Street League skateboarding DC Pro Tour hits Ontario Saturday
Fifteen-year-old Nyjah Huston of Huntington Beach scored a stunning victory at the debut event Aug. 28 in Glendale, Ariz., pocketing a $150,000 first-place paycheck and setting the stage for an intense battle this round among the sport’s elite competitors.
Preliminary rounds, which are closed to the public, are scheduled for Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. The grand finale is slated for Saturday from 1 to 3:45 p.m., with doors opening to the public at noon. General admission tickets for Saturday are priced between $25 and $45 and are available for purchase online or at the arena.
Street League skateboarding’s three-event series features participation from some of the world’s top street skateboarders -- including stars such as Ryan Sheckler, Paul Rodriguez Jr. and Chris Cole and core street skateboarders P.J. Ladd, Mike Mo Capaldi, Brandon Biebel and Dylan Reider -- a combined roster of athletes that includes winners of past X Games, Dew Tour and Maloof Money Cup events.
The tour's $1.2-million purse is the largest in skateboarding, with nearly $400,000 awarded at each of the three stops culminating with the finale in Las Vegas on Sept. 25.
Street League also introduces an instant scoring format, bringing a competitive strategy to skateboarding. Each boarder will get seven attempts on the four sections (technical, creative, line and big), designed to test a different skill set within street skating. Each attempt gets an instant score on a scale of zero to 10, averaged from five judges. Each landed trick contributes to a cumulative point total, with tricks not landed given a zero.
Citizens Business Bank Arena is located at 4000 E Ontario Center Parkway in Ontario.-- Kelly Burgess