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The Road to Paris Continues in Dubai

Updated: Feb 1, 2023

Canada Skateboard stands with the World Skate Gender Equity Committee and the discontentment regarding the decision to host the World Championships in the U.A.E.

Sam Secours. Photo Dan Mathieu

Canada’s top competitive skaters are on site in the United Arab Emirates, preparing for the 2022 World Skateboarding Championships in Sharjah. In addition to the $500,0000 prize purse, this event holds the highest number of qualification points; it is key to qualifying for Paris 2024. For the Canadian national team athletes, a strong performance in Sharjah, will help set the tone for the remainder of the Paris qualification process.

Ryan Decenzo. Photo Dan Mathieu

Official practice for the street discipline is underway, and the park event starts on February 5th. The event kicks off with the women’s street qualification round on Wednesday. Fay De Fazio Ebert, Samantha Secours and Maddy Balt will represent Canada. The men’s street team will get their opportunity to advance to the quarter-finals on Thursday. Ryan Decenzo, Micky Papa, Matt Berger, Johnny Purcell, and Shay Sandiford lead the charge, with Morgan Dejardins Turgeon, Christopher Setinas and Tom Nelner making their international competition debut.

The park competition starts February 8th, with Kaede Fraser and Canada’s ATV Fay De Fazio Ebert looking to crack the top 32 to qualify for the quarter-finals. Adam Hopkins, James Clarke, Walter Caleb Nicholls, Jesse Ingrilli, and Phillip Dulude will get their first opportunity since June 2021 to skate against the rest of the world.

You can find more information about the competition here and stream the semi-final and final rounds on the following platforms, and Red Bull TV on both coming weekends- 4th/5th (Street) and 11th/12th (Park).

Street competition schedule:

Wednesday February 1st

Women’s Qualifier

Thursday February 2nd

Men’s Qualifier

Friday February 3rd

Women's & Men’s Quarterfinal

Saturday February 4th

Women's & Men’s Semifinal

Sunday February 5th

Women's & Men’s Final

Park Competition Schedule:

Wednesday February 8th

Women’s Qualifier

Thursday February 9th

Men’s Qualifier

Friday February 10th

Women's & Men’s Quarterfinal

Saturday February 11th

Women's & Men’s Semifinal

Sunday February 12th

Women's & Men’s Final

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