The SLS World Championship is taking place in the beautiful city of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on January 11-13 at Carioca Arena 1.Under the new partnership with World Skate, with 42 countries and 150 skaters joining the 52 SLS Pro men and women. This is likely the biggest street world-class contest and is a preview of the excitement to come in the next two years leading to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Chris Joslin(USA), Kelvin Hoefler (Brazil), Yuto Horigome (Japan) and Felipe Gustavo (Brazil) are the top 4 skaters in season point standings advancing directly to the Final leaving 4 open slots that will be battled for in a new multi round format including a Quarter Final and Semi Final round.
The top 4 ranked skaters will go straight into the finals. SLS Pros ranked #5 through #20 will advance straight into the Semi Finals and SLS Pros ranked #21-35 will advance straight into the Quarter Final. The Quarter Final will additionally include 15 top up-and-comers from all over the world decided through a Global Open qualification round, all vying for their chance to become a World Champion and join the SLS World Tour 2019.
In the Women’s division, all the SLS Pros go straight into the semifinals together with the 10 top up-and-comers from the Global Open: the best 8 skaters advance into the Final.
Time Zone BRST (Brasilia Summer Time) UTC/GMT -2 hours
THURS JAN 10 MEN’S & WOMEN’S GLOBAL OPEN QUALIFICATION ROUND
10:00 AM – 11 :30 AM Women’s Global Open Qualifiers (Jam format: Heats of 9; 3 minutes x 3 skaters)
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Men’s Global Open Qualifiers (Jam format: Heats of 9; 3 minutes x 3 skaters)
FRI JAN 11 MEN’S QUARTER FINAL
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM Men’s Quarter Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 30 skaters; 5 heats of 6 – top 1 4 advance to Semi Final)
SAT JAN 12 MEN’S & WOMEN’S SEMI FINAL
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Women’s Semi Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 24 skaters; 4 heats of 6 – top 8 advance to Final)
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Men’s Semi Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 30 skaters; 5 heats of 6 – top 4 advance to Final)
SUN JAN 13 MEN’S & WOMEN’S FINAL
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Women’s Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 1 heat of 8) 2:30 = TV/Live Stream Starts on ETN
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Men’s Final (SLS 2/5/4 Format. 1 heat of 8) TV / Live Stream Continues on ETN
The Men’s competition comprises 4 rounds: Global Open Qualifier, Quarter Final, Semi Final, and Final. The Women’s competition comprises 3 rounds: Global Open Qualifier, Semi Final, and Final. Global Open Qualifiers In the global qualifiers, skaters will compete in heats of up to 9 skaters, 3 skater 3 minutes jam session format. Quarter Final, Semi Finals and Finals Skaters will compete in heats of 5 to 6 skaters during the Quarter Final and Semi Final rounds.
Finals will feature a single heat comprised of 8 skaters. All three rounds from Quarter Final through Finals will follow the 2/5/4 format in which skaters perform 2 runs of 45 seconds each, followed by 5 single best trick attempts, and wherein their top 4 scores from these 7 attempts will be aggregated to produce their final overall score.
Each skater in the heat performs a single attempt at a time, with the heat’s skaters rotating through completely before moving on to the next attempt beginning with the original skater.