Write-up, photos and edit by Immony Men
Friday was a nice warm up session, where everyone came together for a fun skate and BBQ session at South Parc. It was really nice to see new and old faces that day. The Shima Skate Manufacturing team, Brian Shima, Joey Chase and Marc Moreno, had arrived earlier this week. Skaters came from all over; Quebec, Ontario, New York, France, etc. Hot dogs, beers and good friends… what else can you ask for?
Saturday was the day of the competition with its three different divisions: Beginner (to encourage the lil rippers), AM (the top five advanced to pro) and PRO in which the winner could earn WRS points.
The day was a blur of skaters and tricks. John Lee was on the turntables giving us a large variety of music to the riders juiced. Franco Cammayo from NYC skated mad hard and placed third. Young Kevin Lapierre from Drummondville skated his heart out and took a solid second. I’m always amazed by Roman Abrate’s skating. He worked every ramp with huge spins and solid landings winning him the competition.
We would like to thank our sponsors: Sennheiser, Create Originals, Street Artist and Shima Skate Manufacturing and most importantly Lylac Skateshop. We would also like to thank the traveling and local skaters who attend this contest year after year, without you guys this event would not be possible.
Being in Montreal for this contest was an incredible experience! If you don’t believe me, see it for yourself in the edit above. See you guys next year! We promise it will be the biggest Classics to date, with a new park and a new contest formula. Stay tuned!
- Roman Abrate (France)
- Kevin Lapierre (Drummondville)
- Franco Cammayo (New York)
- Matt Garrity (Montreal)
- Tim Franken (New York)
- Bobby Croteau (Montreal)