DAMN! It's already that time of year! The Am Getting Paid weekend is officially at the door! International level skateboarding, activities and games of all kinds, interactive village from our sponsors, the Empire scavenger hunt and several other surprises are waiting you at Le Taz Skatepark, starting tomorrow! A TOTALLY FREE weekend filled with action and good times. Don’t miss it!
Before getting into all the fun details, we want to remind you that attending the event is totally free, but participating in it will cost you a little money. If you think you have what it takes to stand out on the Taz Skatepark’s course, you can register HERE. You will also be able to do it at the registration booth, located at the skatepark’s main entrance. That being said, we strongly suggest to register right now as the places are limited.
The registration fee is $100, which is very cheap considering that the total prize money goes as high as $ 20,000.
1st : $10 000 - 2nd : $4000 - 3rd : $2500 - 4th-10th : $500
Not to mention the Vans Best Trick Contest at P45, an action packed session where $2,000 in cash money will be distributed for all the best tricks that will be executed on the P45 obstacles, the DIY skatepark right behind the Taz. The P45 best trick is open for everyone and will take place right after Saturday’s Am Getting Paid Awards.
GET THERE :
If you don’t already know, the Am Getting Paid 2017 will take place at Skatepark Le Taz, located on Papineau Street North, at the corner of Émile-Journault Street. To get there by car, just enter the following address on your GPS: 8931 Avenue Papineau. If you prefer to commute by public transportation, hop in the bus #45 (Papineau). It will practically drop you at the skatepark’s entrance. If you're thinking of using the subway, Crémazie and Fabre Stations are your best options in order to catch the 45. To know the best public transportation route to get to Le Taz, click HERE.JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbSUyRm1hcHMlMkZlbWJlZCUzRnBiJTNEJTIxMW0xOCUyMTFtMTIlMjExbTMlMjExZDU1ODcuMDg0ODAzMDgwNTU0JTIxMmQtNzMuNjM0NjM3MTAzNzM1NTklMjEzZDQ1LjU1OTUzMDEwNTY0MTkxJTIxMm0zJTIxMWYwJTIxMmYwJTIxM2YwJTIxM20yJTIxMWkxMDI0JTIxMmk3NjglMjE0ZjEzLjElMjEzbTMlMjExbTIlMjExczB4NGNjOTE4ZDNiM2IxNTM4YiUyNTNBMHg0YTZiODAwZjcwNjk4NmFlJTIxMnNMZSUyQlRBWiUyMTVlMCUyMTNtMiUyMTFzZnIlMjEyc2NhJTIxNHYxNTA2NDUzMzIzMzg4JTIyJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIxMDAwJTIyJTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTIyNjAwJTIyJTIwZnJhbWVib3JkZXIlM0QlMjIwJTIyJTIwc3R5bGUlM0QlMjJib3JkZXIlM0EwJTIyJTIwYWxsb3dmdWxsc2NyZWVuJTNFJTNDJTJGaWZyYW1lJTNF
The Am Getting Paid schedule will be packed with fun and action. No time to waste! If you have better things to do than to come see an international caliber skateboard show for free this weekend, it's your choice. But know that you will miss something BIG! To make sure you don’t miss the insane skateboarding that will take place at the Taz next this weekend, please take a look at the following schedule.
Thursday - September 28th12pm – 9pm : Registration and free practice.
Friday – September 29th11am – 3pm: Registration and free practice. 3pm – 6pm: Qualifications (Jam format: 3 skaters per Jam. 3 minutes per Jam. The jams will be judged on overall impression). The 30 skaters with the best scores will secure a spot in Saturday’s semi-finals.
Saturday - September 30th10am – 2pm: Free Practice 2pm – 4pm : Semi-Finals (Top 30 from Friday’s qualifications. Jam format. 3 skaters per Jam. 3 minutes per Jam. The jams will be judged on overall impression). Top 10 goes to the AM GETTING PAID finals. 4:30pm – 6pm : AM GETTING PAID Final (Run format. 3 Runs, 1 minute each. Time starts on 1st trick, best run counts. Each run will be judged on overall impression) 6pm : Awards 6:30pm : Vans Best Tricks contest at P45.
