2019 Hot Wheels Junior Series Dates Announced

The Hot Wheels Junior Series Built By Woodward is back for 2019! Here's the official word and dates. Mark your calendars! 




Five-Stop Skate and BMX Youth Competition Series Kicks Off April 5-7 in Huntington Beach, Calif.


El SEGUNDO, Calif. and PARK CITY, Utah., April 1, 2019 – 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 hotwheelsjuniorseries.com.  

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 hotwheelsjrseries.com. Follow the Hot Wheels Junior Series at #hotwheelsjrseries on Instagram.

April 5 - 7:  Vans Off the Wall Skatepark - Huntington Beach, California

May 10 - 12: KTR Family Action Sports Center - Phoenix, Arizona

June 7 - 9: Rye Airfield - Rye, New Hampshire

August 23 - 25: Woodward Tahoe - Tahoe, California

September 27 - 29: Woodward East - Woodward, Pennsylvania 

 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


About Mattel

Mattel is a global learning, development and play company that inspires the next generation of kids to shape a brighter tomorrow. Through our portfolio of iconic consumer brands, including American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels® and Thomas & Friends™, we create systems of play, content and experiences that help kids unlock their full potential. Mattel also creates inspiring and innovative products in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies as well as other partners. With a global workforce of approximately 32,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online atwww.mattel.com.


About Woodward

Woodward is playground for progressive sport experiences. For both aspiring youth and professional athletes, Woodward camps and programs inspire, mentor and nurture kids through amazing activities. For more than forty years, Woodward’s positive movement in youth culture has given kids greater self-confidence as they advance in athletics, build personal character and become part of a community. While at Woodward, kids are empowered to thrive via creative expression in tech, music and sport such as skateboarding, gymnastics, cheer, scooter, BMX, snowboarding, freeskiing, digital media and more. With innovative facilities, Woodward currently has five unique locations in the United States, open to all ages and ability levels, including the original Camp Woodward in Woodward, Pennsylvania; Woodward West in Tehachapi, California; Woodward Tahoe at Boreal Resort in California; Woodward Copper in Summit County, Colorado, and Woodward Riviera Maya in Mexico, with more locations on the horizon. To find out more information, please visit, www.campwoodward.com. Woodward is part of the POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. portfolio.

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