The Billabong All Girl Skate Jam kicks off its third year May 9, 1999 thisyear with a three stop tour beginning in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded byphotographer Patty Segovia, the contest offers girls of all ages andabilities a chance to compete against one another in vert, mini-ramp andstreet skating.

Last year’s event brought in close to 100 contestants to Escondido in spiteof the blazing hot sun and temperatures upward of 100 degrees. In the lasttwo years the AGSJ has created one of the first international competition tobring girls from the east and west coasts together to skate in the 90s.

With sponsors like Billabong, Vans, MXG and many more, the event has nowbeen expanded to three contests over the spring and summer. The opener is inProvidence, RI on May 9th, then the contest moves onto the Vans Skateparkin Orange, CA September 12 and ends up at Oahu, HI during the Vans Triple Crown ofSurfing in November.

Join Cara-Beth Burnside live from the All Girl Skate Jam inProvidence, RI in a Girl Games/Yahoo! Chat session Saturday at 8PM EST. Go tohttp://chat.yahoo.com