Olympic Games Continues To Support Youth and Urban Sports Even though the number of sports at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games has been reduced from 339 to 329 sports, the youth and urban sport concept have been expanded. Skateboarding, Breaking, Surfing and Climbing have all been confirmed. This is welcoming news for action sports and the scooter industry. IOC Olympic Games - Events and youth-focused approach In the post-COVID-19 world, the overall number of events will be reduced from 339 to 329 compared to Tokyo 2020. Only four sports proposed by the Paris 2024 Organising Committee [...]
About Phil Grice ISAPhil Grice first discovered scooter riding in 2009 through his involvement in the action sports industry. Having shown an enthusiasm towards scooter riding and a passion to help the sport develop, it wasn’t long before he became known within the scooter industry. In 2011, Phil Grice took the opportunity of setting up the International Scooter Association (ISA) and started a mission to legitimise the sport, setting up the first ever World Scooter Championship in 2012. Since then, Phil Grice has been constantly promoting scooters, uniting the sport, creating opportunities and developing international standards. He has worked with hundreds of businesses and riders to oversee multiple world scooter championships, which has provided riders with a world stage to develop their skills and showcase their sport to millions of people worldwide. Discover more about the ISA and team via the About Page.
Dear Brand Members, I have been contacted by Zach Adamson from DIVERT who is launching a 6-month pop-up activation in Los Angeles next year to promote engagement in action sports. They will be including scooters as part of the project and looking to encourage young people into the sport. The ISA is happy to support them with information on safety, how to get involved at local skateparks and events etc. However, there are also a number of marketing opportunities that may be of interest to you. I have attached further information in the member's portal area or click here to [...]
Last week there were some public announcements on social media regarding a new world ranking system. To be transparent and avoid any confusion, we advise that the ISA knew nothing about this prior to the announcements. The ISA has not recognised any new world ranking structure. Due to Covid-19 causing safety concerns and global disruption with international travel, the 2020 ISA World Scooter Championships were cancelled. The main reasons for this decision were based on the safety and welfare of the scooter community. Furthermore, the ISA needed to ensure equal opportunity for riders to participate and this could not [...]
The ISA is pleased to announce that we have opened up a new membership for those that specialise in safety. The ISA safety members will play a vital role in helping the ISA develop a safer sport for the riders. Together, the ISA and safety members will create campaigns designed to improve safety, encourage all riders to wear protective gear and to tackle important matters surrounding safety. For further details please visit the safety membership page via the link below www.isascoot.com/safety-membership/ We look forward to working together and raising the safety standards. Kind regards Phil Grice ISA President firstname.lastname@example.org [...]
ISA World Scooter Championship 2019/20 Cancelled With the continued health and safety concerns caused by COVID19, the International Scooter Association (ISA) has taken the decision to cancel the 2019/2020 ISA championship season. The decision comes after various consultations with our members, partners, national associations and competition organisers, who share overwhelming concerns about the safety of the riders and scooter community. Additionally, the championships which consist of 27 qualifying events, 3 regional finals and a world championship final could not be guaranteed due to the ongoing challenges such as international travel and government sanctions. In relation specifically to the World [...]
Just to advise that the ISA has now opened up a skatepark membership. As per previous communications with members, the skatepark membership is designed to work together at finding ways to support riders and increase participation of scooter riding at skateparks. This is an exciting new era for the sport and we look forward to working closely with skateparks worldwide.
Dear Skateparks, The ISA skatepark membership is now open via the link below. […]
FOX News Interviews JonMarco Gaydos World Scooter Championship, JonMarco Gaydos was interviewed by Fox News (New York). Filming from JonMarco's home and skatepark, the film crew were amazed at the level of riding and how far the sport has progressed. Fox will be featuring more on scooter riding in the future. View this post on Instagram @jonmgaydos was interviewed by Fox News, covering the world champ, ISA and getting to the Olympics one day. The International Scooter Association is supported by the best brands in the scooter industry, please make sure to follow them: [...]
FOX News Covering Scooter Riding Fox News recently attended AZ Grind skatepark. This prime time TV coverage promoted scooter riding, BMX and skateboarding, and the importance of skateparks for young people. View this post on Instagram Fox Morning News headed to AZ Grind indoor skatepark in Mesa, Arizona 🇺🇲 to talk about the rising popularity of scooters & skateparks in recent years. great segment to boost the sport! @azgrind_skatepark 🔥 The International Scooter Association is supported by the best brands in the scooter industry, please make sure to follow them: @asmagscooter @grit.scooters @mgp_actionsports @razorworldwide [...]
ISA Interview with Beca Ortis ISA Vice President Terry Price recently interviewed the current (female) world sooter champion, Beca Ortis. We prepared some questions of our own but also took questions from YOU, the viewers. This hour long interview covers the current female world scooter champions journey of competitive park competition scooter riding. Beca Ortis will forever be known for the first ever female world scooter champion. An inspiration to thousands of female riders. We discover her feelings on winning the world scooter championship and how life has changed. Terry and Beca chat about how [...]
ISA Interview with Ryan Williams ISA Vice President Terry Price recently interviewed three times X-games world champion and Nitro Circus superstar, Ryan Williams. We prepared some questions of our own but also took questions from YOU, the viewers. This hour long interview with Ryan Williams covers his early days as a competitive park competition rider and being a part of the first ever world scooter championship. Ryan talks about the career path he took and how he got involved with Nitro Circus. He also discusses what the athletes on Nitro were saying about the ISA and [...]
ISA Interview with JonMarco Gaydos ISA Vice President Terry Price recently interviewed the current (male) world sooter champion, JonMarco Gaydos (Lucky Scooters). We prepared some questions of our own but also took questions from YOU, the viewers. This hour long interview covers the current world scooter champions journey of competitive park competition riding and how he made it to the top from such a young age. JonMarco Gaydos is only 17 but has been riding at the highest level for what seems like a decade! He has an exciting future ahead of him and in a [...]
ISA Interview with Chris Farris Watch ISA Vice President Terry Price interview North American Champion & 2nd place ISA World Finalist Chris Farris (Madd Gear) This hour long interview covers Chris Farris's rise to the top level, his dedication to the sport and the pressures that face pro riders. Chris discusses the World Scooter Championship and in particular his views on the judging. He discuss the womens scooter championship final and the Action Space Invitational too. Find out what he's doing with that $20,000 prize money and his plans for the future. Terry asks Chris about any rivalry [...]