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Event Recap: Midway Mayhem 2016

Event Recap: Midway Mayhem 2016

The 2nd KDC Grand Slam of the 2016 season went down at Midway Mayhem at the Kumba Skate Plaza and brought out several local skaters and bus fulls & car loads of skaters from around the country alike for another incredible weekend of skateboarding and camping. While the weather was a little cold and the […]

Kumba Skate Plaza Recreation Day

Kumba Skate Plaza Recreation Day

This Weekend we decided to break away from Skateboarding for a moment and get the local skaters involved in some painting. With two teams of kids in rotation, one crew painted all the trash cans while the other crew was busy cutting stencils out to be sprayed on the bins. With a solid system in place, […]

IDF Website Launch, AGM and Race Registrations

IDF Website Launch, AGM and Race Registrations

You may not be aware that the IDF is about to launch a new website. Since the IDF was founded we have tried to professionalize downhill skateboard and luge racing, but our website hasn’t kept up with our needs. Until now… In theory this was meant to happen last week but like any big tech […]

Laguna WQS Race – Guadalajara MX

Laguna WQS Race – Guadalajara MX

After 2 successful years building a name and improving their event the IDF is proud to add Treee Skateboarding’s Laguna Downhill Race near Guadalajara Mexico to the World Tour. Kicking off the North American Tour the 3rd edition will unfold on April 29-May 1 in Atoyac, Jalisco as a World Qualifying Series event. Mexico has […]

New 2016 announcements

New 2016 announcements

The IDF wants to keep you up to date on what’s NEW. It may seem like there’s not a lot happening but things have never been more exciting or busier within the IDF. We have many new projects to announce throughout March, including: New website South American Tour announcement (plus 1 or 2 NEW latin […]

IDF 2016 Announcements

IDF 2016 Announcements

The IDF wants to keep you up to date on what’s NEW.  It may seem like there’s not a lot happening but things have never been more exciting or busier within the IDF. We have many new projects to announce throughout March, including: New Website South American Tour announcement (plus 1 or 2 NEW latin […]

Olympic Update

Olympic Update

To all the skateboarding entities who have been working so diligently to organize your skateboarding communities: I wanted to send a quick update on the possibility of Skateboarding in the Olympics. As you are aware, skateboarding is being considered as an additional sport as part of the official program of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Previously the Tokyo 2020 […]

Aswag spoils the Brazilian party

Aswag spoils the Brazilian party

Aaron “Aswag” Hampshire (USA) won his first ever IDF race at Mt Ruapehu today, beating out the Brazilian trio of Dalua, Thiago Lessa and Max Ballesteros who had looked set to continue their dominating Australasian tour. It was a controversial final, with the three Brazilians getting tangled up and bringing each other down, leaving Aaron […]

The Women of Ultraskate 2016

The Women of Ultraskate 2016

With each passing year,  the women of Ultraskate continue to amaze us with their accomplishments and aggressiveness nature of their personal goals. This year will be no different as Alyssa Monteiro, Claudia Clase, Anne Palmer and Sarah Rassieur look to push to new limits never before seen at the 24 hour endurance skate. We present […]

The Women of Ultraskate 2016

The Women of Ultraskate 2016

With each passing year,  the women of Ultraskate continue to amaze us with their accomplishments and aggressiveness nature of their personal goals. This year will be no different as Alyssa Monteiro, Claudia Clase, Anne Palmer and Sarah Rassieur look to push to new limits never before seen at the 24 hour endurance skate. We present […]

2016 Kicks Off at Keira

2016 Kicks Off at Keira

Emily Pross leading the pack, Photo: Daniel Metcalf Mt Keira, Australia: The 2016 IDF race season kicked off today under glorious summer sunshine. With competitors from 13 countries, including Brazil, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Ecuador, as well as downhill strongholds Canada and the United States, the event has a truly international flavour. Today was […]

Anne Palmer Fundraiser

Anne Palmer Fundraiser

In 2012 I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  From the moment I nervously walked into Dana-Farber Cancer Institute I was treated with concern and respect.  Throughout my 16 weeks of chemotherapy I kept running as much as possible.  My oncologist encouraged me to stay active and supported me. With a lot of effort I was able to […]

Anne Palmer Fundraiser

Anne Palmer Fundraiser

In 2012 I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  From the moment I nervously walked into Dana-Farber Cancer Institute I was treated with concern and respect.  Throughout my 16 weeks of chemotherapy I kept running as much as possible.  My oncologist encouraged me to stay active and supported me. With a lot of effort I was able to […]

B$Z: The New etnies Marana XT, Built by Skateboarding

B$Z: The New etnies Marana XT, Built by Skateboarding

Built by skateboarding since 1986, etnies is known for creating the first pro model skateboarding shoe – the Natas.  During that time, the Natas shoe was groundbreaking and placed at the forefront of skateboard footwear innovation. Thirty years later, the ethos of etnies remains the same. Performance footwear built by skateboarding. Three decades deep and […]

Hands Across the Harbor 2016

Hands Across the Harbor 2016

Parking: Think green and carpool! Parking directions will be posted and emailed prior to the event. Pre-Registered Participants: Event Packet will be available at The Foot Landing, 117 Herald Court, Suite 1112, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 starting January 25 until January 29. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Timeline: Event Registration starts at 6:00am to 7:15 […]

World Skateboarding Grand Prix Announces First-Ever Southeast Asia Skateboarding Championships

World Skateboarding Grand Prix Announces First-Ever Southeast Asia Skateboarding Championships

