The “Battle for the Bronx” skate boarding competition (above is a clip from last year's competition) returns this spring, but to a new location: the River Avenue Skate Park Plaza. The third annual BFTB will be the first of its kind at the new skate plaza, which opened in August 2010.
Last year, the event was held at the skate park in Bronx Park East.
Maloof Money Cup, 5Boro and Indigenous Skate Shop are hosting this year's competition.
The event, scheduled for Saturday, May 21, will feature a jam-style contest (a more relaxed, group setting where competitors try out new tricks), product toss (prize giveaway) and other festivities. Spectators are invited to come out and witness local skaters showcase their skills.
“With over 200 competitors from the tri-state and beyond expected, the 2011 “Battle for the Bronx” promises to be an event you don't want to miss,” said Bert Correa, the “Battle for the Bronx” event organizer, in a press release.
Corea added that “competitions in NYC skate parks offers anyone interested a safe place to hone their skills while participating in an activity which promotes a healthy body.”