Empire Am Getting Paid

June 17 - 19

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Location

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

Schedule

Thursday
  • 6pm - 9pm: Open Practice and Registration
Friday
  • 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
Saturday
  • 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
Sunday
  • 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

Hotel

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.

Get Social

We're using the hashtag #AmGettingPaid on everything. Use it with us and we'll have a nice collection of your Instas and Tweets to browse through. Follow @ThinkEmpire and @TheBoardr on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat for coverage.

$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

Woodward Riviera Maya Street Contest and Grand Opening

2 Days Away!

October 20 - 21, 2017, Cancun, Mexico

An invite only street contest with a focus on Mexican skaters. This is the grand opening of a new Woodward location and also includes a vert demo with Tony Hawk. Full Details

Andale Bearings Presents Wheelie Dope Finals

10 Days Away!

October 28, 2017, Los Angeles, California

Wheelie Dope is Joey Brezinski's invite only manual contest at the West LA Courthouse. Full Details

Southbound and Down IV at The Boardr HQ: Good Times, Motorcycles, and Skateboarding

10 Days Away!

October 28, 2017, Tampa, Florida

This will be our 4th annual melting pot of good times, motorcycles, and skateboarding going down right here at The Boardr HQ. Full Details

Marinela Demo in Tampa

13 Days Away!

October 31, 2017, Tampa, Florida

We're doing a few demos with Marinela all around Florida. Come hang out with the #BoardrBoys. Bring your board and roll around with us, too! Full Details

Marinela Demo in Tampa

2 Weeks Away

November 1, 2017, Tampa, Florida

We're doing a few demos with Marinela all around Florida. Come hang out with the #BoardrBoys. Bring your board and roll around with us, too! Full Details

Marinela Demo in Lakeland

2 Weeks Away

November 2, 2017, Lakeland, Florida

We're doing a few demos with Marinela all around Florida. Come hang out with the #BoardrBoys. Bring your board and roll around with us, too! Full Details

Marinela Demo in Lakeland

2 Weeks Away

November 3, 2017, Lakeland, Florida

We're doing a few demos with Marinela all around Florida. Come hang out with the #BoardrBoys. Bring your board and roll around with us, too! Full Details

Grind for Life at Lakeland Presented by Marinela

2 Weeks Away

November 4, 2017, Lakeland, Florida

It's our fourth year running the Grind for Life Series of all ages and skills skateboarding contests. This series benefits the Grind for Life series and leads to the Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ in Tampa. Full Details

Exposure Skate

2 Weeks Away

November 3 - 4, 2017, Encinitas, California

This is the 6th Annual Exposure Skate event. It's the biggest women's skateboarding event in the world right now with a $50,000 purse. Full Details

Grind for Life Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ Presented by Marinela

3 Weeks Away

November 9, 2017, Tampa, Florida

It's our fourth year running the Grind for Life Series of all ages and skills skateboarding contests. This series leads to the Annual Awards at The Boardr HQ in Tampa. We'll have details soon. Full Details

Best Trick at The Boardr HQ Presented by Doom Sayers

3 Weeks Away

November 9, 2017, Tampa, Florida

We're planning a Best Trick contest on our new stuff we recently built in HQ. Details coming soon... Full Details

'SICKhead' Video Premiere at The Boardr HQ

3 Weeks Away

November 10, 2017, Tampa, Florida

SICKhead is a video based in San Diego, CA featuring Kevin Love, Tyler Bolar, Ronnie Kessner, and John Dilorenzo. Full Details

Coffee and Donuts at The Boardr HQ

4 Weeks Away

November 13, 2017, Tampa, Florida

Got a late flight out on Monday? Join us in the morning here at HQ where we'll be recovering from the weekend, skating, and talking about all the madness that went down at Tampa Am. Full Details

Air + Style, Los Angeles

5 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

6 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

Harold Hunter Day

8 Months Away

June 1, 2018, New York City, New York

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

The Boardr Am at New York City

8 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