On Wednesday at 7 p.m., check the winfreeskatestuff page (PDT). They'll ask a question regarding a video, and the first person to respond correctly on the video's wall gets the skating gear. There will be three winners, and they'll be able to choose between an original graphic hoodie, jacket, or deck. All you have to do is answer a question about a video game or movie.
The contest is open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. To be eligible for prizes, you must provide your full name, email address, and mailing address within 72 hours of being notified by us via email. Failure to comply may result in disqualification. This contest is governed by U.S. laws without regard to any conflict of law provisions which would require application of the laws of another jurisdiction.
This contest ends on February 28th at 7 p.m. After this date, we will select three winners at random from all correct answers that were submitted before then. The winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize; after which time new winners will be selected.
From coordinating top international contest series like the Vans Pro Skate Park Series to fun and ripping pro contests like the Copenhagen Open, to plenty of local events like the Grind for Life Series in Florida (which recently expanded to national), we'll be in your backyard soon no matter where you push your wood and wheels.
The best part is that even if you're not looking to win any prizes or titles, every event has something unique to offer fans of all ages. From music festivals to street parties, there's always something happening around a skate park on or near the Fourth of July.
Sponsored skaters are compensated by their sponsors to compete, take photos, or participate in other publicity activities. They are frequently given the opportunity to travel across the world. A pro skater is any skater who makes money via contests. In addition to cash prizes, most competitions offer additional perks such as hotel rooms, transportation, and food. Some skaters make more than others by performing at events and selling merchandise.
A professional skateboarder is called a pro. The title "pro" is used to describe anyone who performs at elite levels of competition, including semi-professional and amateur athletes. Although no one can become a professional overnight, many top pros have several years of experience before they become stars. Others may rise quickly through the ranks due to charisma or talent.
In order to be considered a professional skateboarder, you need to have paid your way into major events, such as the Vans Warped Tour or the Sundance Film Festival, for example. If you have not done so yet, you can start earning a living as a professional skateboarder by participating in local events, meeting people, and selling merch.
In addition to contest winnings, professionals also receive compensation from brands that sponsor them. This could include money, products, or media exposure.
And, sure, a professional skating league—Street League Skateboarding (SLS)—exists. The competition is so real that the skaters fight for the greatest prize fund in skating history—over $1 million. Rob Dyrdek, a former competitive skateboarder turned entrepreneur, created SLS. The season starts in October and ends in June with three finals at Hollywood's Staples Center.
But before you roll your eyes and say, "Not to sound like a complete fan," let me explain: There are actually two major Street League events each year, with three divisions in each event. The top 16 players from each division qualify for the world championship tournament held at the end of the season. The entire process is overseen by an actual manager who travels with the team and controls much of what happens on and off the skatepark during games.
The first SLS event was held in 2012 and featured many popular street skateboards including Chocolate, Mint Candy Apple, and Hot Rod. The most recent event was last month in Los Angeles and included some famous names from other sports including NBA star Carmelo Anthony and NFL player J.J. Watt.
In conclusion, yes, there is such a thing as a professional skateboarding league. And if you want to see some amazing skateboarding then you should definitely check out an SLS game sometime!