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

Last Year's Coverage

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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Upcoming Event Date Description
Grind for Life Series at Zephyrhills Presented by Marinela

Grind for Life Series at Zephyrhills Presented by Marinela

Zephyrhills, Florida

January 27, 2018

8 Days Away!
The GFL Series is a national, all ages and skills series in both street and bowl benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses. Full Details
Grind for Life Series at New Smyrna Presented by Marinela

Grind for Life Series at New Smyrna Presented by Marinela

New Smyrna, Florida

February 24, 2018

5 Weeks Away
The GFL Series is a national, all ages and skills series in both street and bowl benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses. Full Details
Mano a Mano: A Woodward Mini-Ramp Game of SKATE

Mano a Mano: A Woodward Mini-Ramp Game of SKATE

Tehachapi, California

February 27, 2018

6 Weeks Away
This private session is a mini-ramp game of SKATE with some of your favorite pros invited by Woodward. Full Details
Air + Style, Los Angeles

Air + Style, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

March 3 - 4, 2018

6 Weeks Away
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
Coffee and Donuts at The Boardr HQ

Coffee and Donuts at The Boardr HQ

Tampa, Florida

March 5, 2018

7 Weeks Away
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 Pro. Full Details
Vans Park Series National Championships at Chile

Vans Park Series National Championships at Chile

Santiago, Chile

March 21 - 24, 2018

2 Months Away
The National Championships at various countries around the world lead to the Vans Park Series of events. Full Details
Grind for Life Series at Sarasota Presented by Marinela

Grind for Life Series at Sarasota Presented by Marinela

Sarasota, Florida

March 24, 2018

2 Months Away
The GFL Series is a national, all ages and skills series in both street and bowl benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses. Full Details
Florida Virtual School Presents Jump the Creek Benefiting Grind for Life

Florida Virtual School Presents Jump the Creek Benefiting Grind for Life

Gainesville, Florida

April 7, 2018

3 Months Away
Jump the Creek is a day of fun skateboarding events at Possum Creek in Gainesville, Florida. Full Details
Hot Wheels™ Junior Series at Orange, California Built by Woodward

Hot Wheels™ Junior Series at Orange, California Built by Woodward

Orange, California

April 7 - 8, 2018

3 Months Away
An open skateboarding and BMX contest for kids 16 and under of all skill levels. Full Details
Grind for Life Series at Houston Presented by Marinela

Grind for Life Series at Houston Presented by Marinela

Houston, Texas

April 21, 2018

3 Months Away
The GFL Series is a national, all ages and skills series in both street and bowl benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses. Full Details
Hot Wheels™ Junior Series at Zephyrhills, Florida Built by Woodward

Hot Wheels™ Junior Series at Zephyrhills, Florida Built by Woodward

Zephyrhills, Florida

May 5, 2018

4 Months Away
An open skateboarding contest for kids 16 and under of all skill levels. Full Details
6th Annual DJV Contest

6th Annual DJV Contest

Whitby, Canada

May 26, 2018

4 Months Away
DJV Skate is an annual event organized by TJ Rogers to honor Doug Victory, a friend and local skater in the community who passed away. It's an all ages and skills street contest. Full Details
The Boardr Am at New York City

The Boardr Am at New York City

New York City, New York

June 2, 2018

5 Months Away
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

Harold Hunter Day

New York City, New York

June 3, 2018

5 Months Away
A day of celebrating the life and times of the late, great Harold Hunter. Full Details
The Boardr Am at Huntington Beach

The Boardr Am at Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, California

July 28th, 2018

6 Months Away
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
Empire Am Getting Paid - The Boardr Am Finals

Empire Am Getting Paid - The Boardr Am Finals

Montreal, Canada

September 28 - 29, 2018

8 Months Away
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
Southbound and Down V at The Boardr HQ: Good Times, Motorcycles, and Skateboarding

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

Tampa, Florida

October 27, 2018

9 Months Away
This will be our 5th annual melting pot of good times, motorcycles, and skateboarding going down right here at The Boardr HQ. Full Details
Exposure Skate

Exposure Skate

Encinitas, California

November 2 - 4, 2018

10 Months Away
This is the 7th 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 Presented by Marinela

Grind for Life Annual Awards Presented by Marinela

Tampa, Florida

November 8, 2018

10 Months Away
The Annual Awards where we honor the top skaters in each division of Grind for Life. Full Details
Best Trick at The Boardr HQ

Best Trick at The Boardr HQ

Tampa, Florida

November 8, 2018

10 Months Away
A best trick open to anyone, including all our friends in town for Tampa Am. We'll have full details and the schedule soon. Full Details
Coffee and Donuts at The Boardr HQ

Coffee and Donuts at The Boardr HQ

Tampa, Florida

November 12, 2018

10 Months Away
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