ESPN2 and ABC to host Street League Skateboarding recap shows

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Nyjah Huston competes at the SLS Pro Open Barcelona 2016.

Beginning in May 2017, ESPN will host official Street League Skateboarding event recap shows on ESPN2 and ABC. Throughout the 2017 and 2018 seasons, Street League Skateboarding recap shows will air as part of the World of X Games programming. The ESPN2 shows will feature 90 minutes of event coverage, while the ABC shows will feature an hour of the best moments from each event.

Since its inception in 2010, SLS has taken street skateboarding from a disparate collection of independent events to a global competitive platform built on a premium qualification system of amateur-to-professional progression and unmatched live events in world-class arenas. Today the SLS Nike SB World Tour exists as the most recognized professional street skateboarding competition series, taking place on custom built, one of a kind, SLS-certified plazas in cities around the world, with the best skateboarders competing for the highest stakes in the sport.

"We're very proud to partner with ESPN and World of X Games on ABC to bring the excitement of SLS broadcasts to our passionate audience; elite professional skateboarding has simply never had distribution on this level before," says Brian Atlas, SLS President and co-founder.

The dates for Street League Skateboarding coverage on ESPN 2 and ABC are:

  • SLS Event                                                                             ESPN2 / ABC
  • SLS Nike SB Pro Open, Barcelona                                            May 23 / June 3
  • SLS Nike SB World Tour: Stop One, Munich                         June 27 / July 1
  • SLS Nike SB World Tour: Stop Two, Chicago                       August 15 / August 27
  • SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, LA        September 19 & 26/September 24

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