GGFEST

The Ghetto Games festival (or simply GGFEST) is an annual youth culture and action sports festival. GGFEST brings some of the world's most notable action sports athletes to the hospitable city of Ventspils, Latvia. The festival brings together an estimate of 1500 participants from 25 different countries, encompassing 15 different sports activities.

Nearly a hundred of modern day top action sports athletes are taking part in GGFEST. Europe’s best athletes are joined by guests from USA, Australia and Canada and other countries from all over the globe.

In 2017, GGFEST will become the first ever Baltic Alternative Sports Olympics. Both amateur and professional athletes from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will compete for the first ever “Olympic” medals in their beloved alternative sports.

We gather the best up-and- comers and living legends of each noted action sport, as well as several thousands of spectators that are there for the amazing experience. GGFEST is a celebration of action sports during which the world's best athletes meet the local talent and fans, whose dream is to become as good at what they do as their idols.

PROGRAM

THURSDAY, JULY 27

Location: Ventspils outdoor skatepark (SPORTA STREET 7/9)

 

Baltic Alternative Sports Olympics / BMX & INLINE “Park”

FRIDAY, JULY 28

Location: Ventspils outdoor skatepark (SPORTA STREET 7/9)

“Nils Jansons Invitational” / INLINE “Park” qualification

Location: „LIELAIS PROSPEKTS 39”

BMX “Street Session” / BMX freestyle pro competition

Location: “LIELAIS LAUKUMS” square

“Ghetto Dance” International Street Dance competition

Baltic Alternative Sports Olympics / Ghetto Football

Baltic Alternative Sports Olympics / Ghetto Floorball

Location: „LIELAIS PROSPEKTS”

Baltic Alternative Sports Olympics / Ghetto Basket

Location: Ventspils Adventure Park (SAULES STREET 141)

“Ghetto Wake battle” Practice day

SATURDAY, JULY 29

Location: Ventspils outdoor skatepark (SPORTA STREET 7/9)

“Nils Jansons Invitational” / INLINE “Park” finals

“Nils Jansons Invitational” / INLINE “Vert” demo

BMX “Park” contest / BMX freestyle pro competition

Location: “LIELAIS LAUKUMS” square

International street basketball tournament

Baltic Alternative Sports Olympics / “Street” skateboarding

Tikari skateshop skateboarding “Street Session”

Location: Ventspils Adventure Park (SAULES STREET 141)

Skimboarding / Workshops and other activities

Baltic Alternative Sports Olympics / “Ghetto Wake battle”

Stand up paddleboard workshops

Location: Olympic centre “Ventspils”

Baltic Alternative Sports Olympics / Street workout

Location: Ventspils Beach

Baltic Alternative Sports Olympics / Stand Up Paddle Boarding

“Ghetto Beach Football”

SUNDAY, JULY 30

Location: Ventspils Adventure Park

Skimboard workshops

Baltic alternative sports Olympic games / Skateboard “street”

Wake Ski freestyle demo

Jet Ski freestyle demo

Bike and motorcycle trials competitions

BMX “Dirt” contest / BMX freestyle pro competition

Location: Olympic Centre “Venspils”

“Ghetto Dance” / Workshops and other activities

Location: Ventspils Beach

Stand up paddle competitions

LOCATIONS

Ventspils outdoor skatepark

Olympic Centre “Ventspils”

“LIELAIS PROSPEKTS” street

“LIELAIS LAUKUMS” square

Ventspils Adventure Park

Ventspils Beach

CONTACTS

Overall project manager - Sanda Bruna, sanda.bruna@gmail.com, +37129837235

PR, media contact person – Laura Dabare, laura.dabare@gmail.com, +37129855688

Action sports event manager – Toms Siliņš, silins.toms@gmail.com, +37126876665

Inline skating– Nils Janons, nils.jansons26@gmail.com, +371 28854171

BMX freestyle – Toms Siliņš, silins.toms@gmail.com, +37126876665

Skateboarding – Arturs Grinbergs, arturs@tikarishop.lv, +37126421464

Ghetto Basket – Janis Are, janis.are@gmail.com, +37128696646

Ghetto Football – Antons Semenaks, semenaks@gmail.com, +37125233156

Ghetto Floorball – Karlis Darznieks, karlis.darznieks@gmail.com, +37126326551

Ghetto Dance – Sergucci, sergucci@inbox.lv, +37126049396

Stand Up Paddle Boarding – Oto Dzenis, oto@kompozits.lv, +37129486273

Wakeboarding – Davis Drande, davis@boardside.lv, +37129410089

Street Workout – Maris Slezins, maris.slezins@wswcf.org, +37126332884

Bike and moto trials – Andris Grinfelds, arturs.grinfelds@gmail.com, +37126126103

HOW TO GET TO VENTSPILS

Air

The main airport for all flight connections is the Riga International Airport (RIX)

Public transportation

The easiest way to get to Ventspils from Riga is „Ventspils Reiss” bus transportation

http://ej.uz/publictransportGGFEST (follow the link and search for a time table labeled

“Reisi no "Rīgas SAO"). All bus transportation to Ventspils from Riga sets off at the

Riga International Bus station (http://www.autoosta.lv/?lang=en)

WHERE TO STAY

To find accommodation that best suits your needs, please see http://www.visitventspils.com/en/where-to- stay/

For help with any practicalities considering accommodation, please contact Olga Griķe: olga.grike@gmail.com, +37126735358