Dew Tour is also distributed domestically on Universal HD and Comcast SportsNet, and internationally on TVA, Fox Sports Australia, Extreme Sports Channel, ProSieben, DR and Sky TV. Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Paul Mitchell, Bud Light, SQUATCH Snack Sticks, Sony Mobile Communications, Verizon Wireless, Airwalk, MIKE AND IKE® Candy and U.S. Army. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–