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Festive atmosphere at first annual S-Games at RMR

By AARON ORLANDO April 20, 2011 · Updated 3:01 PM
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John Chew leans into a big Method over the big hip at Saturday’s S-Games at RMR. / Photo by Keri Knapp/Snow Studios

About 40 competitors came out to Society Snow and Skate’s first ever S-Games on April 16, held on a purpose built course that included booters, a big hip jump and whole bunch of improvised jib obstacles.

The course was just above the mid-mountain lodge at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. The event featured a party-like atmosphere and the considerable contest emceeing skills of Society owner Karl Jost.

Jost thanked all those who helped make the event happen. “I would also like to give a huge shout out to everyone who made this possible! Volunteers building and helping out all day, sponsors for providing a huge prize pool, Revelstoke Mountain Resort for hosting the event, DJs Ray Ray and Wes for playing tunes all day, and everyone who came out to watch and enjoy the first annual winter S-Games!”

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PHOTO: Aaron Lavoie was knocked out of the ollie competition early, but came back later on in the day to throw down the day’s highest. Photo by Keri Knapp/Snow Studios Revelstoke

Special competitions were held all day. Organizers handed out free product for winners in categories including high ollie and best air. Here are some of the results:

Men’s open:

1st Keith Martin (Revelstoke)

2nd Shawn Colley (Nelson)

3rd Taylor Roberts (Revelstoke)

Women’s open:

1st Sabrina Gauthier (Revelstoke)

2nd Willow Boyd (Banff)

3rd Rebecka Grenier (Revelstoke)

Vest trick:

Steve-O Callen (Banff) (took home a Yes Optimistic snowboard)

Men’s 18 and under:

1st Angus Hills

2nd Tanner Wegner

3rd Miles Fortoloczky

Men’s 30 and over:

1st Rich the Wombat

2nd Greg Seiffert

Jost also hinted at plans for a summer S-Games to benefit the Columbia Valley Skateboarding Association.