Shakedown returns for its 14th edition this year, presented by Videotron Mobile it’s set to go down on April 4, 2015. New this year the event is moving next door, on the Avila side of Mont Saint-Sauveur, where the 15 000 expected spectators will have more space to celebrate the prowesses of many of the best riders on the planet!
This year, Shakedown renews itself by presenting a one day condensed format for the event with wall-to-wall action and no downtime. On the program: the amateur qualification where the top three athletes will join the 40 professional riders for Shakedown’s main event (the Big Air jump followed by rails), halftime for the mini-pros and last but not least, the Coors Light Rail Jam.
Sebastien Toutant and Maxence Parrot, two Quebecers who are among the best on the international snowboard scene, have already confirmed their presence among the athletes who will compete against other heavyweights. At stake: $40 000 total cash prize, including $20 000 to the winner of the main competition.
The Shakedown is a flagship event in the country and in the snowboarding world. Not only because it attracts many of the global elite athletes with a unique competition format, but also because it is a gateway for new talents, which can compete with the best. Our move to Avila will also allow us to add a breath of fresh air to the event. The riders, spectators and action sports industry can count on us to produce a show that will live up to their expectations! -Brendan O’Dowd, Dizzle Entertainment co-founder and co-organizer of the Shakedown presented by Videotron Mobile.
This year, fans will have to pay an entry fee to attend the event, allowing the organizers to continue to present an international event with world class professional snowboarding and keep Shakedown’s place among the hottest snowboard events on the planet. The general admission tickets will go on sale starting February 10 and will cost $5 if you buy it during February or $10 from March 1 to the day of the contest. Tickets will be available through the Shakedown website: www.shakedown.ca.
Amateur athletes wishing to participate in the Am Qualification on Friday, April 3 may register directly at Shakedown the day of the event, Friday. All information is available on the Shakedown website.
Shakedown 2015 is presented by Videotron Mobile and supported by Mont Saint-Sauveur, Coors Light, Oakley, Empire, Vans, Burton, Hennessy, DC Shoes, Snowboard Canada Magazine and Moog Audio.