January 24-27th, dom dom dom.....Winter Carnival!!!
What an awesome time, as usual! Almost two weeks ago, yet seems like yesterday. Rossland hosted their, 116th Winter carnival celebrations this year.
Winter Carnival, what can I say, Its about being in thee MOST amazing fantasy for any outdoor enthusiast. Happening in town are events and gatherings all weekend long. Friends hanging with friends, watching races and bobsledding down the streets. Take a walk a block further and you'll find random igloos filled with more friends and warm fires. Really!?..Whats better?
Red Mountain had it going on too, fun parties, night skiing and of course more bonfires.And now, my favorite event every year~~~THE GAME~~~~The Game takes place in downtown Rossland. Right beside Rossland's post office. Yup, smack downtown.
Wohooo...Game time again!! Everybody and anybody who wants to come out and compete in an epic street rail jam is welcome.
Rossvegas (Rosslands trusty boardshop) takes the reigns and organizes massive amounts of snow to dump on the streets. Volunteers gather and work super hard to bury rails, build jumps and just dominate at bringing us an amazing riding course for competitors to play in.
"THE GAME" has different riding and skiing level categories and anyone is able to sign on to compete. There are tons of features planted downtown on the course built to allow the town to gather round and cheer on the riders and skiers as they lay down their best tricks for prizes from Rossvegas and a placement in the Finals.
There is seriously zero exaggeration about the amount of town spirit you're going to find the second you step outdoors - and it last all weekend! The only thing you'll miss on a weekend like this is sleep. And who needs it anyway!
This year was as beautiful as any other. Everyone in town, and I mean EVERYONE, was out, proud and loud!! The sun was shining, the DJs were awesome, as were the announcers that kept us laughing all day! LOL, such a fun day!
Players were out in full force and game well played by everyone.
The results are in and turned out to be an awesome game played by all.
I've found the Snowboarding results, but please accept my apologies on any misspelled names.
Ladies Pro Riding~~
1st- #63 Sabrina Gauthier - Sabrina rides for Someone Collective
2nd- #2 Hanna Bilodeau - 2nd time winner, Rider for Ripping Girrafe
3rd- #114 Bella Beahrrel- Rider for Ripping Girrafe
4th- #87 Amella Olafson
5th- #107 Kezia Bahlmanm
Awesome awesome play Ladies! Thanks for showing us some amazing talent and representing for all of us out there cheering you on!
Guys Pro Riding
1st- Tyy Clark - Rides for Ripping Giragge
2nd- Brad Hesson
3rd- Hugo Chartier - Rides for Ripping Giraffe
4th- Alex Beaucage - Rides for Ripping Giraffe
1st- #126 - Pele Kremple
2nd - #142 - Dan Brett
3rd - #116 - Sam Butler
4th - #149 - Noah Delfiner
Neko Reimer ~~ Absolutely amazing stuff coming from this young guy. He's been working hard and it shows! At 6 years old and into his 3rd winter riding, Neko is doing so well. Keep it up little buddy, show us how it's done!! Here's a video of Neko at Big White this year, enjoy...so cute and only 6!! Go NEKO Go!!
Thanks to Blow-up Photography for sharing some awesome moments of the day! Check out more photos from the Carnival at http://www.blowupblog.info/
See You Next year!!! Can't wait!