As was reported earlier this week, Street League and The Skatepark of Tampa have formed a new partnership. Transworld Business spoke to both Brian Atlas of Street League and Brian Schaefer from The Skatepark of Tampa to discuss what the merger means for each of the parties involved and for skateboarding as a whole. You can read the interview by clicking here.
Today, Street League Skateboarding has proudly announced its partnership with Brian Schaefer and Skatepark of Tampa to form a true qualification system in skateboarding that spans from amateur events all the way to the SLS Pro Super Crown.
As a result of the partnership, streetleague.com will serve specifically as the exclusive platform and website for live streaming of Tampa Pro and Tampa Am.
The pair of companies will also be collaborating with SPoT in introducing an evolved version of the Damn Am Series as an elite qualifier of amateur skateboarding contests, starting in 2015. This evolved version of the Damn Am Series will qualify the world’s best amateurs into both the Tampa Am and ultimately, future SLS Pro Opens.
For the entire month of February, the crew at Street League is celebrating the Street League Skateboarding Foundation (SLSF).
Starting in 2015, all SLS channels in February will feature videos, photos, and information about the SLS certified plazas. There are currently twenty SLS certified plazas throughout the world, and more planned to open in 2015. To find out which skate plazas are SLS Certified, drop by the Street League Foundation site.
The worldwide online votes have been tallied and Luan Oliveira has been named as Street League’s 2014 People’s Champ. As part of his award, he now gets to design the first course for the 2015 SLS Pro Tour. Congrats Luan!
Eight select Street League Pros have been put up for the People’s Champ vote from their outstanding participation in the 2014 SLS season. Have a look and their individual clips from the practice sessions and rounds of competition from all 2014 SLS tour stops and vote for your favorite 2014 SLS People’s Champ now. The winner will have the opportunity to design the first course for the 2015 SLS Tour. Voting ends December 15th.