THE COURSE :
This year, the Am Getting Paid course has not been through extreme changes. Particularly because the skatepark has never been more functional since its appearance about 10 years ago. That said, we gave the park a nice makeover with a new layer of paint giving it a brand new look! Rails of all kinds, bumps to rails and over rails, tons of transitions, gaps, ledges and a bunch of other obstacles will be available for the riders, allowing them to perform to the maximum of their capacities and give you a show that will probably leave you speechless. For a preview of the Am Getting Paid course, take a look at the pictures below.
THE RIDERS :
It's always good to see the diverse mix of riders skating Am Getting Paid. The riders selection features a refined mix of local skaters such as JS Lapierre, Charles Deschamps, Etienne Dumais, Alexis Lacroix and many others, a bunch of talented Canadian killers such as Zack Ferguson, Ty Peterson, Mitch Barrette and more as well as a handful of renowned American skateboarders like Florida’s Tyson Peterson, Minnesota’s Jack Olson and California’s Zach Saraceno. It's going to be quite a show!
To find out if your favorite skater or your best friend who kills it at skating is among the confirmed riders, take a look at the list below. If this friend is not on the list, don’t hesitate to convince him to register!Carter Wood, Houston, TX Alex Dumont, Sorel Zach Primeau, Brockville, Ontario Steve Graham, Calgary Luke Schering, Wellesley, Ontario Carter Grandin, Georgetown, Ontario Michael Foisy, Chambly, Quebec Chad Baker, Calgary, Alberta Lazer Crawford, Glendale, AZ Angel Gutierrez, Encinitas, CA Jack Olson, St. Louis Park, MN Andy Anderson, White Rock, BC Alexis Lacroix, Montreal, Canada Kirk Roach, Toronto, Ontario Sam Lind, Ottowa, Canada Ben Patterson, Toronto, ON Morgan DT, Quebec City Tyler Holm, Vancouver, British Columbia Zack Ferguson, Toronto, Canada Jamie Walker Mason Cluett, Montreal, Quebec Jayden Bono, Toronto, Ontario JS Lapierre, Montreal, Canada Alexander Mitchell, Halfiax, Canada John Purcell, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Charles Deschamps, Montreal, Canada Jake Cormier, Montreal, Canada Cody Cormier, Montreal, Canada Philipe Dulude, Delson, Quebec Kyle McDonald, Montreal, Quebec Andrew Mcgraw, Montreal, Quebec Francis Gagnon, Laval, QuebecTyson Peterson, Melbourne, FL Jaakko Ojanen, Helsinki, Finland Jon Cosentino, Toronto, Canada Etienne Dumais, Montreal, Quebec Cam MacGregor, Vancouver, BC Zach Saraceno, Encinitas, CA Ty Peterson, Edmonton, Alberta Canada Shayne Eldridge, Toronto, Canada Jamie Bennett, Brockville, Ontario James Leger, Moncton, NB Frederic Lanteigne, Moncton, NB Randy Plourde, Toronto, ON Royce Plourde, Toronto, ON Pierre-Yves Frappier aka PIF, Québec, QC Mitch Barrette, Ottawa, Ontario Canada
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES ON SITE :
Like every year, the Am Getting Paid comes through with a ton of free activities that will please everyone. On the program at the Am Getting Paid village: Contests of all kinds, free products and interactive games. We don't want to reveal too much, but we can tell you that there will be black jack tournaments at the InStance tent and a ring toss contest at the Vans tent. The rest is a surprise!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, DON'T FORGET TO TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS THROUGHOUT THE FINAL DAY, SO YOU DON’T MISS OUR AM GETTING PAID SCAVENGER HUNT.
The concept is simple: On seven different occasions during the finals day (Saturday), we will announce via Facebook (Think Empire) and Instagram (@thinkempire) that our treasure hunt is launched. In each of these posts, there will be a clue that will help you find the Empire golden wheel. The first person to find the golden wheel will have to come see us at the Empire tent to redeem his prize. STAY PUT!