This is the first time that the Dew Action Sports Tour will feature inline skating as an event. Five accomplished Inline Vert athletes from throughout the worldincluding Japanese brothers and X Games medalists Eito and Takeshi Yasutokowill compete in a jam-session format. Fabiola da Silva, regarded as the best female in-line skater in the world, Marco di Santi, and Matt Lindenmuth, will also compete. The Inline Vert event will be held at TD Waterhouse Centre on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m.
The top 20 athletes from the Dew Action Sports Tours Skateboard Vert and BMX Vert points standings are eligible to compete in their respective Best Trick events. Skateboarders Bucky Lasek, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, and Andy Macdonald, currently ranked first, second, and third, respectively, are scheduled to compete in the Skateboard Vert Best Trick competition. Top BMX riders Jamie Bestwick, Kevin Robinson, and Dave Mirra are among those competing in the BMX Vert Best Trick event. The Skateboard Vert Best Trick competition will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. The BMX Vert Best Trick competition will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16 at approximately 5:30 p.m., immediately following the BMX Vert Final.
The PlayStation® Pro will also include a Festival Village with interactive courses, video gaming and athlete autograph sessions. The Festival Villages music stage will feature Hoobastank with special guest The All-American Rejects on Friday, Oct. 14 from 9-11 p.m. Concert admission is included in the daily $12 ticket price for the Dew Action Sports Tours PlayStation® Pro. Four-day passes for the entire Oct. 13-16 event are available for $35. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, and the TD Waterhouse Centre box office. Take a look at the Photo Journal and Image Gallery from the Dew Action Sports Tour Vans Invitational to get more ideas of what to expect, and read more about the Playstation Pro.
Owned by NBC Universal and Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports, the Dew Action Sports Tour debuted in June 2005, and consists of five major, multi-sport events with a cumulative points system, the biggest competitive purse in action sports and a $1 Million Bonus Pool based upon year-end standings. NBC and USA Network combine for 32 original hours of exclusive Dew Action Sports Tour coverage the largest combined network and cable commitment in action sports. Each tour stop features competitions in skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross. At seasons end, the Tour will award champions in the six combined disciplines of skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross with the Dew Cup. Key lifestyle elements at each Tour events Festival Village includes live cutting-edge music, video gaming, and interactive courses.
The Dew Action Sports Tours founding partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Panasonic, Right Guard Xtreme, Vans®, Toyota and PlayStation® (event title sponsors). Also joining the Tour as associate partners are OXY® Acne Solutions, Peanut Chews® and Pacific Cycle - the owner and supplier of Mongoose®, Schwinn®, and GT® bicycle brands.