Riders are expected to have their runs figured out prior to the day of the contest. Don't expect to be able to figure out a run in the 1 hour warm up open practice. EVERYONE competing is out trying to warm up and dial in last minute details during that time. New riders must have a waiver filled out and on file with the skatepark. Call the park for details about the waiver day of or download the waiver off the website.
Competitions are wonderful to showcase your skills, push your riding to its limits, and have a fun memorable experience for yourself and spectators. However, we must emphasize... Do not enter this competition if you are not able to handle losing a competition. Often scores can be as close as one point to other competitors, and no contest is ever absolutely perfect. We always aim to do our very best at having a fair and diverse rubric for podium winners.
Park passes cover regular admittance to the skatepark only and do not cover competition fees. These fees are to pay for the event costs. The bottom section of the skatepark is open for pass holders or regular participants to the skatepark.
Competitors will get 2 one-minute runs in the TOP section of the skatepark. Best of the two runs will be your final score (secondary score breaks ties)
Rubric uses four categories: Use of Park, Difficulty of Tricks, Style, and Consistency-
Use of Park- Utilize the course! This category looks at how much of the skatepark you used for your run. You don't want to spend an entire minute riding the same ramp... flowing around shows skill and any well rounded rider should be able to use the park effectively. Creative gaps, lines, and using the park creatively all go into your use of park points.
Difficulty of Tricks- This category is usually the most simple to understand, and what most are already mindful of with competitions. How difficult are the tricks you are doing and how many tricks you accomplish define the score for this category. The more difficult and plentiful the tricks, the higher you will score!
Style- This category you will get points for how you look riding your scooter, this is the category to gain points for your unique riding style and individuality! Clean lands over sketchy lands, and overall presentation of the run. Showmanship has an effect in this category, top level competitors interact with a crowd and put on a show!
Consistency- Land all of your tricks! This category looks into how often you land the tricks you are doing during your run. Do your best to land all the tricks in your run, try not to fall or slip a foot. A flawless run is the easiest way to achieve the highest score possible, but that does not make it easy to do.
These categories help to even the playing field as athletes balance doing their best tricks without pushing beyond their limit on actually landing what they throw. Using the park pushes riders to dial in a properly timed run and following this rubric allows the winners to be the most well-rounded competitors not just those with the flashiest trick or two.
One of the most common questions for competitors is what division they should enter into.
Beginner- This is the division for first-time competitors, riders looking to just gain the experience of the competition format, and riders who may not have consistent combos figured out yet. Beginner riders typically will just be doing single tricks, some fly-out and small gaps. If you feel like you are not doing a solid trick most jumps in your run, beginner may be a good place to enter. With each division it is important to understand that the list of tricks is only part of what makes up a skilled rider. Certain tricks can still be considered beginner depending on the situation. A common example or question of this would be: "is a backflip beginner". The answer to this depends, a rider who does some single tricks, lands some of them, and in the last 5 seconds of their run does a backflip fly-out and barely gets it around would not be considered beyond beginner just because of the one trick itself, whereas if a rider does a flip in the middle of a run, that certainly is not at all beginner level!
Intermediate- This is usually where many riders feel comfortable entering, This also means its usually the most modified roster. Some riders don't want to consider themselves 'beginner' but unless you are pulling together combo tricks and doing a solid run with over-head tricks or more technical riding than you may not be ready for intermediate. We recommend to go intermediate over beginner if you are doing continuous tricks in your line, and landing your tricks more often than not. Intermediate is great to do an established one minute run, yet not with any absolutely massive bangers or gaps that may be more advanced level.
Advanced- Enter in this division if you are approaching the pro level. If you have placed high up in intermediate level contests before you should think about moving up to this division. AM level riders, or up and 'soon to be pro' riders will battle it out in the advanced division. So long as you are not a high-level established pro rider, this division is for you! This will be high energy, trick after trick, non stop one minute runs.
Pro- Hard to not know if you are pro or not... Enter here if you are a top level competitor, Pro is where the best of the best will battle it out to claim first place!
Best Trick- This is included in your entry fee regardless of division, (or $20 for just best trick) however best trick is for serious contenders only. Mostly Pro riders and top level advanced riders from around the country will have three attempts at their gnarliest land! Unless you are throwing a NBD or something super insane, sit on the sidelines for this one!
Entering and competing in the correct division will help ensure that our competition is evenly spread out so that any level rider has a chance in their division. If you think you are going to "for sure win" maybe you are too skilled for the division you were thinking... If you enter in a division that you are too skilled for, you will not win- you will be bumped up to the next level division at the discretion of our judges.
PLEASE DO!!! Spectating is free and we want as many smiling faces as possible! Support is so important to a competitor and competitions are the best way to invite friends and family to see what scootering is all about! Our events are fun for riders but also a great time for everyone of all ages! Food and Drinks are served and help raise additional funds for our non-profit park as well as various raffles and other non-riding activities during the contest.
YES! if you are questioning it, we strongly push you to go for it. Contests are for the community so we need rider participation in order to make them happen again and again. Even if you don't think you are ready to win, you will gain the experience and squash any nerves about competing for when you've got additional skills and tricks next event!
The registration fees are used to cover the costs of the event and help raise funds for our non-profit skatepark to continue to operate and upgrade facilities.
Pre-register with the links below for early access, or sign up at the skatepark if you prefer to pay with cash in the morning during registration time on comp day.
Despite our overhead protection from the bridge, our facility does sometimes get wet and unsafe to ride in bad weather. Currently Sunday June 25th would be the projected rain date, if we determine that is required come June 24th. In the event of bad weather the competition will be postponed, not canceled, and the entree fees are non-refundable for weather delays.