Soldiers of Downhill 2015

Every year luge and skateboard athletes travel from all around the world for an opportunity to race down a classic race course with unique features that are unmatched by other courses. Hosting luge and skateboard race events dating back 15 years, Bainbridge, Ohio has real historical significance in the international gravity sports community. This year will be the sixth annual Soldiers of Downhill event hosted by Ohio Downhill Skate and Bainbridge, Ohio. Prior to Ohio Downhill Skate’s involvement, Jester Hill has been home to numerous other gravity sports events since 2001.
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Last year’s event was an obvious success, bringing in just over 100 participants from all over the US, and some international participants from Europe, Canada, and South America. These athletes are drawn to Bainbridge to experience the unique high speed roller coaster like track that is Jester Hill Rd. These athletes typically don’t travel alone and often bring along friends and family to join in on the festivities in Bainbridge. Last year in addition to the 100 + participants, the event also brought in an additional 170 + spectators throughout the course of the weekend.

"Each year it is our goal to expand on our event and this year we hope to do it bigger and better than ever before! We hope to attract all demographics of athletes and fans alike to come to Bainbridge to participate in a weekend of fun", says the event organizer Dan Oliver. "Each year we are happy and honored to host our event in Bainbridge, Ohio and we would hope and plan to come back again year after year!"

Tentative Event Schedule:

Friday 10/9

11:30 am - 5 pm - Event Setup

Saturday 10/10

8:00 am - 9:30 am - Rider Sign In & Safety Meeting
9:30 am - 1 pm - Practice Runs
1 pm - 2 pm - Lunch Break
2 pm - 5:30 pm - Practice Runs
7 pm - 10 pm - Live DJ Set (DJ Peter Croce)

Sunday 10/11

8:30 am - 9 am - Rider Safety Meeting
9 am - 10:30 am - Practice Runs
10:30 am - 1 pm - Classic Luge Race and Unlimited Luge Race
1 pm - 2 pm - Lunch Break
2 pm - 5:30 pm - Skateboard Race
6 pm - 7 pm - Prize Ceremony

Photos: © ohiodownhillskate


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