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