The Dew Tour announced the 2010 schedule with a big change this season in the addition of Las Vegas as the host city for the final stop. Sin City has seen skateboard bomb drops from helicopters and 120-foot motorcycle jumps onto buildings. Now the world-famous strip will serve as a backdrop for the Dew Tour Championships as well as the Dew Cup awards ceremony in October.
Boston will kick start the sixth season of the Dew Tour with the return of the skate-specific ISF Skateboarding Championships held June 25-26 at the historic TD Garden.
Three-time Dew Cup champion Ryan Sheckler won the inaugural park event last year in Boston and is poised for a comeback after battling injuries for the remainder of the season. Bucky Lasek won the vert event and continued his momentum to take home the Dew Cup at the end of '09.
The 2010 season will continue with BMX park, vert and dirt events at the Nike 6.0 BMX Open held July 23-24 at Chicago's Museum Campus. Multi-sport events will follow when the Tour returns to Portland, Ore. and Salt Lake City for stops three and four. The Wendy's Invitational will be Aug. 12-15 at the Rose Quarter and the Toyota Challenge will be Sept. 16-19 at EnergySolutions Arena.
"We are excited to host the first Dew Tour Championships in Las Vegas," said Pat Christenson, President of Las Vegas Events. "Las Vegas has a long and storied history of supporting high-profile, season-ending championships. This event will be our first foray into championship action sports and a great addition to our roster of Signature Events."
"I love Vegas, so to be able to compete there seems almost surreal," said Sheckler. "The talent on the Dew Tour is going to be amazing this year, so I'm just looking forward to the season and the level of skateboarding that we'll bring to fans."
Over the course of the Tour, athletes will compete to accumulate points based on their individual-event finishes, each vying for the most overall points and the title of Dew Cup champion.
Entering its sixth year, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010 Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at season's end to champions in each of the five disciplines. The 2009 Dew Cup champions include Chris Cole (skateboard park), Bucky Lasek (skate vert), Garrett Reynolds (BMX park), Jamie Bestwick (BMX vert) and Ryan Nyquist (BMX dirt).
Tickets for the 2010 Dew Tour will be on sale soon and will be available at Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster box offices. Visit allisports.com for more information.
The complete 2010 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Skate Open ISF Skateboarding World Championships
June 25-26 – Boston, Mass. - TD Garden
Nike 6.0 BMX Open
July 23-24 – Chicago, Ill. - Museum Campus
Aug. 12-15 – Portland, Ore. - Rose Quarter
Sept. 16-19 – Salt Lake City, Utah - EnergySolutions Arena
Dew Tour Championships
Oct. 14-17 – Las Vegas, Nev. - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino