Zumiez Couch Tour 2011: The Preparation
Zumiez Couch Tour 2011
ZUMIEZ COUCH TOUR 2011: CAUTION IT’S FREE!
Featuring the Toy Machine, Volcom, Zero, Fallen, Almost, enjoi, DGK, SUPRA, Alien Workshop, Habitat, Lakai & Plan B skate teams.
Everett, WA, May 16, 2011- Zumiez, a leading specialty action sports retailer, is coming to a town near you this summer for the 11th Annual Zumiez Couch Tour. The Zumiez Couch Tour 2011 features skateboarding demos by pros Mark Appleyard, Tom Asta, Mike Mo Capaldi, Chris Cole, Erik Ellington, Cairo Foster, David Gonzalez, Terry Kennedy, PJ Ladd, Lizard King, Billy Marks, Guy Mariano, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska, Luan Oliveira, Torey Pudwill, Paul Rodriguez, Leo Romero, Tommy Sandoval, Daewon Song, Jamie Thomas, Nick Trapasso, Stevie Williams, and many more.*
The Zumiez Couch Tour also offers free live music performances by bands including Forever The Sickest Kids, I See Stars, Valencia and Anarbor on the Skullcandy stage.
The tour hits 12 cities with skate demos from the Toy Machine, Volcom, Zero, Fallen, Almost, enjoi, DGK, SUPRA, Alien Workshop, Habitat, Lakai and Plan B skate teams. Admission to tour stops is free and includes prizes and giveaways from tour partners BNQT, Contour, Keep A Breast, New Era, Skullcandy, and TransWorld SKATEboarding. Warning: These events may also feature skate team autograph signings, an interactive festival area, loud noises, giveaways, and the possibility of fun!
CAUTION: Version 2.0 of the Zumiez Couch Tour mobile app is available for download here: http://www.zumiez.com/couch-tour-app/ <http://www.zumiez.com/couch-tour-app/> From the app, users can watch each of the 12 stops live on their Android, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, through an expanded appcast and webcast that will also be streamed live on www.zumiezcouchtour.com <http://www.zumiezcouchtour.com> . Along with the appcast there will be weekly content from Zumiez Couch Tour on Facebook, Twitter, & Youtube.
A highlight of all tour stops is the 5th Annual Zumiez Best Foot Forward Am Contest Series 2011 Presented by BONES WHEELS, a jam format contest that is “a matter of life and limb” for up and coming skaters. The Best Foot Forward series starts on May 13th in Milwaukee, WI, with four additional renegade stops taking place in Indianapolis, IN on May 18th, Tulsa, OK on May 21st, Phoenix, AZ on May 24th, Las Vegas, NV on May 25th, and then meets up with all 12 stops of the Zumiez Couch Tour. Each Best Foot Forward stop includes a local open qualifier for the first 20 skaters to pre-register online at www.zumiezbestfootforward.com <http://www.zumiezbestfootforward.com> . The top amateur skater from each of the 17 Best Foot Forward contest stops will get airlifted with an all expense paid trip to the Zumiez Couch Tour’s final stop in Bloomington, MN, to compete in the Best Foot Forward Finals on July 1st, 2011. BONES WHEELS has stepped it up this year and will give the finalists the chance to compete for a spot on the BONES WHEELS flow team for one year as well as a part in their 2011 Am video. The top three skaters will earn an all-expense-paid trip to compete at the 7th Annual Hometown Heroes Finals at X Games 17 in Los Angeles, CA.
CAUTION IT’S FREE!
About Zumiez Inc.
Zumiez is the leading mall-based retailer of action sports clothing, footwear, equipment, and accessories. Everything we do— from the brands and styles we carry, to the environment in our stores, to the events we create and partner with— is focused on supporting and promoting action sports and the action sports lifestyle. Our website is www.zumiez.com <http://www.zumiez.com> .
Zumiez Couch Tour 2011 Schedule
Date Location Lineup
May 28 Puyallup, WA South Hill Mall Toy Machine Skate Team, Forever The Sickest Kids, Anarbor
May 30 Happy Valley, OR Clackamas Town Center Toy Machine Skate Team, Forever The Sickest Kids, Anarbor
June 4 Sacramento, CA Sunrise Mall Volcom Skate Team, Forever The Sickest Kids, Anarbor
June 9 Murray, UT Fashion Place Zero Skate Team, Forever The Sickest Kids, Anarbor
June 11 Littleton, CO Southwest Plaza Fallen Skate Team, Forever The Sickest Kids, Anarbor
June 16 Austin, TX Lakeline Mall Almost Skate Team, Forever The Sickest Kids, Anarbor
June 18 Katy, TX Katy Mills enjoi Skate Team, Forever The Sickest Kids, Anarbor
June 22 Baltimore, MD White Marsh Mall DGK Skate Team, I See Stars, Valencia
June 24 North Wales, PA Montgomery Mall SUPRA Skate Team, I See Stars, Valencia
June 26 Livingston, NJ Livingston Mall Alien Workshop and Habitat Skate Team, I See Stars, Valencia
June 29 Aurora, IL Westfield Fox Valley Lakai Skate Team, Forever The Sickest Kids, Valencia
July 1 Bloomington, MN Mall of America Plan B Skate Team, Forever The Sickest Kids, Valencia
Participating Skate Teams
Toy Machine Leo Romero, Johnny Layton, Austin Stephens, Billy Marks, Nick Trapasso, Josh Harmony, Matt Bennett, Daniel Lutheran, Collin Provost, Jordan Taylor
Volcom Mark Appleyard, Dustin Dollin, David Gravette, Caswell Berry, Luan Oliveira, David Gonzalez, Jake Duncombe, Darrell Stanton
Zero Chris Cole, Jamie Thomas, Tommy Sandoval, Garrett Hill, Tony Cervantes, Ben Hatchell, John Fitzgerald, Tom Karangelov
Fallen Jamie Thomas, Tom Asta, Jack Curtin, Garrett Hill, Tony Cervantes, Josh Harmony, Brian “Slash” Hanson, Jon Dickson
Almost Rodney Mullen, Daewon Song, Chris Haslam, Cooper Wilt, Willow
Enjoi Ben Raemers, Louie Barletta, Cairo Foster, Jose Rojo, Caswell Berry
DGK Stevie Williams, Jack Curtin, Rodrigo TX, Lenny Rivas, Wade Desarmo, Marcus McBride, Dwayne Fagundez, Rodrigo Lima, Keelan Dadd, Derick Wilson
SUPRA Erik Ellington, Jim Greco, Stevie Williams, Keelan Dadd, Boo Johnson, Spencer Hamilton, Lizard King, Ramiro "Furby" Salcedo, Chad Muska
Alien Workshop Anthony Van Engelen, Omar Zalazar, Jason Dill, Tyler Bledsoe, Dylan Rieder, Gilbert Crockett, Jake Johnson, Kevin Terpening
Habitat Kerry Getz, Marius Syvanen, Silas Baxter-Neal, Guru Khalsa, Tim OConnor, Fred Gall
Lakai Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Cairo Foster, Guy Mariano, Brandon Biebel, Mike Mo Capaldi, Daniel Espinoza
Plan B Colin McKay, Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, Torey Pudwill, Pat Duffy, PJ Ladd, Scott Descenzo, Felipe Gustavo