BIGGEST NAMES IN WOMEN’S SKATEBOARDING DESCEND UPON TOKYO FOR A RADICAL NEW EVENT UNITING SKATEBOARDING AND CULTURE
The first international skateboarding event of its kind, hosted by Women's Skateboarding Alliance (WSA) and powered by JTB, the Skate Exchange will bring together the world's best female skateboarders for five days of skating, cultural exchange, friendship and fun in Tokyo this December.
Created by the biggest names behind women's skateboarding, and in partnership with B-Global Agency, the Skate Exchange powered by JTB will unite skaters and participants to be part of a cultural exchange, rather than a traditional competition. The world's best skaters including Lacey Baker, Leticia Bufoni, Alexis Sablone, Samarria Brevard, Aori Nishimura, Jenn Soto, Nanaka Fujisawa, Mariah Duran, and others will be in attendance to connect with and support the event. During their stay, the visiting skateboarders, and all-female film and photography teams will spend five days exploring Tokyo and being immersed in Japanese culture. A live skateboarding jam open to the public will follow at Murasaki Skatepark on December 1st, including two learn-to-skate clinics specifically designed for local underserved teens and international school kids.
"As we move closer to Tokyo 2020, this event is our way of creating something that’s uniquely centered around community, travel, and the cultivation of friendships through skateboarding. We are honored and excited to introduce the world’s top female skateboarders to Japan this December through this new global platform."—Mimi Knoop, founder of the WSA and co-creator of the Skate Exchange powered
With the inclusion of skateboarding in the Olympics, the competitive sector of skateboarding is rapidly expanding. This event aims to push forward the aspects of skate culture that are the foundation of why many started skateboarding. It will newly build a connection to the local and global communities while giving the world a rare and authentic peek into what it means to be a skateboarder. With a focus on camaraderie and fun, this pushes beyond just four wheels.
Find out more and get involved at theskatexchange.com @theskatexchange.