THIS SATURDAY – Skateboard Rodeo in West Kendall

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Skateboard Rodeo in West Kendall

The 3rd Annual Skateboard Rodeo returns to the Westwind Lakes Action Sports Park on Saturday September 15, 2012 from 9am-9pm. “The Rodeo” is South Florida’s premiere skateboarding event. We are certain that this year will be the biggest and best to date. We anticipate having 100+ skaters participate in the event with several hundred spectators and families throughout the day. Competitors will be traveling from as far away as Jacksonville and Key West to battle for $3,000 in cash, prizes and sponsorships.

The purpose of the Skateboard Rodeo is to help raise funds and educate our community on new and unique local 501c3 non-profit organizations within the Dade County area.
This year we will be teaming up with Amigo Skate Charity which is a local non-profit based in Miami Florida.In the past they have worked locally to help provide at risk youth with skateboard equipment, positive role models and summer skate field trips. The have also hosted food collections for the homeless, free skate instruction clinics and Christmas toy drives. Amigo Skate Charity travels to Havana Cuba twice a year to provide underprivileged children on the island with free skateboards, art supplies and music equipment. They have hosted skate contests, action sports tours and underground music events in Havana. They return to Cuba in mid-October with a group of skaters from across the globe with the purpose of bringing more skateboarding equipment and a message of international unity, hope and love…

Exciting new features have been added to this year’s roster and we have brought back some past Rodeo favorites to ensure a great time with our usual bone crushing mayhem fun! There will be plenty of free entertainment for the entire family with an interactive street art , bounce house, tons of live music, face painting, art exhibits and a massive game of dodge ball! We are proud to announce that 305 Green will be hosting the “Punk Rock Flea Market” this year with a funky mix of original and eclectic finds, locally made products, Pop up Gallery featuring art by Alex Yanes, Josh Hall and Chris Valdes, skate shops and plenty of fun from some of the best independently run businesses in and around Miami.
The skate contest portion of the event will be comprised of six different style contests; a game of skate, highest ollie, blindfolded kick flips, ledge/box contest, barrel jumping and a stair/hubba contest. We will be adding more ramps to give the park a different feel and we have organized the contests in a way that will keep open skating in the park throughout the day ensuring a good time for everyone whether they will be competing or not.
Chris Casey will return this year to be the official contest announcer. He is best known as the cohost of Fuel TVs Captain and Casey show and has also hosted for Maloof Money Cup and Transworld Skateboarding.

9am: Registration and beginners start game of skate.
10am: got skate? All three divisions compete.
11am: got skate? and highest ollie.
12pm: Ledge/box beginners
1pm: Ledge/box intermediate
2pm: Ledge/box advanced.
3pm: Break, Dodge Ball Battle begins.
4pm: Barrel Jump and Beginners best trick on kicker.
5pm: Stair Contest Intermediate
6pm: Stair Contest Advanced.
7pm: Stair Contest Advanced
8pm: Open Skate
9pm: Lights Out.

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