MONTRÉAL, Aug. 13, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Tony Hawk wowed the crowds when he performed at the JACKALOPE action sports festival last year. He had such a good time in Montréal that he's back to conquer the vertical ramp at the Esplanade Financière Sun Life in the Olympic Park. And because one living legend wasn't enough for the event organizers, who are committed to offering fans an even more mind-blowing program than ever, JACKALOPE will also have the pleasure of welcoming none other than Mat Hoffman, one of the best BMX athletes in history. Also, Japanese athlete Sky Brown, world's youngest professional skater (9-years-old) and the hottest sensation in women's skateboarding, will be competing at JACKALOPE. See the 2017 edition, which drew 22,500 adrenaline junkies >>>
WHAT TO SEE
Esplanade Financière Sun Life in the Olympic Park, Montréal, August 17 to 19.
- Watch skateboarding legend TONY HAWK do a demo. We've calculated that 13.52% of the characters in the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 game will be part of the demo.
- See BMX legend MAT HOFFMAN in action.
- Check out the world's youngest professional skateboarder. SKY BROWN, the 9-year-old phenom goes head to head with the adults and is more than holding her own. She inspires young people to get active and has got her sights set on going big…
- Enjoy the only stage of the WORLD CUP SKATEBOARDING in Canada, even bigger and better than last year. JACKALOPE is also proud to announce that it has established prize parity, and will award $10,000 to both the men's and women's champions for its 7th edition
- Watch the BASE JUMP competition from the top of the Olympic Tower. Let's face it: some people's adrenaline meter is calibrated differently than others. Watch live on a giant screen as they jump from the world's tallest inclined tower to open their chute at precisely the right moment.
- Catch the BOULDERING competition. In cities worldwide, the number of enthusiasts continues to climb. JACKALOPE is the best place to discover the discipline, which will be presented for the very first time at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
- Get spinning with the FIXED GEAR competition. Montréal is a cyclist's dream come true and JACKALOPE knew it was time to put this little beauty in competition. There will be specific criteria for professionals and enthusiasts, who will be whipping around the Olympic Park for a shot at first place!
SOURCE JACKALOPE Action Sports Festival
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