More features planned for Party in the Park

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Party in the Park enters its fourth year, Feb. 10. File Photo.

Bringing the party back to the terrain park, the annual Party in the Park slopestyle competition returns Sunday, Feb.10 with additional features to test competitors.

“Party in the Park this year will be probably (see) a couple extra features in it may be more jump features than rail feature,” said Koach Thiessen, co-owner of Oronge Boardshop and event organizer. “We’re hoping to incorporate a few more jump features to make it more of a true slopestyle for the kids.”

Entering its fourth year, the event aims to be a fun mid-level event for competitors of all ages with four divisions, Grom (12 and under), Junior (13 to 16), Women’s Open and Men’s Open.

“As far as the intensity and hardness of the features it will stay the same. It’s meant to be like a blue contest so that all the younger groms can use it as a stepping stone and improve that way. It won’t be held in the bottom of the park with the big black jumps,” said Thiessen.

Typically the event is held at the bottom of the top section of the Rockstar Energy Terrain Park but this year Thiessen said they will try and work some rail features into the three pack at the top of the blue park.

“Party in the Park is meant more for fun for the kids, which even the older guys can still ride it and still have fun in it,” he said.

Registration for the event takes place in the Village Day Lodge on Feb. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with all registration fees being donated to the Bluebird Day Fund.