NW Scoot Christmas Classic Competition in Renton, WA on Saturday, December 17th, 2011

NW Scoot Christmas Classic Competition in Renton, WA on Saturday, December 17th,

NW Scoot Christmas Classic
Sponsored by Phoenix Pro Scooters
Saturday, December 17th, 2011
Skate Barn in Renton, WA

UPDATE: Unfortunately, we have been forced to cancel this event. Please click here to read the full press release explaining why we had to cancel the Christmas Classic for 2011.

Well, it's that time of year again! It's time to take your scooter indoors and throw down your best tricks at the NW Scoot Christmas Classic, sponsored by Phoenix Pro Scooters! Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, December 17th, 2011 and point your GPS to Skate Barn in Renton, WA so you don't miss this fun event.

There are so many exciting things about this event, I don't quite know where to begin. While we have helped run every NW Scoot event, this will be the first event where we will officially be associated with the event as ScooterDad, which we are really excited about. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for some exciting announcements about our involvement at the Christmas Classic.

As with all NW Scoot competitions, we are striving to make this beginner friendly but also challenging to the pro riders and everyone in between. In order to better accomodate the skill levels of riders, this will be the first event for NW Scoot to feature 4 skill divisions: Beginner, Intermediate, Flow, and Pro.

Many people referred to the "Intermediate" division as the "Amateur" division and the riders in that division are mostly Flow team riders, which posed some confusion. To remedy this problem, what was once called the Intermediate or Amateur division is now called the "Flow" division.

Another issue we have been facing is the gap between the beginner division and the intermediate (now called "Flow") division. True beginners were getting stomped by kids who were not good enough to compete in the intermediate division but had already been winners in the beginner division. To solve this issue, we have created a true Intermediate division for so-called "advanced beginners" who are not ready for the Flow division but have already had success in the Beginner division.

Confused yet? Okay, here's an easier breakdown:

  • Beginner: You have not yet won or placed in any scooter comps. You can't bri-flip, scooter-flip, back-flip, finger-whip, etc.
  • Intermediate: You have competed and have won or placed in the beginner division. You can do some more advanced tricks like bri-flips, 360 whips, etc.
  • Flow: You aren't pro...yet, but you're close. You probably ride for a sponsor's flow team. If you've ridden then Intermediate or Amateur divisions before, then this is where you should be.
  • Pro: You're sponsored and you know how to throw down. Or your name is Dakota Schuetz or Tyler Bonner and you can corkscrew/flair quad-whip transfer from the half-pipe to the deck at Skatebarn. Or, your name is Justin Wharton and you can no-handed cali-slide 540 to fakie finger-whip flat to ask-for-a-girl's-number: a pro trick if there ever was one.

For most people reading this, if your kid hasn't competed before, then you'll want to register for the Beginner division. I mean, the ScooterDad Beginner Division! That's right, we are the title sponsor for the beginner division at the Christmas Classic and we couldn't be more proud of all the kids that are going to come out and represent the next generation of our sport.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • 8:00AM - Registration
  • 9:00AM - ScooterDad Beginner Division
  • 11:30AM - [Yet un-named] Intermediate Division
  • 1:30PM - [Yet un-named] Flow Division
  • 3:30PM - Phoenix Pro Scooters Pro Division
  • 5:30PM - Impact Scooter News Best Trick

Pre-registration will be open starting December 1st on our sister website, ScooterComps.com. You can find more details there regarding the pre-registration process. The cost for each division will be $40, except for the Best Trick division, which open to all competing riders. You can ride above your skill level, but sandbaggers (riders trying to compete below their skill level) will be bumped up a division at the judges' and event coordinators' discretion. Riders will only be allowed to compete in one division.

Are you getting excited yet? We always have a lot of fun at our events, so be sure to make it to the NW Scoot Christmas Classic, sponsored by Phoenix Pro Scooters! We'll see you there! :o)

Some of these details may change, so please check back and refer to ScooterComps.com for the official rules as they are announced.

For more information, check out the following links:

Update 10/28/2011

I just posted the newly updated event flyer from NW Scoot.