The Mountain Dew Tour is be back and better than ever with yet another year of awesome events. The action sports tour will make three stops during its 2015 go-round, hosting competitions in Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, and Breckenridge, CO. The 2015 Winter Dew Tour (December 10-13) marks the eighth consecutive year at Breckenridge Mountain. Per usual, we can expect three days of awesome action on the slopestyle setup and in the halfpipe, this season.
For more information on this year’s tour, see the press release below.[table id=87 /] Press Release:
Burr Ridge, IL – The 11th year of the Dew Tour will bring the best of skate and BMX to Chicago, Ill., kicking off the season June 20-21. First-time host Los Angeles, Calif. will 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 December 10-13.
Dew Tour returns to Chicago after a five year hiatus, highlighted with the successful streetstyle competition created by the Dew Tour three years ago. For the first time ever the Dew Tour will be coming to 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. The Dew Tour will also be working with the Chicago Park District and Grant Park Conservancy to make further improvements to the park.
Heading to downtown Los Angeles, 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 LA 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 premieres 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.”
“Mountain Dew is devoted to driving progression within action sports, and Dew Tour 2015 signals new, groundbreaking partnerships and enhanced consumer experiences through film, music and art that will help drive this continued commitment,” said Greg Lyons, Vice President of Brand Marketing, Mountain Dew. “We strive to bring the culture of skateboarding to life through creativity and community, and both Chicago and Los Angeles provide the perfect backdrop to celebrate skateboarding through the deep heritage and lifestyle surrounding the sport.”
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.
The Dew Tour will once again livestream every competition at DewTour.com, and NBC will broadcast the Tour over the course of the year.[table id=87 /]
Dew Tour Push kicked off Tuesday, March 24, with the release of the first clip across DewTour.com and Berrics.com. To learn more and for additional Dew Tour event information, visit www.DewTour.com and the Dew Tour Facebook page.