11/16/2021 9:15:00 AM
Today, Prague councilors approved the provision of a non-investment special-purpose individual subsidy in the amount of CZK 80,000 for the 24th year of the Czech Skateboarding Championship.
The event took place on the Prague island of Štvanice at the end of September this year.
The organizers decided to spread the event for the whole weekend, which took place again in the Mystic Skatepark on the island of Ostrovnice. This year, in addition to the Czech national team, leading riders from abroad also took part.
“Support for sports and sporting events is very important for both racers and fans, who were deprived of this spectacle throughout the tough lockdown and associated restrictions. Skateboarding is a great sport for an urban environment like Prague. We can run it both freely on the streets and at the racing level, for example on Štvanice. That is why we support the construction of other skate parks in this election period, for example in Řeporyje or Zličín, and I believe that the popularity of sports in the city will increase due to the future, ”said Vít Šimral, Prague’s councilor for sports.
Experienced riders as well as riders starting without age restrictions take part in the races. The main discipline was “street style”, which rides on an area of built-up obstacles that resemble the urban environment. Another was the traditional “pool”, where the rider uses radius walls for any length of ride without bouncing the feet. The last discipline was the very popular “best trick contest”, where each rider tries to perform the best and hardest tricks. The whole program ended with a live concert.