The Olympic debut of skateboarding will feature four medal events:
- Men’s Park
- Men’s Street
- Women’s Park
- Women’s Street
Park competition is contested in a dome-shaped bowl. Athletes are judged on the tricks and maneuvers they complete during timed runs, as well as flow, use of the course and execution (i.e., based on “overall impression” and not specific tricks).
Competition consists of a preliminary round and final round. Five judges will evaluate competitors using a 0-100-point scale. The highest and lowest scores are dropped, and the remaining three scores are averaged to calculate a score for each run.
Twenty skaters compete in four heats of five skaters by random draw. Competition consists of three 45-second runs. Best score of the three counts for advancement to the final. The top eight skaters overall (regardless of heat) advance to the final.
Eight skaters will have three 45-second timed runs (no scores carry over from the preliminary round). Best run score counts.
Street competition involves a series of jumps, rails, and other features athletes utilize during their runs.
Competition includes a preliminary round and final round. Athletes will complete two runs and five “tricks” (which are executed like runs but only involve a single trick instead of a series of tricks) in each round. Five judges will evaluate the runs and tricks on a 0-10 points scale (0-10 for each run/trick). The highest and lowest scores for each run or trick are dropped, and the remaining three scores are averaged to give a score for each run and trick (seven total). The best four scores from runs or tricks will be added to give the total round score (for a best possible score of 40, if an athlete was to earn the maximum number of points on all four counting runs/tricks). Each skater in the heat performs a single attempt at a time, and the order of skaters progresses through the heat completely before moving on to the next attempt beginning with the first skater in the heat.
Twenty skaters compete in four heats of five skaters based on a random draw. They perform two 45-second runs and five trick attempts. The top eight skaters overall (regardless of heat) advance to the final.
Eight skaters perform two runs and five tricks again (see above for scoring procedures). The athlete with the best combined score (as outlined above) wins.