The one and only, fun for every skater,
world skateboard competition of Japan,
SKATE ARK, to be held in Kobe!
The autumn of 2017 will see the simultaneous unfolding of FLAT ARK, the definitive BMX Flatland world championship, and the new battle stage that is SKATE ARK. On the organizing team for the event, is pro skater Ryo Sejiri.
From a young age Ryo has shown his overwhelming strength at domestic contests being the youngest ever to conquer the AJSA (All Japan Skateboard Association) titles, and has undeniable experience on the world stage being the first Japanese to conquer a World Cup, not to mention being invited to the world prestigious Street League.
Inspired by FLAT ARK creator and BMX Flatland world champion Yohei Uchino, Ryo has started SKATE ARK with the hopes in mind of actualizing "a contest where not only kids, but everyone can enjoy entering, even adult riders who have distanced themselves from competition."
The rules, the judging system, even the park layout are completely original.
With a sizable prize money, it aims at becoming the one and only world skateboard championship of Japan that provides not only a "truly cool" experience that will make world-level riders want to enter, but one that skaters from all parts of the spectrum can enjoy.
A stage where visitors can experience the daily increasing excitement surrounding skateboarding since becoming a part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and the pure passion of the skaters, will be born in Kobe this year.