Salem, Oregon – Salem has been chosen as the host city for the prestigious World Skate sanctioned 2023 World Championships of Slalom Skateboarding, set to take place on September 29th – October 1st. Over 80 racers from 14 countries will descend upon the soap box derby hill at Bush’s Pasture Park. Bush’s Pasture Park is open to the public, and spectators are welcome to watch the event free of charge.
Slalom Skateboarding is a discipline of skateboarding that involves navigating a course marked with a series of cones. As home to the only official soap box derby track on this side of the Mississippi, Salem’s Bush’s Pasture Park was able to secure an International Slalom Skateboarding Association (ISSA) Major World Ranking Sanction and align with World Skate and USA Slalom Skateboarding to produce an epic crown-jewel event for the world slalom racing circuit. Additionally, the event has earned an official sanction by the International Olympic Committee-recognized governing body – World Skate. This is a giant step toward the sport’s ultimate goal of getting to the Olympics.
The event will consist of a traditional race structure with one event per day. All competitors are welcome to attend and can register at usaslalomskateboarding.com. There will be separate divisions for Women and Juniors and will also run Pro, Amateur, and Master’s brackets, with participants competing for prestigious titles and substantial cash prizes.
Key Event Details:
Date: September 29, 2023 – October 1, 2023
Location: Bush’s Pasture Park – 600 Mission Street SE, Salem, OR 97302
Schedule: Friday September 29 – Giant Slalom (8am-6:30pm) – Finals 10:45am-2:00pm
Saturday September 30 – Hybrid Slalom (8am-6:30pm) – Finals 2:00-6:00pm
Sunday October 1 – Tight Slalom (8am-7:00pm) – Finals 2:00-6:00pm
*Note: The full schedule is posted on the usaslalomskateboarding.com website. Peak action for viewing/media coverage is during Finals, which are noted in the schedule above.
How to Get Involved:
Watch: Bush’s Pasture Park is open to the public, and spectators are welcome to watch the event free of charge.
Live coverage will be broadcast on the official World Skate Channel (worldskate.tv) as well as other partner portals. This three-day multi-camera “show” – will offer color commentary throughout to make sure the audience knows what they are seeing, who they are seeing and how everything works together.
Race: All competitors are welcome to attend and can register at usaslalomskateboarding.com. There will be separate divisions for Women and Juniors and will also run Pro, Amateur, and Master’s brackets, with participants competing for prestigious titles and substantial cash prizes.
Local Athletes: Come cheer on Mid-Willamette Valley’s local athletes such as Pete Ingraham of Salem, Danny Petersdorf of Salem, Paul Howard of Corvallis, Lari Rupp of Silverton, Davi Neves of Independence, and Gary Neuhoff of Eugene.
Sponsorship Opportunities: For sponsorship inquiries, please visit https://usaslalomskateboarding.com/2023-world-championships/sponsor-tiers/
For More Information about the Skateboarding World Championships in Salem, please visit our official website at https://usaslalomskateboarding.com/
Sk8Kings and friends are excited to host the 2023 World Championships of Slalom Skateboarding at one of our favorite race venues – the soap box derby hill at Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, Oregon USA. We have secured the ISSA Major World Ranking Sanction and are aligning with World Skate and USA Slalom Skateboarding to produce an epic crown-jewel event for the world slalom racing circuit!
Bush’s Pasture Park – 600 Mission St SE, Salem, OR 97302 The venue offers a dedicated soap box derby racetrack in a beautifully wooded community park – in a largely populated residential area near the center of Salem. The park is open to the public and parking is free. There is plenty of natural shade with grassy areas to relax and watch the action from. Spectators are welcome to bring their own picnic supplies and plan a nice day in the park. Bathroom facilities are provided at top and bottom of the course – flush toilets, etc.
Race Day Media Coverage:
For any local media representatives who wish to cover the event, please stop by the timing table to let us know you are in attendance. If possible, prior to the race, please provide advance notice to our media coordinator Lari Rupp at email@example.com to let us know you are coming, schedule interviews, or request accommodations.