Skateboarding Officially An Olympic Sport; Japan 2020
It’s official, Skateboarding has been inducted to the upcoming 2020 Olympics! It was announced Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the IOC session, that for the first time ever, Skateboarding will become a part of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games set to take place in Tokyo, Japan. Both men and women alike will be competing in a combination of street and park events, with up to 80 global athletes competing, collectively. This select group of skateboarder’s will receive the same treatment as any other Olympic Athlete. As the world’s most reputable skatepark design and build firm, our creative minds here at California Skateparks are racing over the multitude of design possibilities for the Olympic Skateboarding Course.
Our company, California Skateparks, has been providing unparalleled design and build services for professional and amateur skateboarders, events, and communities alike since 1998. As pioneers of the industry, we built the first concrete skateboard course for the Maloof Money Cup, the first major street-style contest event of its kind, in 2008. Since then, concrete skate courses have become the standard, and our quality of work has lead us to be contracted by the world’s most premier skateboarding events, including the Vans Surf Open, Street League Skateboarding, and X-Games.
California Skateparks’ experienced team is comprised of an extremely knowledgeable, talented, and passionate group of individuals; including professional skateboarders, landscape architects, general contractors, civil and structural engineering experts, and master builders. Our portfolio is comprised of over 350 skateparks throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, and we are gratefully entrusted by professional athletes, industry-leading brands, and celebrities. Our clientele includes: Tony Hawk, Nyjah Huston, Shane O’Neill, Rob Dyrdek, Mark Wahlberg, Miley Cyrus, Nike SB, DC Shoes, Monster Energy, ESPN, Mountain Dew, and many more. Whether it be public skateparks, residential backyard skate-topias, professional training facilities, or premier skateboard events, California Skateparks has the creativity and capacity to facilitate any dream.