21st Annual Tampa Am

December 4 - 7, 2014
The World's Best Amateurs In Skateboarding

Details for 21st Annual Tampa Am

21st Annual Tampa Am & SPoT 22-Year Anniversary
December 4 - 7, 2014
Registration - eric@skateparkoftampa.com
Will Call tickets available for Saturday and Sunday at SPoTTampa.com/tickets
Thursday and Friday tickets available in-store at SPoT & SPoT Ybor.
Sponsorship Opportunities - mikah@skateparkoftampa.com

Wednesday - December 3, 2014

  • 12:00pm – Doors Open
  • Registration and Open Practice
  • Skating open to the public
  • 9:00pm – Park Closes

Thursday - December 4, 2014

  • 9:00am – Doors Open / Open Practice
  • 5:00pm – Riders’ Meeting
  • $5 Spectator Admission
  • Welcome To Tampa Party
    • "Deck the Halls Part I" Art Show
      • a collection of decks featuring the artwork of our favorite artists, running the gamut from our local bros to the award winning celebrity skate artists of our time: Sieben, Bratrud, Jenkins...and hopefully Ed Templeton if he’ll return our calls.
  • 7pm
  • Bowl Jam
  • Open Bar courtesy of Red Bull & PBR
  • at SPoT - 4215 E. Columbus Dr. Tampa, FL

Friday - December 5, 2014

  • 9:00am – Doors Open / Open Practice
  • 12:00pm – Street Qualifiers
    • Three skaters jams, three minutes each
    • Top 16 make the cut to Sunday
    • 1st Place gets Golden Ticket to Finals
  • 4:00pm – Open bar courtesy of PBR & Red Bull
  • 10:00pm – Park Closes
  • $10 Spectator Admission
  • Friday Nightlife

  • Welcome to Ybor City
    • "Deck The Halls Part II" Art Show
      • newly created and collected decks delivered from within our local community of artists and collectors
  • at The Bricks
  • 8pm - 10pm
  • The Bricks - 1327 E. 7th Ave. Ybor City
  • Tampa Am Contest Official After Party
    • at Czar in Ybor City
    • "Filthy Richard" ( filthyparty.com )
  • 10pm
  • SPoT VIP plastic Wristband = free access
  • 18 years of age and up for admission
  • The Ritz - 1503 E. 7th Ave. Ybor City

Saturday - December 6, 2014

  • 9:00am – Doors Open / Open Practice
  • 10:00am – Old Man Bowl Jam
  • 12:00pm – Street Qualifiers
    • Three skater jams, three minutes each
    • Top 16 make the cut to Sunday
    • 1st Place gets Golden Ticket to Finals
  • Moat Race presented by Pharmacy immediately following Qualifiers
  • 7:00pm – Open bar courtesy of PBR & Red Bull
  • 10:00pm – Park Closes
  • $10 Spectator Admission
  • Saturday Nightlife

    • 8:00pm - 10:00pm – 22 Year Anniversary Party at SPoT
      • Featuring Arctic (Figgy, Nuge, and Frex)
      • Set and Setting
      • DEA & Saint
    • 7:00pm
    • 9:00pm - Cement Courtyard Session presented by Nike and Independent; Justin Brock, Cory Kennedy, Karsten Kleppen, Grant Taylor, and Ishod Wair
    • at Skatepark of Tampa - 4215 E. Columbus Dr. Ybor City
    • $10 admission, unless you have a Tampa Am 2014 VIP or Saturday wristband
    • All Ages

Sunday - December 7, 2014

LIVE BROADCAST: 11:00am at skateparkoftampa.com
  • 9:00am – Doors Open / Open Practice
  • 12:00pm – Street Semi-Finals
    • 30 skaters from Qualifiers joined by top two skaters from the Damn Am 2014 events
      • Gage Boyle, Jared Cleland, Yoshi Tanenbaum, Kevin Bradley, Nassim Guammaz, Hermann Stene, Cody Davis, Anthony Anaya, Jon Cosentino, Markus Jalaber, Axel Cruysberghs, Tyson Bowerbank,
    • Two one-minute runs, best counts
    • Top 10 advance to Finals to meet Golden Ticket winners from Friday and Saturday
  • 3:00pm – Street Finals
    • 12 skaters
    • Three one-minute runs, best counts
  • Open bar courtesy of PBR & Red Bull
  • 4:00pm – Independent Trucks Best Trick Immediately Following Qualifiers
    • Center piece obstacle; rails, banks, concrete ledge
  • 5:00pm – Awards
  • 7:00pm – Park Closes
  • $10 Spectator Admission
  • Sunday Nightlife

