Red Bull Kite Farm postponed to February 15, 2015

White-out conditions force postponement of the snow kite competition.
Wind, snow, and sunshine. Check. © Mats Grimsæth / Red Bull Content Pool
By Carly Procyshyn and Seetoh Lang

Due to minimal visibility and extreme blowing snow weather conditions sweeping across Regina, Red Bull Kite Farm has been postponed to Sunday, February 15th, 2015 to debut North America’s first snow kite endurance race. With safety as the major priority, the decision was made by event organizers to delay the race.

Unfortunately with the unpredictable weather we receive here in Saskatchewan, we have been forced to postpone the event to tomorrow. Safety for athletes and delivering a premium snow kite endurance race are our ultimate goals for Red Bull Kite Farm. Sadly, current conditions will not allow for either. - Aaron Hackel, Race Director

As a world-class snow kite event that challenges athletes in some of the most unforeseeable conditions, the race is ultimately at the mercy of nature with safety of the utmost importance.

The schedule will be as follows:

Sunday, February 15, 2015

9:00am - 10:00am - Athlete check-in at Athlete's tent

10:20am - Mandatory athlete's meeting at athlete tent

12:30pm – 4:30pm - Red Bull Kite Farm race

5:00pm - Awards

8:30pm - Red Bull Kite Farm Official After Party featuring Red Bull Thre3Style DJ Charlie Hustle at O’Hanlons – 1974 Scarth St.

This is a free event for spectators to attend, tickets not required. Lots of parking and heated spectator tents will be available. Come by at 12:30pm to watch the action! 

Take flight © Sebastian Marko/Red Bull Content Pool

Ample snow, bright sunshine and copious amounts of wind are all the elements required for world-class kiteboarding, and there's just the place for it in North America. For the first time ever, Red Bull Kite Farm - an endurance snow kite event - will be taking place in Saskatchewan, a perfect playground for kiteboarding over the winter months. The event site is located only 3 minutes northwest of Regina off Hwy 11, a location renowned to Saskatchewan kiters for its rolling prairie terrain and 30’ cliff of powder leading into the creek bed.

Time to clip in © Sebastian Marko/Red Bull Content Pool

North American riders will be competing against Saskatchewan’s home-grown talent in a minimum 50km endurance race (10 laps at 5km/lap). The winners in both ski and snowboard division will win an all-expense paid trip to Norway to represent North America at Red Bull Ragnarok in April 2015.

Riders will be challenged by unique natural and man-made on-course features that will test their skills and push their endurance to the limit. Saskatchewan's unpredictable weather and wind patterns in February will also humble even the best athletes.

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