The Free Flow Tour today announced the complete schedule for the 2012 season, including the addition of skateboard bowl to the roster of disciplines. Hosting a total of 23 contests at 12 parks this summer, the Tour officially kicks off June 9 with coast to coast contests at returning host Incline Club (Lakewood, N.J.) and at new host park Woodward West (Tehachapi, Calif.). For details on registration location, time and forms visit FreeFlowTour.com.
The starting point for the successful careers of now-pro athletes Chaz Ortiz (skateboard street), Mike Spinner (BMX park) and Timmy Knuth (skateboard street), the Free Flow Tour offers amateur competitors the opportunity to compete directly into the professional contest circuit. With a berth into the Dew Tour competitions, the Champions debut on one of the largest action sports stages in the world.
For the first time in the Tour’s history, skateboard bowl will be included in the list of disciplines featured on the Tour. Spanning the top parks across the U.S., the Free Flow Tour will hold contests in BMX park and dirt and skateboard street, bowl and vert. The top three finishers in each contest will advance to the Finals. Held at the Dew Tour events in August and October, the finalists compete on professional Dew Tour courses, where the overall Champion advances into the Dew Tour competitions that same weekend.
The complete 2012 Free Flow Tour schedule* includes the following dates and locations:
Free Flow Tour Skate Schedule 2012
|June 9||Woodward West||Tehachapi, CA||Skate Park, Skate Vert, Skate Bowl|
|June 24||Skatelab||Simi Valley, CA||Skate Park|
|June 24||3rd Lair||Minneapolis, MN||Skate Park, Skate Bowl|
|June 30||Skatepark of Tampa||Tampa, FL||Skate Park, Skate Vert|
|June 30||Charm City||Baltimore, MD||Skate Park|
|July 14||Woodward East||Woodward, PA||Skate Park, Skate Vert, Skate Bowl|
|July 21||4 Seasons||Milwaukee, WI||Skate Park|
|July 28||Epic||Rocklin, CA||Skate Park|
|July 28||Flow||Columbus, OH||Skate Park|
|Aug 16-19||Free Flow Tour Finals||Ocean City, MD||Skate Vert, Skate Bowl|
|Oct 18-21||Free Flow Tour Finals||San Francisco, CA||Skate Street|
Free Flow Tour BMX Schedule 2012
|June 9||Incline Club||Lakewood, NJ||BMX Park|
|June 10||Woodward West||Tehachapi, CA||BMX Park, BMX Dirt|
|June 23||Da Compound||Perris, CA||BMX Park|
|July 1||Jaycee||Greenville, NC||BMX Park|
|July 15||Woodward East||Woodward, PA||BMX Park, BMX Dirt|
|July 21||4 Seasons||Milwaukee, WI||BMX Park|
|July 29||Flow||Columbus, OH||BMX Park|
|Aug 16-19||Free Flow Tour Finals||Ocean City, MD||BMX Park|
|Oct 18-21||Free Flow Tour Finals||San Francisco, CA||BMX Dirt|
* Schedule subject to change.
** Free Flow Tour BMX Park, Skate Bowl and Skate Vert Finals held in conjunction with the Dew Tour Beach event
*** Free Flow Tour BMX Dirt and Skate Street Finals held in conjunction with the Dew Tour’s City event
Encompassing the “Flow to Pro” theme that is the cornerstone of the Free Flow Tour, the Finals for 2012 will be held in conjunction with the Dew Tour, with Finalists competing on the professional contest courses. BMX Park and Skateboard Bowl and Vert Finals will be August 16-19 in Ocean City, Md., while BMX Dirt and Skateboard Street Finals will be held October 18-21 in San Francisco, Calif., united with the Dew Tour’s City event. Advancing to their respective competition the same weekend, each overall winner will earn a pre-qualified spot in the Dew Tour.
All competitions are open to both male and female amateur competitors 21 and younger for all skate and BMX disciplines. There is a $15 entry fee, and all participants under the age of 18 must bring a parent or guardian to the event to sign a liability waiver. Contest registration forms, waivers and detailed information are available ahead of time at freeflowtour.com.