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Everything is set for the first World Skate/SLS World Championships

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Starting from tomorrow, Rio will host the first World Skate - sanctioned Championships of Street Skateboarding: 168 riders are reaching the Brasilian capital - 54 girls and 114 boys - coming from 42 Countries, representing all the 5 Continents! The finals will be live on www.worldskate.tv - please check below the schedule.

The final step of the World Skate/SLS Tour 2018 will take place in Arena Carioca 1, on January 8-13: after the amazing events in London, LA and Huntington Beach the expectations are so high even more as it is an all new World Championship format! Only the top 4 skaters in season point standings will advance straight to the Final leaving 4 open slots that will be battled for in a new multi round format including a Quarter Final and Semi Final round.

The top 4 ranked skaters will go straight into the finals. SLS Pros ranked #5 through #20 will advance straight into the Semi Finals and SLS Pros ranked #21-35 will advance straight into the Quarter Final. The Quarter Final will additionally include 15 top up-and-comers from all over the world decided through a Global Open qualification round, all vying for their chance to become a World Champion and join the World Tour.

In the Women's division, all the SLS Pros go straight into the semifinals together with the 10 top up-and-comers from the Global Open: the best 8 skaters advance into the Final.

Tickets still available at https://goo.gl/MB1ff5
Finals will be live on www.worldskate.tv

EVENT SCHEDULE
Time Zone 

BRST (Brasilia Summer Time)
UTC/GMT -2 hours

TUES JAN 8 REGISTRATION & PRACTICE
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Skater Registration
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Global Open Practice - Registered male/female skaters; designated practice windows according to assigned heat

WEDN JAN 9 REGISTRATION & PRACTICE
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Skater Registration
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Global Open Practice - Registered male/female skaters; designated practice windows according to assigned heat
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM National Federation Delegates Meeting @ Marriot Courtyard Hotel
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Athletes, TM & Coaches Meeting and required Anti doping seminar @ Marriot Courtyard Hotel

THURS JAN 10 MEN'S & WOMEN'S GLOBAL OPEN QUALIFICATION ROUND
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Skater Registration
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Practice - Women's Global Open Registered Skaters
10:00 AM - 11 :30 AM Women's Global Open Qualifiers (Jam format: Heats of 9; 3 minutes x 3 skaters)
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Practice - Men's Global Open Registered Skaters
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Men's Global Open Qualifiers (Jam format: Heats of 9; 3 minutes x 3 skaters)
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM Practice - Men's SLS Pros (all rounds)

FRI JAN 11 MEN'S QUARTER FINAL
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Skater Registration: SLS Pros
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Practice - Men's Quarter Finalists only - Session 1
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Practice - Men's Quarter Finalists only - Session 2
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Men's Quarter Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 30 skaters; 5 heats of 6 - top 1 4 advance to Semi Final)
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Practice - Women's Semi Finalists only
7:45 PM - 9:30 PM Practice - Men's Seeded Semi Finalists only

SAT JAN 12 MEN'S & WOMEN'S SEMI FINAL
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Practice - Women's Semi Finalists
12:00 PM Arena Open to Public
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Women's Semi Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 24 skaters; 4 heats of 6 - top 8 advance to Final)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Practice - Men's Semi Final Heats #5-#7
Practice - Men's Semi Final Heats #1-#4
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Men's Semi Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 30 skaters; 5 heats of 6 - top 4 advance to Final)

SUN JAN 13 MEN'S & WOMEN'S FINAL
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Practice - Men & Women Finalists
2:00 PM Arena Open to Public
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Practice - Women Finalists
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Women's Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 1 heat of 8) 2:30 = TV/Live Stream Starts on www.worldskate.tv
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Intermission, course cleaning
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Practice - Men Finalists
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Men's Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 1 heat of 8) TV / Live Stream Continues  on www.worldskate.tv

COMPETITION FORMAT
The Men’s competition comprises 4 rounds: Global Open Qualifier, Quarter Final, Semi Final, and Final. The Women’s competition comprises 3 rounds: Global Open Qualifier, Semi Final, and Final.

Global Open Qualifiers
In the global qualifiers, skaters will compete in heats of up to 9 skaters, 3 skater 3 minutes jam session format.

Quarter Final, Semi Finals and Finals
Skaters will compete in heats of 5 to 6 skaters during the Quarter Final and Semi Final rounds. Finals will feature a single heat comprised of 8 skaters. All three rounds from Quarter Final through Finals will follow the 2/5/4 format in which skaters perform 2 runs of 45 seconds each, followed by 5 single best trick attempts, and wherein their top 4 scores from these 7 attempts will be aggregated to produce their final overall score. Each skater in the heat performs a single attempt at a time, with the heat’s skaters rotating through completely before moving on to the next attempt beginning with the original skater.

Click here for the competition rules