year since 1995, athletes from around the world have arrived at
the X Games to show off their latest moves and tricks as they
compete for medals and prize money in such sports as skateboarding,
rally car racing, motocross and BMX. X
Game fans are also treated to an annual entertainment extravaganza featuring a rockin' music festival and in-your-face meetings with
famous athletes, game demos, and other special events.
This year, the Summer X Games of 2016 -- scheduled for Thursday June 2 through Sunday, June 5 -- sets the stage once again for spills, chills, and spectacular feats of daring
in downtown Austin, Texas for the thrid time in a row.
If you haven't heard, after more than a decade being hosted in Los Angeles the Summer X Games have moved to Austin's Circuit of the Americas complex, and will remain there at least until 2017!
Moto X Quarterpipe and Skateboard and BMX Big Air Doubles are two of of the new events staged at last year's X Games which will be returning in 2016.
So forget those "reality" TV competitions -- this is the real deal as more than 200 top young athletes compete through four days of extreme hair-raising maneuvers. It's one of the most breathtaking sports competitions in the world -- and a mom's worst nightmare.
X Games 2016 Events & TV Schedule
Thursday, June 2
Moto X Step Up Final 8:30 PM, ESPN
Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing, 10PM, ESPN
Friday, June 3
Skateboard Street AM Final, 3:30 PM, ESPN3
Skateboard Vert Final, 5:00 PM, ESPN3
BMX Vert Final, 5:30 PM, ESPN3
Moto X Freestyle Final, 7:00 PM, ESPN3
Skateboard Big Air Round One, 9:00 PM, ESPN
Skateboard Big Air Final, 10:15 PM, ESPN
Saturday, June 4
Skateboard Street Women's Final, 12:00 PM, ABC
BMX Park Final, 1:00 PM, ABC
Dave Mirra's BMX Park Best Trick Final, 3:10 PM, ABC
BMX Street Final, 4:00 PM, ESPN3
Skateboard Park Women's Final, 4:30 PM, ESPN3
Skateboard Street Men's Final, 6:00 PM, ESPN
BMX Big Air Final, 8:15 PM, ESPN
Moto X Best Trick Final, 10:00 PM, ESPN
All Time Low, 11:00 PM
Sunday, June 5
Skateboard & BMX Big Air Doubles Final, 12:00 PM, ABC
BMX Dirt Final, 2:00 PM, ABC
Skateboard Park Men's Final, 3:30 PM, ESPN
Moto X Best Whip/QuarterPipe Final, 5:00 PM, ESPN
All about X Games 2016
This year, watch for all the action to begin on Thursday, June 4th continuing through the weekend until the big finale on Sunday, June 7, 2015.
The full schedule was announced in Spring 2016 when tickets for X Games Austin going on sale the same day.
Tickets are traditionally available at all Ticketmaster locations and at the box office at Center of the Americas in Austin.
But fans will have to act fast! Many X Game tickets are snatched up at lightening speed afterwhich ticket resellers (like StubHub and TicketsNow) become the vendor of choice for many.
Meanwhile, television audiences can also look forward to more than 30 hours of live television programming on network ABC, and cable channels ESPN and ESPN3 during the four-day event with additional live streaming on WatchESPN.
In addition to all the action on the course, it's also "game on" for music headliners who will be performing live in Austin throughout the competition! Stay tuned ....
X Games Austin - The official ESPN showcase including the complete schedule, winners and results, photos, video and recaps.
Games - The rundown from Wikipedia including information
on summer and winter events, profiles of X Games athletes and
winners, history and fun facts, related resources.
10 Moments in X Games History - Catch all the action with
information and 'best of'' video archive of great X Game moments
including Travis Pastrana's 3 golds in 2006, Dave Mirra's double
backflip in 2000, and Tony Hawk's 900 on the vert ramp in 1999.