Earlier this week, plans were put in place to create the FIRST EVER global qualifiers for the X Games in Austin, Texas.
The top 2 ladies from the Wheels Of Fortube Advanced Division will be given ‘Wild Cards’ to officially compete in the Women’s Street Competition at the X Games in early June 2016.
Women’s Skateboarding Alliance (WSA), the global management and consulting agency dedicated to authentically representing the industry voice of women’s skateboarding in partnership with The Alliance, a nonprofit association of professional women skateboarders, established the first ever global qualifying event in the history of women’s skateboarding for X Games. WSA is honored to team up with Seattle-based Skate Like a Girl (SLAG) and ESPN’s X Games to facilitate this venture.
“We’ve served as an advocate and regulatory body for women’s professional skateboarding for over 10 years,” says Mimi Knoop, Founder and President of WSA.
“With worldwide telecast support from ESPN and increased participation by female skateboarding globally, we now have an opportunity to further support and develop up-and-coming women skateboarders on an international stage. We are thrilled to be working with Skate Like a Girl and the X Games to reach this critical milestone in women’s skateboarding.”
The much anticipated sanctioned Skate Like a Girl 7th Annual Wheels of Fortune official qualifier contest will debut May 6-8, 2016 in Seattle, Washington at the venue, All Together Skate Park.
If you missed our footage from the X Games in Oslo a couple of months back have a watch below!