Head to KTR this Saturday night for a FREE showing of “Underexposed”. If you like watching girls shred and want to learn a little more about the professional skate industry, don’t miss this! The movie will begin at 8PM. Get your skate on before the move at Open Skate from 6-8PM.
Come skate KTR on Saturday, April 20 from 12pm-6pm, and help raise money for the non-profit organization Skateistan. Skateistan helps to improve the lives of underserved kids around the world by providing a safe environment for eduction and recreation, as well as, offering equipment and instruction needed to learn and enjoy skateboarding! 50% of Open Skate admission fees from 12-6pm sessions will be donated to Skateistan. It’s going to be a good time with music, contests and raffles all day! Learn more about Skateistan on their website.
If you didn’t catch it, the Mesa Republic printed a story on Jagger Eaton Friday morning talking about his past accomplishments at the ripe age of 11, and what’s to come for him in 2013. It’s going to be a busy year for both Jagger and Jett Eaton.
KTR Academy skater, Alana Smith, came blasting out the gates and held her own against the Pros in the 2013 VANS Girls Combi Pool Classic, on January 19. At only 13 years old, Alana competed in the 15-27 Pro Division and landed a 4th place! We can’t wait to see what she throws down next year! Keep up the good work Alana!
Here’s a few photos of Alana shredding at the contest. Photos_Dug Ketterman
KTR Academy skater, Alana Smith, has been invited to compete in the 2013 Girls Combi Pool Classic on January 19. This is an invite-only competitor event and closed to the public. The contest gathers the top girls from around the nation for a heated contest in the Combi Pool at VANS skatepark in Orange, CA. Alana Smith is skating in the Division 2 (15-27 year old), which at 12 years old is a tougher division for her. Though an all girls contest, lots of top male pro skaters, magazines and endemic companies show up for the event. KTR will be out at the contest, so choose your medium and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for full coverage.
In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, Kids That Rip is extending regular open skate hours at a discounted session price! Come enjoy the day off with us from 10am-3pm for only $15! Click here to view more Open Skate Sessions.
King of the Groms & King of the Ams skateboard competition series is making their last qualifying stop at KTR in Mesa, AZ. KTR will be running the following FREE practice clinics to help you dial runs and work on tricks.
Check our Open Skate schedule for extra practice sessions!
*If you are not participating in the Free clinic, please note which course will closed for clinic during regular on dates/times below.
Congrats to KTR skaters Augie Lerma, Armando Lerma and Aaron Arrieta for placing in the King of the Groms and King of the Ams at Skatelab in Simi Valley last weekend! Check out the results below.
King of the Ams (Street):
3rd Place- Augie Lerma
King of the Groms Armando Lerma
7th Place- Expert Mini
8th Place- Expert Street
1st Place- Beginner Mini Ramp
9th Place- Beginner Street
10th Place- Intermediate Bowl
For those of you that didn’t make it to the KOG/KOA last weekend, you will have your shot at at Kids That Rip!. The contest series is making it’s final qualifying stop in Mesa, AZ February 14-17, 2013. Interested competitors, please visit Kingofthegroms.com for registration. Kids That Rip! will be running King of the Groms/Ams free clinics, check the schedule here.
Christian Hosoi made a surprise visit to KTR while in town for one of his tour stops. Some of our Academy class skaters and parents were already there for a skate clinic and demo and got to hang out and skate with him. Check out the pics and footage of Hosoi and KTR skater, Trey Wood, sessioning the KTR mini-mega and vert.