During the Oakley amateur qualifications, 33 riders pushed their limits in a valiant effort to join the 40 invited professionals in the Ride Shakedown semi-final set for Saturday afternoon. In their respective order, Repentigny native Christopher Collard (22 years old), Aurora (Ont.) rider Derek Livingston (21 years old), and Shawinigan native Christopher Houle (18 years old) successfully combined their best two of three scores to qualify. They move on to the next level of competition. For anyone looking to celebrate these victories, the first of three official Ride Shakedown Coors Light afterparties will be taking place at Bourbon Street Club in Sainte-AdÃ¨le as of 10 p.m.. Saturday is not to be missed! The day kicks off at noon with the Snowboard Canada Magazine autograph session. Come meet your favorite pro riders before they head to the course for the long awaited semifinal round at 2 p.m.. Enjoy the many activities available in the partner village or watch the annual Push.ca halftime show at 5 p.m., where invited skateboarders take to the same rail set-up used by snowboarders. As of 7:30 p.m., Mont Saint-Sauveur will be taken by storm as the final unfolds. Once the winner is announced, it’s off to the Mont Avila Bar for the official Coors Light afterparty of this 11th edition of the Ride Shakedown.
Unique competition format
What makes the Ride Shakedown such a hit and cut above the rest is its unparalleled competition format. Seen as a huge snowboarding festival both for the forty-some international athletes and the 80 amateurs, the Ride Shakedown offers a unique competition format with minimal constraints on the athletes. The competition requires a mastery of two distinct disciplines: the jump (Big Air) and an original rail feature unveiled only on the first day of competition. Placed at the heart of the action, the public benefits from an accessible yet breathtaking show.
Partners of the Ride Shakedown presented by Videotron
The 11th Canadian edition of the Ride Shakedown is made possible thanks to the support and participation of Ride Snowboards, title sponsor, Videotron, event presenter, Mont Saint-Sauveur, Empire, Oakley, Coors Light, Rockstar, as well as XtraSlush, Shakedown MFG, POP Headwear, Snowboard Canada Magazine,Push.ca, Boa, MOOG Audio, 33mag.com, Slash Magazine, NRJ, Consignaction, Troublemakers, Vans, Schick and Moe’s Bar & Grill St-Sauveur.
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About Ride Snowboards
For passionate snowboard enthusiasts of all ages, Ride represents an uncompromised, fun-at-all-costs approach to life. Founded in Redmond, Washington, in late 1992, Ride hit the market with a vision – to create a snowboard company for the people, built upon technical innovation, superior quality and living the dream. Today, based in Seattle, Ride continues to stay true to its original goals. For Ride, it’s not about being the biggest; it’s about being the best at what they do. Now offering a full range of quality boards, boots, bindings & apparel, Ride has worked tirelessly to maintain its distinct brand identity and has firmly established itself as a leader in the snowboard industry, doing business in 48 countries through its wholly-owned subsidiaries and distributor network. For the latest, visit Ride Snowboards.
Dizzle Entertainment, architects of the Ride Shakedown
The two founders and partners of Dizzle Entertainment, Brendan O’Dowd and Patryck Bernier, from Montreal, Canada, have been providing event-oriented design, marketing and management services since 2004. Over time, they have added to these. They now provide services as athletes’ agents and consultants on the design and creation of snowboard parks. Today, Dizzle is credited with major accomplishments including design, branding and management of snow parks for Mont Saint-Sauveur
International and the international snowboard events Ride Shakedown. They are also responsible for the design and distribution of Shakedown MFG, a clothing and accessories line available online at www.shakedownmfg.com. For more information: www.dizzleinc.com.
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