We had a terrific event in 2016, and wanted to give HUGE thanks to everyone who supported us to make this possible:
- All the competitors: Some of the best skaters in the Northeast came out and wowed an appreciative crowd of spectators with their impressive skills. We also had a new generation of very young competitors who delighted us with their energy, enthusiasm, and spunk! They made it possible to hold a junior Slalom and our first ever, junior Freeride contest.
- Our sponsors: Thuro Skate Shop, Rollerblade, and Urban Inline. Our event wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of Gabe Holm and Thuro Skate Shop. From planning, promoting, and prizes, to supplying new Freeride obstacles and printing T-shirts, Gabe and Thuro were an integral partner every step of the way. We’re fortunate to have such an excellent skate shop, so make sure to go there for all your skating needs. Tom Hyser and Rollerblade have generously sponsored us for our second year. Rollerblade offers a wide range of excellent skating products so please check them out when you need skate gear. (For instance, RB’s Hydrogen wheels are one of the best wheels we’ve tried for slalom, freeride, and speed.)
- Slalom MC: Jermaine Stewart did a great job MC’ing for us again.
- Slalom judges: David Brown, Robin Moore Jenkins, and Andy Leitermann.
- Freeride judges: Gabe Holm, Brandon Ford, and Jun Whang.
- Video & Photography: Andre Michalowski, Robin Moore Jenkins, and Jun Whang.
- Registration: Robin Moore Jenkins.
- Equipment transport: Sonia Tak, Charlie Krueger, Gabe Holm, Juliane Santos, and Jun Whang.
- Other event day help: Henry O’Connor, Juliane Santos, Andy Leitermann, and Melissa Serrano.
- Freeride course planning & pre-skate: Gabe Holm, Henry O’Connor, Juliane Santos, Matt Ragone, Brent Trinidad, and Jun Whang.
- Slalom course planning & pre-skate: Robin Moore Jenkins and Jun Whang.
- City of Cambridge for the use of Memorial Drive.
- Richelle Berard for her support throughout the year.
- Everyone who came out to watch, cheer, and support the event!
We have results and initial photos for 2016, and we’ll continue posting more as we have them. There was some truly inspiring skating, so we’ll definitely post a recap video soon. (If you have photos or videos of the event you’d like to share, please post it and email us a link so we can mention it on our site.)
See you next year!