Hot Wheels™ Junior Series

Dates, locations announced for 2019 Hot Wheels™ Junior Series built by Woodward

Hot Wheels® and Woodward, a POWDR company, announced today the dates and locations for the 2019 Hot Wheels™ Junior Series built by Woodward, an amateur skateboarding and BMX competition series that invites participants 16-years-old and under to compete and progress their skills. The Series gives kids around the country an easy entry into the world of competition by inspiring them to take on new challenges, meet new friends and compete for great prizes. Registration for the series is now open at

Running from April through September, the Hot Wheels Junior Series kicks off in sunny Huntington Beach, Calif., April 5-7 and includes skate and BMX contests spanning disciplines such as street, park, bowl, mini and dirt. Additional stops include Phoenix, Ariz., Rye, N.H., Tahoe, Calif. and Woodward, Pa. Awards are given to athletes at every event in each discipline across four participant divisions including ages 10 and under, ages 11-16, women’s and advanced.

“In the same way playing with Hot Wheels nurtures the ‘Challenger Spirit’ by encouraging kids to try, fail, and repeat to achieve success, so does the world of action sports,” said Ricardo Briceno, Hot Wheels Director of Global Brand Marketing at Mattel. “The Hot Wheels Junior Series gives kids the forum to challenge themselves, test their skills and progress in a fun and authentic competition setting. We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Woodward for another year of exciting youth competitions across the country.”

Each stop of the Hot Wheels Junior Series will feature official Woodward clinics that are free to sign up for with registration. The clinics allow participants to gain access to Woodward skate and BMX coaches to help them progress as they work to master specific tricks and get a feel for competition format.

“As a playground for progressive sport experiences, Woodward empowers and inspires kids through sports, community and culture,” says Genevieve Gunnarson, vice president of marketing for Woodward. “The Hot Wheels Junior Series built by Woodward not only inspires and empowers kids, it also provides a low barrier to entry for aspiring skate and BMX athletes who want to experience a competition and work toward becoming the best athlete they can be. At each event, kids can get a taste of what Woodward is like and progress in their sport through on-site clinics before competition begins.”

The Hot Wheels Junior Series built by Woodward is done in partnership with The Boardr, the top organizing and hosting entity of skateboarding’s premiere events. For more information and to register for the Hot Wheels Junior Series built by Woodward, visit Follow the Hot Wheels Junior Series at #hotwheelsjrseries on Instagram.

Hot Wheels Junior Series built by Woodward Schedule

  • Huntington Beach, Calif.: Vans Off the Wall Skatepark, April 5 – 7, Skate and BMX
  • Phoenix, Ariz.: KTR Family Action Sports Center, May 10 – 12, Skate and BMX
  • Rye, N.H.: Rye Airfield, June 7 – 9, Skate and BMX
  • Tahoe, Calif.: Woodward Tahoe, August 23 – 25, Skate and BMX
  • Woodward, Pa.: Woodward PA, September 27 – 29, Skate and BMX

Each stop of the Hot Wheels Junior Series will follow the below schedule:

  • Friday: Practice and Registration
  • Saturday: BMX Clinic and All BMX events
  • Sunday: Skateboarding Clinic and All Skate events

Division levels at each event include:

  • Women’s 16 and under
    • Women are grouped into one division for all ages
  • 10 and under
    • Beginner to intermediate level
  • 11 – 16
    • Beginner to intermediate level
  • Advanced 16 and under
    • One division for all ages

This article was a courtesy release.