The 2013 Tampa Am is this weekend, and both Jett and Jagger Eaton have been invited to compete! The Tampa Am has had 20 years of industry success of discovering and unveiling some of the the most talented amateur skateboarders in history. Many of its past winners have turned pro. Needless to say, getting an invite is not easy. The Skatepark of Tampa is host to the contest, and will be providing a live webcast of the contest through their website, beginning Dec. 7th. Last year, Jagger landed a spot on the podium at age 11, and you can bet he’s got lots more in store for this year! Follow us on Instagram through the weekend to keep posted on Jett and Jagger and wish them Good Luck!
Beginning this Saturday (NOV. 19), KTR will be running Best Trick contests for both skateboards and scooters during the 6-10PM session. Each Saturday of the month, you’ll have a chance to win a free ICEE from the Snack Shack, and on the last Saturday of the month, $20 cash! See you there!
What better time to set and achieve goals than at Winter Break camp, when we roll right into the New Year! Don’t wait to the last minute to register this year as we’ve got great savings to take advantage of if you register by Nov. 29th of Dec. 9th.
KTR is happy to be teaming with AZPX, iSkateboard.org and the Foundation for Blind Children to help make blind skaters who dream of skateboarding, a reality this holiday! Tommy Carroll, a visually impaired skater from Illinois, will be flown into Arizona to help inspire and work with kids from the foundation. The clinic is being held at KTR. For more information, videos from past clinics and link to help donate towards Tommy’s travel to Arizona, visit iskateboard.org.
Alana Smith was recently invited to speak on Boston’s Radio BDC – Tune in below as she talks Kids That Rip, and her journey to X Games and a Guinness World Record. After you’re through share this link: http://bo.st/Ht046o
This past weekend, KTR skaters we’re putting their skills to the test at the Locals Only and King of the Groms Skateboard competitions. No surprise, both the KTR skaters and coaches dominated the competition. Great job everyone!
KING OF THE GROMS- JACKSONVILLE, FL
AARON ARRIETA (INTERMEDIATE DIVISION): ATV AWARD, 3RD STREET, 4TH MINI RAMP, 5TH BOWL
DESERT WEST-LOCALS ONLY CONTEST RESULTS
COACH KYLE ADAMS: 1ST PLACE (MASTERS)
SHANE SHORT: 1ST PLACE (13-15)
AUGIE LERMA: 4TH PLACE (13-15)
ARMANDO LERMA: 5TH PLACE (10-12)
CAGE COCALIS: 7TH PLACE (10-12)
LAZER CRAWFORD: 1ST PLACE (6-9)
TREY EHINGER: 2ND PLACE (6-9)
HARPER CUNNINGHAM: 3RD PLACE (6-9)
TY HEMENWAY: 1ST PLACE (PEEWEE)
NATASHA KRISA: 4TH PLACE (WOMENS)
CHARLOTTE MCMICHAEL: 5TH PLACE (WOMENS)
Here’s a few ideas for how to spend Veterans Day this coming Monday! Whatever it is, have fun, enjoy your day off and remember those who have fought for our freedom!
1. Phoenix Veterans Day Parade (11AM):
Come check out KTR’s Academy skate team as they skate alongside the Medal Of Honor Float in the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade! Keep your eyes peeled for a flatbed truck and trailer KTR skaters! This float has won numerous awards in the past, so will be worth catching a glimpse of this years! Click here for a map of the parade route.
2. Veterans Day Super Session (10AM-2PM): Ride KTR from 10-2 for only $15 today! That’s 4hrs for the price of 3!
Last Saturday was the Volcom Wild in the Parks championship contest in Costa Mesa, CA. Despite breaking his wrist during the qualifiers with almost 2 minutes left to go, KTR skater- Shane Short- still advanced to the finals and won the Hi-Chew award for the “Chewiest Move” of the day! Needless to say, he had to miss the Finals for a stop at the ER, but huge congrats for skating great and making it to the finals!
Yesterday, the skaters at KTR got to meet Nitro Circus’ touring action sports athletes, Aaron ‘Wheelz’ Fotheringham. Aaron is unique in that he rides skateparks just as any skateboarder would, but in a wheelchair. And what he can do with a set of wheels is beyond amazing and inspiring. It was an awesome demo seeing Aaron shred the Street and Mini-Mega courses. Check out the recap below.
The Nitro Circus LIVE tour will be coming to Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ, January 24, 2014.