With skate contests on pause for the past six months due to the pandemic, this week featured an exciting moment for professional skateboarding––a return to competition.
On Thursday, a Chicago warehouse was transformed to host the Downtown Open S.K.A.T.E Championship, hosted by Pacifico. The virtual, live-streamed competition featured six professional skateboarders competing in an epic S.K.A.T.E. battle.
The objective of the game? Be the last skater to accrue the letters S-K-A-T-E––essentially the skate world’s version of H.O.R.S.E. in basketball. The skaters challenged each other to complete various tricks on a set of stairs and a pair of rails. While the Windy City is Chaz Ortiz’s hometown, it was Ishod Wair who took the crown in the three-way final against TJ Rogers and Jamie Foy.
Catch the highlights from the event above. Or check out the full replay here.
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