Street League Skateboarding stop 5: Portland
July 14 is right around the corner, which means Street League Skateboarding (SLS) will take over Portland. This world tour ends after a stop in Los Angeles and the Super Crown final in New Jersey. Pros will give it all they have throughout the series to bring home a piece of the largest prize in competitive skateboarding – totaling more than $2 million. Are you suddenly feeling the urge to go practice until you can compete on their level?
Portland’s Rose Garden Arena will host the most elite competitive series in street skating and some of the sport’s biggest names. Twenty pros will compete in the preliminary heat for a spot in the top eight. The top eight will skate for a chance to walk away with $100,000 and a guaranteed spot in the World Tour Super Crown World Cup. After the event, all pros will be invited to the DiamondLife Afterparty jam session where they will free ride the course, and you can watch over a live webcast. Pros can redeem themselves after a knockout or celebrate their win.
Street League Skateboarding was founded by professional skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek in 2010. The league aims to popularize street skating across the world, and has used the SLS World Tour to do just that.
Is Portland too far a hike to make it to the event? Don’t worry, you can catch the pros at the Sunday preliminaries on a live webcast at StreetLeague.com at 4 p.m. EST and then the finals live on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.