Grind for Life Series at Lakeland Presented by adidas

Grind for Life Series at Lakeland Presented by adidas

February 21, 2015

Lakeland, Florida

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The Grind for Life Series in Association with The Boardr is a Florida series of all ages/skills skateboarding contests benefiting the Grind for Life organization that assists cancer patients with travel expenses. You should pre-register now to save your spot. We are certain that most divisions will fill up. We will do our best to accommodate spots in the more popular divisions that fill up, but space and time are limited.

Location

The Lakeland skate park is at Lake Bonny Park.

Divsion Formats and Schedule

This is the order we're running the events in, along with the breaks for Awards. All times are approximate, but we do try to run things on time. Arrive early for your division so you don't miss it!

  • 10am: Street 9 and Under Division: Runs
  • 10:30am: Street 10 to 12 Division: Jams
  • 11am: Street 13 to 15 Division: Jams
  • 11:30am: Street Girls Division: Runs
  • 12pm: Awards Break
  • 12:15pm: Street 16 to 29 Division: Jams
  • 12:45pm: Street 30 and Up Division: Runs
  • 1:15pm: Street Sponsored Division: Jams
  • 1:45pm: Awards Break
  • 2pm: Bowl 9 and Under Division: Jams
  • 2:30pm: Bowl 10 to 12 Division: Jams
  • 3pm: Bowl Intermediate (13 to 39) Division: Jams
  • 3:30pm: Bowl Girls Division: Jams
  • 4pm: Bowl Masters (40 to 49) Division: Jams
  • 4:30pm: Bowl Grand Masters (50 and Up) Division: Jams
  • 5pm: Bowl Sponsored Division: Jams
  • 5:30pm: Awards
  • Runs format events: 2, 50 second runs, best run counts as your final score.
  • Street Jams format events: 3 skaters per jam, 3 minutes per jam. Judged on overall impression.
  • Bowl Jams format events: 8 skaters per jam, 4 runs at 30 seconds each, skate in order until you fall. Judged on overall impression.

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Rain Day

Sunday is the rain day for all GFL events.

Hash It Out

Use the hashtag #grindforlife and follow @grindforlifeorg and @theboardr for updates and coverage on Instagram and Twitter.

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Lakeland Photos

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Meet the Event Staff

The Boardr Staff has decades of experience in executing top quality large and small events in our industry. Introduce yourself and hit us up with any questions or help you need.

Jorge Angel aka Porpe from Tampa FL Skateboarder Profile

Jorge Angel aka Porpe, Event Coordinator

Casey Wayne from Pickens SC Skateboarder Profile

Casey Wayne, #BoardrBus Cap'n and Logistics

Rob Meronek from Tampa FL Skateboarder Profile

Rob Meronek, Tech, Registration, Scoring, Photography

Jared Currey from Tampa FL Skateboarder Profile

Jared Currey, The Boardr Pop Up Store

Chris Jata from Tampa FL Skateboarder Profile

Chris Jata, Announcer

Justin Ryan from Tampa FL Skateboarder Profile

Justin Ryan, Judge

The Boardr Events List

This is a list of events that The Boardr is associated with. To see our full industry events list, click here.

With headquarters in Tampa, Florida, The Boardr hosts worldwide, top quality skateboarding competitions and events. From coordinating top international contest series like the Vans Pro Skate Park Series, fun and ripping pro contests like Copenhagen Open, to plenty of local events like the Grind for Life Series in Florida (which recently expanded to national), you'll find us in your backyard soon no matter where on the globe you push your wood and wheels.

Recurring Events
  • Weekends (Friday through Sunday) noon to 6pm at The Boardr HQ Tampa: Free skating in our private indoor warehouse.
  • Last Tuesday of Every Month 5pm to 9pm at The Boardr HQ Tampa: Frontside Grind Tuesdays, free skating for ages 30 and up.

Upcoming Events

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3 Weeks Away
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