Street League Skateboarding (SLS) has announced this year’s dates and locations of Pro contests in the SLS global qualification structure towards the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship. As the official street skateboarding world championship series as sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF), the SLS qualifying contests and the SLS Nike SB World Tour are skateboarding’s most prestigious contests in professional competitive skateboarding.
For the second year in a row, SLS will include a Women’s Division as part of the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, allowing the world’s best female street skateboarders to compete for the title of World Champ. 2015 was a historical year as eight of the best skaters competed for the highest first-place prize in women’s street skateboarding with Brazilian Leticia Bufoni taking the first-ever female Championship.
International fans can watch each event of the 2016 SLS NikeSB World Tour webcasted live exclusively on StreetLeague.com. Fans in the United States can watch SLS on FS1 and customers of participating cable and satellite TV providers may access the live stream through the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Windows and Kindle devices, as well as on desktops through FOXSportsGO.com. Head over to the SLS site for the complete press release and more info.
SLS Season Dates and Venues
• March 5–6 Tampa Pro – Skatepark of Tampa – Tampa, Florida, USA
• May 21–22 SLS Nike SB Pro Open – Skate Agora BDN I Barcelona, Spain
• July 2 SLS Nike SB World Tour: Munich – Olympic Park – Munich, Germany
• August 28 SLS Nike SB World Tour: New Jersey – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ, USA
• October 2 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship – Galen Center at USC – Los Angeles, CA, USA
FS1 Telecast Schedule
SLS Nike SB Pro Open – Sunday, May 22 (9:30 PM – 11:00 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB World Tour: Munich – Saturday, July 2 (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB World Tour: New Jersey – Sunday, August 28 (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET)
SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship – Sunday, October 2 (10:30 PM – 12:00 AM ET)
Street League Skateboarding has announced that the coming SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship – the official street skateboarding world championship as recognized by the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) – will include a women’s division allowing the world’s best female street skateboarders to compete for the title of SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Champion. This historic announcement not only opens the competitive aspect of the sport up to all the world’s best street skateboarders, but further solidifies the competition framework for skateboarding.
Selected for their professional performance throughout the past year and contributions to street skateboarding as a whole, the roster will be competing for the first-ever female title of SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Champion and a $30,000 first-place cash prize purse with one-of-a-kind Nixon watch. This year’s competitors will consist of Leticia Bufoni, Lacey Baker, Pamela Rosa, Samarria Brevard, Alexis Sablone, Vanessa Torres, Marisa Dal Santo, and Alana Smith.
For the first time in history, women will have the opportunity to compete in the true street skateboarding contest that defines the only World Champion as recognized by the ISF. Curated in conjunction with the Women’s Skateboarding Alliance (WSA), the women’s division at the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship in Chicago, Illinois on October 4th at UIC Pavilion will bring together the world’s most accomplished female skateboarders to battle it out for the title of World Champion and for the highest first place prize purse in women’s skateboarding.
The Women’s contest will be webcast live around the world on StreetLeague.com on competition day starting at 2:45pm ET. In partnership with FS1, the Women’s contest will also have it’s own dedicated one-hour premiere special telecast on FS1 and FOX Sports GO on October 18th in the USA. The first contest including Women in SLS is shaping up to be a truly historic moment in skateboarding fans won’t want to miss.
Fox Sports 1 Telecast Schedule:
2015 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship: LIVE: Sunday, October 4 (5 PM ET – 7 PM ET)
2015 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship: Women’s Division Premiere: Sunday, October 11 (4 PM ET – 5 PM ET)
For additional info and assets with the SLS 2015 WOMEN’S Announcement click right here.
The sophomore year of X Games Austin is a wrap and the skateboarding events delivered many highlights despite the relentless early summer heat. Drop by The Boardr and CA Productions sites for more info along with photos and video clips from the past three days.
1. Nyjah Huston
2. Chaz Ortiz
3. Ryan Sheckler
1. Pierre Luc Gagnon
2. Paul Luc Ronchetti
3. Sam Beckett
1. Bob Burnquist
2. Elliot Sloan
3. Tom Schaar
1. Curren Caples
2. Pedro Barros
3. Ronnie Sandoval
Big Air Doubles
1. Bob Burnquist / Morgan Wade
2. Elliot Sloan / Steve McCann
3. Tom Schaar / Zack Warden
Womens Skate Street
1. Alexis Sablone
2. Pamela Rose
3. Vanessa Torres
Skate Street Ams
1. Tyson Bowerbank
2. Alex Midler
3. Dustin Blauvelt
Head over to the X Games site for complete results.