Whistler Longboard Festival Celebrates Skate Culture with Exciting Downhill Race
Whistler Longboard Festival will be taking over Whistler from July 3 to 6, 2014. This Whistler festival is a full out celebration of the skate culture in Whistler and beyond. Riders from all over will race down Whistler Sliding Centre’s 1000 ft vertical drop during the International Downhill Federations’s Canadian World Cup. Other events will include a Skate Bowl Jam, various riding competitions, parties and outdoor concerts.
2014 World Cup Downhill, and Other Whistler Longboard Festival Events
INTERNATIONAL DOWNHILL FEDERATION’S CANADIAN WORLD CUP
July 3-5, 2014
Whistler Sliding Centre
Spectators welcome by donation
The 2014 World Cup Downhill will be held at the Whistler Sliding Centre on July 3-5, 2014. Referred to as the “Formula 1 of skateboards” watch 4 man heats race through a highly challenging 1.6 km road that involves a 1000 ft vertical foot drop. The participants will need to conquer several 180-degree hairpins with 12 corners. There is a prize purse of $10,000 for this competition, and massive unlimited bragging rights for the winners.
SKATE BOWL JAM, BARRIER CONTEST AND BOARDER X RACE
July 6, 2014
Whistler Skate Park
Get ready for an entire day of riding, demos and amazing contests. Hang out and show off your skills to fellow skaters local and from out-of-town. The event is open for riders of all ages, and admission is free.
From exciting speed races, learning new tricks, to just heading to various Whistler lakes, going for a hike and enjoying the summer with fellow skaters, there are plenty of reasons to head up to Whistler and celebrate the Longboard Festival. alluraDirect.com is an official sponsor of the Whistler Longboard Festival, and various vacation rental accommodations are available during this special Whistler event.