Saturday, May 9, 2009
GATORADE FREE FLOW TOUR ANNOUNCES PACKED 2009 SCHEDULE
Stellar Park Lineup Highlights Amateur Skateboard Series, Registration Now Open at GatoradeFreeFlowTour.com.
Seeking to find the best amateur skaters across the country this summer, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour announced today the complete schedule for the 2009 season. The skate portion of the Tour officially kicks off May 16 in Burlington, Vt. at Talent Skatepark, and registration for all events is now open at gatoradefreeflowtour.com.
The 2009 Gatorade Free Flow Tour will include a total of 33 skateboarding competitions (five skate vert and 28 skate park) at 28 parks across the United States. The winners in each of the 33 skate competitions will be flown to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, taking place at the Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge, September 17-20. Encompassing the “Flow to Pro” theme that is the cornerstone of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, the two overall skate park and vert champions earn a spot to compete against the pros at the final stop of the Dew Tour, the PlayStation Pro in Orlando, Fla., October 15-18.
Highlighting the 2009 skate schedule are the additions of top skateparks M.I.A. in Miami, Fla., Warp in Chicago, Ill. and Epic in Rocklin, Calif. The Gatorade Free Flow Tour will also be returning to Ecke YMCA in Encinitas, Calif. and San Diego, Calif.’s Mission Valley YMCA. Committed to holding competitions in the best skateparks across the country, the 2009 schedule also returns to other standout parks including the Autumn Ramp Park (Joplin, Mo.), Charm City (Baltimore, Md.), Alliance (Grand Prairie, Texas) and the Skatelab (Simi Valley, Calif.).
The 2009 Gatorade Free Flow Tour skate schedule* includes the following dates and locations:
16-May Burlington, Vt. Talent Skatepark
23-May Royal Oaks, Mich. Modern Skatepark
23-May Baltimore, Md. Charm City
30-May Newnan, Ga. Factory
31-May Encinitas, Calif. Ecke YMCA
6-Jun Fontana, Calif. Fontana Skatepark
Jun 6-7 Burnsville, Minn. 3rd Lair
7-Jun Simi Valley, Calif. Skatelab
7-Jun Houston, Texas Southside Skatepark
13-Jun Florence, Ky. Ollies Skatepark
20-Jun N. Chicago, Ill. Warp Skatepark
21-Jun Milwaukee, Wis. 4 Seasons
27-Jun Grand Prairie, Texas Alliance
11-Jul Nashville, Tenn. 6th Ave. Skatepark
11-Jul Rye, N.H. Rye Airfield
12-Jul Taunton, Mass. Skaters Edge
18-Jul Clairemont, Calif. Mission Valley
19-Jul Woodbridge, Conn. Academy
25-Jul Albuquerque, N.M. Los Altos Skatepark
25-Jul Des Moines, Iowa Saylor Skatepark
1-Aug Rocklin, Calif. Epic Skatepark
8-Aug Mt. Hood, Ore. Windell’s Camp
16-Aug Columbus, Ohio Flow Skatepark
16-Aug Miami, Fla. M.I.A. Skatepark
22-Aug Moorestown, N.J. Black Diamond
22-Aug Longwood, Fla. Mesh
29-Aug Salt Lake City, Utah Ogio Training Facility
5-Sep Joplin, Mo. Autumn Ramp Park
Sep 17-20 Salt Lake City, Utah**
* Schedule subject to change.
** Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals at the Toyota Challenge
RED BULL MANNY MANIA BRINGS IT BACK TO THE BRIDGE WITH ALL-STAR LINEUP
THE 3RD ANNUAL MANUAL PRO CONTEST RETURNS TO MANHATTAN JUNE 7TH
New Yorkers should prepare for a two-wheel rumble, as Red Bull Manny Mania returns with a heavy-hitting line up of pro skaters ready to fight for the crown at the capstone event of Skateboard Weekend in Manhattan.
Last year, skateboarding pro Joey Brezinski battled it out with Brandon Biebel for top honors, after taking second place in 2007 to Ronnie Creager. Competition will be in the air as this year marks the return of Creager as well as Biebel and a number of newcomers. Last year’s reigning champ will sure feel the pressure with returning guests like pro Stevie Williams, who admits he’s been training for months, revving up the competition.
In its third year, Red Bull Manny Mania will showcase more pros and bigger names involved as the Skateboard Weekend progresses to a four day affair. Skate scene legends Jeff Pang and Dave Ortiz return to MC the event and three generations of East Coast talent will serve as judges: Stereo’s Chris Pastras, Zoo York’s Donny Barley and Queens native Rodney Torres. Also on the 1s and 2s is no other than NYC music luminary, Bobbito Garcia.
Red Bull Manny Mania caps off a weekend full of festivities, starting on Thursday with the premiere of Zoo York’s “State of Mind,” the 5boro 13 Year Anniversary Party on Friday, and Saturday’s 5Boro’s Back To The Banks Jam.
Come Sunday, June 7th, the Manhattan Bridge will be rocking with all the skate talent gathered in one spot. They might want to reinforce the pillars.
Red Bull Manny Mania
Free to the public
June 7, 2009 at 3pm
Coleman Park, underneath the Manhattan Bridge at intersection of Pike St & Monroe St.
Adelmo Jr, Anthony Correa, Brandon Biebel, Chico Brenes, Chris Roberts, Danny Falla, Eli Reed, Forrest Kirby, Gary Smith, Guillaume Dulout, Jack Curtin, Jahmal Williams, Javier Nunez, Jereme Rogers, Joey Brezinski, Joey Pepper, Josh Kalis, Karl Watson, Kelly Hart, Kenny Anderson, Kyle Leeper, Lenny Rivas, Malcolm Watson, Philip Schuster, Rob Gonzales, Rodrigo Peterson, Rodrigo Tx, Ronnie Creager, Shuriken Shannon, Stevie Williams, Tim O’Connor, Vincent Bressol, Zered Bassett
ROB DYRDEK TO HIT U.S. FOR THE DC FANTASIES RUN DEEP TOUR PRESENTED BY STREET DREAMS
This May, Pro Skateboarder and MTV star Rob Dyrdek will cross the U.S. for his DC Fantasies Run Deep Tour presented by Street Dreams.
Over 23 days, the DC Fantasies Run Deep Tour will make 10 stops across the U.S. beginning June 16th in Huntington Beach, Calif. Dyrdek will visit retail stops across the country for meet and greets, autograph signings and screenings. The tour will wrap up at DC’s Soho Store in New York City on June 7th, the day before the Hollywood premiere of his new movie, Street Dreams.
As his latest endeavor in the world of entertainment Dyrdek wrote, produced and financed Street Dreams, his first full-length feature film about an up-and-coming skateboarder and his dreams. With a cast of professional skateboarders that includes Dyrdek, Paul Rodriquez, Ryan Sheckler, Terry Kennedy and Ryan Dunn, Street Dreams is truly the first story to accurately depict the realities of life as a street skateboarder to a mainstream audience. In advance of the film’s theatrical release on June 12th, Dyrdek will screen the film to limited audiences during the DC Fantasies Run Deep Tour.
A full schedule and locations of the DC Fantasies Run Deep Tour can be found at dcshoes.com. Along with photos, videos and the Street Dreams trailer, fans can register at dcshoes.com for Dyrdek’s Facebook, Myspace and Twitter where they can receive info on the tour and exclusive promos. Visitors can also shop all of DC and Dyrdek’s current product and sign up for updates on his upcoming Dyrdek Collection that launches October 2009.