    • 8:00pm – After Party at The Bricks
      • Music provided by Arctic
      • 1327 East 7th Avenue / Ybor City, FL
      • All Ages – Free
      • Celebration of the Tampa Am 2014 winner

Specialty Awards

  • Zumiez "Destroyer" Award – overall ripper gets to destroy more with his new Sawzall
  • The Skateboard Mag Fan Favorite Award - use the hashtag #tsmfanfave on Instagram to cast your vote for who you think it should be

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NIGHTLIFE INSTAS



Nearby Hotels

Hampton Inn and Suites (Skating distance from Skatepark, free hot breakfast, free WiFi, pool, exercise room)
Book your room right now by clicking here
1301 East 7th Avenue, (813) 247-6700

Quality Inn & Suites (Skating distance from Skatepark, brand new, free hot breakfast, free coffee and tea 24/7, free WiFi, heated pool, exercise room)
Book your room right now by clicking here
4955 East 18th Avenue, (813) 623-6000

Howard Johnson (Skating distance from Skatepark, newly renovated, free hot breakfast, bar/restaurant, large swimming pool, smoking & non-smoking rooms available)
Mention Skatepark of Tampa for special $59 rate anytime
Book your room right now by clicking here
2520 North 50th Street, (813) 247-3300

Days Inn Tampa North (15-minute drive from Skatepark, free full hot breakfast in the restaurant)
701 East Fletcher Avenue, (813) 977-1550 – ask for Dan Sanborn or mention Skatepark of Tampa for special rates ($39 during Tampa Am 2011 and $42 during Tampa Pro 2012)

Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District (Very nice, five-minute drive from Skatepark, walking distance to Ybor bars and restaurants)
(813) 769-9267 - Jan.-April - $149 per night & May-Dec. - $109 per night [Make Reservations]

Days Inn (15-minute drive from Skatepark, 25-second walk from Mons Venus)
2522 North Dale Mabry, (813) 877-6181

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (five-minute drive from Skatepark)
6720 Lakeview Center Drive, (813)-626-3000 - $79 - $99 per night if you mention Skatepark [Make Reservations]

Courtyard Downtown (10-minute drive from Skatepark, free internet, and free shuttle to Ybor)
102 East Cass, (813) 229-1100 [Make Reservations]

Residence Inn Downtown (10-minute drive from Skatepark, free internet, free breakfast, and free shuttle to Ybor)
101 East Tyler, (813) 221-4224 - $109 per night if you mention Skatepark

Ramada Suites Hotel (20-minute drive from Skatepark, five-minute drive from Busch Gardens)
210 East Fowler Avenue, (813) 933-7275

Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn (Deluxe, quiet, five-minute drive from Skatepark, walking distance to Ybor bars and restaurants)
(813) 241-4545 or (813) 241-6104

Days Inn (skating distance from Skatepark)
2904 Melbourne Boulevard, (813) 600-4478

Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Hotel (Full casino, bars, deluxe rooms, five-minute drive from Skatepark)
5223 Orient Road, (813) 627-7625 or (800) 937-0010

Holiday Inn (Off I-4, close to Tampa fairgrounds and Seminole Gambling Casino, five-minute drive from Skatepark)
8610 Elm Fair Boulevard, (813) 490-1000

Marriot Tampa Waterside Hotel and Marina (Located in downtown, walking distance from Channelside, 10-minute drive from Skatepark)
700 South Florida Avenue, (813) 221-4900

Embassy Suites Hotel (Located in downtown, walking distance from Channelside, 10- minute drive from Skatepark)
513 South Florida Avenue, (813) 221-0313

Other Places to Visit

  • SPoT Ybor
    • 1420 East 7th Avenue – Ybor City
  • The Bricks
    • 1327 East 7th Avenue – Ybor City
  • Reservoir Bar
    • 1518 East 7th Avenue – Ybor City
    • $1.50 Tall Boy PBR and Red Bull drink features all week with plastic Skatepark wristband
  • Czar / Ritz Theatre
    • 1503 East 7th Avenue – Ybor City

  • Don’t Drink & Drive – Cab Numbers – 813-964-8000 – 813-229-1888

Last Year's Coverage

Click here for a full recap of Tampa Am 2013