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Don’t forget – the Rail Jam has moved this year!

The event will take place at Hirsch Creek Golf Winter Club (weather permitting, of course)

The annual snowboarding and skiing competition Kitimat Rail Jam takes places on Friday, February 1, at the Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club.

The location was changed this year to the golf course to encourage spectators to come out and enjoy this family evening while watching the snowboarders and skiers perform their tricks after launching off a man-made snow hill built specifically for the event.

The organizers want to ensure maximum fun is had (with safety being a top priority), friendships are built and to encourage others to join the sport.

New this year is the kids’ toboggan shoot, bonfires, S’Mores, BBQ and the patio ice bar.

In previous years, the competition, which is open to all ages, has seen competitors come from Prince Rupert, Smithers, Terrace, as well as our local Kitimatians.

This year there are prizes for the different age categories in both the snowboarding and skiing events.

The event is organized by the District of Kitimat Leisure Services and the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by Daudet Creek Contracting, who will be building the ski hill, and Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club, who have provided the location and other activities for the evening.

Shames Mountain Co-Op are very much involved in the event too providing advice and MCs for the evening.

The event is scheduled to run from 6:15 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., with the band Miss Demeanor kicking off at 9 p.m.

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