Presented by Cariboo Brewing and Olio Festival.
JAMCOUVER is a single-day skateboarding event that is unlike anything Western Canada has seen in recent years. In conjunction with the Olio Festival's 30+ music/art/film/comedy shows in and around Vancouver's bars, record stores and other venues, JAMCOUVER will be the skateboarding event of the year for Canada.
JAMCOUVER is an attraction for skate culture luminaries like photographer Patrick O'Dell, as the contest will feature 40 of Canada's top skaters, such as BATB4 Champion Morgan Smith, skating new inimitable terrain. The idea behind JAMCOUVER is to put Canada's local and national skaters on the same stage as their American professional counterparts. Creativity in skateboarding is the heart of this premier event. Skaters will skate together in crews, exercising skill and creativity fuelled by the JAMCOUVER's one-of-a-kind, exclusive street course and a chance at the coveted prize purse including Scion Best Trick.
"It will be less like watching a golf match, and a little more like attending a rodeo," says creative director Sandro Grison. Pro skaters Mark Appleyard, Wade Desarmo and Chad Muska are just some of the skaters who have expressed support for JAMCOUVER and have been spreading the word about Canada's newest grassroots effort to showcase the unending fun and creativty of skateboarding in this country.
Additionally, JAMCOUVER will include a "Retail-gate Party" for passers-by and attendees to check out what's new in all their favourite skate shops and take advantage of special sale items without having to leave the contest.
JAMCOUVER is proudly supported by the City of Vancouver as well as likeminded core skate brands such as Vans, DC Shoes, Quiksilver, Baker and Girl Skateboards, and online broadcasters at Push.ca. Color Magazine's Sandro Grison has no doubt JAMCOUVER will be one of the most talked about events in the Canadian skateboard scene in 2011!
A limited number of free tickets for this event will be available at independent skateboard retail shops in the Lower Mainland starting September 15th.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
The Waldorf Hotel
1489 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
RSVP to the event on Facebook here