Another amazing year at the World Round-Up Freestyle Championships in Cloverdale, BC Canadathe venue was filled with smiling faces, sweaty skateboarders, and crowds of people wondering what the heck was going on. For the past few years, Isamu Yamamoto has been the guy to beat and has added a different vibe to Round-Up by giving all the rest of the competitors something to fear, and something to work towards. But over the past years there has been a new era of Freestylers coming to the surface, young ones too, even as young as ten-year-old Yuzuki Kawasaki who won the Amateur division last year and came to compete with the Pros this year.
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Looking for a non-sponsored skateboarding competition? It can be tough! But, there are several competitions out there for amateur skaters who don't have sponsors yet and who want to compete in skateboarding.
Skateboarding sponsorship is the commercial sponsorship of an individual or team of people who participate in skateboardingcompetitions or public activities. Typically, the individual or team will receive cash payments, reduced-price or free merchandise or equipment from a sponsor in return for public and in-competition use of that sponsor's merchandise or equipment for promotional purposes and recipient testimonial or endorsement. Skateboarding sponsorship may also extend to the sponsorship of major competitions or venues like specific skateparks by larger distributors or manufacturers of skateboarding equipment and merchandise.
In the last few years we have seen several skaters listed as Amateur by their sponsoring companies that have a history of skating in one or more sanctioned WCS Professional events. Some of these skaters have continued to advertise themselves as Amateurs and continued to compete in Amateur events. It is the intention of World Cup Skateboarding to get the word out to the skaters and their sponsors exactly what determines an Amateur skaterboarder and how one can keep his amateur status.
Not every child will want to play baseball or football, some just want to skate. I was a part of a skateboard league in California growing up and I loved having the chance to show off my skills and be rewarded for that hard work when I would place in a contest. Skateboarding has never been an organized sport but with these contests I hope to grow the sport of skateboarding in Pittsburgh and also develop a big and thriving community of skaters that the entire city can be proud of.
Skateboarders from across the U. Both professionals and amateurs will participate but compete separately. The event is organized by Exposure Skate, an Encinitas nonprofit that seeks to empower girls and women through skateboarding while instilling compassion through community service. Girls in the Skate Rising Program, for instance, divide their time between learning skateboarding tricks and making items like support kits for the homeless.