NBC Sports Group announced on Thursday the cities selected for the 2015 Dew Tour schedule. The 11th year of the Dew Tour will bring the world’s best skateboarding and BMX athletes to Chicago, Ill., to kick off the season June 20-21. First-time host Los Angeles, Calif. will also provide a playground for a celebration of the sport and culture of skateboarding, spanning the downtown area from August 14-16. Concluding the season will be eight-year host Breckenridge Ski Resort with snowboard and freeski events Dec. 10-13.
The Dew Tour returns to Chicago after a five year hiatus, highlighted with the successful skateboard and BMX streetstyle competition created by the Dew Tour three years ago. For the first time ever the Dew Tour will be taking over the beautiful new Grant Park Skate Plaza for skate and BMX street and streetstyle competitions. Sunday of this event coincides with international Go Skate Day, and will feature special activities for local Chicago area skaters. Dew Tour’s return to Chicago will also be a celebration of the summer opening of the new Grant Park Skate Plaza. As part of the celebration, the Dew Tour will be working with the Chicago Park District and Grant Park Conservancy to make further improvements to the park.
Heading to downtown L.A., where skateboard roots run deep, the Dew Tour will create a skateboard cultural ecosystem, inclusive of art, fashion, music, movie premieres, competitions and more. For the first time in the Tour’s 11-year history, the Ace Hotel will act as the central hub of the Dew Tour, encompassing theaters, concert venues and outdoor competition courses. Dew Tour L.A. will feature skateboard street, skateboard streetstyle, and additional skateboard competitions to be named at a later date. It will also host the cinematic version of “Dew Tour Push.”
“Los Angeles is the heart of the skateboard industry, and the Dew Tour has long celebrated the diverse culture that has grown from this hub. We’re shaking things up and tapping into the resources the area provides, from adding movie premiers to incorporating fashion, art and music on a grander scale. We’re ready to bring Dew Tour home to skate’s roots,” said Chris Stiepock, General Manager of the Dew Tour. “This year NBC and the Dew Tour are very excited about holding events in two of the three largest cities in America."
Come December, the Dew Tour will return to Breckenridge, Colo. for the eighth year in a row, representing the winter sports of freeski and snowboarding. As one of the top winter resorts in their capacity to hold a major early-season event, Breckenridge Ski Resort will once again support the top international men and women’s snowboard and freeski athletes to compete in superpipe and slopestyle competitions, while downtown Breckenridge plays host to streetstyle competitions, music and more.
Complete coverage of the events in Chicago, Los Angeles and Breckenridge will all be broadcast on NBC. Additional details about NBC broadcast dates and times will be announced at a later date.
2015 DEW TOUR EVENT SCHEDULE
|June 20-21||Dew Tour Chicago||Chicago, Ill.|
|Aug. 14-16||Dew Tour Los Angeles||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Dec. 10-13||Dew Tour Breckenridge||Breckenridge, Colo.|