DC KING OF VANCOUVER A HUGE SUCCESS
Over $10,000 and Unprecedented Exposure for Canada’s Top Unsigned Street Skaters
DC King of Vancouver officially went off this weekend, the latest installment of DC’s amateur skateboarding contest at street spots all over the world. After two days of competition at two separate sets of obstacles at the skate plaza in downtown Vancouver, congratulations go to JS Lapierre on his win and take of $7,000.
DC King of Vancouver (KOV) was the culmination of the 2009 DC Nationals series—unsponsored ams qualified from all over Canada to skate this weekend’s contest.
With the plaza divided in half, day one saw the ams skating the tech half—the four stair, long bar, ledge and bank. Everyone was divided up into four heats—with skaters ranging in age from 13 to 27, the am talent in Vancouver is strong. The judges kept the scores a secret at the conclusion of day one, adding anticipation for day two.
Day two was considerably more challenging on the burly section of the plaza. With a seven stair with handrail, larger hubba, and a flat bar to the end of the big four, the 41 skaters certainly had choices on day two.
When it all was calculated, Lapierre reigned supreme, taken first place both days to earn the DC King of Vancouver crown. Out of the $10,000 given to the top six KOV finishers, Lapierre took home $7,000. Second and third place went to Dallas Ives and John Hanlon respectively.
DC not only hooked up Canadian ams this weekend, but also the City of Vancouver and the skate community in general. At the conclusion of DC King of Vancouver, a check for $10,000 was presented to the City for repairs and maintenance on the downtown skate plaza. The money helps ensure the plaza remains the center for the Vancouver skate scene for years to come.
Special thanks to all the locals and skate shops across Canada that made DC King of Vancouver a success, with additional thanks to KOV media partners Color Magazine and push.ca.
The 2009 DC King of Series now moves to Chicago on October 10 and 11.
For more on the DC King of Series including photos and complete coverage from Vancouver visit - dcshoes.com/king .
DC NATIONALS ANNOUNCES 2009 CONTEST SCHEDULE
…summer skateboard series set to sweep the country again.
May 29, 2009 - Vancouver, BC – DC is excited to announce confirmed contest dates for the 2009 DC Nationals. The series will see 7 city qualifiers take place across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax. Entering its 7th year this summer, the DC Nationals is set to begin in two weeks with the first city qualifier in Winnipeg, MB on June 13th. City qualifiers will follow every weekend, with the final contest to take place in Toronto, ON on August 1st.
The city qualifiers are open to all shop, flow and unsponsored skateboarders who stand to win a spot in the finals scheduled to take place in Vancouver, BC on August 22nd - 23rd.
"We are really hyped to once again to be taking the DC Nationals coast to coast." says DC Canada Skate Team Manager, Trevn Sharp. The DC Canada skate team will also be travelling to each city qualifier to appear as guest judges.
Ongoing news, photos, videos and results will be available at www.dcnationals.com.
Railside Skate Park
2009 City Qualifier Dates
- Winnipeg, June 13th, The Forks Plaza, presented by SK8 Skates
- Calgary, June 27th, Cochrane Skate Park, presented by The Source
- Vancouver, July 4th, Railside Skate Park, presented by Underworld
- Regina, July 11th, Regina Skate Plaza, presented by the Tiki Room
- Montreal, July 18th, Taz Skate Park, presented by Empire
- Halifax, July 25th, The Commons Park, presented by Pro Skates
- Toronto, August 1st, Brampton Plaza, presented by Sanction
- August 22nd - 23rd, FINALS: Vancouver, BC
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