The Loaded Sports 'Hammer-Fest' kicks off this Sunday

Hammer time this Sunday

The mainstay event, Hammer-Fest, hits the Prince Rupert skatepark this Sunday, Aug. 21

The calendar has once again turned to late August, where the mainstay event, Hammer-Fest, hits the Prince Rupert skatepark this Sunday, Aug. 21.

The free youth skateboard event returns for 2016, hosted by Loaded Sports, and features a Best Trick contest on various features of the park off of McBride Street.

“Contestants will be judged on each features and the judges will add the points up. The skater with the most points between all features will be crowned the King of Hammer-Fest,” said Steve Newman of Loaded.

“A ‘hammer’ is what skaters consider a big trick, especially the large drops and gaps.”

The event is suitable for all ages with categories split into age and gender divisions. Helmets are mandatory for contestants, and participants must also sign a safety waiver. Those taking part under 19 will need a parental signature on the waiver.

Pre-registration can be done at Loaded Sports at 518 3rd Avenue W. Leading up to the event or at 12 noon on the day of the event at the skate park. The event starts at 1 p.m.

Prizes are available from notable sponsors like DC ShoeCo, FOX, Volcom, Tensor, Vans and Happy Lens and even spectators will be able to win something.

“There should be a food vendor on site as well. Come cheer on the riders and get them stoked to land their big tricks,” said Newman.

For more details, email event organizers at


Just Posted

Child care minister listens to challenges Prince Rupert providers face

Aboriginal Head Start programs to receive $30 million in funding to support early learning

Alaska’s marine highway receives critical funding

Prince Rupert ferry sailings south to Bellingham or north to Ketchikan to continue over the summer

Prince Rupert woman reported missing

Victoria Lynn Fraser was last seen on May 22, 2018

In Our Opinion: Putting the horse before the cart

Should the federal government give priority to Via Rail passengers over cargo travelling on CN Rail?

VIDEO: Why Prince Rupert residents Relay

Voices from the many Relay For Life participants come together in this video

This Week Podcast — Episode 86

Pick up a few gardening tips from Prince Rupert Sunken Gardens manager Andree Fawcett

Feds limit chinook fishery to help killer whale recovery

Chinook is main food source for only 76 southern residents killer whales left

B.C. mom who died just before daughter’s wedding wanted family to be happy: twin

Ann Wittenberg was pulled into the ocean while on a surf board in Tofino last weekend

Courtenay-Alberni MP calls for lifeguards at popular surf spot near Tofino

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is defending its decision to cancel the surf guard program.

Harvey Weinstein to surrender in sex misconduct probe: officials

Would be first criminal charge against Weinstein since scores of women came forward

Media are not an arm of the police, Vice lawyer tells Supreme Court hearing

Ben Makuch challenges Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that he must give materials for stories to RCMP

B.C. launches plan to tackle doctor shortage, emergency room congestion

John Horgan aims to set up regional primary care networks in a ‘team-based’ approach

Vancouver, Squamish pipeline challenges dismissed by court in B.C.

Justice Christopher Grauer ruled the province’s decision to issue the certificate was reasonable

Early learning programs for Indigenous kids get $30M boost

B.C. government to help expand Aboriginal Head Start Association programs with three-year funding

Most Read