06/05/2017 - 07/05/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Real Action Sports and Comet Skateboards would like to invite the entire Skateboard and Ithaca Community to the 6th Annual Ithaca Skate Jam on May 6th and 7th, 2017 .
Day One Saturday:
For the past five years we’ve taken over an iconic hill in Ithaca and turned it into a downhill skate park for everyone to enjoy. Last year we had 300 skaters from all over the western hemisphere take over Buffalo Street. This year we are doing it again at the same spot the top of East Buffalo Street between Eddy and Stewart Ave. With fresh pavement at a consistent 15% grade and skate park terrain on Quarry Street (running perpendicular to Buffalo street). The hill starts at Eddy Street and is a 15% downhill to Stewart Ave. There will be some ramps on Buffalo Street to hit as you go down or you can just bomb away.
Quarry Street will have several skatepark features and the vendor and food truck zone.
The format is a “nontest” style jam. Skate hard all day and we’ll give out prizes however the Comet team sees fit. There are no specific contests or divisions. There will be a session for younger and beginner adult skaters from 1-2PM. We are sponsoring 20 young people ages 14 and under to skate at this time with the generous support of a local foundation -TBJ.
Day Two Sunday:
We are taking the Ithaca Skate Jam to the Ithaca Skate Park. All Ages are welcome to compete. Divisions will be broken down as follows. 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15 and 16 & over unsponsored, Sponsored Team Riders, Womens and Masters 30 and over. The park contest will be run with a Jam format, skate till you bail with a first trick rebate. Heats will run in groups of 15 with a 20 minute practice heat and then a 20 minute judged skate in order jam session. Judges will be looking for style, use of park, consistency and difficulty of tricks.
Day One Online Pre-Reg: $30, Onsite Reg $40
Day Two Online Pre-Reg: $15, Onsite Reg $25
Register at www.ithacaskatejam.com