Industry News 3/10/2015

EVENT: 2015 SLS Nike SB World Tour Season Kicks Off at Skatepark of Tampa

The stage is set, as the 21st annual Tampa Pro will play host to kick off the 2015 Street League Skateboarding Nike SB World Tour. The season officially begins on March 21st and will be known as the North American Qualifier. Recent partnerships with Street League Skateboarding (SLS) and Skatepark of Tampa (SPoT) are the reason to an early, groundbreaking start to the season. Binding the history of the Tampa Pro and the prestige of the Street League Skateboarding can only mean one thing: decks will fly and history will be made this SLS season!

This year’s Tampa Pro event will be a special occasion, with the partnership of SLS and SPoT new rules taking effect. Officially branding this event to be known as the North American Qualifier for SLS, two non-SLS pros will be given the opportunity to join the SLS Nike SB World Tour by ultimately finishing 1st and 2nd. SLS spots will not be the only things worth fighting for as skaters from all backgrounds will be competing to claim part of the $75,000 cash purse. 

The Tampa Pro has had many SLS pros reach the podium in the past, such as Luan Oliveria, Torey Pudwill, Paul Rodriguez, Trevor Colden, and reining Street League Skateboarding Nike SB Super Crown World Champion Nyjah Huston. With this partnership changing the whole face of the Tampa skate scene, Tampa Pro will officially serve as a way for the current roster of SLS Pros to gain extra championship qualification points. The Tampa Am will also receive a face-lift; now becoming the first opportunity for some of the best amateur skaters to kick start their career to a higher level. The best amateur will earn a place into the SLS Pro Open.

The 21st Annual Tampa Pro kicks off the 2015 SLS Nike World Tour on March 21-22. Live international webcast and coverage on the event will be exclusively on The entire 2015 SLS Nike SB World Tour dates, locations, and telecast schedule on Fox Sports 1 will be announced live on March 22nd during the Tampa Pro webcast.   


March 21 Event Schedule | Skatepark of Tampa | $15 Admission

- 9AM – Doors Open / Open Practice
- 11AM – Live broadcast at
- 12PM – Street qualifiers, semi-final rounds
- Immediately after - Independent Trucks Best Trick contest

- 7PM - Pro Party / Converse Concrete Jam @ Skatepark of Tampa | free for ticket holders | $10 at the door  

March 22 Event Schedule | Skatepark of Tampa | $15 Admission

- 9AM – Doors Open / Open Practice
- 11AM – Live broadcast at - 2015 SLS Nike SB World Tour Announcement

- 12PM – Moat Race

- 1PM – Street Semi-Finals, Finals

- 3PM – Open Bar courtesy of PBR

- 5PM – Awards
- 7PM – Park Closes

- 8PM – Tampa Pro After Party @ The Bricks - 1327 E. 7th Ave. Ybor City  STREETLEAGUE.COM LIVE


- SLS Tampa Pro Semi-Finals: LIVE: Saturday, March 21 at 11:00AM EST
- SLS Tampa Pro Finals: LIVE: Sunday, March 22 at 11:00AM EST The Finals of the Tampa Pro Open event will air live on along with a special global announcement containing full 2015 SLS Nike SB World Tour dates and locations 

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