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Professional Wakeboard Line-up Announced for WakeRide 2012

Published: Jul 3, 2012

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatoon’s hottest summer festival -- WakeRide --- happens in Victoria Park on July 6, 7, and 8 featuring world-class entertainment and professional wakeboarding, free-style motor cross, and skateboarding.

WakeRide is excited to announce professional Wakeboarders that will attend the 2012 event. Shawn Watson, Oliver Derome, Aaron Rathy, Kyle Rattray, and Saskatchewan’s own Anthony Hollick, Dylan Millar and Rusty Malinoski.

“We are really excited about the group of riders coming this year,” said Mike Napper the festival’s co-founder and owner of Backside Boardshop. “It is going to be great having 3 Saskatchewan born professionals riding here in Saskatoon this year.”

Saskatchewan native Rusty Malinoski, is a previous world champion professional Wakeboarder. After winning several world titles, and seeing his name on merchandise including wakeboards and boats, he has not forgotten his roots. Rusty proves that truly anything is possible when you put your mind to it. His support of this event, Saskatoon and youth involvement in sports reinforces the potential to create a very successful annual wakeboard competition along the South Saskatchewan riverbank. 

WakeRide is a charitable event that donates every dollar raised to support youth in Saskatoon.  In the past three years, WakeRide has raised over $90,000 for local youth programs here in the city. This action-packed weekend includes Wakeboarding, Slider Pool Session, Motor-Cross, Skateboard demo’s, a free-interactive Family Zone and world-class entertainment. Tickets to WakeRide available online through Ticketmaster or at Backside Boardshop.

For more information on WakeRide 2012, please visit www.wakeride.ca.

Media Inquiries: Jessica Kletke at 652-1427 or jkletke@onpurpose.ca

About WakeRide
WakeRide is a three-day event in Saskatoon organized by a team of dedicated young-professionals for the purpose of making a difference for youth in Saskatoon. Their mission is to support Saskatoon charities dedicated to providing children with opportunities to participate in organized sports and recreation, as well as those organizations that improve the standard of living for underprivileged youth in Saskatoon. http://www. wakeride.ca

Tickets for the 2012 WakeRide Festival are on sale now and can be purchased online through Ticketmaster or at Backside Boardshop.  Tickets grant access to concert grounds – minors are allowed in if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times (photo ID is required). Children under the age of 12 are free and youth passes are available for $10 for youth 12-18 years of age.  Ticket prices are as follows:

 

 

Pre- sale

At Gate

Weekend Pass

$59

$65

Friday Day Pass

$35

$40

Saturday Day Pass

$35

$40

Sunday Day Pass

$10

$15

Youth Pass Weekend Pass (12-18yrs)

-

$10

Children under 12

 

Free!

 

WakeRide 2012 Musical Headliners

Friday, July 6th

 

Headliner:  MSTRKRFT

Opening Acts:  LA Riots, Deep Entertainment, 911 Turbo, & DJ Michael

Saturday, July 7th

Headliner:  K’naan

Opening Act:  Chali 2na, Library Voices & Sly Business

Sunday, July 8th

Local DJ’s All Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKEND LINEUP

Friday, July 6th

5:00 PM

Beer Gardens Open

5:30 PM

Slider Pool Demo

6: 45 PM

Free-Style Motor Cross

Starts at 5:00 PM

Mainstage:

    DJ Michael

    911 Turbo

    Deep Entertainment

    LA RIOTS

    MSTRKRFT

 

Official WakeRide After Party @ Tequila Night CLub

 

Saturday, July 7th                                                                                                                             

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

North Atlantic Potash FREE Hot Dog Lunch

Skate Demos in Skate Park

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Family Zone

Noon

Beer Gardens Open

12:00 PM

Skate Mini Ramp

12:45 PM

Slider Pool

1:45 PM

Free-Style Motor Cross

2:30 PM

Wakeboarding Demos on River

4:30 PM

Free-Style Motor Cross

5:15PM

Slider Pool

6:45 PM

Free-Style Motor Cross

Starts at 5:00 PM

Mainstage:

     Sly Business

     Library Voices

     Chali 2na

     K’naan

 

Official WakeRide After Party @ Odeon Night Club

 

Sunday, July 8th  

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Family Zone

Noon

Beer Gardens Open – Sunday Funday: Local DJ’s all day & Beach Volleyball Tournament

12:00 PM

Skate Mini Ramp

12:45 PM

Slider Pool

1:45 PM

Free-Style Motor Cross

2:30 PM

Wakeboarding Demos on River

4:30 PM

Free-Style Motor Cross

5:15 PM

Slider Pool

 

Official WakeRide After Party @ Beily’s Ultra Lounge

101-202 Fourth Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1
Phone: (306) 242-1206 | Fax: (306) 242-1955 | 1-800-567-2444