Tasman Skatepark Tour 2017

The Tasman Skatepark Tour returns this January and is a chance to show off your skate, BMX and scootering skills and compete against other contestants.

Eight competitions are scheduled across the Nelson Tasman region with over $5,000 of prizes on offer.

This page has details on the 2017 Tasman Skatepark Tour and will provide you with dates, locations, times and how to enter.

Check out the new dates for Richmond and Nelson due to cancellations.

Tour Calendar

Town Date Time Location


Saturday 7 January

3.00pm – 5.00pm

Takaka Skatepark


Monday 9 January

5.00pm – 7.00pm

Mapua Skatepark


Wednesday 11  January

5.00pm – 7.00pm

Tapawera Skatepark


Saturday 14  January

3.00pm – 5.00pm

Motueka Skatepark


Sunday 15 January

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Murchison Skatepark


Wednesday 18 January

5.00pm – 7.00pm

Brightwater Skatepark


Saturday 18 February

3.00pm – 5.00pm

Richmond Skatepark


Sunday 19 February

4.00pm – 7.00pm

Neale Park Skatepark, Nelson


How to Enter

Entries are taken on the day. Helmets are compulsory for all competitors.


Competition Format, Terms and Conditions

  • Competitions will be contested in Skateboarding, BMX Biking and Scootering.
  • Each Competition will consist of 10 minute open Jam, followed by 1-2 minute rounds of individual runs. Competitions may be split into heats, of which the time allocation to each Jam/Individual runs will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Prize Money and/or merchandise will be presented to place getters.
  • Competition points will be awarded to competitors who place at each competition.
  • Points will be allocated as follows: first place = 5 points, second place = 3 points, third place = 2 points
  • Judges will assesscConsistency, style, routine flow, trick difficulty, trick variety, park utilization, crowd appreciation and sportsmanship. Judges decisions are final.
  • All heats are weather dependent – there are no postponement dates.
  • Organisers have the right to refuse entry if a competitor is determined to be a health and safety risk to themselves or others.
  • Entering the competition is done at the competitor's own risk.  Organisers have made every effort to ensure the parks are safe and fit for competition, however, risks are associated with participating in all types of sports.
  • The use of protective equipment is highly recommended, and helmets are compulsory for all competitors. 
  • Competitors under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be refused entry.
  • Competitors are responsible for ensuring their skateboard/bike/scooter is fit for use.
  • Finally, respect the park, respect each other, have fun and go hard.


Age Group Categories

  • Junior (11 years and under)
  • Senior (12-17 years)
  • Open (18+ years)

Competitors' age is at 1 January 2017


    Need More Information? 

    Make sure you stay tuned to jamonline and Facebook to track all the results from the tour as they unfold.

    For more information, contact Lani Evans, lani.evans@tasman.govt.nz, 03 543-8980.