BMX and Skateboard Park Competitions Qualify Athletes for X Games Minneapolis
After a successful debut in 2017, Boise’s Rhodes Skate Park will again host to the Road to X Games: Boise Qualifier on June 15 – 16. X Games will host the world’s top athletes in a Park Qualifier event as they compete to secure their invitation to X Games Minneapolis. Streamed live from Rhodes Skate Park in Boise, Idaho, the Park Qualifier will feature three disciplines – Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park. In addition to the live stream, fans can catch the Boise Park Qualifier coverage on ABC as part of the World of X Games content on June 23, as well as coverage across X Games digital and social platforms.
In each of the disciplines, the top three medalists from X Games Minneapolis 2017 will pre-qualify for the Minneapolis event. The top athletes in each discipline at the Boise Park Qualifier will also receive their invites to Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the X Games and its world class athletes back to Boise to compete,” said Boise Mayor David Bieter. “ESPN will once again show its international audience an extraordinary city and we look forward to building on the excitement and success of last year to make this year’s X Games in Boise even bigger and better.”
Ryan McGuinness, ESPN X Games director of event development, added: “The Road to X Games: Boise Qualifier was an amazing event and it was great to see such strong attendance and community engagement, particularly for a first-year event. We couldn’t have asked for a better host and look forward to continue building on that this year with the return to Rhodes Skate Park.”
“Boise is building a national reputation as a welcoming city that appreciates athleticism of all kinds. The Boise CVB is thrilled to welcome back the ESPN X Games Park Qualifier to our community this June,” said Carrie Westergard, Executive Director of the Boise CVB. The estimated economic impact from 2017’s X Games event was $1.6 million.
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