Riviera Skateboards is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the Catalina Classic Invitational. Here is the description of the event that they have provided:

“In 1977, a small group of elite downhill skaters took over the City Of Avalon to participate in the original ‘Catalina Classic’.  A 250 yard downhill race course tucked in the hills of an exotic little island located just 26 miles offshore, yet a world away from the rat race just across the channel.  These skaters, along with this event have inspired generations of riders and largely contributed to the lifestyle synonymous with our part of the World.  With a huge nod of respect to the originals of downhill skating – Riviera Skateboards and our closest friends presents, The Catalina Island Classic on May 5th-6th, 2012.  A weekend long island skate invasion including live music performances, a miniramp demo featuring Mike Vallely and Elephant Brand Skateboards, and a 1.2 mile, invitation only downhill race event with a cash purse of $5000.”