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Support Skateistan, 09/20 at Open Skate

Come skate KTR on Saturday, September 20 from 12pm-6pm to 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!


Alana Smith: 1st Place UltraBowl Sweden

This past weekend, KTR rider, Alana Smith flew to Sweden for the annual Ultra Bowl competition.  Alana brought home the first place win in the Women’s “Get Set Go” Division, as well as, 7th in Junior boys!  Here’s a little interview and action recap from the contest. Great job and congrats!

Interview with GetSetGo winner – Alana Smith by skatemalmo


Jagger & Alana in East Valley Magazine

In the spirit of “Back to School”, pick up the latest issue of East Valley Mag to catch an article with KTR Academy riders, Jagger Eaton and Alana Smith!  Between travel, competitions and sponsorship obligations they manage the schedules of an adult, but yep, even these two have to balance school!

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2014-2015 Academy Try-Outs

KTR is holding try-outs for the 2014-2015 Academy program & team!  This is our most advanced skateboarding class! If you think you have what it takes, come show us your skills on July 28, 29 or 30. Interested skaters can register to try-out in either street only, or all-terrain which includes both street and transition courses.  As a part of the Academy program, skaters are automatically on the KTR Team.  This is a great opportunity not only to challenge and grow your skills to the highest potential, but also to  learn both the benefits and responsibilities of being a sponsored skateboarder.

To sign-up and schedule your try-out slot call our front desk at 480.844.9600.

Learn more about KTR’s skateboard programs.

Mikey Rasor

KTR at KOTG&A Championships

Last weekend was the 2014 King of the Groms & Am Championships in Minnesota. KTR has a crew of riders representing! Here are the results.

Aaron Arrieta: 5th Place Intermediate Bowl
Cage Cocalis: 7th Place Intermediate Bowl, 4th Place Beginner Mini & 4th Place Intermediate Street
Shane Short: 7th Place Expert Bowl, 9th Place Am Mini, 10th Place Am Street & Am ATV Award!
Bammer Rasor: 8th Place Expert Bowl, 5th Place Expert Mini & 5th Place Expert Street
Mikey Rasor: 8th Place Expert Mini
Chance Carr: 2nd Place Open Street
Taters: 9th Place Intermediate Street
And a big shout out to Gage Glimcher & Romen Panell for killing it in the qualifiers!

Brandon Rasor

Alana Smith during finals street run

Alana Smith, 5th Place! KTR at X Games Recap

Congrats to Jagger Eaton and Alana Smith for laying down some amazing skating at X Games last weekend- despite  the extreme humidity and heat of Austin, TX!

Alana Smith: 5th Place Women’s Street. It was a heavy competition at X Games 2014, and Alana was the youngest girl out there. She put together two solid, crowd pleasing runs in the Final. Tricks included: boardslides, backlips, 50-50 ledge grinds, boneless plant off the oil tank, huge ollie into the bank, 360 b/s ollie, ollie of the gravel gap and rail, and a frontside ollie over the drain pipe! She killed it.

Jagger Eaton: 8th Place, Big Air SKB. 10-12knot winds and extreme heat described the conditions out at Big Air Friday evening.  Jagger put down a solid run  with a switch 180 to 540 in the elimination round. The heavy winds a top an 80ft drop, made for an extra challenge. Jagger was also the youngest out in his event.

Overall it was a great event!  Here’s a few photos to enjoy from the event.