Vancouver, B.C – Unkle HQ, March 11 2015:
One of North America’s the most aggressive, technical, and challenging downhill skateboard races and freerides, The Britannia Classic, will be returning for its 8th year near Squamish, BC Canada. Set in a historic mining community just 40 minutes outside of Vancouver, the Britannia Classic features the world’s top International riders, $5000 cash podium and a welcoming atmosphere for riders, volunteers and fans of all ages. This multi-day event is presented by Subsonic Skateboards and is happening May 22-24, 2015. Skater and volunteer registration will open March 14th on www.britanniaclassic.com and will stay open until it’s full.
Subsonic Skateboards was born out of a garage in Portland back in 1999 with the dream to create the best handcrafted custom skateboards in the world. Sixteen years later, Subsonic has become a legendary brand in the skate community with founder Scott Moore crafting some of the most sought after custom boards in the world. With the dawn of 2015, the Subsonic Squad looks to new horizons and it beyond stoked to present the legendary Britannia Classic.
The 1.5km (1 mile) track has 3 huge buttery hairpins, 1 double apexing sweeper, a finish that is too hectic to race for a total of 5 corners, over 1000ft of vertical and with gravity fed speeds of 55mph / 90kph. The Britannia Classic welcomes Open, Women, Jr 17U, Jr 13U, Masters 30+ and Luge categories.