Vert World Championships at Nanjing

September 6 - 9, 2017

The Vert World Championships for both men and women will happen here in Nanjing.


Nanjing, China, Sports Lab, No.888, Yangtze River Avenue, Jianye District


Men's and Women's


  • Wednesday, September 6
    • 11am - 7pm: Registration and Open Practice
    • 2pm - 4pm: Women's Only Practice
  • Thursday, September 7
    • 10am: Anti-Doping Seminar at the Hilton Nanjing Riverside, 2nd Floor
    • 11am - 7pm: Registration and Open Practice
    • 2pm - 4pm: Women's Only Practice
    • 5pm: Judges' Meeting
    • 6pm: Riders' Meeting
  • Friday, September 8
    • 11am - 12:30pm: Women's Practice
    • 12:30pm - 2pm: Women's Qualifiers
      • Event and cut based on participation
    • 2pm - 3:30pm: Men's Practice
    • 3:30pm - 6pm: Men's Qualifiers
  • Saturday, September 9
    • 11am - 12:30pm: Women's Practice
    • 12:30pm - 2pm: Women's Finals
    • 2pm - 4:30pm: Men's Practice
    • 4:30pm - 6pm: Men's Finals
    • Awards and Prizing immediately following
  • Sunday, September 10
    • Rain Day

Contest Formats

  • Qualifiers
    • Heats of eight
    • 10 mins of warm-up between each Heat
    • Three runs, 30 seconds each, best counts
    • Top 12 qualify for Finals
  • Finals
    • One Heat of 12
    • Four runs, 30 seconds each, best counts

Prize Purse: $40,000USD

$20,000 each for Men's and Women's.

1st: $5,000, 2nd: $3,000, 3rd: $2,000, 4th: $1,500, 5th: $1,500, 6th: $1,000, 7th: $1,000, 8th: $1,000, 9th: $1,000, 10th: $1,000, 11th: $1,000, 12th: $1,000.


Vert World Championships Ramp

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Vert World Championships Press Release From FIRS

This communication will provide our international membership with important details about the Skateboarding World Championship held during the Nanjing Roller Games.

The first-ever World Championship titles awarded by FIRS for Skateboarding will be for the discipline of Vert Skateboarding (halfpipe). At the exact location where skateboarding debuted in Nanjing as a part of the SportsLab during the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, a full-size vert ramp will be set up to serve as the “field of play.” The massive structure is 21m wide and 4.5m high, made from 22 tons of steel structure with a composite riding surface. This will be the stage for the best female and male vert skateboarders to contest the World Championships of Vert Skateboarding.

The event will unfold over a 4-day schedule beginning on Thursday the 7th of September. Registrations are available for 2 female and 2 male athletes from each member nation. In order to guarantee open and inclusive participation of riders around the world and field a comprehensive list of Vert’s elite athletes, FIRS will allocate Wildcards where needed.

Further communication will follow regarding contest format and exact schedule for the event.

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