Cash prizes for advanced riders.
Seattle, Washington (November 26, 2009) – Skate Like a Girl presents Wheels of Fortune part deux (WOF2), an all-girl skate competition on Sunday December 20th at Skatebarn in Renton, WA. (http://www.skatebarn.com/).
Wheels of Fortune
Last year was a smash, with over 30 girls signing up. Winners of the advanced division were Amy Caron (1st Place), Kristin Ebeling (2nd) and Tamara Drybrough 3rd).
Check out this rad video made by Alex White: http://www.vimeo.com/2548830
WOF2 will take the same format as last year. Girls only clinic at 12PM leading into the Wheels of Fortune street contest, with 3 divisions (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). This contest is designed to be a fun and low stress jam.
Historic Cha-chang Cash Purse
Thanks to the generosity of families and individual supporters WOF2 will have over $1000 cash purse for the top three advanced skaters and winner of the ramp jam. If other individuals or businesses would like to help grow the pot and be part of this historic cash purse for Northwest female skateboarding, please contact Nancy Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WOF2 will be emceed by Seattle grandmaster of skateboarding: Marshall Reid of Manik Skateboards.
Other exciting features of the contest will include raffles, and live painting and art show with local Seattle artist onesevennine (http://179ers.blogspot.com/) and special guests curated by Shaina Folely.
Skate Like a Girl will offer a one hour beginner clinic open to girls and women. The clinic will teach the basic foundations of skateboarding: board control (balance, pushing, cruising, stopping, and turning).
For those that master board control, the clinic will work with those skaters to get the feel of riding ramps, and an introduction to simple flat ground tricks (ollies, shuvits, boardslides, kickflips).
The clinic starts at 12PM sharp, all participants must come at 11:00 AM to check –in. Those with skateboards and safety gear are encouraged to bring them. Skate Like a Girl will have gear for those who don’t own their own. Those who participate in the clinics are encoraged to skate in the beginner category, and will not have to pay the entry fee. Spaces are limited so please pre-register to gurantee a spot.
Wheels of Fortune is open to any female skater of any age and skate abilities. We recommend that skaters pre-register online: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHFmLW9pNnZoSmVuVkZHalphOFpLUVE6MA
All participants must fill out all release forms before contest. Under 18, parents/guardians must sign off forms. Helmets are required!
Ramp Jam $5
Advance $15 (Adv/Shop / $30 (Pro - Sponsored)
Wheels of Fortune Schedule
11 AM Registration / Check -in
12 AM Clinic / Warm-up
1 PM Beginners
2 PM Intermediate
3 PM Ramp Jam
4 PM Advanced
5 PM Awards Ceremony
We are proud to be sponsored by businesses, families and individuals who are helping to support female skateboarders. With out these sponsors we wouldn’t be able to throw such a big event. Please take time to check them out online.
· Skate Barn: http://www.skatebarn.com
· Snowboard Connection: http://www.snocon.com
· DC: http://www.dcshoes.com
· Nomadic: http://nomadicskateboards.com/
· The Side Project: http://www.thesideproject.com/
· Chica Rider: http://chicarider.com
· Creature: http://www.creatureskateboards.com/
· Manik Skateboards: www.manikskateboards.com/
· Independent: http://www.independenttrucks.com/
· Skull Candy: http://www.skullcandy.com/
· Adio: http://www.adiofootwear.com/
· Circa: http://www.c1rca.com/
· Nikita: http://www.nikitaclothing.com/