Were you raised on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater? Did you ever actually get out there and try to skate in the real world? If you did, and you want to show your stuff—sign up for the first annual Battle at the Bend Skate Competition, presented by the Chattanooga Skate Project. The winner will walk away with $500 and the ultimate bragging rights…until next year. of course.
Taking place this Saturday, Aug. 3 at Chattanooga’s own Chattown Skatepark, the Battle at the Bend is open to spectators who want to see what real, legit skateboarding is all about. The event is free to watch, but if you’re one of the few who dares enter the competition, be sure to bring a crisp Hamilton and show up before 6 p.m. for signups.
For those who don’t know, Chattown Skatepark is currently Chattanooga’s only skate park, though plans have been in the works for an indoor facility for some time. It’s located across the street from Finley Stadium. Head down there Saturday if you want to see the best local skaters Chattanooga has to offer competing for the top prize.