The Extreme Am will celebrate five years this when regional skateboarders converge on Spencer's East Leach Park Skate Park to test their skills in four different competitions for trophies and prizes on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16-17.
As well as some great action spectating to be had, the Extreme Am offers a pair of entertaining acts.
Saturday night, at approximately 6 p.m., A Life Echoed will perform a free concert in the East Leach Park band shell following a free will donation meal.
The Ames-based band has been evolving since 2003, an is currently in the midst of its "Locked and Loaded Tour," with the Extreme Am as their only Iowa performance this summer.
New this year, Positively Spencer Youth is sponsoring Chaos on Wheels for two bike stunt shows Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in conjunction with it's annual, free Extreme Am Family Bike Ride which will take place between 1-4 p.m.
Free bicycle helmets and water bottles will be given away to those take part in the Family Bike Ride while supplies last. PSY will also offer a free meal at the conclusion of the ride, prior to the final performance by Chaos on Wheels.
Fans may remember Chaos for some memorable acts put on early in the riders' careers at the Buena Vista County Fair.
For five years, elementary through adult age skateboarders have been competing in the Extreme Am street run, big air, vert and best tricks events in northwest Iowa's premier skate park.
The event will remain free of charge to competitors as the result of several local corporate sponsorships.
T-shirts and other items will be given to the first 100 skateboarders to register Saturday morning.
Food will be available on site both days, with all preliminary rounds taking place throughout the day on Saturday, leading up to the semi-finals and finals on Sunday. The official trophy presentations will conclude the event on Sunday around 5 p.m.