Slam City Jam: Time to Get Rad

Vans SLAM CITY JAM celebrates its 11th year in Vancouver on April 30 – May 2, 2004. The first stop on the Vans Triple Crown of Skateboarding, Slam City Jam is a sanctioned World Cup Skateboarding event and the largest and longest-running skateboard contest on the continent. NBC will produce a one-hour TV special on Slam City Jam airing May 8, 2004.

As the North American Skateboarding Championships, Slam attracts more pro skaters than any other contest in the Americas. Over 200 of the world’s best skateboarders compete for the men’s and women’s Street and Vert titles for a shared prize purse of US$100,000.

It started at the Plaza of Nations, then grew into the Pacific Coliseum and it’s transforming once again … Slam 2004 will be held at BC Place Stadium. Attendees are encouraged to take TransLink and bring their boards! The entire stadium floor will be transformed into its own Skate City, centered around the 15,000 sq foot pro street course and 60′ vert ramp.

Other highlights include:

The West 49 & Pro-tec Huge Public Skatepark — 15,000 sq ft filled with benches, rails, ramps and wedges for 3 days of non-stop action. Friday – kids can take a run at the World Record for most number of consecutive kickflips

New Era Sound Stage hosting over 70 local performers including the CFOX Seeds Winners (Everything After, Tourist, The Solution, Suspect, State of Shock), The Front, Kaboom, Kia Kadiri, Threat from Outer Space, Caspian, Another Damn Disappointment, Birdapres, mcenroe, Spreadeagle, Langdon Auger, GreenTaRA & Triple 3, Sidesixtyseven, Kook Show, the Phonograff & Kilocee, Shane Koyczan, plus more MCs, DJs, B-Boys/Girls and Spoken Word artists. They are voices of today’s youth — hear them out!

The Marketplace with over 60 exhibitors showcasing the latest in skateboarding, youth and community-minded products, projects and companies

Skatelounge with Skate Video Fest and the AntiSocial Art Gallery

Parents Free! Parents or guardians who bring 2 or more 3-day pass holders 12+under are welcome in for free. Parents can take turns bringing the neighborhood posse, and check out the action without devoting an entire weekend to the experience! Parents Free Coupons at West 49 stores in BC & ALB.

Price Drop! $10-off coupons bring the 3-day experience down to $13.50 per day. That’s a sweet deal for everyone! $10 off coupons available at Rogers Wireless and 7-11 stores across Vancouver’s Lower Mainland.


Friday, April 30: Doors open 2:00 — 7:00 pm Street Qualifiers

Start practicing now for the Pro-tec Challenge open to all attendees — Most number of consecutive kickflips wins 1 week at Vans Skate Camp and the World Record title!

NEW at Slam this year – JAM FORMAT for Street Qualifiers! Slam is one of the few open portals into the World Cup competition circuit and Friday’s winner is often the next great skater to hit the world stage…Ryan Scheckler, Rick McCrank and Bob Burnquist made their international launches from placing 1st at Slam City Jam!

Saturday, May 1: 11:00 am — 7:00 pm Street Semi-Finals & Vert Qualifiers

The top placing skaters from Friday’s qualifier join the pre-qualified top 40 skaters from around the world for Street Semi-Finals.

Vert Qualifiers on Saturday afternoon!

Sunday, May 2: 11:00 am — 7:00 pm Street & Vert Finals

Girls’ Street Qualifying & Vert Jam start off the dayMen’s Street & Vert Finals in the afternoon. Not to be missed! Finals are followed by the always exciting Best Trick contests:

Street Best Tricks
* Bones Wheels’ Big Rail
* Vans’ Farthest Gap
* Sessions’ Gap to Rail

Vert Best Tricks
* VanCity Lip Trick
* Westbeach “Bio Air

Party it up during Slam City Weekend!

Thurs, April 29 at Voda 783 Homer – “The Party” featuring Zoo Yorks Harold Hunter and DJs
Thurs, April 29 at Atlantis 1320 Richards – “Burning Pallets” Bands, Renee Renee, and DJs
Friday, April 30 at Atlantis 1320 Richards – Los Anngeles DJ Vice and local Syd C
Saturday, May 1 at The Penthouse 1019 Seymour – NK viddy premier, Bikini contest and more!
Saturday, May 1 at Vital on Robson – Art and Photo show 8pm-11pm
Saturday, May 1 at Commodore 868 Granville St – Kut Co, 2004 World Champion B-Boys Massive Monkees
Sunday, May 2 at The Cellar 1006 Granville St Kings of Chill

Vans Slam City Jam 2004 is also made possible by Vans Triple Crown partners Ford Trucks, Right Guard Xtreme Sport, Tylenol, NBC Sports, Transworld SKATEboarding and Fox Sports Net, with supporting sponsors Rogers Wireless, VanCity, New Era Cap, West 49, Georgia Straight and 99.3 The FOX. Check out for details!