LAGUNA BEACH - Op Girls Learn To Ride (Op GLTR), the original series of action sports instructional clinics for females, today announced its 2005 wakeboarding schedule of events. Op GLTR, now entering its sixth year, has assembled over 25 wakeboarding clinics this season, as the overall series expands to include over 200 action sports clinics and camps in the U.S. and Canada this year in seven different sports.
As in past years, Op GLTR will again partner with instructors from Orlando-based Mission2Ride on wakeboarding clinics and camps. Presenting sponsor Teen Vogue will provide marketing and promotions support and outreach to a broad mainstream audience of young girls and Wakeboarding magazine will provide marketing support within the action sports industry.
The wakeboarding clinics, which will average four hours in length at $62 per session, will be open to all skill levels, from first timers to advanced riders.
This year Op GLTR will also partner with the Wakeboard Boot Camp in Palm Springs, Calif. for a six-day session from July 24-29. This special session is available to women of all ages.
The 2005 schedule of events is as follows:
April 23 Lake Lauderdale Mills Pond Park Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 7 Clermont Lake Orlando, FL
May 14 Lake Alatoona Atlanta, GA
May 24-25 Lake Lewisville Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
May 28-29 Texas Ski Ranch Austin, TX
June 4 Bartlett Lake Phoenix, AZ
June 11 TBA San Diego, CA
June 17-19 Lake Elsinore Orange County, CA
June 22 Petaluma River San Francisco, CA
June 25-26 Sacramento River Sacramento, CA
July 2 Willamette River Portland, OR
July 9-10 Lake Sammamish Seattle (Bellevue), WA
July 23 Jordanelle Reservoir Salt Lake City, UT
July 24-29 **Wakeboard Boot Camp Palm Springs, CA
July 30 Willow Bay Lake Denver, CO
August 6 Kansas City Watersports Complex Kansas City, KS
August 13 Keller Lake Minneapolis, MN
August 14 Fox Lake Chicago, IL
August 20 Kokomo Waterski Ranch Indianapolis, IN
August 24 Oshaughnessy River Columbus, OH
August 27 Orchard Lake Detroit, MI
Sept 3 Lake Joe Toronto, Canada
Sept 10 Northwood Lake Boston, MA
Sept 17 Lake George Albany, NY
Sept 24 Nelton Hill Lake Park Knoxville, TN
For the past five years, Op GLTR has developed relationships with the leading action sports organizers, athletes, instructional facilities and media outlets in order to provide the highest level of instruction to women of all ages. In addition to Op, Teen Vogue and etnies Girl, this yearıs list of sponsor partners includes Teen Vogue as presenting sponsor; etnies Girl as supporting sponsor; top venues such as ESPN X Games skateparks, Vans Skateparks, Woodward Camps and ski resorts throughout North America; instructional schools such as Surf Diva, HB Wahine Surf School, Wakeboard Boot Camp, Mtbchick racing, Mission2Ride, Honda Rider Educational Centers and MGT Snowboarding Camps; professional associations including the IASC (International Skateboarding Companies Association), Womenıs Motocross Association, IWS (International Womenıs Surfing), Women of Freestyle and E.A.G.L. BMX; and media partners within each sport, including Racer X magazine, Wakeboarding magazine, SG magazine, ³GKA² and Active.com.