Street League Skateboarding in London alert! The Copper Box Arena is the place to be this weekend for the first stop on the 2019 SLS World Tour. The first of two Saturday sessions gets underway at 11am with tickets available online.
The Street League Skateboarding (SLS) World Tour Series returns to the capital for a second time with the stakes higher than ever. Some of the world’s greatest skaters are set to go head-to-head in the Olympic Park and show off their tricks and skills in the event which acts as a 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 Street League Skateboarding in London:
Session 1: Men’s quarter-finals. Doors open 11am ~ Practice from 10am to 12 noon ~ Competition starts 12 noon featuring 30 skaters.
Session 2: Women’s semi-finals. Doors open 5pm ~ Practice from 4pm-6pm ~ Competition starts 6pm featuring 30 skaters.
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 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.