Calgary Named Slam Host City

After 12 years of building its reputation in Vancouver as one of the world’s most popular skateboarding events, the Slam City Jam has named Calgary as its official host city for 2006. 

The Slam City Jam 2006, the North American Skateboarding Championships, will be held August 25-27 in Calgary. 

Venue details and information on the corporate and community partners who will team up to present the longest-running skateboarding event in North America will be formally announced in March.  It will mark the first time in the history of the event, a stalwart on the World Cup of Skateboarding international tour, that it has not been held in Vancouver.

An interest in expanding the event to other provinces was elevated as a priority given problems the event faced in association with venue upgrades in Vancouver in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.  The unavailability of suitable indoor venues in Vancouver this year pushed the move up to 2006.  Calgary won the rights to host Slam City Jam on the basis of its outstanding tradition of supporting amateur, professional and Olympic sports.