Utah Sports Commission Presents Massive Skateboarding Weekend with Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert
Winner of the 2021 competition state of governors of Sport Award for Best Event in Utah
VISTA, Calif., July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today the Utah Athletic Commission and Tony Hawk Inc. announced an incredible weekend of skateboarding at Utah State Fairpark, featuring “by Tony Hawk Green Alert (THVA). » After the Olympic debut of skateboarding in Tokyo in 2021, one of America’s Olympic homes, Salt Lake City, will host a world-class field of top male and female skateboarders.
Following the hugely successful THVA 2021, this epic, free-to-the-public, two-day weekend event returns to Utah State Fairpark on friday august 26ewith the preliminary rounds of the men’s and women’s pro competition and the highly anticipated by Tony Hawk Green Alert “Legends Demo”. Saturday the 27the culminates with a combined field of 16 of the top male and female green skaters competing in the THVA Finals and “Best Trick Contest”. Fans will watch some of the greatest tunes and most progressive tricks in green skateboarding all over by Tony Hawk “HuckJam Ramp”, widely known as the best skateboard ramp ever built. And don’t forget an appearance both days from the legend herself, Tony Hawk.
There will be free skate clinics for attendees on site Friday and Saturday, hosted by Woodward Park City as well as the Sponsors Interactive Village. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected]
The winners of the 2021 event included the men’s final champion Edouard Damestoywomen’s final champion sky brownand fastest lap winners jimmy wilkins and sky brown. All should return to defend their titles.
Both THVA events are free to the public, with event details and times posted at https://thvertalert.com/. You can also follow on Instagram at @thvertalert and hashtag #thvertalert. You can watch a live stream of the Legends demo and finals on Ride Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/ride.
“To continue this two-day celebration of skateboarding after the sport’s recent Olympic debut will be great for the Utah skateboarding community as well as skateboarding around the world,” said I f Robbins, chairman and CEO of the Utah Athletic Commission. “I can’t wait to see some of the best skateboarding athletes and Olympians in the world compete in Salt Lake City as we continue to implement our sporting, Olympic and Paralympic legacy and showcase Utah like the state of sport.”
“I am thrilled to bring this world-class green event back to Salt Lake City in 2022,” said Tony Hawk. “Last year’s event was a huge success and this year we are bringing even more talented skaters from around the world to this free two-day green showcase. The crowd will be blown away by our top-flight action. Come and join us!”
Admission to Utah State Fairpark and access to “Tony Hawk‘s Green Alert“ will be FREE to the general public on both days.
About the Utah Athletic Commission
The Utah Athletic Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its efforts for the Olympic legacy and to help improve from utah the economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sport. Since the 2002 Olympics and Paralympics, the Utah Athletic Commission has drawn nearly 900 major events to the state. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bidding process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities, and other related services. It is a nonprofit 501(c)6 commercial league and the Utah Athletic Commission Foundation, a nonprofit 501c3 charitable organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors made up of representatives from sports, business, community, and government leaders. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com and follow us on Twitter, instagram and Facebook.
About Tony Hawk Inc.
After more than 30 years building a global brand spanning apparel, toys, events, endorsements, social media, film production and one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, legendary pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk remains one of the most popular athletes in the world. The Hawk Foundation, The Skatepark Project, helps fund public skateparks in underserved communities across the UNITED STATES and other parts of the world. And he still skates regularly.
SOURCE Tony Hawk Inc.; Utah Athletic Commission