MEMRAMCOOK, N.B. – Memramcook will play host to the only extreme skate competition in Atlantic Canada this winter.
“The event was a real success last year, the challenges were numerous and its good performance made the Memramcook event all the more remarkable,” said Rémi Mantion, president of the event and designer of the track.This will mark the second consecutive year the Memramcook Chamber of Commerce, alongside a dedicated volunteer group, will host an amateur extreme skate race, with an anticipated 100 participants.
“Our committee was keen to offer a second edition in the beautiful Memramcook Valley, for even more shows. This major event, better known as Crashed Ice, will take place Feb. 15-16 on the grounds of the Memramcook Institute."
The event can take up to 64 male and 32 female entries, 18 years or older, who must sign up by Dec. 31 to participate.
Prizes will be awarded to finalists in the men’s and women’s categories – $400 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third.
Gifts will also be offered to registered participants through the sponsors.
The organizing committee is looking for sponsors and volunteers, particularly to build the track, which will get underway in February.
“We are very fortunate, it is truly a unique experience,” says Marie-Michelle Gionet, who finished fourth in the 2018 edition.
“I still plan to participate this year, in addition to offering my help for the organization. I hope I can do better than last year with some training.”