Innoskate 2014 with Rodney Mullen at Lake Bonny Skatepark

Event Date
June 21, 2014
Location
Lakeland, Florida

June 21, 2014, Lakeland, Florida

The Smithsonian and the Polk Museum of Art are celebrating skateboarding's place in history and culture on Go Skateboarding Day this year at Lakeland Skatepark, where we'll be hosting an event for all ages and skills. Get the full details at the Polk Museum of Art site.

Lakeland Innoskate Skateboarding History

Related Coverage: Innoskate 2014 with Rodney Mullen at Lake Bonny Skatepark

Lakeland Skatepark Innoskate 2014 Planning

The Boardr crew was recently in Lakeland for a meeting with city officials and representatives from the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. to discuss an event involving the Lakeland Skatepark and the Polk Museum of Art. Innoskate 2013 was an event at the Smithsonian that brought a lot of attention to skateboarding, its influence on culture, and its amazing evolution over the last several decades. The event we're working on in Lakeland will highlight and celebrate a lot of the same things. While we met at the Lakeland Skatepark early that morning, I shot a few photos of everything there. Team Pain and the Lakeland locals that helped design it did a great job with this Park. What's wrong with Tampa and why don't we have something like this already? It's because something got old and forgotten about, then suddenly ended up being a roadblock to progression. I hope our city can work through that mess and get us out of 1970's skateboarding soon.

The Boardr Hosts Worldwide Top Quality Skateboarding Events

Click a map pin to see where we've been doing skateboarding events outside of all the ones we do at The Boardr Headquarters in Tampa. We run skateboarding shindigs year after year with full coverage and results right here on The Boardr site. From coordinating international contest series like the adidas Skate Copa, fun and ripping pro contests like Copenhagen Pro, running the Park and Street at X Games, coordinating the Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa, to plenty of local events like the Grind for Life Series in Florida, you'll find us in your backyard soon no matter where on the globe you push your wood and wheels. In 2015, The Boardr Am was started, offering top amateur skateboarders an all expenses paid path to skate at X Games in Austin where The Boardr Am Finals are each year.

Worldwide Upcoming Events

The Boardr Am at Los Angeles

January 24, 2015, Los Angeles, California

The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Register here online right now before limited spots are gone. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals at X Games Austin to meet six other specially invited ams. Full Details

The Boardr Am at Houston

February 14, 2015, Houston, Texas

The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Register here online right now before limited spots are gone. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals at X Games Austin to meet six other specially invited ams. Full Details

Grind for Life Series at Lakeland

February 21, 2015, Lakeland, Florida

In 2014, The Boardr and Grind for Life partnered up to bring back the Grind for Life Series of all ages bowl and street skateboarding contests around Florida. We're already looking forward to 2015 and will have more details as each event gets closer. Full Details

The Boardr Am at Tampa Bay

February 28, 2015, Bradenton, Florida

The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Register here online right now before limited spots are gone. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals at X Games Austin to meet six other specially invited ams. Full Details

adidas Skate Copa at Los Angeles

March 7, 2015, Los Angeles, California

This is the second year of adidas Skate Copa, a Shop vs Shop battle with the Finals in New York City. We'll have full details on each stop soon. For now, save the date and we'll see you there! Full Details

The Boardr Am at Detroit

April 4, 2015, Detroit, Michigan

The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Register here online right now before limited spots are gone. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals at X Games Austin to meet six other specially invited ams. Full Details

Grind for Life Series at New Smyrna Beach

April 11, 2015, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

In 2014, The Boardr and Grind for Life partnered up to bring back the Grind for Life Series of all ages bowl and street skateboarding contests around Florida. We're already looking forward to 2015 and will have more details as each event gets closer. Full Details

adidas Skate Copa at Portland

April 25, 2015, Portland, Oregon

This is the second year of adidas Skate Copa, a Shop vs Shop battle with the Finals in New York City. We'll have full details on each stop soon. For now, save the date and we'll see you there! Full Details

The Boardr Am at New York

May 2, 2015, New York, New York

The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Register here online right now before limited spots are gone. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals at X Games Austin to meet six other specially invited ams. Full Details

adidas Skate Copa at Atlanta

May 16, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia

This is the second year of adidas Skate Copa, a Shop vs Shop battle with the Finals in New York City. We'll have full details on each stop soon. For now, save the date and we'll see you there! Full Details

