The Main Event - A Nationwide Event Sponsorship Contest
Fresh spring weather and sunshine have us all in the skating mood and thinking about the many upcoming contests we want to attend. Not only that, but we also have to decide which events we want to sponsor! For that reason, we have devised the â€œMain Eventâ€ Event Sponsorship Contest. Read through this post for all the details!
The MuirSkate.com crew is looking to support three (3) â€œlocalâ€ events across the U.S. in the early summer months. All three of these events will receive goodies and prizes to give away at their events, but one event in particular will receive an extra special something. This â€œMain Eventâ€ is where the real fun happens. For this event, two MuirSkaters (Duke and Seth) will be hand delivering the goodies and prizes along with the help of some other special guests. Theyâ€™ll also be there to help out with the event proceedings and serve as judges, if necessary. (Sure, they could ride, too! But that would be up to the riders and the event committee.)
As it turns out, there are a lot of rad contests going on all across the country! And many of them are coming to us for sponsorship. Itâ€™s tough to choose between them, so weâ€™re asking for some assistance from you guys and gals in the longboarding community! We will be taking applications for events and on April 16th, we will post our top 10 favorite events to facebook.com/muirskate for a community vote. The three events with the most people â€œattendingâ€ at 11:59:59 PM California time on April 29th will receive sponsorship. The MuirSkate.com team will then deliberate and discuss the top 3 events over an extravagant dinner feast in order to decide which event will be the â€œMain Eventâ€! (No, you wonâ€™t have to change the name of your event if you win.)
In-Depth Stuff - Main Event Details:
Weâ€™re looking to spread the stoke and maybe even collaborate and assist in the development of an event, but certainly not take it over. While we look over the applications, we want to see what you dudes and dudettes are brainstorming for your event. If thereâ€™s something we can do to help out, cool! If not, thatâ€™s cool, too. Maybe you guys just want some products to give away... Maybe you really want â€œcelebrity judgesâ€ to boost the stoke... Maybe thereâ€™s some big logs in the middle of your favorite road that you need Duke to move using only his left hand while Seth rescues cats from the nearby trees and powerlines after crafting those same logs into a 15 foot ladder... Maybe you just need a bit of help developing the course so it maximizes the gnar factor... Whatever it is, weâ€™re going to figure out what we can do to help!
Because weâ€™re booking flights and so on, we have to maintain a specific event date to ensure that we can get our crew to the event. The â€œMain Eventâ€ is set to take place on the weekend of June 18th, with an alternate weekend of June 25th. â€œGo Skateboarding Dayâ€ is June 21st, so itâ€™s fitting that the event should be held on â€œGo Skateboarding Weekendâ€! The other two events from the top 3 can take place any day after weâ€™ve announced the winner of the contest. (It would be great if they could happen on the same day, too!)
Steps to Follow! The Application Procedure:
To be sure your entry is eligible for the â€œMain Eventâ€ contest, you must complete the following steps:
(1) Download the â€œEvent Sponsorship Applicationâ€ and gather up your event crew
(Available starting March 17th)
(2) Fill out the application
(Must be saved in â€˜.docâ€™ or â€˜.rtfâ€™ format)
(3) Take some time to create your event flyer!
(5MB or smaller. gif, jpg, png preferred)
(4) Email both files to: [email protected]
(5) Cross your fingers, tentacles, and toes and wait for the results!
(Weâ€™ll email you to let you know if your event was selected for the Top 10)
Date:Tue Mar 15, 2011 Time:12:00am Location:USA Happenings:Fresh spring weather and sunshine have us all in the skating mood and thinking about the many upcoming contests we want to attend. Not only that, but we also have to decide which events we want to sponsor! Sponsors:Everybody! Schedule:The Main Event will take place on the weekend of June 18th with a rain-date of June 25th
MuirSkate.com and SilverfishLongboarding present The Downhill Disco for 2010!
MuirSkate.com in collaboration with SilverfishLongboarding.com present The Downhill Disco!
The Downhill Disco is a longboard skateboarding competition involving all aspects of downhill longboarding including: speed, agility, and drifting. Although we are all quite stylish in our form, no extra points will be awarded for wearing cool shades or busting one-footed slides... The awards are given based on how long it takes you to get through the course.
Awards?! Yep. We've got a cash purse for winners (Top 3) and goody bags for other top-ranking competitors.
- Anyone with downhill riding abilities can enter. All that's required are a helmet and gloves. Safety first!
- All wheels are welcome! We'll probably be riding some 86a wheels, but if you're comfortable with some hard wheels or others, we won't turn you away!
