6th Annual AmsterDamn Am Presented by Volcom Stone, Amsterdam, Holland

July 1 - 3, 2011
An invite only top am contest.
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Event Details



Europe’s premiere amateur street skateboarding competition is at Skatepark Amsterdam on July 1, 2, and 3: Google Maps: Skatepark Amsterdam.

On top of the amazing location and one of Europe’s best skate parks, an overall purse of 15,000 Euros is the icing on the cake for this amazing contest.

LIVE WEBCAST at volcomeurope.com: Saturday and Sunday at 1pm.

Schedule

Friday, July 1st
11:00 – Registration and Practice
21:00 – Volcom Entertainment presents Valient Thorr live at the Pacific Parc, Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek (www.pacificparc.nl)

Saturday, July 2nd
10:30 – Open Practice for Damn Am skaters only
13:00 – Qualifiers
        100 skaters, five heats
        Two, one-minute runs, best run counts
        Top 30 skaters advance to Semi-Finals
        Top two qualifiers go directly to Finals
20:00 – BBQ, beers, and session at the Marnix Bowl (weather permitting). If bad weather, party at Skatepark Amsterdam

Sunday, July 3rd
10:30 – Open Practice for Damn Am Semi-Finals skaters only
13:00 – Semi-Finals
        28 skaters
        Two one-minute runs, best run counts
        Top 10 advances to Finals to meet up with top two qualifiers Finals
        Start directly after the Semi-Finals
        12 skaters
        Three, one-minute runs, best run counts
        All 12 skaters qualify for Tampa Am 2011
                Top two skaters go directly to the Tampa Am Semi-Finals
                and get free plane tickets to Tampa courtesy of Volcom
                Winner also receives a plane ticket back to AmsterDamn Am 2012 Best Trick
        Available only for Damn Am skaters
        Obstacle TBD
21:00 – Post contest mop up party at the Minds, Spuistraat 245 (www.theminds.nl)

Street Purse in Euros:
1st: 5000
2nd: 2500
3rd: 1500
4th: 1250
5th: 1000
6th: 500
7th: 400
8th: 300
9th: 200
10th: 100
11th: 100
12th: 100
Side Cash for Bangers: 550

Best Trick Purse in Euros:
1st: 500
2nd: 400
3rd: 300
4th: 200
5th: 100


Pre-registration only. Contact Rob Meronek: rob@damnam.com.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Skatepark is open 12:00 to 21:00 during the week prior of the event

Locations
Contest: Skatepark Amsterdam – TT Neveritaweg 15a, 1033WB Amsterdam, NDSM terrein
Marnix Bowl: 111 Marnixstraat, Amsterdam

Directions
Fly to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam (AMS). Take the train from the station inside to the airport to Centraal Station (about 15 minutes and 4 Euros). Once at the station, exit the rear doors of the station and head towards the water. Once you arrive at the only street, go left and walk down to the blue ferryboats. The boats are free and you will want to take the last boat on the left, next to the benches. Once arriving on the other side, the skatepark is straight ahead and to the right, in the old industrial area (shipyard, NDSM building).

Hotels in Amsterdam tend to be expensive and hard to find at the last minute. If you are planning on coming, take a look at booking.com and get a leg up on reserving a room!

Generally you will want to be in or around the 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!

There is a Botel (Boat+Hotel=Botel) right next to the Park if you want to stay right there.

KLM and Transavia are both Dutch airline companies who have many flights in and out per day to most countries.

Check out coverage from last year:
The Finals:
Arrival and Lurk Out: