Monday, June 22, 2009
The second stop in Oregon for the éS Game of SKATE was held at Tactics in Eugene, Oregon on June 19, 2009. Nearly 70 people came out to play SKATE and enjoy some food courtesy of the fine folks at Tactics. Also in attendance were the awesome folks from Skaters for Eugene Skateparks. The éS Game of SKATE was being held at the Washington and Jefferson “spot” that is the future home of Eugene’s newest skatepark and SES was out there to raise awareness, and some money, for the new park.
Skaters came out from all over Oregon, including a car load of kids that heard we were in their hometown of Medford on our way to hosting games of SKATE in Hood River and Eugene. The level of skating throughout the day was as good as we’ve seen with dozens of matchups being real crowd-pleasers. One in particular was Zach Bird against Kyle Billups in the semi-finals. Clean style and impossible tricks were displayed by the two of them, but it was Kyle Billups who came out on top.
For the third consecutive year, skateboarders from all over the map will descend on the Scandinavian city of Copenhagen for three days of skateboarding madness, beer funneling, and all the other forms of Viking revelry that go down during DVS’ CPH PRO.
Once again, skate park engineer Brent Kromuler was contracted to produce an expanded and totally new course for this year’s event. With the vert contest cancelled, more money will be allocated toward the street contest prize purse now set at $50,000. Once again the contest experts at SPoT Light Productions will be in charge of microphone antics and good times management.
“CPH is inspired by some of the classic skate contests of the past,” says DVS’ Tim Gavin. “It’s skateboarding done our way—not the glitz and glam of the other jump ramp influenced sh*t!”
In honor of its third annual CPH contest DVS has created a limited run of CPH Rico CT shoes featuring artwork from seminal Copenhagen tattoo parlor, Le Fix. The shoe will be available during the contest at five shops in Copenhagen including iLove, Bobby’s, Sidewalk, Dark Blue, and Street Machine.
The CPH Pro 2009 will take place at the CPH skate park in Copenhagen, Denmark on the June 26, 27, and 28. There will be a live web broadcast of the contest hosted by Tackyworld that will be viewable on dvsshoes.com/skate during the following dates and times:
14.00 - Street Qualifiers - 5am PST
21.00 – Informal Vert Contest And Prize Ceremony - 12 am PST
15.00 - Street Semi-finals - 6 am PST
17.00 - Street Finals - 8 am PST
18.00 - Best Trick - 9 am PST
19.00 - Street Prize Ceremony And After Party - 10 am PST
For more details on the event schedule, live-feed information, media coverage, and nightlife attractions log on to dvsshoes.com/skate/cphpro