SLUG’s Summer of Death is a formerly annual skate competition. Check out galleries below from past Summer of Death events, including the Roughside series of competitions and the Pajama Jam.

SLUG Summer Of Death 2014

SLUG Summer Of Death 2014
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On Go Skate Day—June 21, 2014—Utah’s best up and coming street athletes gathered at Crossroads Skatepark to participate in SLUG Magazine’s 15th Annual Summer of Death skate contest. … read more

Summer of Death: Go Skateboarding Day

Summer of Death: Go Skateboarding Day
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 The Summer of Death contests have served as a springboard for countless Utah rippers to go from snot-nosed kids who anihilate local spots and parks to permanent fixtures in the skate community, including local all-star Lizard King, who earned a spot at the Tampa Am for his win at a Summer of Death Contest when he was knee-high to a grasshopper. This summer’s first installment of SLUG’s 15th annual Summer of Death skate series took place at the indoor Crossroads Skate Park in Ogden on June 21. 
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Summer of Death: Roughside of the Trax IV Presented by Scion 09.07

Summer of Death: Roughside of the Trax IV Presented by...
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Saturday, Sept. 7 marked the last contest for the 14th annual Summer of Death series: Roughside of the Trax IV Presented by Scion.  … read more

Summer of Death: Urban Surfin’

Summer of Death: Urban Surfin’
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Some people believe skateboarding to be an art. Others would say that jumping around on a wooden toy is a monumental waste of time. I say, every minute you are skateboarding is a minute that you aren’t stealing an old lady’s purse. In celebration of not making an octogenarian your prey, the 14th annual Summer of Death Presented by Scion had its first contest of the year on Saturday, July 20, paired with the Urban Arts Festival. … read more

Summer of Death Presented by Scion 07.20

Summer of Death Presented by Scion 07.20

The Summer of Death Presented by Scion commenced alongside the Urban Arts Festival at the Gateway on Saturday, July 20. … read more

Summer of Death: Roughside of the Trax II

Summer of Death: Roughside of the Trax II
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On September 24, the Roughneck crew came out to Salt Lake City from their San Franciscan homeland once again for SLUG’s 2nd annual Summer of Death: Roughside of the Trax skate contest. Roughside of the Trax, the Salt Lake version of Roughneck Hardware’s BART Tour, takes skaters along our city’s Trax line to street spots in a contest format. … read more

Summer of Death: Pajama Jam Recap

Summer of Death: Pajama Jam Recap
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On July 16, SLUG Magazine’s Summer of Death skateboard contest series celebrated its twelfth anniversary with the Pajama Jam, presented by Quiksilver and Natty Light.  This year, the tradition continued at the Skate 4 Homies warehouse and we couldn’t have been more excited with the park that Todd Ingersoll and friends built. … read more

Pivot-butter & Skate-jam Slamwich: S.O.D. Busk Till Dusk

Pivot-butter & Skate-jam Slamwich: S.O.D. Busk Till Dusk
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The first event in SLUG’s annual Summer of Death skate competitions, Busk Till Dusk, was hosted on a hot-as-fuck July evening.  Skaters from all around Utah gathered in the parking lot behind Burt’s Tiki Lounge to skate on ramps, quarterpipes, boxes and rails, some hand built by the Summer of Death crew and others donated by Ezra Moss of Annex Skate. … read more

Summer of Death: Road Warriors

Summer of Death: Road Warriors
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I pulled under 600 North, astonished by the number of people that had gathered for the fourth year of SLUG’s street-style skate contest. It was half an hour before Summer of Death: Road Warriors started and more the 50 people were already on the scene shredding and sipping some undercover, frosty, adult beverages. … read more

Wet, Cold American Skate Comp: Summer of Death

Wet, Cold American Skate Comp: Summer of Death
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Summer arrived on June 21, and you all know what that means:  hot weather, BBQ’s, and SLUG’s Summer of Death contest series. … read more