Copenhagen Open 2016: Day 1
Copenhagen Open - an annual 5-day celebration of skateboarding packed with great spots, beer, champagne and surprises in the heart of Denmark's capital took place on 10-14th August 2016.
Photography: Maksim Kalanep
It was as special as always despite the bad weather and cold temperatures this time around. Pros, amateurs and fans all came together to have a good time, skate and explore the city.
The first day was set at the Faelledparken for amateurs contest and the pro vert event later that evening. It was an on/off rain day with the sun and heavy showers throughout. But in the end, we got there.
The second day was the ledges day at the Jarmers Plads followed by the Byens Kro flyout session. Both were spectacular with tonnes of people around creating all the buzz and blocking off the street later that night.
The third day took off with a triple set session by the Borsgraven canal and moved on to the ledges at the Supermercado abandoned warehouse. During that session, it started to rain and the final Triangle spot was called off.
Day four started with a bang session inside the heart of Copenhagen - its old and beautiful City Hall with homemade pancakes and champagne. For lunch, we had a high-speed trick contest and for dinner, we all moved to the indoor skatepark to witness the grand final. If the City Hall was not a surprise enough William & Keld had another one - best trick session over the pool. Nyjah Huston took both crowns in the end, but none really cared as the afterparty was straight after.
The fifth and final day was all about having a glass or more likely a bottle of champagne. The weather was so-so, but some were brave enough to take a dive and close another Copenhagen Open on a high note.