Uprising Tokyo

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Uprising Tokyo

May 25 - 28, 2023

A pro/am street contest featuring top international men and women skaters and the best up-and-coming talent.

Japanese Translation

Japanese Translation

About

A pro/am street contest featuring top international men and women skaters and the best up-and-coming talent. Course highlights include a replica of the legendary Hollywood High 12-stair rail and Clipper hubba. The contest course is being designed and built by CA Skateparks.

View the press release from Rakuten here.

Location

Tokyo, Japan in Ariake Arena

General Info

Helmets required for under 18.

Spectators can buy tickets here.

Any skater who got 1st place in a top tier International professional contest in the time period of 2019-2023 is pre-seeded into the Semi-Finals. Those events include Olympic Games, X Games, SLS, Dew Tour, Tampa Pro, World Skate Pro Tour, and World Skate World Championships.

Follow @uprisingtokyo and @rakuten.

General information including athlete shuttles is here and also here.

Start Lists and Practice Groups

Start lists and practice groups can be found on the front page here.

Schedule

  • Wednesday, May 24
    • 5pm: Practice Groups Posted
  • Thursday, May 25 - Practice
    • 9am: Registration
    • 9am - 11:30am: Women’s Practice Group 1
    • 11:30am - 2pm: Women’s Practice Group 2
    • 2pm: Riders Meeting
    • 2:30pm - 5pm: Men’s Practice Group 1
    • 5pm - 7:30pm: Men’s Practice Group 2
    • Start Lists published here on the front page
  • Friday, May 26 - Qualifiers
    • 9am - 10am: Women’s Practice Group 1
    • 10am - 11am: Women’s Practice Group 2
    • 11am: Women’s Qualifiers
      • 2, 50 second runs, best counts
      • 10 skater heats, 5 mins in between each
      • Top 20 advance to Semi-Finals, seeded in reverse order
    • 1:15pm - 2:15pm: Men’s Practice Group 1
    • 2:15pm - 3:15pm: Men’s Practice Group 2
    • 3:15pm: Men’s Qualifiers
      • Same format as Women’s
    • 6:15pm - 6:35pm: Music/Dance Performance
    • 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Open Practice for pre-seeded skaters
  • Saturday, May 27 - Semi-Finals and Juniors Mini-Ramp
    • 9am - 11am: Women’s Semi-Finals Practice
    • 9am - 11am: Girls Juniors Mini-Ramp Practice
    • 11am - 1pm: Boys Juniors Mini-Ramp Practice
    • 11am: Women’s Semi-Finals
      • Pre-seeded skaters: Funa Nakayama, Aori Nishimura
      • 10 skater heats, 5 mins in between each
      • 3, 1 min runs, best counts
      • Top 10 advance to Finals, seeded in reverse order
    • 1:05pm - 1:15pm: Music/Dance Performance
    • 1:15pm - 3:30pm: Men’s Semi-Finals Practice
    • 1:30pm - 3:30pm: Juniors Mini-Ramp Contest
      • Organized jam format
      • Number of skaters per jam TBD
      • Skate in order until you fall
      • 3 runs, 40 second max
      • Same format for boys and girls
      • Girls skate first
      • Judged on overall impression
      • Awards immediately following
    • 3:30pm - 6pm: Men’s Semi-Finals
      • Pre-seeded skaters: Yuto Horigome, Jamie Foy, Ishod Wair, Shane O'Neill, Carlos Ribeiro
      • Same format as Women’s
  • Sunday, May 28 - Finals and Best Trick
    • 9am - 10am: Open Practice
    • 10am - 11am: Women’s Practice
    • 11am - 12pm: Women’s Finals
      • 3, 1 min runs, best counts
    • 12pm - 12:30pm: Men’s Practice
    • 12:30pm - 1:25pm: Men’s Finals
      • Same format as Women’s
    • 1:25pm - 1:35pm: Music/Dance Performance
    • 1:45pm - 2:15pm: Women’s Best Trick on entire 12 stair/Clipper section
    • 2:20pm - 3pm: Men’s Best Trick on entire 12 stair/Clipper section
    • Awards immediately following

Purse - $100,000 USD

Tokyo Uprising Skateboarding Prize Purse

Judging Criteria

  • Performance is judged on overall impression of rider in each individual run
  • Judges analyze the following elements when scoring:
    • Difficulty, commitment, creativity, and use of entire course and features
    • Distance traveled while performing various tricks
    • Speed, style, flow, and power
    • Consistent lines carry weight, but innovation and difficulty are also rewarded
  • Timing
    • Starts when the rider is in motion to perform their first trick
    • Ends upon time designated in format
      • If a rider is in motion to perform a trick when time is up, that attempt will count if the trick has been initiated

The Course

Our approach is to design and build a diverse, modern, and challenging street course out of both concrete and wood. It will flow consistently by combining unique transition obstacles alongside iconic street spots from LA. The course will feature Hollywood High's 12 stair rail.Building replicas of iconic obstacles that standout as benchmarks will create opportunity for progression at the highest level of skateboarding.

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More Info

  • Get hotel info here.
  • The Ariake Arena was built for the Tokyo Olympics.
  • The event is owned by Rakuten, a multinational Japanese company.
  • Millennial Events, out of Singapore, will be producing the event.
  • Content will be captured by top industry filmers and photographers.

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