Ithaca Skate Jam 2017 | May 6-7

Recap of last year’s event

Real Action Sports and Comet Skateboards would like to invite the entire community to the 6th Annual Ithaca Skate Jam on May 6th and 7th, 2017.

After 5 years of Shredding the Hills of Ithaca we have decided to add a second day with a new element, a regional Amateur Skateboard Contest at the Ithaca Skate Park. Which means 2 Days of Shredding!

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 area.

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 jam session. Judges will be looking for style, use of park, consistency and difficulty of tricks.

Title Sponsors this year are Comet Skateboards, Vans Shoes, Element Skateboards, Klean Kanteen, Clif Bar, Guayaki Beverages, Greenstar Co-op and Media Sponsor Wheelbase Magazine.

Date: May 6th and 7th, 2017
Time: Registration 9am, Skating 10 – 5pm Skaters Registration Fee:
Day One Online Pre-Reg: $30, Onsite Reg $40 Day Two Online Pre-Reg: $15, Onsite Reg $20 Spectators: This is a free event
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Special thanks to the Tompkins County Tourism Board and the City of Ithaca for their support.

Sunday February 12th, 2017