We all were sad to hear about the end of Women’s Vert in X Games. What was happening was not a cutting of the women, but the transition. More young girls ride park and bowl then vert. With most all of the vert ramps living in Southern California, the discipline is not the most accessible to young girls riding today. However, parks are everywhere. So perhaps it is completely natural to hear this announcement that Women’s Skateboard Park will be included in the Barcelona event 2013.
The biggest news for female athletes — aside from the cross-sport video-segment competition called Real Women, which will debut in 2013 — is the addition of Skateboard Park in Barcelona. Four-time X Games gold-medalist skateboarder Cara-Beth Burnside said that should give women more incentive to push the sport.
Read the rest of the news and added disciplines here.
Now, let’s see some love for Women’s BMX!!!
Women’s Skateboard Park (in Barcelona), which puts women in the concrete bowl for the first time since 2003.