FISE Edmonton 2018. Enter Canada… Maple, Mounties and arguably the most cherished national dish of all, Poutine. For those not in the know, poutine is essentially chips with cheese and gravy. But it’s a far cry from anything you’ll find in a chip shop in the North of England. It’s the Rolls-Royce of chips and gravy.
Words, photos & video by Scott Connor
2018 saw the third time a FISE World Series event would be held in Edmonton. However, this time around, the park had been relocated to an all-new downtown location. The event had been located on the outskirts of the city for 2016 & 2017, which proved to be unnecessarily awkward to get to. So the new location at Louise McKinney Riverfront Park was a much-welcomed change.
Friday was scheduled for the battle that is qualifiers. But only five riders managed to get their runs completed before the heavens opened and course officials had to scramble to cover the ramps with tarps. No more riding would take place on Friday, meaning that both qualifications and semi-finals would have to take place on Saturday.