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6th Annual AmsterDamn Am Presented by Volcom Stone in Association with SPoTlight Productions

6th Annual AmsterDamn Am Presented by Volcom Stone in Association with SPoTlight Productions

Europe’s premiere amateur street skateboarding competition is at Skatepark Amsterdam on July 1, 2, and 3. 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 www.volcomeurope.com

Schedule

Friday, July 1st
11:00 – Registration and Practice
21:00 – Valient Thorr concert, Venue TBC

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, BBQ at Skatepark Amsterdam

Sunday, July 3rd
10:30 – Open Practice for Damn Am Semi-Finals skaters only
13:00 – Semi-Finals
- 28 skaters, two heats
- 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 o Top two skaters go directly to the Tampa Am Semi-Finals and get free plane tickets to Tampa courtesy of Volcom o Winner also receives a plane ticket back to AmsterDamn Am 2012
Best Trick
- Available only for Damn Am skaters
- Obstacle TBD

Purse
- 15000€
o Street: 12,950€
o Best Trick: 1700€
o Side cash: 350€

- 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 15a1033WB AmsterdamNDSM 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.

CONTACTS
Skatepark Amsterdam
Michael Groenewegen tel 0031(0)641700767 michael@skateparkamsterdam.com
Volcom SAS
Jebrane Desigaud (Events) tel +33 685 378 443 jebrane@volcomeurope.com
Christian Vankelst (Team) tel + 33 678 022 832 cvankelst@volcomeurope.com
SPoTlight
Brian Schaefer – +1 813-786-5631 – brian@skateparkoftampa.com
Ryan Clements – +1 813-470-9909 – ryan@skateparkoftampa.com
Rob Meronek – +1 813-857-5819 – rob@skateparkoftampa.com

For more info visit:
www.volcom.com
www.volcomeurope.com
www.DamnAm.com

About Damn Am:
Brian Shaefer and Rob Meronek created the Damn Am series as they noticed that there was a need to bring the Tampa-style Am contests to skateboarders outside of Tampa (Florida). If you can’t get into Tampa Am directly through your sponsor, entering a Damn Am is the only official way to qualify for the prestigious Tampa Am. Basically the “flavor” of the Tampa contests is taken to locations around the world. The first Damn Am started in 2001 at the Volcom Warehouse in Costa Mesa, California and has been going strong ever since. The success of that event led the inception of the Minnesota Damn Am, taking place every June in Minneapolis, which ran for nearly 10 years and moved to Atlanta in 2011. In 2006, Volcom decided to help take the Damn Am series over the pond and the AmsterDamn Am was born and has been etched into the schedule as a yearly event. The next move was to take one to Canada and finally in 2011 the first Damn Am China will be taking placing, rounding out four international stops. In addition to a damn fun time, the Damn Ams have assisted many amateurs with getting noticed on their way to professional careers. To say that most of today’s top pros have skated in a Damn Am Contest is not a stretch of the truth at all. In fact, with most of the industry watching at these events, it’s not difficult at all for a standout skater to pick up a new sponsor and gain some notoriety. AmsterDamn Am today is one of the major European skateboard competitions with its level of skateboarding. It gathers the top European and US up and coming skaters into a three-day event of skating, friendship, and good times.

Volcom Europe
1, Allee Belharra
Baia Park
64600 Anglet
FRANCE

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