The Valentine’s Rail Massacre on Feb. 12 is the first of a new rail jam series taking place in the Big Eddy. Pictured above is the Revy Rail Jam 2009 competition in Grizzly Plaza.

The Valentine’s Rail Massacre on Feb. 12 is the first of a new rail jam series taking place in the Big Eddy. Pictured above is the Revy Rail Jam 2009 competition in Grizzly Plaza.

Get ready to shred at Revelstoke’s newest rail jam series

Strap on your boards and skis and get ready to show off your steeze at Revelstoke’s newest rail jam series.

Strap on your boards and skis and get ready to show off your steeze at Revelstoke’s newest rail jam series.

The first rail jam, the Valentine’s Rail Massacre, is set to take off on Sat., Feb. 12 at the Big Eddy Pub. The first local rail jam series aside from the annual Revy Rail Jam, these monthly, seasonal events will be showcasing great local skiing and snowboarding talent, with a focus on camaraderie and earning potential.

Event Organizer Joey Norsworthy is enthusiastic about producing this new rail jam series.

“I’m stoked to be running this contest series with the Big Eddy Pub and Society Skate and Snow,” he says. “I hope to see a great girls turnout for the event!”

Backyard park rats can use all the tricks they’ve been mastering this season to earn their way to the finals, which will be conducted in a cash for tricks format. The bigger and better the trick the rider does, the more they earn.

Skiers and snowboarders will have a host of fun features to test their skills on, including a 24 ft. down box and an urban-style street rail.

The Valentine’s Rail Massacre is an official event, judged by local talented and sponsored by local businesses Society Skate and Snow, Big Eddy Pub, Astral Mountain Productions, Rugged Riders and The Revelstoke Snowboard Association as well as Rome Snowboards and Ourhabit Lifestyle Marketing.

Entry costs $20, with registration starting at 4:30 p.m. the day of the event. For those who want to cheer their friends on practice rounds start at 5 p.m. and the competition itself will run from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

An after party, presented by local team Astral Mountain Productions, featuring Whistler DJ Datolite will take place at the pub, and be available for those 19 years and older for $10. Entry to the after party is including in riders registration fees.

Spots are filling up fast. Contact Norsworthy by email at joeynorsworthy@gmail.com to pre-register.