No X Games Vert – The Alliance Respond

It may have crossed your mind that when the X Games recently decided to cancel the womens vert event, this went against everything that The Alliance had campaigned so long and hard (and successfully) for a few years back? Had all their work been undone? Were they consulted? What was going on? Well thankfully Ashly over on NewAgeAmazon put this exact question to Mimi Knoop (founder of The Alliance) and here is her reply:

“Yes, the Alliance will continue to work with ESPN on the women’s skate events at X Games (this year we will only have women’s street). We are still the official sport organizer for all professional women’s skate events at X. We are of course saddened to hear the announcement to drop women’s vert from the line-up. We know first hand that the vert/bowl side of women’s skateboarding is growing very rapidly, and more girls are progressing faster now than ever before. We hope to soon be able to create further opportunities for the girls in skating through newer, broader avenues (with or without a vert event featured at X Games in the future). We will be launching our new website in the coming weeks, and will have some new info (and ways to get involved with us) available then!”

It all sounds promising, so lets wait and see what happens. You can read the full article here and when the new Alliance website goes live, it will be here.

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