Skateboarding competition comes to SK8 Charleston Saturday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - A non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel costs is bringing its Grind for Life competition series to Charleston.

The national competition series brings street and bowl competitions to riders of all ages and skill levels.

Registration for the Saturday event was capped at 175 skaters, but spectators are welcome for the event. The event was originally scheduled for Oct. 1, but rescheduled because of Hurricane Ian.

The competition runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning with a practice session for competitors. The spotlight then shines on adaptive skating competitors before moving into street and bowl skating competitions for various age groups.

A full schedule breakdown can be found here.

Street Jams events will feature three skaters per jam, with three minutes per jam that a judged on overall impression.

Pro Bowl jams with feature eight skaters each getting three runs of 30 seconds each with skaters judged on overall impression.

The afternoon is capped off by an awards ceremony.

SK8 Charleston is located at 1549 Oceanic Street and features an intermediate bowl, pro bowl, 200-foot-long snake run and 300-foot-long street course.

A portion of entry fees collected from the event will be donated to the Grind for Life Organization.