Skateboard Supercross Announces Official Launch in Snohomish
8 Oct, 2014
Skateboard Supercoss will be at Legion Memorial Park in Arlington in Snohomish, WA, October 11-26, 2014. Skateboard Supercross features a pumptrack which skateboards, BMX bikes and scooters can compete on the pump track. Snohomish County has been selected to host the launch of the Skateboard Supercross league featuring its pop-up track.
International Distance Skating Association is sanctioning this new form of Skateboard Racing. Skateboard Supercross (SBSX) brings together shortboard and longboard elements of skateboarding together into one venue that will test skills, speed, technique and skateboarder progression.
In addition, the second annual Centennial Trail SK8Challenge will be held October 11 and 12. Offering a change to race against some of the best skaters in the world, the Centennial Trail Push Race features a $15,00 prize purse and a bonus to the overall combined time winner for male and female. A one mile and 5K under the lights in Downtown Arlington kick off the festivities on Saturday, October 11, with a Half Marathon to follow the morning of October 13 on Snohomish County’s Centennial Trail. Both races will begin and end at Legion Memorial Park.
Since the inception of long distance skateboard races with large prize purses, just four short years ago, the IDSA returns to the Pacific Northwest and brings one of the most innovative creations, Skateboard Supercross. “We are excited to sanction and introduce the SBSX racing league. It’s been amazing to see how all these different styles of skateboarding are coming together to compete on these new style of tracks."
About IDSA: The IDSA’s mission is to act as the global governing body to ensure the safety of event competitors by ensuring that route inspection, age grouping and event insurance needs are met; to grow international awareness and participation by demonstrating skateboarding’s benefits toward a healthy and positive lifestyle; and to ultimately infuse new energy into skateboarding as a viable and legal mode of transportation. The IDSA can be visited at www.theidsa.org.
About Snohomish County Sports Commission: The Snohomish County Sports Commission (SCSC) was formed in 2005 as an entity of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau. The SCSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau is a non-profit economic development agency responsible for the year-round professional tourism marketing of Snohomish County, Washington. Visitors spend $880 million in Snohomish County annually, contributing more than $62.8 million in state and local tax revenues. Direct visitor spending benefits retailers, restaurants, attractions, transportation services, hotels and other businesses, and provides employment for over 9,700 people in Snohomish County.