TAMPA, Fla. – Local Tampa business with global recognition, Skatepark of Tampa, celebrates 20 years with an annual event-filled weekend, December 6 – 9, 2012.
Every December, skateboarders from around the world visit Skatepark of Tampa, casually known as SPoT, for the legendary Tampa Am Contest. This event is widely known as the world’s most respected amateur skateboarding gathering and is presented by Nike and sponsored by Red Bull and Gatorade.
The weekend consists of non-stop excitement:
Thursday night: The festivities begin with the Welcome to Town
Party featuring three bands
Friday: Qualifiers for the 19th Annual Tampa Am
Friday night: Art Show at The Bricks in Ybor City
Saturday: Qualifiers for the 19th Annual Tampa Am continue
Saturday night: 20 Year Anniversary Party at Czar Ybor featuring hip-hop artists Souls of Mischief and Killer Mike
Sunday: 19th Annual Tampa Am Semi-Finals, Finals, and Best Trick Contest
Sunday night: After Party at The Bricks in Ybor City
If you can’t make it to SPoT to witness the skating firsthand, there is a live broadcast at skateparkoftampa.com on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
About Skatepark of Tampa:
Founded in 1993 to simply give skateboarders a place to practice their craft, Skatepark of Tampa quickly grew into a global brand by throwing the most authentic events in skateboarding. SPoT Productions is the driving force behind top tier skateboarding productions from South Africa to China, across North America, and beyond. Celebrities, such as Lil Wayne and Dave Chappelle, often make pit-stops at SPoT as part of their tours. Skatepark of Tampa partners with some of the most respected brands in sports, with a wing at the Nike campus in Portland named after SPoT. Skatepark has been featured in the Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game series and full-length film, Street Dreams, is based on the Tampa Am experience.
4215 East Columbus Drive
Tampa, Florida 33605