Modern Skate Park
February 25, 2023


After 10 years Bitter Cold Showdown is happening one last time.

At Modern Skate Park.

An encore.

One final trade show.

One final contest.

One final champion.

And a few surprises.

Let’s make it count.



Pre-purchase online & skip the line



Day of event

Friday, February 24


Modern Skate Park

12:00PM - 10:30PM

Open regular business hours
Normal session rates apply


Brett Urbas Memorial Mini & Bowl Jam

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Open to everyone
No entry fee
Normal session rates apply

Saturday, February 25


Industry Trade Show

9:00AM - 1:00PM

Buy the latest equipment, apparel & accessories
Meet your favorite bladers
Check out new companies
Skate park is closed during trade show



12:00PM - 1:00PM

Skate park opens for competitors only
Spectators allowed to claim spots



1:00PM - 4:00PM

6-8 Heats with 10 Competitors each
10 Minutes per Heat



6:00PM - 7:00PM

2 Heats with 12 Competitors each
15 Minutes per Heat



7:00PM - 8:00PM

12 Competitors
20 Minute Final Heat




Although the event is inclusive across all ages, genders, skill levels, styles & disciplines, the contest is for advanced rollerblading competitors only.


Unlike past events, the contest will NOT be open to all competitors. There will only be 1 advanced rollerblading contest.


Do you have what it takes to become the last Bitter Cold Showdown champion?

frequently asked questions

Is this really the last event?

This will absolutely be the last and final Bitter Cold Showdown. After this, there will be no other opportunities to experience the event.
So don’t miss it!

Will there be a Womens contest?

There will be no specific contest for women. Or beginners, amateurs, veterans or quads. If you have extensive competition experience, please register for the advanced rollerblading contest.
There are no gender or age restrictions.

Is the contest open to anyone?

The contest is not open to all competitors. Extensive competition experience is required. There will only be 1 advanced rollerblading contest.
Not all registrations will be accepted.

If I'm not competing, can I still skate?

Yes. Although the contest will utilize a majority of the park, Modern Skate Park is a huge facility. Many areas of the park such as the smaller street courses, mini-ramps, bowl and vert ramp will not likely see any action during the contest and can be skated throughout the day.

Will there be an Amateur contest?

Unfortunately, no. Although past events were open to all competitors, for this encore, we can only focus on the advanced contest.

Really? This is the last BCSD?

We are aware that rollerblading is experiencing a resurgence. We know that the event could continue successfully. But it is time for other organizers to step up and create other great rollerblading events.

Modern Skate Park
1500 N Stephenson Hwy
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

(248) 546-7275

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11050 W G Rogell Dr #602
Detroit, Michigan 48242

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