Our scandinavian friends have been hosting quite a few contests and sessions lately, several contests already taking place in MalmÃ¶ and one across the border in Copenhagen. Especially a quite a few vert sessions are being put together in Copenhagen lately but coming March 7th and 8th the action moves even further north to the town of Ã–rebro which is just to the west of Stockholm. Here’s what ther organizers have to say themselves about the contest:
Like always we give you beside the skateboarding contest, a Swedish skateboard brand expo, skate video premieres, live concerts, parties and tons of fun!
The contest will as always take place at the indoor park BrÃ¤dcentralen in Ã–rebro, Sweden. The contest is sponsored by WESC, NIXON, VANS & EASTPAK, who also endorse Millencolin. BrÃ¤dcentralen will this year also go through an annual modification for the contest. The contest will start friday afternoon with qualifications for junior and senior classes and finish saturday with semi finals and finals. Judges in the contest are experienced contest skateboarders from different parts of Sweden. Except the honor and trophy filled with prestige, will the prizes include stuff from the sponsors and more. Nixon for example have been making these special engraved exclusive watches for the winners. The contest is well covered by media. Swedish skate web TACKY.SE did a live coverage of the event the whole weekend.The Swedish Skateboard Expo was a great hit last year and the goal is to make it even bigger this year!
Video premieres will be shown friday at some not yet confirmed bar/club in Ã–rebro. Big fat screens and rock DJ’s.! No videos are booked yet! The night will continue with a party. (18+)
Live concert and a big official party will end the event saturday night at the original MC Open afterparty club: Satin. (18+) This years headlining band is not yet confirmed! Bands that played previous years are Millencolin, Franky Lee, No Fun At All, Looptroop, Randy, the Accidents and more. There will be Hip hop & reggae DJ’s on the top floor and rock DJ’s on ground floor like always too!
Millencolin Open is not only a skateboarding contest, also the greatest weekend in Ã–rebro with a packed schedule and everybody are as usual more than welcome!
To keep up to date check out their contest website here…and get some of the action from one of the past year’s events: