2016 marks the 13th Annual King of the Groms/Ams Championships. This event started in 2003 as a way for us to highlight youth skateboarding in the midwest. Over the years the event has evolved and grown as we have hosted stops throughout the U.S. and Canada. Thousands of young riders have participated and many have gone on to make significant contributions to skateboarding. Throughout it all our vision and goals have remained the same; to provide a fun environment where we can all come together to support the next generation of rippers.

For 2016 we have brought this event full circle and back to its roots. This means we will be hosting only 1 event weekend back where it all started – 3rd Lair SkatePark in Golden Valley, MN. We are looking forward to another amazing experience and can not wait to see all of our old friends while welcoming in the new. The 2016 King of the Groms/Ams Championships will be happening July 7 – 10, 2016

We would also like to give huge thanks our Presenting Sponsors. The first 100 participants to register will receive a custom King of the Groms/Ams deck from Prime Skateboard Manufacturing and a set of Rush Bearings. You will also get an event T-shirts and bonus goodies form our supporting sponsors.

2016 Divisions:

9 & Under
12 & Under
14 & Under
16 & Under


Vert (Thurs July 7)
Mini Ramp (Fri July 8 Qualifiers / Sun July 10 Finals)
Bowl (Sat July 9 Qualifiers / Sun July 10 Finals)
Street (Sat July 9 Qualifiers / Sun July 10 Finals)