First All-Skateboarding Event Descends on Downtown Los Angeles, August 14-16
Street and Vert Skateboarding Competitions to Take Place at Ace Hotel
Broadway Street to Close Between Temple-and-1st for Dew Tour Streetstyle Competition
Burr Ridge, Ill. – July 28, 2015 – The Dew Tour hits the streets of Los Angeles, Calif., for three days of skateboarding-only competition Friday, August 14 – Sunday, August 16. For the first time ever, the Dew Tour will focus exclusively on the sport, lifestyle, art, music and culture of skateboarding. Centered around the Ace Hotel, Dew Tour Los Angeles will feature competitions in street, vert and the popular streetstyle discipline created by the Dew Tour three years ago. In addition to the skate competitions, Dew Tour Los Angeles will also feature sponsor activations, art exhibits, autograph signings and concerts. A complete telecast schedule and concert schedule will be announced in the coming days.
Competitions begin on Friday, August 14, at 4 p.m. PT with skateboard vert returning for a record 11th consecutive year at the Dew Tour. Five-time Dew Tour Skateboard Vert Champion Pierre-Luc Gagnon will look to defend his 2014 title against all-star veterans Bob Burnquist and Andy McDonald, as well as a strong collection of young talent including Tom Schaar and Alex Perelson.
The action continues on Saturday at 4 p.m. PT with Dew Tour Los Angeles’ skateboard street competition. Mountain Dew athletes Paul Rodriguez, Trevor Colden and Sean Malto lead an impressive roster of athletes that also includes 2014 Dew Tour Champion Louie Lopez.
The epic weekend will culminate with the Dew Tour’s skateboard streetstyle competition at 1 p.m. PT. Dew Tour Chicago winner Curren Caples looks to cap off an incredible summer with a second streetstyle victory of the season, but will be challenged by two-time streetstyle champion Ryan Sheckler, as well as 2014 Dew Tour Brooklyn winner Trevor Colden. The 2015 streetstyle competition will take place in downtown Los Angeles on Broadway street between Temple street and 1st street.
For a full list of athletes scheduled to compete visit DewTour.com.
The Dew Tour Los Angeles is a free event and is open to the public. Event gates will open at Noon PT on Friday, August 14, Noon PT on Saturday, August 15, and 10 a.m. PT on Sunday, August 15.
The complete schedule of events for Dew Tour Los Angeles is listed below:
DEW TOUR LOS ANGELES EVENT SCHEDULE
|Friday, August 14||SKB Street Practice||1 p.m.|
|Friday, August 14||SKB Vert Practice||2 p.m.|
|Friday, August 14||SKB Vert Final||4 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 15||SKB Streetstyle Practice||11 a.m.|
|Saturday, August 15||Shop Open Skate (TransWorld)||Noon|
|Saturday, August 15||SKB Street Practice||2 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 15||SKB Street Final||4 p.m.|
|Sunday, August 16||Zumiez Crash the Course Session #1||10 a.m.|
|Sunday, August 16||SKB Streetstyle Practice||11 a.m.|
|Sunday, August 16||Zumiez Crash the Course Session #2||11:45 a.m.|
|Sunday, August 16||SKB Streetstyle Final||1 p.m.|
*All times listed are local / PT
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.
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