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REPORTING · 5th February 2016
Walter McFarlane
After a two season hiatus, the Kitimat Rail Jam was back on. A snow hill was formed in the centre of the City Centre Mall Parking Lot and 43 participants came out on Friday, January 29th to hit the slopes coming from Kitimat, Smithers, Terrace and Telkwa to compete.

“It is a mini rail garden for freestyle skiing or snowboarding and essentially, you’re going to have ages from anywhere between 6-18 and adults as well. They get two judged runs. They have a jam format that lets them practice for a good couple of hours before we start getting the categories going,” said Chance Healey, MC and Chief Onsight Coordinator.

When the competitors are ready to hit a rail, they let the three judges know. The two runs were judged out of 100, 25 points for control, 25 for execution and 50 for overall impression.

Healey thanked the District of Kitimat for putting on the event.

10 And Under Board
First: Toan Krauskopf
Second: Luke Pali
Third: Patrick Carly

10 And Under Ski
First: Thayna Healey
Second: Ben Carter
Third: Alex Talstra / Seth Carter

11 - 13 Board
First: Tosh Krauskopf
Second: Seth Ward

11 - 13 Ski
First: Darcy Fraser
Second: Caleb Smale
Third: Brady La Chance

14 - 17 Board
First: Justin Hickman
Second: Joshua Carty
Third: Cole Pali

14 - 17 Ski
First: Jerad Thornton
Second: Luke Beraducci
Third: Nick Ferguson

18 And Over Board
First: Tayler James
Second: Austin Arnett
Third: Mike Talstra

18 And Over Ski
First: Colin Forster
Second: Cameron Hemmons
Third: Alexandre Boucher