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Flatspot Longboards Presents the 9th Britannia Classic Race and Freeride

One of North America’s most fun downhill skateboard races and freerides, The Britannia Classic, will be returning for it’s 9th year near Squamish, BC Canada, presented by Flatspot Longboards. Set in a historic mining community just 40 minutes outside of Vancouver, the Britannia Classic features the world’s top riders, cash podium and a welcoming atmosphere for riders, volunteers and fans of all ages. This year, flatspot will be bringing a new twist, offering $2 fun races to test your skills and a Learn To Race program for anyone wanting to build them. The multi-day event is happening May 27-29, 2016 and registration is open now and will stay open until it’s full!

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Unkle is proud to announce volunteer and rider REGISTRATION is now OPEN for the 9th Britannia Classic presented by Flatspot Longboards.

Flatspot Longboard Shop in Vancouver’s Chinatown, and now online across Canada, have been a pillar in the Northwest longboard community and Unkle Events could not be more stoked on such a quality supporter stepping up. Flatspot will injecting some new energy and increasing the FUN on and off the mountain this year hosting a variety of $2 fun races, a new Learn to Race Camp and BBQ’s and Music each night at the campsite free. If you don’t know the shop, these guys are all about having fun with skateboarding.

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Flatspot’s Mischa Chandler learning to race at the 2015 Britannia Classic – Photo Kolin Quick

The annual Britannia Classic freeride and race will be held near Squamish, BC on May 27-29 just 40mins north of Vancouver. New for our 9th year is the addition of both a 1 and also a 3 day leather optional Freeride. In addition, Flatspot will be helping organize some fun new events such as ‘Learn to Race Camp’, ‘No hands Race’, ‘Switch Race’ and a ‘Buttboard Race’ on Saturday. Keeping with our roots, Sunday will still be main Race Day for Open, 17 and Under, Women and 30+ Master’s classes.

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Competitive racing is also on the menu this year as always.

As always we will have a variety of local Food Trucks on site to keep your bellies full. Friday evening at the campsite Flatspot Longboards will host a BBQ and Party for skaters and volunteers. Camping on Friday and Saturday night for volunteers and skaters is included at near Brennan Park Rec Area where we can use the Aquatics Facilities and Dirt Pump Track. Check out our revised schedule and make sure to get signed up as spots are limited.

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Washington riders Sam Galus and Nate Blackburn enjoying lunch – photo Kolin Quick

* Registered riders and volunteers get a 10% discount at free Flatspot patch at Flatspot Longboards during the month of May. Contact info@flatspotlongboards.com with your details or visit them in Vancouver. Contact info here.

General Schedule:
Friday May 27
8am – Volunteer and Skater Sign in.
8am -12pm – Flatspot Learn To Race Camp
9am – 5pm – All Day Open Freeride
6pm – Flatspot Longboard Shop BBQ and Party / Free Camping for Skaters and Volunteers @ Brenan Park Overflow.

Saturday May 28
8am – Volunteer and Skater Sign in. * Last chance for racer sign in.
8am -12pm – Flatspot Learn To Race Camp
9am – 5pm – All Day Open Freeride
2pm – 5pm – No Hands Race, Switch Race, Buttboard Race
6pm – Flatspot Longboard Shop BBQ and Bocce Tournament / Free Camping for Skaters and Volunteers @ Brenan Park Overflow.

Sunday May 29th
8am – Volunteer Sign in.
9am -9:30pm – Practice Run for Racers
9am – 3pm – All Day Open Freeride * Priority to Race Heats
10am – U17 Round 1
11am – U17 Round 2
11:30am – U17 Round 3
12pm – Practice run for Open Racers
1pm – Open Round 1 – 128 riders
2pm – Open Round 2 – 64 riders
3pm – Open Round 3 – 32 riders * End of Freeride time
3:30pm – Open Quarter Finals – Top 16 + Women and Masters practice – No More Freeride
4pm – Open Semi Finals – Top 8 + Women and Masters Semi Finals
4:30pm – Consi / Open Finals + Women and Masters Finals
5pm – Podiums
5:30pm – Hay Volunteers Needed
7:30pm – Volunteer Dinner in Squamish

*We are in need of volunteers to help out each day including Thursday May 26 Hay Day in Vancouver and Monday May 30 traveling from Squamish to The Whistler Longboard Festival Venue. If you or someone you know can help out even just for an afternoon, please have them fill in this form specifying availability.  

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Subsonic team enjoying the campsite pump track for an end of day rip. – Photo Kolin Quick

For more information, registration, volunteering or anything else please check the website or hit us up on social media.

Britannia Classic Website here: britanniaclassic.com
Flatspot Longboards Website here: flatspotlongboards.com
Britannia Classic Facebook herefacebook.com/BritanniaClassic
Britannia Classic 2016 Event Page here
Britannia Twitter: twitter.com/BritanniaDH
Britannia Instagram: instagram.com/britanniaclassic

* Registered riders and volunteers get a 10% discount and a free Flatspot patch at Flatspot Longboards during the month of May. Contact info@flatspotlongboards.com with your details or visit them in Vancouver. Contact info here.

Watch the 2015 Britannia Classic video here:

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