Plan B Demo, Escondido, CA., West 49, Am Gettin Paid

Plan B Demo featuring Paul Rodriguez, PJ Ladd, and Ryan Gallant.
Saturday July 23, 2005
Presented by Sun Diego
Westfield Shoppingtown North County. Demo 3p.m., In-store signing 5p.m.


The 4th annual West 49 Canadian Open returns to the Toronto area on September 30-October 2, 2005 bringing the world’s top skaters to compete for $75,000USD cash. A Friday “Open Qualifier will see 10 skaters advance to the main event: The Battle Of The Brands competition where 72 total athletes will compete over the weekend for individual prize money and points that will ultimately determine which are the best skate industry teams and who gets to take home a piece of $20,000USD in five categories: Decks, Shoes, Apparel, Trucks, Wheels. “The skate industry has done a phenomenal job of growing brands that the audience follows loyally, explains Sam Biao, President of West 49.This team format further supports the growth and recognition of all brands that have helped build the industry. We saw great success in the launch of this concept last year and have now focused the entire structure of the event around the team format with prize money that also pays out a share for the team managers who attend. World Cup Skateboarding and event organizers from IMG have structured a new competition format that will see a series of high-energy heats of 15-minutes duration with 5 riders at a time competing on course and the top two ranked skaters advancing from each heat. Also new for 2005 is a huge custom Billabong Street Course designed by Montreal’s Spinworks that is expanded over the entire floor of the Hershey Center and will feature a massive roll-in to launch-box to quarter-pipe that will host Best Trick and Highest Air contests. A Pro-Invitational Rail Rumble event has been added to the Friday night line-up where 4 skaters from Team Canada will do battle with 4 skaters from a World Team for $5,000. Side events like the DC Shoes Video Release: Groundbreaking on Saturday Night and on Thursday September 29, the DC Shoes Launch Concert in Downtown Toronto will round out the weekend of non-stop action. Organizers encourage all team managers and athletes to ensure they are registered by going to Skate fans are encouraged to get their early-bird tickets and save $13.50 at West 49 locations in Ontario prior to general ticket sales going on-sale at Ticketmaster August 1.


Solo Mobile, ES Footwear, Underworld,Blind Skateboards and SBC Skateboard Magazine present:

Zoo York AM Getting Paid International Amateur Skateboard Contest at Montreal’s Orkus Park September 24 & 25, 2005

In Association with Dakine, Expose Magazine, Independent Trucks, Momentum Wheels, Protec, Vestal Watches and Von Zipper.

Zoo York AM Getting Paid, now in its second year, is the summer’s hottest showcase of international amateur skateboard talent. On September 24 and 25, 2005 the top international, national and local amateur skateboarders will descend on Montreal’s Orkus skate park in a battle for glory and a total prize purse of US$12,000.

Riders should register at and get information regarding hotels, car rentals, restaurant information, sponsors links, parties and directions to the Orkus Skate Park. There will also be information about prize money, point of sale for tickets and online rider registration. Contest results plus a photo gallery will be added to the site post event.

Orkus skate Park is located at:
4300 Chemin Côte de Liesse in Montréal
Tel. 514-789-6758
Visit its website for more info:

Zoo York AM Getting Laid will be happening again at the Fouf, 87 St-Catherine East on Saturday September 24th with DJ A-Track and more TBA. This party iis also in conjunction with the 10th anniversary party of Underworld Skateshop. For the special occasion Underworld will host a showcase of photos and products from the last decade. Also a photo gallery opening featuring works by Felix Faucher (SBC) and Dan mathieu (Expose). This event will be 5$ at the door. The door money will be donated to the Orkus Skate Park to build the Underworld bowl. This is a do not miss!

Last year’s Zoo York AM Getting Paid DVD is available, to get a copy or for more information on AM Getting Paid, please contact: or alexbastide27@underworld-shop.com1-866-898-6637