Street League Skateboarding (SLS) today announced that the coming SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship - the official street skateboarding world championship as recognized by the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) - will include a women's division allowing the world's best female street skateboarders to compete for the title of SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Champion. This historic announcement not only opens the competitive aspect of the sport up to all the world's best street skateboarders, but further solidifies the competition framework for skateboarding.
Selected for their professional performance throughout the past year and contributions to street skateboarding as a whole, the roster will be competing for the first-ever female title of SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Champion and a $30,000 first-place cash prize purse with one-of-a-kind Nixon watch. This year's competitors will consist of Leticia Bufoni, Lacey Baker, Pamela Rosa, Samarria Brevard, Alexis Sablone, Vanessa Torres, Marisa Dal Santo, and Alana Smith.
For the first time in history, women will have the opportunity to compete in the true street skateboarding contest that defines the only World Champion as recognized by the ISF. Curated in conjunction with the Women's Skateboarding Alliance (WSA), the women's division at the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship in Chicago, IL on October 4th at UIC Pavilion will bring together the world's most accomplished female skateboarders to battle it out for the title of World Champion and for the highest first place prize purse in women's skateboarding.
The Women's contest will be webcast live around the world on StreetLeague.com on competition day starting at 2:45pm ET. In partnership with FS1, the Women's contest will also have it's own dedicated one-hour premiere special telecast on FS1 and FOX Sports GO on October 18th in the USA. The first contest including Women in SLS is shaping up to be a truly historic moment in skateboarding fans won't want to miss.