Empire Am Getting Paid

June 17 - 19

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Le Taz, 8931 Avenue Papineau, Montreal, QC H2M 2G2, Canada


  • 6pm - 9pm: Open Practice and Registration
  • 9am - 1pm: Open Practice and Registration
  • 1pm - 6pm: Open Qualifiers
    • Jams format
    • Three skaters per jam, three minute jams
    • Jam scored on overall impression
    • Top 30 make the cut to Semi-Finals on Sunday
  • 10pm - 3am: Kick Off Party
    • TRH-BAR, 3699, St Laurent, Montreal, QC
  • 2pm - sunset: Vans Best Trick at P45, BBQ and music begins
    • All proceeds donated to P45, including $1,000 courtesy of Empire and Vans
  • 4pm: Best Trick Contests – open to any skaters that want to participate
    • Section 1 – 30 mins (15 mins each direction)
    • Section 2 – 30 mins (15 mins each direction)
    • Section 3 – 30 mins
  • 5pm - 9pm: Open Practice
  • 9am - 1pm: Open Practice
  • 2pm - 4pm: Semi-Finals
    • Top 30 from Friday Qualifiers join the pre-selected list of invited ams
      • Winners of Tampa Am, Phoenix Am, The Boardr Am Finals, and the top 10 from Am Getting Paid 2015
    • Jams format
    • Three skaters per jam, three minute jams
    • Jam scored on overall impression
    • Top 10 make the cut to the Finals
  • 4:30pm - 6pm: Finals
    • Runs format
    • Three runs, 1 minute each, time starts on first trick, best run counts
    • Each run scored on overall impression
  • 6pm: Awards


We're staying at Hotel Lord Berri, 1199, Rue Berri, Montreal. Use reservation code EMPIRE for a special rate of $139.00/night. Available from June 16th through June 20th.

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$20,000 Prize Purse

  • 1st: 10,000
  • 2nd: 4,000
  • 3rd: 2,500
  • 4th - 10th: 500

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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
  • Weekdays noon to 5pm 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

Air + Style, Los Angeles

4 Months Away

March 3 - 4, 2018, Los Angeles, California

We will be hosting an invite-only, transition-based contest at this year’s Air + Style. The event will also feature two main stages with 20+ musical acts. Full Details

Florida Virtual School Presents Jump the Creek Benefiting Grind for Life

5 Months Away

April 7, 2018, Gainesville, Florida

Jump the Creek is a day of fun skateboarding events at Possum Creek. We'll have full details on this one coming soon. Full Details

The Boardr Am at New York City

7 Months Away

June 2, 2018, New York City, New York

The Boardr Am is a top amateur skateboarding series. Winners at each stop are flown to the Finals to meet other specially invited ams. Full Details

Harold Hunter Day

7 Months Away

June 3, 2018, New York City, New York

A day of celebrating the life and times of the late, great Harold Hunter. Full Details

Empire Am Getting Paid - The Boardr Am Finals

10 Months Away

September 28 - 29, 2018, Montreal, Canada

For the second year, Am Getting Paid is hosting The Boardr Am Finals. Winners of each stop at The Boardr Am now get a trip to Montreal and a chance at the $20,000 prize purse here. Full Details