World Skateboarding Grand Prix Announces First-Ever Southeast Asia Skateboarding Championships Da Nang, Vietnam Selected to Host Lotus Cup in 2016: World Class Skate Park Built for Event to Remain as Social Development Platform (Da Nang, Vietnam – November 18, 2015) — World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP) today announced it will host the first-ever Southeast Asia Skateboarding […]

WSF to Host Summit in Montreal Nov. 3

WSF to Host Summit in Montreal Nov. 3

World Skateboarding Federation Hosts “Skate 2020” Summit Nov. 3 in Montreal Global Series of Summits  to take place in South Africa, Canada, Vietnam, Mexico, Scotland and United States (London, UK – October 28, 2015) — World Skateboarding Federation, a governing body for skateboarding, today announced it will host a series of “Skate 2020” summits, touching five continents […]

Golden Opportunities — Business Never Stops

Golden Opportunities — Business Never Stops

This week’s Golden Opportunities: 1. Featured Jobs – World Olympians Association (WOA), UK Sport, Human Race, and more!2. Conferences – Smart Cities & Sports Summit (Oct. 12-14), Sportel Monaco 2015 (Oct 12-15), TAFISA World Congress (Oct. 14-18)3. Olympian Efforts – Right To Play Syria and Lebanon relief4. Awards – Talita & Larissa net gold medal & “richest” prize in […]

Nyjah Huston Edges Out Luan Oliveira to Win Skateboarding World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup

Nyjah Huston Edges Out Luan Oliveira to Win Skateboarding World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup

Nyjah Huston Edges Out Luan Oliveira to Win Skateboarding World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup  Watch the On Demand Webcast of the Finals at KimberleyDiamondCup.com  (Kimberley, South Africa – October 10, 2015) – The 2015 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup concluded today as 12 of the world’s best street skaters, from eight […]

Jimmy Wilkins Defends Title to Win Vert Skateboarding World Championships

Jimmy Wilkins Defends Title to Win Vert Skateboarding World Championships

Jimmy Wilkins Defends Title to Win Vert Skateboarding World Championships Nyjah Huston, Luan Oliveira and Yoshi Tanenbaum Land on Top in Friday’s Street Qualifiers, Saturday Finals will Air Live via Webcast and on SuperSport (Kimberley, South Africa – October 9, 2015) – The Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup moved into day two […]

Day One Results from the Skateboarding World Championships

Day One Results from the Skateboarding World Championships

Day One Results from the Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup in Kimberley, South Africa Alexis Sablone Wins Women’s Street and Reunion Island Sweeps African Continental Championship (Kimberley, South Africa – October 8, 2015) – The Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup kicked off today with the Women’s Street World Championships. [...]
WSF to Host Judging Conference, Coaching Clinic and Financial Seminar in South Africa during Skateboarding World Championships Oct. 7-10

WSF to Host Judging Conference, Coaching Clinic and Financial Seminar in South Africa during Skateboarding World Championships Oct. 7-10

(London, United Kingdom – October 7, 2015) — World Skateboarding Federation, a governing body for skateboarding announced it will host a series of educational seminars during the 2015 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa Oct. 7-10. WSF will host a coaching clinic and judging conference during the Skateboarding World Championships. With […]

Over 40 Countries to Vie for Skateboarding’s Most Prestigious Title

Over 40 Countries to Vie for Skateboarding’s Most Prestigious Title

Historic Contingent of International Skaters Confirmed for 2015 Skateboarding World Championships in Kimberley, South Africa Oct. 7-10 Over 40 Countries to Vie for Skateboarding’s Most Prestigious Title  (Kimberley, South Africa – October 5, 2015) – World Skateboarding Grand Prix today announced the roster for the 2015 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup – the […]

Skateboarding among possible Tokyo 2020 sports

Skateboarding among possible Tokyo 2020 sports

The BBC are reporting that skateboarding has been identified as one of five possible new ‘sports’ that could be part of the Olympics come Tokyo 2020. Read the full story here. It seems the bid has been brought by FIRS, the Federation Internationale Roller Sports, under the moniker ‘Rolling to Tokyo‘.  FIRS, is a governing […]

Unclear Which Federation Will Oversee Skateboarding at Tokyo 2020

Unclear Which Federation Will Oversee Skateboarding at Tokyo 2020

(ATR) Three skateboarding federations welcomed the news of their sport being nominated with four others to join the program for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. FIRS president Sabatino Aracu presents to the additional program panel. (Getty Images) The World Skateboarding Federation (WSF), International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) and International Federation of Roller Sports (FIRS) now wait to […]

World Skateboarding Federation President’s Response to Today’s Tokyo Olympic Committee Announcement Proposing Skateboarding for 2020 Olympic Games

World Skateboarding Federation President’s Response to Today’s Tokyo Olympic Committee Announcement Proposing Skateboarding for 2020 Olympic Games

(Kimberley, South Africa — September 28, 2015) Today, the Tokyo Olympic Committee announced that they are proposing that skateboarding will be one of two new sports to be added to the 2020 Olympics Games. The following is a statement from Tim McFerran, president of World Skateboarding Federation regarding today’s announcement. “WSF is pleased about the […]

Three Sports Put Olympic Aspirations on Hold

Three Sports Put Olympic Aspirations on Hold

(ATR) World Bowling president Kevin Dornberger tells Around the Rings that he is disappointed Tokyo 2020 will not recommend the sport to be included at the Tokyo Olympics. Kevin Dornberger presents to Tokyo 2020 last August (Getty Images) “Personally I thought we would do better.” On Sept. 28, the Tokyo 2020 Additional Event Program Panel proposed 18 additional events in […]

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