The best skateboarders in the world are poised in the Copper Box Arena for the finale of the SLS World Tour in London. The first of two Sunday sessions gets underway at 11am with tickets available online.
The SLS World Tour returns to the capital this weekend for a second time with the stakes higher than ever. Some of the globe’s greatest skaters are going head-to-head in the Olympic Park showing off their tricks and skills in an event acting as qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics when skateboarding will make its debut as an Olympic sport.
With an updated format including instant scoring to promote last trick ‘buzzer-beater’ moments the London leg of the SLS World Tour is guaranteed to appeal to existing fans and new spectators alike.
Ones to watch:Nyjah Huston. The overall SLS men’s winner in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2017, Huston is also the current World Champion. Suffice to say the American – a fan favourite and currently tied with Shane O’Neill for the highest scored trick ever in SLS (9.9) – is hot favourite to win in London. Leticia Bufoni is a superstar in women’s skateboarding and a celebrity in her home country of Brazi with her own TV show “Leticia, Let’s Go,”. Ranked number 2 in the women’s competition her main rival in London will be two-time SLS Women’s World Champion Lacey Baker.
Today’s timings at the SLS World Tour in London:
Session 1: Men’s semi-finals. Doors open 10am ~ Practice from 9am to 11am ~ Competition starts 11am featuring 30 skaters.
Session 2: Women’s and Men’s finals. Doors open 3.30pm ~ Women’s Finals and Awards 4pm to 6pm ~ Men’s Finals and Awards 7pm to 9pm.
Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. Tickets can be bought for a weekend pass, a full day’s viewing or just for watching the morning or afternoon sessions on either day of the weekend
Tickets on the day for the SLS World Tour in London are subject to availability. Checking the Street League Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.
Travel tips: Public transport is recommended. Hackney Wick overground and Stratford tube are circa a 10-minute walk. Stratford International station (accessible from London St Pancras) is about a 15-minute walk. Very limited parking is available on site although parking is available at nearby Westfield Shopping Centre.