THE LOVE BOWL 2023
THE SKATEPARK DAY
Coming back for the 2nd year, we host The Skatepark Day at Skate Love Barcelona as The LOVE BOWL! Hosted at Mar Bella skatepark by Bats On Wheels! The place and space for the Skatepark Masterclasses, and also, the most awaited competition, THE BOWL JAM COMPETITION open to all local and international skaters on QUAD SKATES.
Date: Sunday, Sept. 17
Location: Mar Bella Skatepark
Time: 11h - 18h
Open to the general public with or without the festival main pass up to capacity 500 attendees.
Access: 30€ for those without a festival main pass. (includes the Meetup and Competition)
Masterclasses: 50€ each (includes class and access)
COACHES & LEADERS
This class will be focused on learning how to flow in the bowl with Caro and Moon’s styles working on carving around all the pockets and hips. Different grinds like frontside, backsides, souls, 50-50 and many more! You will also learn how to make your grinds much longer like butter. If you’re not ready for grinds yet don't worry! We will also work in different kinds of stalls for all the levels. This class has two coaches: Caro and Moon. COACH BIO Carolina is a Colombian skater who has been on 8 wheels for 12 years. She enjoys teaching bowl flow, sliding and grinding. She has experience in workshops around the globe and also as a Woodward camp coach. Co-creator of Hell on Quads. She skates with Chuffed, S1 Helmets and Brunny Hardcore.
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Intro to the skatepark
If you always wanted to start your journey to the skatepark but you have always been too scared, Luz is your coach! We will be learning how to drop in, carving around the bowl, stalls and rotations like 180, 360. COACH BIO Argentinian, skating since the age of 4, and with her sections at street video parts at Fantom skate and Lazo fast forward, Luz has been travelling for more than a year, filming and doing workshops all around the world. She skates with Moxi Roller skates and Bones bearings. Luz is ready for giving her best skating tips focusing on fluently at skating!
This class will be focused on learning how to flow in the bowl with Caro and Moon’s styles working on carving around all the pockets and hips. Different grinds like frontside, backsides, souls, 50-50 and many more! You will also learn how to make your grinds much longer like butter. If you’re not ready for grinds yet don't worry! We will also work in different kinds of stalls for all the levels. This class has two coaches: Caro and Moon. COACH BIO Alejandra Londoño is from Bogota Colombia and she’s been skating for 14 years. She works as a coach and Roller derby player. She skates for Chuffed Skates and S1 helmets. Alejandra is a co-creator of @hellonquads. Alejandra has traveled to various parts of Latin America giving roller skate and derby workshops. Moon workshop will be focused on getting yourself more fluent on the bowl creating new lines, adding grinds and big airs!
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Let's get together!
After the masterclasses we will have loads of fun with Thaïs having a skate all together, sharing tips, learning new tricks from each other and having a little JAM at the bowl right before the super exciting contest! If you always wanted to meet Thaïs and ask her for tips and how her hair looks so shiny, this is your chance! COACH BIO Thaïs is a roller skate coach. She got her diploma last year and now She teach full time in Cannes, France. She also coach abroad which is an amazing opportunity to discover new countries and meet new skaters all around the world. A few years ago roller skating has completely changed her life in so many different ways, “I’m so grateful! It’s my biggest form of expression and freedom. During this new edition I’m super happy to do a meet up with you! We will discuss many topics. I will answer all your questions and give you as much tips as I can!” Thaïs favourite trick is death drop.
Level: all levels
Slides and Grinds
If you don’t know Kenneth yet this is your big shout - He's just a sunshine on roller skates and one of the most creative roller skaters on the scene. He will be teaching how to start your friendship with rails and ledges. If you have never done it before DON'T WORRY! All levels are welcome, and if you are already skating rails let's get creative trying different combos and switch ups. COACH BIO Ragnaroll is a park and street pro skater from Barcelona. Two times Spanish Champion and winner of the Roller Nantes Festival, he received his first pro skate in 2023. After many years doing workshops all around the world he is coming back for the third year to teach "Grinds & slides" at the Skate Love Barcelona Park day.
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
BOWL JAM COMPETITION / 16:00 - 17:45h
30€ online registration available on August 16, 23h CET.
NO ONSITE REGISTRATION. NO FESTIVAL MAIN PASS IS REQUIRED.
Register online. 50 spots available: https://www.skatelovebcn.com/tickets
Jam format competition in the 3 bowls area.
Quad skates only.
