Chance to go to board utopia

Skate Cayman is closing out a successful summer this week with yet another of the world’s best skateboarders.

Rune Glifberg promises to delight locals and visitors alike, fresh off his second consecutive gold medal at the recent Summer X Games 15.

The Summer X Games is an annual competition hosting the world’s top skateboarders, BMX athletes and motocross riders in a globally televised arena, showcasing the best competitors in their respective action sports.

Beating an incredibly accomplished field of international competitors, Rune posted the highest score with 125 points to take home the coveted X Games Gold in Skateboard Park. Skateboard Park was added to the X Games competition roster last year, thanks to the growing popularity of concrete skate parks, such as Black Pearl, that are being constructed worldwide.

Other Skate Cayman guest professionals also had a strong showing in the competition: Bucky Lasek, coach during the third week of camp finished strong winning silver in the Men’s Skateboard Vert, and visiting Skate Cayman Pro, Bruno Passos, placed in the top ten in the Skateboard Park event.

Rune will also be assisting campers in their quest to attain a coveted Woodward scholarship.

Skate Cayman and Red Bull have teamed up to offer one lucky camper a full scholarship to Woodward Skate Camp.

Located in Pennsylvania, Woodward is a top skateboarding training facility that has trampolines, foam pits and state-of-the-art progression techniques allowing campers to take their skateboarding skills to the next level in a safer environment under the tutelage of expert coaches and skateboarding professionals. Woodward is touted as the top skateboarding camp in the United States.

Skate Cayman counsellors will grade campers during their final week at Skate Cayman encouraging the children to give it their all, each day at camp. Using the Camp Spirit Card, counsellors will award points to deserving campers who have demonstrated a high level of interest in Woodward, are well behaved, demonstrate teamwork, exemplify positive attitudes and show determination in improving their skating.

Residents of the Cayman Islands who have participated in Skate Cayman will also have an opportunity to win the prize and a week at Woodward.

Sponsors of Skate Cayman include Treasure Island Resort, Massive Equipment Rental & Sales, Budget Car Rental, CUC, Radio Cayman, The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Red Bull and the Caymanian Compass.

  • There is still time to enrol at Skate Cayman. Sign up now and join in the action before it is too late. For more information, visit or call Black Pearl at 947-4161 to reserve a place at camp.