- There are 3 competition categories: Grom, Open Singles, and Open Doubles.
- Grom for our friends 15 and under.
- Open for everyone else.
- Doubles for everyone else and a friend!
Registration will take place the day of the event. Just bring a few bucks with you to the hill!
(We might also accept payment in the form of: muffins, bananas, milk, bread, cake, epic wolf t-shirts, or something similar...
Just be prepared to receive prizes in the similar fashion if you plan on paying this way!)
The entry fee is only $10, and if even if you don't win, you'll most likely be getting your money right back in the form of swagg!
The location will be revealed the night of May 14th, so check back with us at that time for a nice map.
Last words: Fine tune your maneuvering abilities! Even though it's all about getting there quickly, don't go crazy! If you're crazy, you're probably going to knock out cones! And if you do that enough, you'll be knocked out of the competition!
Date:Sat May 15, 2010 Time:12:00pm Location:San Diego, CA - Cara Way AKA Pump Station! Take Scripps Poway Pkwy Exit off of Interstate 15 between Miramar Air Base and Highway 56! Happenings:Grom (15 & under), Open Singles, Open Doubles Sponsors:Presented by: MuirSkate.com, and SilverfishLongboarding - Supported by: 187 Killer Pads, Abec 11, Rayne, Comet, Loaded, Khiro, Gravity, Madrid, Landyachtz, Earthwing, Venom, Holey, Randal, Bones, NeverSummer, Concrete Wave, Seismic, O Schedule:Warm-Ups: 9am Event: 11am
Date:Sat Nov 07, 2009 Time:11:00am Location:Loretta St, Oceanside CA Happenings:Slope Style, Free Ride, and Best Trick Competitions. $2500 cash purse!! Sponsors:Muirskate.com, silverfishlongboarding.com, concretewave magazine, randal trucks, tracker trucks, 187 pads, blackleather, khiro
Summer Skatefest 09 Slide/Freeride Event
Judging Criteria: Style, Maneuver Difficulty, Slide Variations, Overall Flow of Run
Judging Criteria: Slide Variations, Speed, & of course Speed
Only July 27th we will announce the event location on Gravityboard.com, Muirskate.com, & Silverfishlongboarding.com
This event is for everyone!! All levels of skating welcome in both events. In other words, we want everyone to come out and enjoy the day with us.
Date:Sat Aug 01, 2009 Time:04:00pm Location:Cara Way, San Diego, CA. Park at Wendy's (10196 Scripps Poway Pkwy, San Diego) and walk to Cara Way. Happenings:Slide / Freeride Competition Sponsors:Gravity Skateboards, MuirSkate.com, Randal Truck Co., SilverfishLongboarding.com
Entry fees: pay in advanced on silverfishlongboarding.com. $40 - pro class, $20 - open class, $10 - added on to entry fee if payed on day of contest.
Date:Sat Nov 01, 2008 Time:12:00pm Location:Loretta St, North of I-76, Oceanside, CA 92054 (check slidefest.com 1 week prior to contest) Happenings:Two Contest with overall cash purse of $2300. Slope Style, and Best Trick. Sponsors:Tracker Tricks, Muir Surf & Skate, 187 Pads, Khiro, BLR USA, Silverfishlongboarding.com, concrete wave
Dia de los Muirtos
Date:Sat Oct 04, 2008 Time:12:00pm Location:Muir Surf & Skate Happenings:Skate with Loaded Longboards and Adam Colton, free bbq, prize raffle, pie eating contest Bands:Straight Trippin, Evil Petting Zoo, Yak Attack Sponsors:Gravity, Sector 9, Khiro, Sk8supply.com, Concrete Wave Magazine, Silverfish Longboarding, Abec 11, Earthwing, Randal, Bones, Powell, Madrid Skateboards
Come out to Muir Skate and Surf to relax/skate around in the sun with Flexdex, Honey skateboards, Arbor and Loaded as we all come together to enjoy the day. This is a great opportunity for you to try out all different kinds of longboards.
Date:Sat Apr 19, 2008 Time:12:00pm Location:Muir Surf & Skate Happenings:Skate with Adam Colton, Free food, pie eating contest, raffle, crazy jump contest, $229 complete Loaded Dervish sale Bands:Straight Trippin, No Life Guard on Duty, The Guze Sponsors:Flexdex, Honey, Arbor, Loaded, Tracker, 187, Khiro, Paris Trucks, Silverfish Longboarding, Sector 9, Landyachtz, Seismic, Concrete Wave, Retro, Earthwing, Abec 11, Powell, Never Summer, Gravity, Randal