X Games Boise offers one of best venues in Country

Posted at 9:05 PM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 23:39:17-04

The X Games qualifier in Boise is finally here.  Some of the best BMX and skateboard athletes in the world making their way to the City of Trees to compete. 
The excitement downtown is big as everyone gears up for the action this weekend.  Hundreds of people came out as the competition kicked off today trying to catch a glimpse of some of the biggest names in skateboarding and BMX.
We are talking everyone from 12-year old Brighton Zeuner to 16-time X-game medalist.. and BMX legend Ryan Nyquist and we are just getting started.
The games at Rhodes Park are in downtown Boise for the next two days as athletes are competing for a chance to qualify for this year's X Games in Minneapolis. 
In all, there are more than 50-world class skateboarders and BMX riders are shredding in Boise. 
Six on your side spoke with long time professional skater Dan Rogers who is currently signed with Element.
Rogers says Boise is the perfect venue to host the X Games and he's impressed by the quality of Rhodes skate park.
"The skate facility that you guys have is all time like I have friends that judge contests all around the country that's all they do for Zumiez they say this is the best park right now in the United States of America and its located in Boise Idaho.  Not exactly the hub of skateboarding.  We all know this used to be a seedy area and it's being regulated now but skateboarders to clean it up on their own terms, you know they come here they skate they do what they love and in the meantime some of the riff rafts are kinda getting shooed away," said, Former Professional Skater Dan Rogers