Simple Session’s roots date back to the year 2000, when a skatepark was built in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. The venue’s opening jam was so successful that it was repeated the following year – this time styled as ‘Simple Session’ – and it has since worked its way up to become one of the biggest contests in the world of BMX bikes and skateboarding.
In total, there have now been 16 Simple Sessions – nine winter-time indoor festivals in the original Saku Arena in Tallinn, plus seven outdoor summer events either in the centre of Tallinn or in Helsinki, Finland. Simple Session for 2014 takes place on 22nd to 23rd February at the Saku Arena on a new course designed by Nate Wessel and built by the Simple Session Ramp crew.
Almost all kinds of riding styles are represented at Simple Session, and the event attracts some of the biggest names in the business, including X Games champions and many of the world’s best street riders, as well as legends of the skate and BMX scene who rarely appear at any other contest. Since 2011, it has been part of the World Cup Skateboarding world tour and point series.
Simple Session includes Pro Street and Pro Park contests in BMX, and a skateboarding Street/Park contest, all in a Jam Format, as well as Best Trick special events. And it’s not just about the competition – Simple Session includes a four-day party programme, film festival, photo exhibitions and other cultural events celebrating skateboarding and BMX culture.