Summer X Games

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After uprooting itself from Los Angeles and challenging the winds in Austin, Texas, the Summer X Games move to Minneapolis, Minnesota, making it the first Midwest state to host X Games events. The highly anticipated competitions take place July 13 to 16, 2017, at the U.S. Bank Stadium. The games will feature more than 200 of the world’s finest action sports athletes, as well as X Fest, an interactive youth cultural festival with musical performances. Because of its new location, 2017 will also be the first year that fans gain limited floor access, giving you another great reason to charter a flight to “Mill City” in mid-July.

Sports Disciplines at the 2017 X Games

Skateboard

  • Big Air: Athletes descend down a giant ramp with a roll-in, gap jump and vertical quarter pipe to perform impressive tricks and jumps
  • Doubles: A skateboarder and BMX rider form a team to win the most points on the Big Air ramp
  • Park: Athletes compete in a massive skate park to show off their best tricks before the clock runs out
  • Street: Skaters compete on a course with elements found in urban settings to show off their best moves
  • Vert: Athletes fly off a steep half-pipe to perform amazing spins and flips

BMX

  • Big Air: Athletes descend down a giant ramp to perform jaw-dropping tricks and jumps
  • Doubles: A skateboarder and BMX rider collaborate to win the most points on the Big Air ramp
  • Dirt: Athletes outperform each other while doing tricks off large mounds of dirt
  • Dave Mirra’s Park Best Trick: In an event introduced in 2016 to honor iconic BMX biker Dave Mirra, riders show off their best tricks in a skate park-like setting
  • Park: Athletes compete in a large skate park to show off their best tricks while racing against the clock
  • Street: BMX bikers compete on a course with elements found in urban settings to show off their best moves
  • Vert: Athletes fly off a steep half-pipe to perform amazing spins and flips

Moto X

  • Best Trick: Riders gain massive air in a dirt course to perform their best twists, flips, and spins
  • Best Whip: Competitors have a limited amount of time to launch themselves off steep ramps and large mounds to demonstrate their talent and control over their bikes
  • Harley Davidson Flat-Track Racing: In a new event in 2017, motocross competitors race on a dirt track at the Mall of America
  • Freestyle: Participants perform difficult stunts in timed routines to gain points
  • QuarterPipe High Air: Competitors air a quarter-pipe into a dirt landing to perform a breathtaking trick
  • Step Up: A high jump competition that is similar to the track and field event in which competitors use dirt bikes instead of poles to launch themselves off the ground

Tickets

While you can purchase tickets for single events, you’ll be the most comfortable with an X Games travel package, which includes lodging and tickets to events. The all-inclusive XIP Lounge Package offers the best perks with accommodations at the luxurious Hotel Ivy , light rail passes, access to all the events and concerts (Flume, Atmosphere, and A Day to Remember), and tickets to X Fest. With this package, you’ll be able to watch the games from the exclusive XIP Lounge, eat breakfast with an X Games athlete, receive a private behind-the-scenes tour, and have the opportunity to meet the competitors. If you prefer a different accommodation, you can enjoy similar amenities with the three-day XIP package.

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