Under 18 years old participants need to bring a SIGNED PARENTS AUTHORISATION.
Both categories are NON Binary.
PRO: skaters with advanced skills at the skatepark with or without official sponsor.
Level: skaters able to execute grinds, transfer, flips...
OPEN: every skater it's welcome to join the category.
Level: you have to feel confident dropping in and pump/carving around the bowl.
If there are categories that don’t fill up, spots can open up in divisions that were previously full; registrants that are on the waiting list will be notified by email. Participants will be picked at the discretion of the Committee with preference given to first come first serve.
1st: 1000 €
2nd: 400 €
3rd: 100 €
Thanks to the collaboration of Brunny Hardcore, S1 Helmets and Chaya :)
Best Style Prize
Best Hawaiian Outfit
BOWL JAM COMPETITION FORMAT
OPEN AND PRO CATEGORY
Groups of 4-5 people each skating during 7 minutes for classifications. Each participant will have a first run of 30 seconds and after that the participants will skate following turns until the time is up. The top 5 rated skaters from each category will qualify to the finals.
1 group of 5 people for each category, skating during 8 minutes following turns and having one final trick. The previous classification performances do not score in the finals, only the tricks performed in the finals count for the final qualification.
* Number of skaters per group and timings can be adjusted depending on available time and number of participants.
The Best Trick prize will be selected from the whole day and all categories, not only the finals.
SCORING SYSTEM AND JUDGING
All participants are welcome regardless of skill level. The description is only a guide to understand the judging format and scoring system. The event is for fun and there are no requirements for tricks.
Skating will be judged on 5 different categories:
Number of Tricks: The number of tricks landed and the variety: airs, grinds, rotations, flips, etc.
Use of the skatepark: Flowing around the park, covering more areas and touching several obstacles performing lines of tricks will give a higher score.
Level of difficulty: Technical difficulty, risk, amplitude, length and height will affect the scoring of each trick.
Overall Style and speed: The execution of each trick, the speed, the landing and overall execution of the run. Missed tricks do not give you negative points but they will not score.
Creativity: Experimentation with new tricks and different uses of the obstacles can give you extra points.
HOST & SPEAKER
Noemi is a Northern Spain Rollerskater and founder of 2 Rollerskating schools @batsonwheels London and @batsonwheels Barcelona. During her skating journey she practiced figure skating for 4 years, Roller Derby for 10 years and Rollerskating for the last 3 years. Noemi has been teaching how to skate for at least 7 years starting with kids during after school lessons and focusing on adults at the skatepark at the moment. She also has been doing loads of Workshops in London and Leeds as well as organizing many roller skating events for the community. Her favorite tricks it's Fakie 360 out of the bowl.
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Marta Popowska (DE)
EIC Dogdays Magazine (DE)
Marta is a passionate writer from Stuttgart who has been playing roller derby for many years and park skating since 2017. In 2018 Marta and Jonas started Dogdays Magazine, an international print magazine exclusively dedicated to roller skating that also became one of the main online platforms for the roller skating community. Speaker
Gabi Lesniewska (POL)
Rollerskating Coach (POL)
"I’m Gabi! Skating bowl is my great passion - pumping with speed and finding flow is my main goal. I like to get creative on skates, bringing lots of different styles of skating together. When I’m not on wheels I teach art at a secondary school. I always try to bring as much of my teaching and artistic skills into the community. I have been involved in organising quad events in London as well as coaching for Bats on Wheels."
Thaïs Coupet (FR)
Pro skater (FR)
"Hello, my name is Thaïs, I’m 30 and I live in Cannes, France. I’m a professional skater and certificated roller instructor. I’ve been a judge for the Roller Nantes festival and the Happy Tricks game and I’m super excited to be a judge for the SkateLove contest this year !"
The Love Bowl at Skate Love Barcelona is open to skaters from all nationalities, races, genders and cultures. All are equally accepted and welcome.
With the The Love Bowl Competition we are offering a fun and competitive park event in the best spot in the city, with 3 experienced skate judges to ensure neutral scoring and offering cash prizes of 1500€.
The two categories format is the standard in all professional sports (including skateboarding, snowboarding, inline skate and roller derby).
Our non-binary categories are:
Roller skating has always been an example of inclusivity and we believe it can be a pioneer in professional sports too.
We are trying our best to make Skate Love Barcelona a memorable and fun festival for all of you, to be a celebration of life and love on roller skates where everyone is welcome, and it is only with YOU that we can make it a reality.
Thanks for your participation and support!