Skateboarding, Scooter, BMX will be the sports of this edition of EsportCat Extreme
Tarragona, Palau Solità i Plegamans, Lleida, Figueres and Calafell will be the stops in 2023
Extreme Barcelona returns to travel through the skateparks of the Catalan territory with the second edition of EsportCat Extreme, a Catalan circuit of urban sports created in 2022 to make these disciplines known throughout the Catalan territory.
“After last year’s good start, Esportcat is once again betting on a competition that will travel around Catalonia to discover new local talent in the world of urban sports. We want to increase the practice of these disciplines, especially among girls, in the context of a prestigious international event such as Extreme Barcelona”, said the Secretary General for Sport and Physical Activity, Anna Caula. She also stressed that the Government supports these events based on the concept of circular sport: “they are stimulating events to attract new participants and motivate the grassroots, while at the same time taking urban sports to different parts of Catalonia, so that we seek out talent wherever it stands out”.
EsportCat Extreme has the support of the General Secretary of Sport and Physical Activity and also of the Catalan federations of Skating, Cycling and Dance that host the urban disciplines and that will actively participate in the sport management of each of the events this year.
For example, integrating all the EsportCat Extreme stops in the competition agenda of the scooter and skateboard leagues, an agreement with the Catalan federation that will allow the promotion of Catalan talent in two key disciplines in the world of urban sports.
Eduard Casals, first vice-president of the Catalan Skateboarding Federation, welcomes the creation of new urban sports circuits “We believe that EsportCat Extreme 2023 will be a milestone to promote and consolidate skateboarding and scootering in our country, two of the small wheel disciplines that have grown the most in the last two years in terms of number of federated clubs and licences”.
As a novelty in the circuit, the Breaking is premiered, with the support of the Catalan Federation of Ball, a discipline that will make its jump to the Olympic sports in Paris 2024.
In this edition, EsportCat Extreme will travel through five Catalan cities during the months of April and September:
– Tarragona April 29
– Palau Solità i Plegamans 20 May
– Lleida June 1 and 2
– Figueres July 1
– Calafell 2 September
The best classified in the four disciplines will get a place to compete in the international competitions of the Extreme Barcelona, one of the top urban sports events that this year completes 15 years.
Victor Casanovas, director of Extreme Barcelona comments that “since the creation of Extreme Barcelona in 2008, we wanted to promote and raise awareness of urban sports”. And he adds that, “EsportCat Extreme is a good project to make known to all those young riders who dream of competing alongside their idols and, encourage the practice of these urban sports that today are Olympic.”
EsportCat Extreme begins its adventure through the Catalan skateparks to continue discovering new local talent in urban sports, a sport that every year grows in number of participants within the Catalan territory.