The Boardr Am TBD Location

May 30, 2015, To Be Determined

The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Register here online right now before limited spots are gone. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals at X Games Austin to meet six other specially invited ams. Full Details

X Games Austin 2015

June 4 - 7, 2015, Austin, Texas

The Boardr teamed up with ESPN to consult on Street and Park skateboarding for the X Games. We're excited about this one and the fact that it's in Austin makes it even better. Full Details

The Boardr Am Finals at X Games Austin

June 4 - 7, 2015, Austin, Texas

The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Register for one of the six stop for The Boardr Am Qualifiers to get your spot in The Finals. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals at X Games Austin to meet six other specially invited ams. Full Details

Grind for Life Series at Fort Lauderdale

June 13, 2015, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

In 2014, The Boardr and Grind for Life partnered up to bring back the Grind for Life Series of all ages bowl and street skateboarding contests around Florida. We're already looking forward to 2015 and will have more details as each event gets closer. Full Details

adidas Skate Copa at Louisville

June 27, 2015, Louisville, Kentucky

This is the second year of adidas Skate Copa, a Shop vs Shop battle with the Finals in New York City. We'll have full details on each stop soon. For now, save the date and we'll see you there! Full Details

adidas Skate Copa at New York

July 10, 2015, New York, New York

This is the second year of adidas Skate Copa, a Shop vs Shop battle with the Finals in New York City. We'll have full details on each stop soon. For now, save the date and we'll see you there! Full Details

adidas Skate Copa Finals at New York

July 11, 2015, New York, New York

This is the second year of adidas Skate Copa, a Shop vs Shop battle with the Finals in New York City. We'll have full details on each stop soon. For now, save the date and we'll see you there! Full Details

THE CPH 2015

July 18 - 21, 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Last year it was Copenhagen Bowl. This year, CPH 2015 will be a street contest in the real streets of Copenhagen. We'll have full details soon. Full Details

Van Doren Invitational at Huntington Beach

July 25 - Aug 2, 2015, Huntington Beach, California

Vans' annual top pro and am bowl shredding in the sands of Huntington Beach during the US Open of Surfing is on again. We'll have full details with the schedule up soon. Full Details

Am Getting Paid 2015

September 11 - 13, 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canada's top amateur skateboarding contest returned last year where Jon Cos shut it down and took home $7,500. In 2015, it's back and going down in September. Full Details

Grind for Life Series at Brandon

September 19, 2015, Brandon, Florida

In 2014, The Boardr and Grind for Life partnered up to bring back the Grind for Life Series of all ages bowl and street skateboarding contests around Florida. We're already looking forward to 2015 and will have more details as each event gets closer. Full Details

Grind for Life Series at Bradenton

October 10, 2015, Bradenton, Florida

In 2014, The Boardr and Grind for Life partnered up to bring back the Grind for Life Series of all ages bowl and street skateboarding contests around Florida. We're already looking forward to 2015 and will have more details as each event gets closer. Full Details

Tampa Upcoming Events

Frontside Grind Tuesdays: Free Mini Ramp 30 and Up Session

December 30, 2014, Tampa, Florida

From 6pm to 9pm on the last Tuesday of every month, come session The Boardr Mini Ramp with us. Full Details

Frontside Grind Tuesdays: Free Mini Ramp 30 and Up Session

January 27, 2015, Tampa, Florida

From 6pm to 9pm on the last Tuesday of every month, come session The Boardr Mini Ramp with us. Full Details

Southbound and Down II: Good Times, Motorcycles, and Skateboarding

September 26, 2015, Tampa, Florida

It's our second annual melting pot of good times, motorcycles, and skateboarding going down right here at The Boardr HQ. Full Details

Grind for Life Series Annual Awards

November 14, 2015, Tampa, Florida

Join us at The Boardr HQ for a recap of all the Grind for Life events, awards for overall winners in each division, a session in our facility, and more. We'll have details and the leaderboard results as they come in. Full Details

Past Events

BINGO at The Boardr: An Industry Game of SKATE at 7PM

December 5, 2014, Tampa, Florida

On Friday night at 7pm at The Boardr HQ, we're picking 16 of our industry friends aka old guys for a Game of BINGO (aka SKATE). We hope to see you here. The TF will be free and open to skate. Full Details

