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!
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.
Kids That Rip is open all day for 4th of July! Come enjoy extended Open Gym and Skate hours for less! Check out the schedule above, and please note camps and classes are cancelled this day.
June 23-27 only, register for skateboard, scooter, gymnastics or parkour camps and bring a friend for FREE! Friend must be a KTR non-member. All campers must have a registration and waiver form on file. Reserve your spots now!
Thanks to everyone who came and shredded for the 3rd Annual Kids of Summer Skateboard Contest! This was the the first of three contests in the series. If you missed this one, the next contest is July 26!
Here are the results. Click here for full point standings.
- Pee Wee: 1st- Kai Schoose, 2nd- Aidan Woith, 3rd- Dax Eaton
- 8 & Under: 1st- Lazer Crawford, 2nd- Gage Glimshire, 3rd- Griffen O’Conner, 4th- Nathaniel Indrisek
- 9-13: 1st- Taters, 2nd- Bammer Rasor, 3rd- Aaron Arrieta, 4th- Nick Papa
- 14 & Up: 1st- Jeremy Warren, 2nd- Trent Smith, 3rd- Tommy Thorton, 4th- Brandon Cooley
- Sponsored: 1st – Michael Lash, 2nd- Chance Carr, 3rd- Jackson Ellis, 4th- Lazer Crawford
- Best Trick: Jackson Ellis
View more photos from the comp on Instagram #ktrkidsofsummer
There’s a new online magazine in town (based out of Chandler, AZ), made by and for teens. The first issue will be published online at hashtagthemag.com on 8/1/14, with KTR skaters, Jagger Eaton and Alana Smith as their feature stories. Before these two headed for X Games Austin, the team stopped by KTR to catch up for Jagger and Alana. Check it out the teasers below. There will be more to come!
If you missed it, AZ Family 3 News was out at KTR today checking out Alana Smith and Jagger Eaton’s home skatepark and training facility. They had an opportunity to talk with Alana before heading to X Games, and Coach Zuke to learn more about our programs. Check it out and see how you can get involved!
If video is not showing up, click here.
Don’t miss summer skateboard camp, Week June 23-27! KTR skater, Alana Smith, will be attending to help you dial in new tricks! Alana is a (4x) X Games competitor, which includes a Silver Medal! Watch Alana this summer at X Games Austin, June 8th, where she will be competing in Women’s Skateboard Street.
Register for camp before this session fills up!
KTR was packed with talent as scooter riders battled it out on the Street Course for the Kactus-Con2 scooter competition. Thanks to everyone who came out to ride and make it an awesome day! Also shout-out to our sponsors: Lucky Scooters, Proto Scooters, Hella Grip and Envy Scooters for providing winners with the goods! Check the winners and results below.
8 & under:
1. Peter Lagunas
2. Mikey Hawkins
3. Rocco Piazza
1. Cameron Cocalis
2. Jessee Magana
14 and Up:
2. Jonathon Hawkins
3. Noah Bauman
1. Scotty Freibaum
2. Jacob D’Arezzo
3. Sean Cardwell
If you missed this one, Kactus-Con comes twice a year in Spring and Winter, so check back for updates to catch the next one.