The Dutch Park championships took place last Sunday at Skateland in Rotterdam. Although a few riders were missing (Tom van den Bogaard's grandma turned 100 and Niels van Maren struggled with the Covid) the competition was fierce. When everyone rides at their best the vibe is good. The riders are happy with their riding and the crowd is stoked on the best riding they've ever seen the riders do. A win-win situation. 5 classes were on the program for Sunday. With practice, qualification rounds and finals it was a long day before the prizes were given out at the official ceremony in the evening. The most talented riders in each class get to call themselves Dutch champion for a year. In the Elite classes the titles went to Arjan Ellens and Jana Muradova with Thomas in 't Veld (15+), Bruno Colautti (-14) and Indy Kramer (Girls -14) winning the other categories.
Rotterdam Street Culture Week is the festival that programs, promotes and develops street culture in the broadest sense of the word. The most famous skate park in the Netherlands organizes various sports events and open days for various roller sports from 3 to 12 September. This event offers young and old the opportunity to get acquainted with the various disciplines in an accessible way. From skateboarding to the NK BMX Freestyle, everything will pass.
On Friday, September 3, the packed week will be kicked off with Teenage Riot, the largest international skateboarding event for young people up to the age of 18. There are now more than 150 registrations from 10 different countries. The international top of skateboarding is joining in, so who knows, you