World’s Top Street Skateboarders Coming To Everett, Washington In August For Major Event.

May 19, 2022

Events in Everett

Sean Malto in front of Angel of the Winds Arena Thursday morning.

Malto autographs a skateboard for Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin.

Sean Malto is a World Champion skateboarder and has 952,000 Instagram followers. This morning he was in Everett, Washington presenting a signed skateboard to Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin and checking out the Angel of the Winds Arena.

The arena will be the second stop of the SLS Championship Tour featuring 50 of the top street skateboarders in the World including Tokyo 2020 Olympic medalists. The event will be held Saturday August 13th and Sunday August 14th. It’s a major event that is expected to draw thousands.

It takes four days just to create the custom-built course where crews will pour concrete to develop a layout that mimics what skaters find on the street. Here’s a link to a short video of Sean Malto making a winning run on a indoor arena course. One of the advantages the course inside the arena is there are no worries about rain or wind. Its a controlled environment so competitors tend to push harder to reach high scores.

Malto, who is 32-years-old told that he is now one of the older guys on the tour and is amazed by what he sees the younger skaters doing. He says skaters get started by putting together videos of themselves doing their best runs and sending those to potential sponsors and building an online presence. That leads to being discovered and getting invited to enter competitions and qualifying events and climbing the ladder to participate in global tours like the one coming to Everett.

Here’s more on the event coming to Everett, Washington August 13th and 14th.

Here’s the seating chart for the layout inside the arena.

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow – Friday, May 20 – at 10 AM and will be available at Two-day weekend tickets start at $39 each, while VIP packages featuring floor seating plus premium amenities such as private cash bar and restroom access are available for $349 (all prices are plus additional taxes and fees).

This year, fifty of the sport’s best skaters and biggest personalities, including defending SLS Super Crown champions Jagger Eaton (USA) and Pamela Rosa (BRA), SLS icons Nyjah Huston (USA) and Rayssa Leal (BRA) as well as the full Tokyo Olympic Games podium led by gold medalists Yuto Horigome (JPN) and Momiji Nishiya (JPN), will vie for the 2022 SLS Super Crown World Championship. Horigome, who is a multiple SLS event winner in addition to being the first Olympic street skateboarding gold medalist, is competing in Street League for the first time since 2019.

Everett’s Angel of the Winds Arena will host the second stop of the 2022 SLS Championship Tour, and marks the first time that Street League has visited the Seattle area since 2011. It will follow the Jacksonville, FL series kickoff on July 16-17. After Everett, the Tour will head to Las Vegas, NV on October 8-9. Each contest will determine the field of skaters who will battle for street skateboarding’s ultimate prize, the Super Crown World Championship, coming to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 5-6.

In 2021, the SLS Championship Tour went back to its roots, reverting to its original roster size and streamlining its contest format to rave reviews from the industry. The changes created more immediacy and excitement for skaters and audiences alike. That innovation will continue in 2022, with more format updates to be announced.

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