Empire Am Getting Paid

June 17 - 19

Canada's top amateur skateboarding contest returns again this summer.

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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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