Dew Tour Announces 2014 Skate Schedule
Anchored with Ocean City, Portland and Brooklyn Streetstyle Events Added for 10th Anniversary Season
Burr Ridge, Ill. – May 5, 2014 – Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the Dew Tour will kick off in Ocean City, Md. for the fourth year, followed by streetstyle-focused stops in Portland, Ore. and Brooklyn, N.Y., Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announced today. The Dew Tour will lead the industry with 28 hours of coverage across the NBC Sports Group, including live coverage on NBC and NBCSN.
The Dew Tour schedule sees the addition of a third summer event to the 2014 schedule, developed in response to the success of the streetstyle events for skateboarding. For the fourth consecutive year, the Dew Tour will begin the season in Ocean City, Md., home of the Dew Tour Beach Championships. The five day event will take place June 25-29, and feature the world’s best athletes in the sports of skateboard.
The second stop of the 2014 season will take place August 16-17, in Portland, Ore., when the Dew Tour holds the first of two Toyota City Championships. The Toyota City Championships in Portland will include skateboard streetstyle competitions.
The Toyota City Championships in Brooklyn will be held September 20-21, and will feature street and streetstyle events. The world famous House of Vans Brooklyn, will serve as the venue for the BMX and skateboard street competitions. The competitions will feature courses inspired by iconic NYC skate spots, and will provide athletes with the chance to showcase their creativity and technical skills in an authentic street event. Courses for the two Toyota City Championships streetstyle focused events will be designed and constructed by renowned California Rampworks. In addition, skate industry insiders Rob Meronek and Ryan Clements will serve as Sport Directors for the street and streetstyle events. They will work with the Dew Tour to determine the direction of the disciplines over the course of the year, from course design to on-site competitions.
“The House of Vans Brooklyn is a cultural hub for the community and we’re really proud to open it up in a big way this year as a partner of the Dew Tour’s first-ever New York event,” said Steve Van Doren, Vans vice president of events and promotions. “We’re excited to reunite with the Dew Tour and look forward to hosting top skateboarders, BMX riders and musicians at the House of Vans Brooklyn.”
The Dew Tour schedule will incorporate specific sports and disciplines at each stop:
· Dew Tour Beach Championships: Ocean City, Md.
o Skateboard Bowl
o Skateboard Legends Bowl
o Skateboard Street Session
o Skateboard Vert
o Am Skateboard Shop Battle
· Toyota City Championships: Portland, Ore.
o Skateboard Streetstyle
· Toyota City Championships: Brooklyn, N.Y.
o Skateboard Street
o Skateboard Streetstyle
The 2014 Dew Tour will be available on NBC, NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports Live Extra where Dew Tour’s dedicated digital platform – will stream live competitions and bring consumers exclusive Dew Tour action, interviews and behind-the-scenes access on desktops, mobile device and tablets.
For additional Dew Tour event information, visit www.DewTour.com and the Dew Tour Facebook page.
DEW TOUR ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra— NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will provide live comprehensive streaming coverage of the Dew Tour via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Coverage will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
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The Dew Tour consists of four marquee events, featuring disciplines across BMX, skateboard, freeski and snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle), with additional competitions integrated throughout the year. Dew Tour events are premium action sports and lifestyle festivals combining the best in action sports competitions along with the Dew Tour Experience, live music performances and lifestyle showcases. The Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC and NBCSN and streamed live on dewtour.com. The Dew Tour is also distributed on Universal HD, and internationally on TVA and Globosat. Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), iON, Toyota, Paul Mitchell and Squatch. More information can be found at www.DewTour.com.
Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sport Group, is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.
NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form the NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of broadcast television, cable television, radio and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and all of their respective digital properties. The NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, MLS, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more.