For the last five years, loads of skateboarders have begged for a chance to session the Red Bull Manny Mania course in New York City, but it has been exclusively reserved for the skaters in the World Final and Pro contests -- until now.
For the first time, the Red Bull Manny Mania course will open to 150 skaters for a session from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 18. How do you become one of those 150 lucky skaters? Just get your hands on one of the 5boro/Andale Golden Wheels invitations, distributed on the Red Bull Manny Mania Golden Wheels Tour in New York and New Jersey from August 15-17.
Where and When:
Wednesday, August 15
1:00 p.m. - at Astoria Park w/Belief
5:00 p.m. - 615 Degraw Street between 3rd and 4th avenue w/Homage
Thursday, August 16
1:00 p.m. - Sayreville Skate Park w/NJ Skate Shop
3:00 p.m. - Downtown Jersey City Rink [8th St, (Brunswick and Division), Jersey City, NJ 07302] w/NJ Skate Shop
6:00 p.m. - 5boro Event at Volcom
Friday, August 17
12:00 p.m. - 12th and A w/Tre Truck
3:00 p.m. - TriBeca Skate Park w/Tre Truck
The 2012 Red Bull Manny Mania Amateur World Final will take place on Saturday, August 18 at LES Coleman Park from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fourteen finalists from countries all over the world -- including Canada, Bolivia, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Finland, Chile, Netherlands, UAE, Belgium, South Africa, Brazil, Sweden and the USA -- will compete to decide who is the best Red Bull Manny Mania am skater.
The Golden Wheels Open Session will follow from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On Sunday, August 19, the pros (along with the winner of the Amateur World Final) will take to the course, with their event kicking off at 2:00 p.m. If you’re anywhere near New York City this weekend, you definitely need to spend it at LES Coleman Park to see some of the best skating on the planet!
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- Video: Red Bull Manny Mania U.S. National Final highlights
- More at the official Red Bull Manny Mania site