2021 USA Skateboarding National Championships Presented by Toyota

April 9 - May 9, 2021

A street and park skateboarding contest with a digital qualifying process.

NOT Open to Spectators

This event is not open to the public or spectators!

About

The digital portion of this event is open to anyone. The live finals are for contestants only and not open for public spectators.

Policies and Guidelines

Check the USA Skateboarding site.

Check additional full details at this USA Skatboading doc.

Registration

Registration is open on the USA Skateboarding site here.

Provisional Schedule

  • Video Submissions
    • April 9 - 15: Open Qualifying Video Submissions
    • April 16 - 18: Open Qualifying Judging
    • April 19 - 22: 36 Quarterfinalists Announced, Quarterfinals Video Submissions
      • Top 12 ranked Americans will be seeded into the Quarterfinals (everyone on the National Team)
    • April 23: Quarterfinals Judging
    • April 24 - 26: 20 Semifinalists Announced, Semifinals Video Submissions
    • April 27: Semifinals Judging
    • April 28: 8 Finalists Announced, 8 days prior to Finals events
  • Live Finals
    • Street - The Berrics
      • May 6: Practice
        • 9am: Women’s Street Finalists Arrival and Covid Rapid Testing
        • 10am: Women's Riders Meeting
        • 10am - 1pm: Women’s Street Finalists Practice
        • 1:30pm: Men’s Street Finalists Arrival and Covid Rapid Testing
        • 2:30pm: Men's Riders Meeting
        • 2:30pm - 5:30pm: Men’s Street Finalists Practice
      • May 7: Contest
        • 9am: Women’s Street Finalists Arrival and Covid Rapid Testing
        • 10am: Women’s Practice
        • 11am: Women’s Contest
        • 12pm: Women’s Awards
        • 1pm: Men’s Street Finalists Arrival and Covid Rapid Testing
        • 2pm: Men’s Practice
        • 3pm: Men’s Contest
        • 4pm: Men’s Awards
        • Format: 2, 45 second runs and 5 best trick attempts where your best 4 out of those 7 scores count. We call it 2/5/4 Format. It's also used in Street League and the Olympics.
    • Park - CA | TF
      • May 8: Practice
        • 9am: Women’s Park Finalists Arrival and Covid Rapid Testing
        • 10am: Women's Riders Meeting
        • 10am - 1pm: Women’s Park Finalists Practice
        • 1:30pm: Men’s Park Finalists Arrival and Covid Rapid Testing
        • 2:30pm: Men's Riders Meeting
        • 2:30pm - 5:30pm: Men’s Park Finalists Practice
      • May 9: Contest
        • 9am: Women’s Park Finalists Arrival and Covid Rapid Testing
        • 10am: Women’s Practice
        • 11am: Women’s Contest
        • 12pm: Women’s Awards
        • 1pm: Men’s Park Finalists Arrival and Covid Rapid Testing
        • 2pm: Men’s Practice
        • 3pm: Men’s Contest
        • 4pm: Men’s Awards
        • Format:
          • 3 runs each
          • Best run counts
          • Skate until you fall
          • Max 45 seconds

The Contest Explained

The Course: Street

The Course: Park

USA Skateboarding Press Release

The USA Skateboarding National Championships Presented by Toyota Will Combine Virtual Video and In-Person Event Format

Virtual Qualifying to Begin April 9 with In-Person Finals May 6 - 9 for Olympic Disciplines Park and Street; The Berrics to Host Street Final, CA Training Facility to Host Park

Vista, Calif. (March 11, 2021) — Together with Toyota and The Berrics, USA Skateboarding - the governing body for skateboarding in the United States will move forward with a 2021 National Championships with a new format combining both digital video and an in-person Olympic-qualifying format. Originally scheduled as a live event for March, USA Skateboarding decided to pivot to virtual qualifying for the athletes' safety during the pandemic. Video submissions will be 45-second runs for both Park and Street at the skatepark of their choice with in-person finals following Olympic event formats. The top-12 ranked Americans will be pre-qualified into the quarterfinals. Points awarded to the finalists will count towards World Skateboarding Rankings and Olympic qualifying. Men's and Women's Skateboard Park and Street events will make their Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2021 Games this summer in Japan.

“With the health and safety of the skaters as our primary concern, we’ve had to adapt our National Championships to a format that works in the time of Covid,” said Josh Friedberg, CEO, USA Skateboarding. “The good news is that American skaters will still have a chance to earn Olympic Qualifying points in an open and accessible qualifying process that will give skaters from all over the country a chance to participate in the National Championships alongside some of the best skaters in the world.”

USA Skateboarding National Championships presented by Toyota Virtual Video and In-Person Finals Schedule

Apr 9 - Apr 15: Open Qualifying Video Submissions
Apr 16 - Apr 18: Open Qualifying Judging
Apr 19 - Apr 22: 36 Quarterfinalists Announced, Quarterfinals Video Submissions
Apr 23: Quarterfinals Judging
Apr 24 - April 26: 20 Semifinalists Announced, Semifinals Video Submissions
Apr 27: Semifinals Judging
Apr 28: 8 Finalists Announced, 8 days prior to Finals events
May 6 - May 7: Street Finals, In-person, The Berrics – Los Angeles, California
May 8 - May 9: Park Finals, In-person, CA | TF – Vista, California

“Toyota is thrilled to partner with USA Skateboarding as presenting sponsor of the 2021 USA Skateboarding National Championships,” said Dedra DeLilli, group manager, Olympic and Paralympic Marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “As the landscape around sport competitions has rapidly evolved over the last year, we commend USA Skateboarding for pivoting to both virtual and in-person qualifying to ensure the safety of those involved and so that these elite athletes can compete at the highest level in pursuit of their Olympic dreams as skateboarding is set to make its debut at Tokyo 2020.”

About USA Skateboarding

As the recognized governing body for skateboarding in the United States, USA Skateboarding (USAS) is responsible for the selection, training, and fielding of national teams that compete in the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, and other sanctioned team events. USAS is also responsible for the development of youth skateboarding initiatives that support grassroots programs, education, licensing, and safety while respecting and enhancing the existing culture of skateboarding in the United States. USAS is dedicated to promoting and supporting the sport of Skateboarding while striving to guarantee that Skateboarding continues to provide the unique characteristics relevant to the sport's participants and maintaining the integrity and authenticity of Skateboarding as a sport, a passion, and a lifestyle. For more information, visit USASkateboarding.com.

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM), creator of the Prius hybrid and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota and Lexus brands. Over the past 60 years, we’ve built more than 40 million cars and trucks in North America, where we have 14 manufacturing plants, 15 including our joint venture in Alabama (10 in the U.S.), and directly employ more than 47,000 people (over 36,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold nearly 2.8 million cars and trucks (nearly 2.4 million in the U.S.) in 2019.

Contact:

Katie Moses Swope USA Skateboarding / MoSwo PR; katie.moses.swope@usaskateboarding.com


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