The Shred Circuit is a 12-stop amateur creative contest series. NEW for the 2011-2012 season, the tour will be stopping through a shred hill near you. Each stop is 1-day contest in conjunction with SO-GNAR's Mighty Midwest Snowboard Camp Tour.
"The Shred Circuit is all about having 100% fun while snowboarding" says founder and professional snowboarder Pat Milbery. "We have been hosting community based snowboard camps for the past 5 years at resorts all over the country and we have noticed the absence of creative, good energy through large groups of kids snowboarding together" Milbery says, "The Shred Circuit is a great outlet for the next generation of snowboarder's to expand the creative limits of snowboarding with their friends and receive national exposure!"
The contest features will include traveling jib features, presented by the Tour Sponsors that will be set-up to cater to all ability levels. The heats will be broken down into 25 riders per heat with a total of 15 minutes to hit as many of the features as time allows. The top 3 of each heat will advance into a final 20-minute jam together with prizes awarded to the top 3 riders. Judging, by the pro's will be based upon the rider's style, creativity, attitude and consistency through a session style format.
At each stop, the first place rider will be awarded an all expense paid trip(including airfare, lodging, and lift tickets) out to Winter Park, Colorado on April 7th to compete with the other 11 amateur qualifiers and the 12 professional riders hand-picked for the series finals.
Michal Menert, a producer & DJ from Pretty Lights Music, who performed at the 2011 Snowboard On The Rocks Event, will be headlining the Shred Circuit Finals on April 7th as a FREE show. The cost is $20/rider, which includes a FREE Shred Circuit beanie from Firehouse & So-Gnar and lots of stickers. The contest is FREE for campers signed up for the Mighty Midwest Snowboard Camp Tour stop.
Open to all ages. Helmets are required.
4 pm – 5 pm Onsite Registration for Shred Circuit Contest (Days of Event)
6 pm – 8 pm Shred Circuit Contest
*Pat's goal is to give back to his hometown community in Minnesota, and other small Midwest communities by making traditionally expensive snowboard camps and events available to local kids who have limited financial means or resources to attend. Based on the solid attendance, fun and growth within each community in the year's past, we look forward to the tour's expansion!
2011-2012 SO-GNAR Mighty Midwest Snowboard Camp Tour Dates plus NEW The SHRED CIRCUIT SCHEDULE
STOP 1 Saturday & Sun – December 10 – Echo Mountain, Colorado + SC-STOP #1
STOP 2 Saturday & Sun – December 17 – Buck Hill, Minnesota + SC-STOP #2
STOP 3 Monday & Tues – December 26 – Granite Peak, Wisconsin + SC-STOP #3
STOP 4 Wednesday – December 28 – Sunburst Ski Area, Wisconsin SC-STOP #4 (ONLY)
STOP 5 Thursday & Fri – December 29 – Raging Buffalo, Illinois + SC-Stop #5
STOP 6 Saturday & Sunday – December 31 – Tyrol Basin, Wisconson + SC-Stop #6
STOP 7 Fri, Saturday & Sunday – January 6, 7 & 8 – Cannonsberg, Michigan + SC-Stop #7
STOP 8 Fri, Saturday & Sunday – January 14 & 15 – Otsego Club, Michigan + SC-Stop #8
STOP 9 Fri, Saturday & Sunday – January 21, & 22- Mad River Resort , Ohio + SC-Stop #9
STOP 10 Saturday & Sunday – March 3 & 4 – Mt High, California + SC Stop #11
STOP 11 Saturday & Sunday – March 10 & 11 – Summit at Snoquamie, WA + SC Stop #11
FINALS Saturday April 7 – Winter Park Resort, Colorado – THE SHRED CIRCUIT FINALS -
12 Pro's invite & 12 Am qualifiers & 2 spot open qualifier
For Registration Links: http://www.so-gnar.com/mightymidwest
For more information: http://www.so-gnar.com/2011/10/shred-circuit-contest-series-11-12/
Sponsors include: So-Gnar, Contour, Capix, Zumiez, Coalatree Organics, Red Bull, BoomBotix, Evol Burritos, GrindTv, POW Gloves, Firehouse, S4 Eyewear, Snowboard Colorado Magazine, Purl Wax, and Boa Technology