Dekline Premiere of True Blue at 9pm

December 5, 2014, Tampa, Florida

We're showing the new Dekline video, True Blue at 9pm here at The Boardr Headquarters. Prior to that, you're welcome to skate the TF and watch BINGO at The Boardr, the industry Game of SKATE at 7pm. Full Details

Plan B True Video Premiere

December 1, 2014, Tampa, Florida

We're opening the bay doors at 6pm for a session, then showing the video at 7pm. All of True is going to be mind-blowing, but you know we can't wait to see The Boardr Team Rider Felipe Gustavo's part! Full Details

Black Friday Weekend: A Big Sale in The Boardr Store and Skate Session at HQ

November 27 - 30, 2014, Tampa, Florida

We've got skating and shopping with bangin' deals. Let's get right to the details, starting with a session on Thanksgiving night to burn off the turkey! Full Details

Frontside Grind Tuesdays: Free Mini Ramp 30 and Up Session

November 25, 2014, Tampa, Florida

From 6pm to 9pm on the last Tuesday of every month, come session The Boardr Mini Ramp with us. Full Details

Grind for Life Series Annual Awards at The Boardr Headquarters

November 22, 2014, Tampa, Florida

Join us at The Boardr HQ for a recap of all the Grind for Life events, awards for overall winners in each division, a session in our facility, and more. Full Details

Bikes, BBQ, and Movie Premiere

November 13, 2014, Tampa, Florida

We're firing up the grill and the bikes at The Boardr, then heading over to Muvico Ybor to watch On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter film. Ride your bike to The Boardr and join us for the session prior. Full Details

The 3rd Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

November 8, 2014, Los Angeles, CA

A skateboard shindig in the center of Tyler the Creator's 3rd Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival mayhem. Full Details

Frontside Grind Tuesdays: Free Mini Ramp 30 and Up Session

October 28, 2014, Tampa, Florida

From 6pm to 9pm on the last Tuesday of every month, come session The Boardr Mini Ramp with us. Full Details

Get Rad for Ray

Saturday, October 18, 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina

An 80's themed pro skate jam with a festival, raffles, beginners' skate clinic, and open bowl contest. Full Details

Mini-Ramp Jam at the Imperial Hair Show

October 12, Lakeland, Florida

Our homie Jairus running Second 2 None Barbershop and Skate Supply out in Lakeland is throwing this one we're helping out with. Your entry fee gets you admission plus one. We have all age divisions in this one and a sponsored division. Full Details

NEW DATE: Grind for Life Series at Bradenton Riverwalk Skatepark

October 11, 2014, Bradenton, Florida

The Grind for Life Series in Association with The Boardr is a Florida series of all ages/skills skateboarding contests. Full Details

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014

October 2 - 5, 2014, Kimberley, South Africa

Every year, we never get bored of holding baby lions. Add to that some of the world's best pro skateboarders competing for a quarter million in US cash and you've got a great reason to globetrot to Kimberley. Full Details

Southbound and Down: Good Times, Motorcycles, and Skateboarding

September 27, 2014, Tampa, Florida

A melting pot of good times, motorcycles, and skateboarding going down right here at The Boardr HQ. Full Details

Dew Tour Brooklyn

September 18 - 21, 2014, Brooklyn, New York

The Boardr has the skate director role for Dew Tour's street and streetstyle events this year in both Portland and Brookyln. We've got all the details and full schedule here. Full Details

Am Getting Paid

September 12 - 14, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Am Getting Paid is back in Montreal. The Boardr is hyped to be helping with registration and running Canada's top am skateboarding event. Full Details

Copenhagen Bowl 2014

August 28 - 31, Copenhagen, Denmark

You know the fine folks that have been doing the skateboard shindig in Copenhagen for the past seven years? Year after year, many of your favorite pros refer to that as one of the best pro contests of the year. We certainly think the same. Full Details

Dew Tour Portland

August 16 - 17, 2014, Portland, Oregon

The Boardr has the skate director role for Dew Tour's street and streetstyle events this year in both Portland and Brookyln. We've got all the details and full schedule here. Full Details

Summer Youth Olympic Games

August 16 - 28, 2014, Nanjing, China

China's hosting the Youth Olympics where skateboarding demos are going down for both vert and street. Clem's headed out there to announce with Vern Laird. Full Details

Van Doren Invitational at Huntington Beach

July 26 - August 2, 2014, Huntington Beach, California

This is Vans' annual bowl jam in the sands of Huntington Beach. We've got full details, schedule, and more here. Full Details