skateboarding http://wfae.org en Skateboarding In Charlotte And X Games http://wfae.org/post/skateboarding-charlotte-and-x-games <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Skateboarders don’t have the best reputation; they often have a stigma of being anti-authority, rowdy and reckless. While the history of skateboarding might be rooted in rebellious behavior, it is also a true sport that requires practice and great skill. And right now those athletes only have one facility in Charlotte to practice their sport. But there is a proposed renovation of Bryant Park for next year’s city budget, which would include the installation of a public skate plaza. This may also help bring the X Games to Charlotte. But with all the proposals for next year and budgetary concerns, will the skate park fall through the cracks? A conversation about the skate community and what they say they need, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 31027 at http://wfae.org Skateboarding In Charlotte And X Games Charlotte Named Finalist To Host Summer X-Games http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-named-finalist-host-summer-x-games <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The X-Games may have a three-year run in Charlotte. ESPN announced that Charlotte is one of four cities being considered to host the summer X-Games for three years, starting in 2014. It's a four-day event with multiple extreme sports including </span>BMX<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> freestyle, skateboarding and motorbike competitions. Josh Frazier, the owner of the South End clothing and skateboard shop, Black Sheep, says the event would show a different side to the city.</span></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:05:33 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 26327 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Named Finalist To Host Summer X-Games