Street League Skateboarding, Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert making stops in Utah
Both Street League Skateboarding and Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert are free for the public to attend on August 27 and 28.
Fans of skateboarding will get an action-packed weekend on August 27 and 28 at the Utah State Fairgrounds.
Street League Skateboarding, founded by pro skateboarder and reality star Rob Dyrdek, will be making its first-ever Salt Lake City stop.
Street League Skateboarding was founded in 2010 by Dyrdek and features the top street skaters in the world competing in a three-stop tour. Salt Lake City is the first stop of the tour, with Miami and Jacksonville making up the other two.
A roster for the event hasn’t been announced yet, but a press release stated that recent Olympians, including six-time Street League champion and 11-time X Games gold medalist Nyjah Huston, will be competing. Skateboarding is an Olympic sport for the first time ever during the Tokyo Games.
The preliminary round of Street League Skateboarding will be held on August 27 with the finals on August 28.
Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk will also be hosting an event at the Fairgrounds. Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert will feature vert skateboarding. August 27 will feature a “Legends Demo”, which will feature Hawk. On August 28, before the final round of Street League Skateboarding kicks off, Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert will feature 20 of the best vert skaters in the world in a competition.
“I’m excited to follow the debut of skateboarding in the Tokyo Games with a world-class vert event in Salt Lake City, one of America’s Olympic cities,” Hawk said in a press release. “We’re going to bring some of the most talented, daredevil skaters in the world to this free, two-day vert showcase. The crowd will be blown away with our high-flying action.”
Both Street League Skateboarding and Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert will be free for the public to attend.