March 15th, 2007, North Vancouver BC — The Quiksilver Showdown Over the City at Grouse Mountain, is coming up on March 30 and 31st. And with a roster of elite local and international pro and amateur riders already confirmed, the contest, now just two weeks away, is shaping up to be the largest to hit the city of Vancouver.
The recent launch of the official contest website www.showdownoverthecity.ca has driven AM entries for the Friday qualifier round, pushing local riders to get their entries in well in advance of the event.
Confirmed appearances include famed announcers Pete Anderson and Daryl Trinidad, Olympian Stefan Karlsson and other well-known slayers like Anssi Manninen, Paavo Tikkanen, Johnny Lyall and international Quiksilver team riders.
Overlooking the city, the Quiksilver Park at Grouse Mountain is a favourite location for international pro riders and filmers, not only for its world-class features, but for its unparalleled location and pristine, panoramic views.
In its first year with Quiksilver as the title sponsor of both the Quiksilver Park and the Showdown over the City, Grouse Mountain continues to evolve its parks and events to meet the demands of the substantial Vancouver park market. “It is very exciting to be partnered with Grouse Mountain this year, says John Rainnie, Director of Sales and Marketing for Quiksilver Canada. “With our Canadian head office being 10 minutes from the Skyride. it is a great excuse to get out and ride. But more importantly, this partnership helps emphasize Quiksilver’s commitment to the mountain community and to the resorts who share similar values.
Quiksilver, trailblazing guide to boardriding* culture, is committed to providing tools for uncovering, expressing and expanding your personal style. Our mission is to foster the sense of individual expression and excitement – the stoke that is the essence of boardriding. We’re also here to spread the word because the only thing better than finding stoke is sharing it.
* Boardriding is about timing and style. It’s youthful, active, casual, and free flowing. There is no wrong way to ride a board. The goal is simply to learn, progress, improve, and give it your own interpretation.