In 2015, the Tampa Pro contest became an official stop on the Street League Skateboarding Pro tour. As a game changer for both trademarks of the skate culture, the union brought some interesting point of views. VICE Sports was there to capture this pivotal moment in skateboard history and heard from Brian Schaefer, Brian Atlas, Chris Cole, and many others about what it really meant for the two skate giants to finally come together.
The 22nd Annual Tampa Pro events have begun this week with last night’s 6th annual gathering for the Old Man Bowl Jam at the Skatepark of Tampa. The madness continues this weekend and if you’re not out there doing some shredding own your own, be sure to tune into the live webcast at www.streetleague.com at 12pm ET/ 9am PST on Saturday and Sunday. Complete details and Tampa Pro schedule right here.
6th Annual SPoT Old Man Bowl Jam Results
1. Levi Combs
2. Steven Rosa
3. Brandon Knowles
4. Jimmy “The Greek” Marcus
5. John Whiteman
6. Allen Russell
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)
The crew at Street League has rounded up the best video footage from their 2015 NikeSB World Tour and have generated a stack of edits for you to enjoy. In your free time drop by the SLS YouTube channel and watch 2015 SLS Champ Luan Oliveira along with Nyjah Huston, Kelvin Hoefler, Paul Rodriguez, Evan Smith, Chris Cole, Cody McEntire, Matt Berger and Chaz Ortiz get down.
The Instagram views have mattered and the votes have poured across the internet. And now Street League Skateboarding has proudly announced that Kelly Hart has won the first-ever SLS Trick of the Year! Listen in as he offers up his thoughts and the backstory to his mighty fakie 360 kickflip manny and how it all went down.
It’s the last day to submit your tricks and vote for Street League’s Trick of the Year for 2015. Visit the SLS TOTY page and get to it!