Friday, July 13, 2012

Something to Do... Street League Skateboarding Comes to Glendale, Arizona this Weekend

The Street League Skateboarding 2012 Series is making its third stop here in 
Glendale, Arizona on July 14-15. 

What is it?:  Professional Street Skateboarding series.  The arena will be transformed into city-like urban concrete skate plaza.  Top professional skateboarders will compete for more then $1.6 million in prize money.  The competition will be broad casted Live on ESPN2, ESPN3, and distributed to over 198 countries via the ESPN family of channels.  

Who?:  Street League Skateboarding founder and professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek is joined by some of the world's leading skateboarders such as Austyn Gillette, Bastien Salabanzi, Billy Marks, Chaz Ortiz, Chris Cole, David Gonzalez, Dylan Rieder, Eric Koston, Paul Rodriguez, Ishod Wair, Jimmy Carlin, Luan Oliveira, Mark Appleyard, Matt Miller, Mike Mo Capaldi, Mikey Taylor, Nyjah Huston, Peter Ramondetta, Ryan Sheckler, Sean Malto, Shane O'Neill, Tom Asta, Tommy Sandoval and Torey Pudwill.  

Where?: Arena
                9400 West Maryland Ave
                Glendale, AZ 85305

When?:  Saturday, July 14 - Qualifiers
               2:00   Outdoor Sponsor Activations 
               4:00   Arena Doors Open
               5:00   Preliminary Qualifiers (All 24 Skaters to compete)
               8:15   Rob Dyrdek autograph signing 

              Sunday, July 15 - Stop 3 Finals
               12:15   Outdoor Sponsor Activations 
                 2:15   Arena Doors Open                
                 3:15   Semi-Finals (8 Skaters compete for final 2 spots)
                 4:00   Finals (8 Skaters) televised Live on ESPN 
                 5:40   Chevrolet Overdrive 

     The Street League Skateboarding launched in 2010 when Rob Dyrdek was looking for a different type of competition.  Street Skateboarding is the most popular category of action sports.  Do your kids love skateboarding?  Do you?  Jayden loves to watch people as they are skateboarding and I am excited to take him to this and see his reaction.  I'm sure he will leave asking for his own skateboard.  

I will be provided tickets to this event in exchange for this post.  I was not compensated in any way.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced.  disclosure


  1. Josiah loves watching skateboarding, too! This looks like so much fun. Wish we lived closer because we would definitely go! Have fun!

  2. that is definitely something my boys would love to go see!! They enjoy skateboarding!

  3. I remember how popular skateboarding was when we lived in Phoenix! My boys had to have a super cool skateboard too. lol I love watching them do the tricks though.