Skateboarding competition is coming to SK8 Charleston on October 1 – Lowcountry Weekend


CHARLESTON, SC (Lowcountry Weekend) — A nonprofit that helps cancer patients with travel expenses is holding its Grind for Life contest series in Charleston.

The National Competition Series offers street and bowl competitions for riders of all ages and skill levels.

Registration for the October 1 event was limited to 175 skaters, but spectators are welcome for the event.

The competition runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning with a practice session for the competitors. The spotlight then shifts to adaptive skating competitors before moving on to street and bowl skating competitions for various age groups.

A full schedule breakdown can be found here.

Street Jams events will feature three skaters per jam, with three minutes per jam judged on overall impression.

Pro Bowl jams with eight star skaters each getting three runs of 30 seconds each with skaters judged on overall impression.

The afternoon is crowned by an award ceremony.

SK8 Charleston is located at 1549 Oceanic Street and features an Intermediate Bowl, Pro Bowl, 200-foot-long Snake Track, and 300-foot-long Street Course.

A portion of entry fees collected at the event will be donated to the Grind for Life organization.


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