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Road to X Games Returning to Boise

The City of Boise is proud to welcome ESPN staff and world-class X Games athletes back to Rhodes Skate Park for the Road to X Games: Boise Park Qualifier on June 28 and 29, 2019.


The invitation-only competition gives top skateboarders and BMX riders from around the world the chance to compete for an invitation to X Games Minneapolis.

This will be the third consecutive year the City of Boise will host a park qualifier at Rhodes Skate Park in downtown Boise. More than 12,000 fans attended the two-day event last year to watch qualifying rounds, visit vendor booths and check out the free family fun zone near the skate park.

“After two successful Road to X Games Boise Qualifier events, we are excited to work with the team at Boise Parks and Recreation and all local partners to bring an even better experience to fans at Rhodes Skate Park in year three,” said Ryan McGuinness, ESPN X Games director of event development. “The fan engagement at these two events has shown what a great match the Park Qualifier is for this youthful, active city.”

The Boise Park Qualifier is part of the Road to X Games series and features 60 invited athletes in three disciplines at Rhodes Skate Park: Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park. Top finishers in Friday’s elimination rounds will move on to the final rounds on Saturday.


The City of Boise is once again partnering with Idaho Tourism and the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) to plan and promote the weekend event.

“Boise is building a national reputation as a welcoming city that appreciates athleticism of all kinds. The Boise CVB is thrilled to welcome back the ESPN X Games Park Qualifier to our community this June,” said Carrie Westergard, executive director.

Boise Parks and Recreation will be offering tickets for bleacher seats to watch qualifying rounds up-close at Rhodes Skate Park. More details on ticket sales will be announced in the spring.

“The Road to X Games: Boise Park Qualifier is a must-see for anyone who enjoys watching athletes compete at the top of their sport,” said Doug Holloway, Boise Parks and Recreation director. “It’s exciting to see local kids take up sports they may never have considered and Rhodes Skate Park is a great venue for that kind of discovery.”

You can get updates and event information in the coming months here.

Published: February 14, 2019