2016 NORAM Calendar feature

2016 NORAM Event Calendar: Confirmed and compiled by UNKLE Lee Cation

Lee Cation has been instrumental in helping bring riders all kind of racing events both at home in Vancouver and Internationally. Check him out on pg 40 of Skate[Slate] Magazine issue 27 along with a feature on the Whistler Longboard Festival. [More photos on the blog here]

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Whistler coverage in Skate[Slate] Magazine Issue 27. Nathan Harris Photo and Words.

Lee is not only keeping his existing events fresh, Whistler Longboard Festival and Britannia Classic, but he’s bringing something new for 2016 – Skate Sun Peaks Freeride. More details to come, be sure to also check out UNKLE.Ca.

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Sneak peak of the Sun Peaks track. UNKLE Lee Cation out for a test rip. Photo Alex Mof

Each year UNKLE takes on the task of compiling a list of longboard events held in North America. It started as a way to make sure Lee’s events (Britannia, Sun Peaks and Whistler) didn’t conflict with other events and the role grew to just doing his best to make sure there was less overlap and more flow to the schedule all around. Lee says, “at the end of the day, the goal is to help skaters hit more than one event on a road trip/flight and not have to decide between 2 epic events because they overlap.

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Good idea to just download and save this calendar.

This year UNKLE released the calendar almost a month earlier than in 2015 so skaters and sponsors can budget early. You may notice some events not on here, we are hoping there are still some events like Catalina, Pikes and more still to be confirmed. Just because some events aren’t on here doesn’t mean there are dead, they may be slow to confirm or may need to take a year off to regroup. Whatever the case this calendar is huge!

Shout out to all the organizers and volunteers out there past and present busting their ass to host their friends. – Lee Cation, UNKLE.Ca

Please be aware, this is not an IDF calendar but merely a North American calendar of Canadian, American, Mexican and Puerto Rican events coordinated by UNKLE.ca to try and help out everyone.

There are other sources to get event info such as www.freerides.org, www.internationaldownhillfederation.org, and here on www.skateslate.com

Be sure to check out Lee Cations events in particular:

THE NINTH ANNUAL BRITANNIA CLASSIC RACE AND FREERIDE
May 27-29 2016

THE FIRST ANNUAL SKATE SUN PEAKS FREERIDE
June 11-12, 2016

THE SIXTH ANNUAL WHISTLER LONGBOARD FESTIVAL – IDF WC
July 1-3 2016

Here’s the 2015 Whistler Longboard Festival Skate[Slate].TV recap video:

**Disclaimer: consult organizer for most update to date and accurate info. Dates subject to change

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