2013 Whistler Longboard Festival - Day 3 - Jul 06, 2013
|Date:||Saturday, July 06, 2013|
|Where:||Whistler Sliding Centre|
Every summer Whistler welcome's some of the best longboarders in the world for the Whistler Longboard Festival. This 4 day festival takes place from July 4 - 7 and features events throughout Whistler.
Day 3 - July 6
International Downhill Federation's Canadian World Cup
The main event the Downhill Federation's World Cup attracts racers from all over the world looking to claim one of the sport's most prestigious titles. All of the downhill longboard events take place at the Whistler Sliding Centre where racers have to navigate down a 1.6km road that drops over 1000 vertical feet. This vicious course features seven 180 degree hairpin turns and 12 corners.
Riders will be reaching break neck speeds while racing in groups of 4 people at a time. Think of this sport as a mix of Formula 1 racing meets snowboard boardercross. Sometimes it's not the fastest person down the hill but the person who avoids the carnage that can take out a whole heat.
Join us Saturday, July 6 for the downhill finals. The finals take place from 9AM to 5PM. Spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer on these athletes to the finish line. There is over $10,000 in cash prizes up for grabs in the pro category so you know the riders will be pushing the pace. Food stands and a beer gardens set up at the Sliding Centre.
Village Skate Showcase
There will be a street skate showcase at the base of the Excalibur Gondola (Skiers Plaza) on July 5 - 6. The event will consist of 8 daily shows that will run in conjunction with the FREE Excalibur Gondola ride from Skiers Plaza to the top of the downhill run (Whistler Sliding Centre). People are encouraged to come watch these street skaters as they put on a show for the crowd. The legendary Kevin Harris and his freestyle team will be performing throughout the day. * Times TBA