Empire Am Getting Paid - The Boardr Am Finals

September 28 - 30, 2017

Montreal, Canada

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This 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.


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

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#GetMeToAGP: Win a Trip to Am Getting Paid

Want a piece of that $20,000 purse? Hashtag your Instagram posts with #GetMeToAGP. On Sept 12, we'll be picking a winner from there to get an all expense paid trip to Am Getting Paid and a spot in the contest. Get it! Street or park footage works. See you in Montreal!


  • Thursday
    • 12pm - 9pm: Open Practice and Registration
  • Friday
    • 11am - 3pm: Open Practice and Registration
    • 3pm - 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 Saturday
  • Saturday
    • 10am - 2pm: Open Practice
    • 2pm - 4pm: Semi-Finals
      • Top 30 from Friday Qualifiers join the pre-selected list of invited ams
      • Plus The Boardr Am winners, the winner of King of Street in Australia, and the top 10 from Am Getting Paid 2016
      • 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
    • $2,000 Vans Best Trick immediately following at P45
      • Open to all skaters
    • After-Party at TRH-BAR, 3699 Saint Laurent, Montreal

$20,000 Prize Purse

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

Get Social

We're using the hashtag #AmGettingPaid and #TheBoardrAm 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.

Am Getting Paid 2017 Flyer

Confirmed Riders So Far

Alberto Navarro, CDMX, Mexico
Aldo Reyes, Puerto Penasco, MEXICO
Alex Dumont, Sorel,
Alexander Mitchell, Halfiax, Canada
Alexis Lacroix, Montreal, Canada
Andy Anderson, White Rock, BC
Angel Gutierrez, Encinitas, CA
Annie Guglia, Montreal, Quebec
Ben Blundell, Calgary, Alberta
Ben Patterson, Toronto, ON
Cam MacGregor, Vancouver, BC
Carlos Fagundes, Toronto,
Carter Grandin, Georgetown, Ontario
Carter Wood, Houston, TX
Chad Baker, Calgary, Alberta
Chad Wilson, Peterborough, Ontario
Chance Carr, Mesa, AZ
Charles Deschamps, Montreal, Canada
Chris Wimer, Virginia Beach, VA
CJ Collins, Anaheim, CA
Cody Cormier, Montreal, Quebec
Cody French, Toronto, ON
Dylan Campbell, Ottawa,
Etienne Dumais, Montreal, Quebec
Etienne Gagner, ,
Francis Gagnon, Laval, Quebec
Francis Lemoy, Montreal, Quebec
Francois Nadon-Jaouen, ,
Frederic Lanteigne, Moncton, New Brunswick
Gilbert Turenne, Levis, Quebec
Jaakko Ojanen, Helsinki, Finland
Jack Olson, St. Louis Park, MN
Jake Cormier, Montreal, Prince Edward Island
James Leger, Moncton, New Brunswick
Jamie Bennett, Brockville, Ontario
Jamie Walker, ,
Jayden Bono, Toronto, Ontario
Jeremy Arsenault, ,
Jessy Jean-Bart, Montreal, Quebec
Joey Larock, Montreal, Quebec
Jon Cosentino, Toronto, Canada
Kirk Roach, Toronto, Ontario
Lazer Crawford, Glendale, AZ
Leon Chapdelaine, Steagathe, Quebec
Luke Schering, Wellesley, Ontario
Mason Cluett, Montreal, Quebec
Matt Dupuis, Mansfield, Quebec
Michael Foisy, Chambly, Quebec
Mitch Barrette, Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Morgan DT, Quebec City,
Nassim Guammaz, Spijkenisse, Netherlands
Nolan Waller, Toronto, Canada
Philipe Dulude, Delson, Quebe
Pierre-Yves Frappier aka PIF, Québec City, Quebec
Randy Plourde, Toronto, ON
Royce Plourde, ,
Ryan Racine, ,
Sam Lind, Ottowa, Canada
Samuel Boyer, Montreal, Quebec
Shayne Eldridge, Toronto, Canada
Steve Graham, Calgary,
Tanner VanVark, Andover, MN
Tom Nelner, Calgary, Canada
Ty Peterson, Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Tyler Holm, Vancouver, British Columbia
Will Marshall, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
William Phelan, St-Bruno, CA
Zach Primeau, Brockville, Ontario
Zach Saraceno, Encinitas, CA
Zack Ferguson, Toronto, Canada
Dylan Williams, Bakersfield, CA
Jereme Knibbs, Tampa, FL
JS Lapierre, Montreal, Canada
Ke'Chaud Johnson, Dallas, TX
Noah Nayef, Bass Hill, New South Wales
Tyson Peterson, Melbourne, FL

Past Video Coverage


Empire Am Getting Paid 2016 - Finals, June 2016

Vans Best Trick - Empire Am Getting Paid 2016, June 2016

Empire Am Getting Paid 2016 - Day 1/Qualifiers, June 2016

Am Getting Paid 2015 - SEMIS & FINALS - JS Lapierre, Enzo Cautela & Dashawn Jordan, September 2015

AM Getting Paid - Best Trick: On The Boardr, September 2014

AM Getting Paid - Day Two Semifinals & Finals: On The Boardr, September 2014

AM Getting Paid - Day One Qualifiers: On The Boardr, September 2014

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.

Ryan Clements from Tampa FL Skateboarder Profile

Ryan Clements, Event Coordinator

Dylan Perry from Tampa FL Skateboarder Profile

Dylan Perry, Event Coordinator Assistant

Scotty Conley aka The Body from Tampa FL Skateboarder Profile

Scotty Conley aka The Body, Assistant, Social Media

Tim O'Connor from Morristown NJ Skateboarder Profile

Tim O'Connor, Announcer

Nic Cote from Montreal Quebec, Canada Skateboarder Profile

Nic Cote, Announcer

Jason Rothmeyer from Long Beach CA Skateboarder Profile

Jason Rothmeyer, Head Judge

James Craig from Fullerton CA Skateboarder Profile

James Craig, 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
  • 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

Krooked Video Premiere of LSD at The Boardr HQ

It's on!

November 25, 2017, Tampa, Florida

LSD : Let's Skate dude! A brand new full length skate video featuring the Krooked team. We're showing at 6pm here at The Boardr HQ. Full Details

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

Grind for Life Annual Awards Presented by Marinela

12 Months Away

November 8, 2018, Tampa, Florida

The Annual Awards where we honor the top skaters in each division of Grind for Life. Full Details

Best Trick at The Boardr HQ

12 Months Away

November 8, 2018, Tampa, Florida

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