Catalina Island News

5th Annual Catalina Classic Downhill Skate Race Winners Announced

Catalina Island Classic

The Catalina Island Classic Downhill Skate Race returned to the Island on Friday May 6-8th. Under the new restructuring of ownership of Highline Productions, the Classic was held for the 5th year in a row.

The race is starts on the top of Wrigley Road, next to the Inn at Mt. Ada, and twist and turns to the finish at the entrance road to Wrigley Road Terrace.

Sixty-Four Professional skaters came soaring down at high speeds in full leather, helmets, and a total lack of fear. The preliminary rounds were held on Friday, the Finals were held on Saturday and there was a free skate for all on Sunday.

Winners for the Men's Division

  1. Micah Green
  2. Kevin Reimer
  3. Aidan Lynds

Women's Division

  1. Emily Pross
  2. Rachel Bagels
  3. Victoria Waddington

Highline would like to thank the Phil Hernandez, Jeffery Hernandez and the entire City's Public Work Crew for preparing the track as well as setting up and breaking down the entire event.

Other outstanding thank yous go out to community members who volunteered and help make the event happen: Josh Butte - Shuttle Driver, Nicky Flynn - Race Marshall Scooter, Monica Seals - liason , Clark Morris and Tomas Moreno, Councilman Joe Sampson - basically took on a full time assist role and Eric Shultz for getting riders food all day, and anyone else Highline forgot to mention. Without community support this event would not be able to happen.

The City of Avalon will be meeting with Highline Productions in the next couple of weeks to figure out how to make this event better and bigger.

By Dave Hart
City of Avalon