The world’s top Skateboard and BMX athletes have been invited to the Road to X: Boise Qualifier, taking place June 10 at Rhodes Skate Park. The event serves as an official qualifying event for the X Games Minneapolis Park competitions. Twenty athletes will be invited to compete in each of the three disciplines – Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park. The top six Men’s Skateboard and BMX athletes and the top four Women’s Skateboard athletes not already invited will qualify into the X Games Minneapolis Park competition. For the complete list of invited athletes, please visit XGames.com.
Like all X Games events, X Games Norway will reflect the rich musical, art and cultural elements of the country of Norway with some of its most popular artists – Seeb, Julie Bergan, Kaveh, Mugisho and Dunderbeist. In addition to the live performances, X Games Norway will incorporate Seeb’s newest single, “Under Your Skin,” as the event theme song. For the first-time in X Games history, all finals and concerts on Saturday will be aired live as part of the global telecasts. All music performances on Saturday will be streamed live to fans in the U.S. via ESPN3 and to fans in Europe via ESPN Player.
X Games fans in the United States can watch 13.5 hours of live competition coverage from X Games Norway beginning Wednesday, March 8 on ESPN3. Additionally, four hours of event recap coverage will air on ABC as part of the World of X Games series, beginning Saturday, March 11. Fans can also follow the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more.
For fans who couldn’t get enough of the live coverage, the February World of X Games focuses on recapping the biggest and best moments of X Games Aspen 2017. With a four hour anthology show highlighting every competition for the four day event and two Best of Aspen shows featuring the most memorable moments, X Games fans can relive every mind-blowing moment. The February content lineup is rounded out with the first edition of the Real Series video competitions for 2017, Real Ski.
ESPN and X Games have teamed up with some of the most innovative bullying prevention programs in the country – No Bully, GLSEN, DoSomething.org and Crisis Text Line – to launch the X Games Shred Hate campaign. The new initiative aims to tangibly reduce bullying rates in our X Games communities of Colorado and Minnesota, and for X Games fans worldwide. The campaign is being supported by X Games athletes, who will be part of Shred Hate rallies in schools, beginning tomorrow, Jan. 18, with visits to three schools in Pueblo, Colorado. The action sports athletes attending the different school visits will include Shred Hate spokesperson Jack Mitrani, Aspen natives and Aspen high school alumni Torin Yater-Wallace and Alex Ferreira, 10-time consecutive Snowmobile SnoCross gold medalist Tucker Hibbert and BMX legend Kevin Robinson.
X Games Aspen 2017 will debut a new production format for the 16 hours of live coverage January 26 – 29 on ESPN and ABC, including a fresh lineup of on-air talent as well as a focus on in-depth coverage of the action sports competitions, stars and overall youth lifestyle. The X Games Aspen telecasts will be hosted by pro snowboarder Jack Mitrani (@jackmitrani) and national television host Allison Hagendorf (@allihagendorf).
The Real Series returns to the World of X Games content lineup on XGames.com and ABC, beginning with the Real Ski video competition dropping on XGames.com February 15, 2017.
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