Europe’s premiere amateur skateboarding contest, AmsterDamn Am 2008, returns to Amsterdam Skatepark from July 18th – 20th, 2008 with an overall purse of 15,000 Euros ($23,640 USD at the moment). It is the second stop of four Damn Ams that lead the way to Tampa Am and ultimately SPoTlight’s Am Awards in January 2009.
1st and 2nd place win plane tickets to Tampa Am 2008 in Tampa, Florida, USA, and are seeded directly into the Semi-Finals. All top 12 finalists will be qualified for Tampa Am 2008, taking place December 4th – 7th, 2008.
Doors open at 10:30am and event begins at 1pm daily
Friday, July 18th
Open Practice all day
Evening – BBQ at either the Marnix Bowl or Amsterdam Skatepark’s new mini-ramp, depending on weather
Saturday, July 19th
Evening – Volcom Entertainment presents ASG live at the Winston Kingdom,
Warmoestraat Street, http://www.myspace.com/winstonkingdom – Doors at 9pm
Sunday, July 20th
Semi-Finals, Finals, and Best Trick
100 skaters maximum
Contact Rob Meronek – email@example.com
Fly to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam (AMS). Take the train from the station inside the airport to Centraal Station (about 15 minutes and 5 Euros). From Centraal Station, exit the rear doors and head towards the water. Once you arrive at the only street, go left and walk down to where the blue ferryboats are docked. Take the last boat on the left, next to the benches. Upon arriving on the other side, walk off the boat and up the street, go right at the first street, and the Skatepark is on the left in an old industrial building.
Hotels in Amsterdam tend to be expensive and hard to find at the last minute. If you are coming, take a look at www.booking.com and get a leg up on reserving a room! Generally, you will want to be in or around Centraal Station. If not, be aware when you make the reservation and verify the location of the hotel. Otherwise it could be a big surprise!
Bikes are a great way to get around the city quickly and can be rented everywhere
KLM and Transavia are both Dutch airlines who have many flights in and out
For more info visit Volcom.com