Sunday we woke up at 5:00 AM to drive towards Gatineau for the 1st Snowskate Jam at Camp Fortune, QC. Despite the looooong trip (thanks Paly), we arrived just on time for the registration at the mini-ramp club house directly on the slopes. The event was nicely organized by Top of the World Skateshop and had many sponsors, notably Harfang Snowskates, our local brand.
Registering for the contest was free and it gave us a 20$ day pass at the resort which was a great deal thanks to the organizers, it was really exciting and 19 riders signed for the cross race, some came from as far as Toronto to meet up and it was a fun bunch!
> Snow deck cross - Two timed qualified runs and bracketed elimination rounds for head to head racing with top eight qualifiers on a course with rollers and banks.
> Best trick - Afternoon Jam sessions on three separate features for best trick.
09:00/10:00 - Registration at the club house (you could bring your skateboard to hit the mini ramp).
10:00/01:00 - Snowskate cross race.
01:00/02:00 - Lunch & drinks.
02:00/04:00 - Best trick jam on the mini-parc.
I honestly don't like racing and going fast is my least favorite thing to do when snowskating, so i was going there without any expectations, surprisingly i qualified for the final heat with the overall 3rd best time :) and later finished on the podium with a Bronze medal (alright just trying to make it sound better in this period of Olympics).
The semi-final was a blast, I enjoyed chasing Henry Siu but couldn't pass him as he was too fast. He finished second only behind the infamous Rookie. I have to say that i'm kind of proud as it was my 1st race against longboarders and it was really close, and at least it put an Harfang skate on the podium!
I can't wait to go back next year and bring more people with us! what a great day, spread the love...