“Simple Session has always aimed at inspiring youth to pick up a sport by providing them with world-class sports experiences. Now that skateboarding and BMX are officially Olympic sports, this mission plays an even greater role. Every year, little by little, we have enabled young people to come and cheer on the contests of Simple Session, so the fact that 400 young people will be able to attend at once is incredibly heart-warming,” Risto Kalmre, one of the main organisers of Simple Session said.
The youth will be able to attend the Simple Session finals, which will take place on Sunday. Participants will arrive from all across Estonia, one of the largest groups being the young people arriving from the island of Saaremaa.
The Simple Session competition, dedicated to the centenary of the Republic of Estonia, will take place on 3–4 February at Saku Suurhall arena in Tallinn. A total of 182 contestants from 29 countries will be participating at Simple Session; spectators are also expected to arrive from 20 places across the globe. This year’s list of contestants is of the highest calibre it has ever been, as the contestants awaited in Tallinn hold a total of 58 X Games medals, including 29 gold medals.
Several special events accompany the Simple Session extreme sports events. At 9 p.m. on Thursday, 1 February, a hockey game between skateboarders and BMX riders will take place at the ice rink on Harju Street. On Friday, 2 February, “The Flat Earth”, a new film about skateboarding, will be shown at Apollo Cinema at the Solaris Shopping Centre.
Communications Manager of Simple Session
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