Paderborn BBQ Contest 2020 CANCELLED

It’s officially been announced that Paderborn 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. Here’s what you could have won.


As the longest-running freestyle contest in the World, the annual Paderborn BBQ contest has become a staple part of the freestyle competition circuit, with a large UK contingent driving across the continent to attend every year. This definitely isn’t one to be missed.

Free camping is available on-site for international visitors – you can bring your own tent and camping gear or just bring a sleeping bag and stay in the giant communal tent.

If you want to get involved, get in touch with everyone in the British Freestyle Skateboarding group on Facebook and join the road trip!

(note: finding the skatepark can be a nightmarish experience the first time you go. While the address below is correct, it’s highly recommended you come along with people who’ve been before to make sure you can find the place okay.)

Event: Competition
Format: Pro, Am, and Masters divisions; two minute runs, two runs per skater
What to expect: A grassroots event run with German efficiency under the baking sun. Anything goes here – it’s far from family friendly. Expect huge crowds and lots of alcohol!

Spring Sessions 2020 CANCELLED

Anthony Simm’s at it again with this year’s Spring Sessions. Beating all other competitions to the punch, this is going to be the first competition of 2020, so dust off your freestyle setup and get some practice in before the big summer rush of events gets underway.

Event: Competition
Format: Mixed Pro/Am, two minute runs, two runs per skater
What to expect: A relatively casual event held in the traditional British fashion (by which we mean friendly and slightly shambolic).

Get more info on the event page or on the British Freestyle Skateboarding group on Facebook.