Whistler Longboard Festival | Day 1 - Jul 12, 2012
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012 Time: 12:30PM Where: Whistler Sliding Centre & Whistler Olympic Plaza
of the festival will feature 2 events to be held at Whistler's
Olympic Park. The first event of the day is a 20KM
endurance race; the race is open to all ages and skill
level. The track features climbs and descents and
winds its way around the Olympic Park facility.
The second event of the day is the Skate X Shoot
competition.The concept of this competition is
very similar to winter biathlon event featured in the 2010 Winter
Olympics.Riders take two laps around a 5KM course of
rolling trail. Along the way they will stop at multiple firing
ranges and have to hit targets, every missed target tacks on 150
meters to the course.
The two competitions have a prize pool of $2000 up for
grabs for podium finishes. Spectators are allowed to line
both the track and finish lines so come out and support the
Check out the video below on the Skate X Shoot
photo credit: Mike Crane
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