GATORADE FREE FLOW TOUR ANNOUNCES PACKED 2009 SCHEDULE

Stellar Park Lineup Highlights Amateur Skateboard Series, Registration Now Open at GatoradeFreeFlowTour.com.

Seeking to find the best amateur skaters across the country this summer, the Gatorade Free Flow Tour announced today the complete schedule for the 2009 season. The skate portion of the Tour officially kicks off May 16 in Burlington, Vt. at Talent Skatepark, and registration for all events is now open at gatoradefreeflowtour.com.

The 2009 Gatorade Free Flow Tour will include a total of 33 skateboarding competitions (five skate vert and 28 skate park) at 28 parks across the United States. The winners in each of the 33 skate competitions will be flown to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, taking place at the Dew Tour’s Toyota Challenge, September 17-20. Encompassing the “Flow to Pro” theme that is the cornerstone of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, the two overall skate park and vert champions earn a spot to compete against the pros at the final stop of the Dew Tour, the PlayStation Pro in Orlando, Fla., October 15-18.

Highlighting the 2009 skate schedule are the additions of top skateparks M.I.A. in Miami, Fla., Warp in Chicago, Ill. and Epic in Rocklin, Calif. The Gatorade Free Flow Tour will also be returning to Ecke YMCA in Encinitas, Calif. and San Diego, Calif.’s Mission Valley YMCA. Committed to holding competitions in the best skateparks across the country, the 2009 schedule also returns to other standout parks including the Autumn Ramp Park (Joplin, Mo.), Charm City (Baltimore, Md.), Alliance (Grand Prairie, Texas) and the Skatelab (Simi Valley, Calif.).

The 2009 Gatorade Free Flow Tour skate schedule* includes the following dates and locations:

16-May    Burlington, Vt.    Talent Skatepark
23-May    Royal Oaks, Mich.    Modern Skatepark
23-May    Baltimore, Md.    Charm City
30-May    Newnan, Ga.    Factory
31-May    Encinitas, Calif.    Ecke YMCA
6-Jun    Fontana, Calif.    Fontana Skatepark
Jun 6-7    Burnsville, Minn.    3rd Lair
7-Jun    Simi Valley, Calif.    Skatelab
7-Jun    Houston, Texas    Southside Skatepark
13-Jun    Florence, Ky.    Ollies Skatepark
20-Jun    N. Chicago, Ill.    Warp Skatepark
21-Jun    Milwaukee, Wis.    4 Seasons
27-Jun    Grand Prairie, Texas    Alliance
11-Jul    Nashville, Tenn.    6th Ave. Skatepark

11-Jul    Rye, N.H.    Rye Airfield

12-Jul    Taunton, Mass.    Skaters Edge

18-Jul    Clairemont, Calif.    Mission Valley

19-Jul    Woodbridge, Conn.    Academy

25-Jul    Albuquerque, N.M.    Los Altos Skatepark

25-Jul    Des Moines, Iowa    Saylor Skatepark

1-Aug    Rocklin, Calif.    Epic Skatepark

8-Aug    Mt. Hood, Ore.    Windell’s Camp

16-Aug    Columbus, Ohio    Flow Skatepark

16-Aug    Miami, Fla.    M.I.A. Skatepark

22-Aug    Moorestown, N.J.    Black Diamond

22-Aug    Longwood, Fla.    Mesh

29-Aug    Salt Lake City, Utah    Ogio Training Facility

5-Sep    Joplin, Mo.    Autumn Ramp Park

Sep 17-20    Salt Lake City, Utah**
* Schedule subject to change.
** Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals at the Toyota Challenge