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    Special Open Riding Session Notes for this Weekend: Nov 16/17, 2019

    Special Open Riding Session Notes for this Weekend:  Nov 16/17, 2019

    Session Times Sat Nov 16, 2019

    • 9am - Noon:  Slow and Low (Skateboards Only)
    • Noon - 3pm (bowl Closed starting at 2pm)
    • 3pm - 6pm (Bowl Closed)
    • 6pm - 9pm (Bowl will reopen after the Midwest Melee Bowl Contest)

    Session Times Sun Nov 17, 2019

    • Noon - 6pm (Street Course Closed)
    • 6pm - 9pm (Street Course will reopen after Midwest Melee Street Contest)

     

    Midwest Melee This Weekend: Nov 15 - 17, 2019

    Midwest Melee This Weekend:  Nov 15 - 17, 2019

    Friday Nov 15, 2019: Free Open Practice Noon – Midnight

    **Normal Open Skate Sessions for non contest participants**

    Sat Nov 16, 2019: Open Practice Noon – 9pm

    **Normal Open Skate Session times/Rates for Non Contest Participants - The Bowl will be closed during event times listed below**

    • 3:00pm:  Bowl Jam  
      • Divisions
        • Beginner
        • Girls
        • Intermediate
        • Advanced
    Sun November 17, 2019: - Times are our best estimate based on past events.  We will do our best to stick as close to this schedule as we can but it is possible that we fall a little behind / get a little ahead.  Please be onsite and ready to ride a minimum of 1 hour prior to the scheduled start time of your event/division.  
    **If you are not in the contest you can pay for 1 session good all day - street course will be closed most of the day.
    • 8:00am – Doors Open
    • 8:00 am – 10:00am – Practice
    • 10:00am –Beginner
    • 10:45am – Girls Qualifiers
    • 12:00pm – Finals and Awards for Beginner / Girls 
    • 2:00pm – Intermediate Qualifiers
    • 3:00pm – Advanced Qualifiers
    • 4:30pm – Intermediate Finals
    • 5:15pm – Advanced Finals
    • 6:00pm – Best Trick
    • 6:45pm – Awards
    • 9:00pm – Park Closes

    MIDWEST MELEE OPEN FORMAT

    BOWL QUALIFIERS – ALL DIVISIONS

    • Jam Format: All riders will be divided into heats of 6 - 8 riders per heat
      • Each rider will get 4 runs - Skate until you fall (45 sec max)
        • Results will be based on overall Impression.
      • Top 5 Riders in each division will go to finals

    BOWL FINALS – ALL DIVISIONS

    • Each rider will get three 45 second runs - Best Run counts for your final score
      • In the event of a tie we will use your next highest score to break the tie
    Street Qualifiers - All Divisions
    • Jam Format: All riders will be divided into heats of 2 – 4 riders per heat
    • Each Jam will last 3 minutes
    • Top Riders will go to finals
      • Beginner – top 5
      • Girls – Top 5
      • Intermediate - Top 8
      • Advanced – Top 10

    STREET FINALS - ALL DIVISIONS

    • Runs – Each rider will get two, 1-minute runs.
      • Best Run Counts for Score
      • Lower scored Run will be used to break any ties
    • We will do prizes down to 5th Place
    The advanced division will include a cash purse ($5 for each person entered in the expert division.)

    Registration for Thanksgiving Break Skateboard Camps now Open

    Registration for Thanksgiving Break Skateboard Camps now Open

    Click Here to Register

    The 3rd Lair camp program has been a part of MN action sports development for 19 years. We are the originals, offering the most experience, the most well trained instructors, and a proven reputation for success.  Instruction is based on ability level and we cater to individual needs.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.
    • Small group instruction (6-8 kids per group)

    • Groups are based on experience level

    • All rental equipment is free to use! Helmet, board, and pads

    • Camp runs from 9am-noon daily

    • All ages welcome

    DAILY CAMP SCHEDULE

    (SCHEDULE VARIES FOR OFF-SITE CAMPS)

    • 8:30am – Doors open for drop off

    • 9am - 10:30am – Small group instruction

    • 10:30am - 10:45am – Break/Snack Time (bring your own snack or purchase here).

    • 10:45am - 11:50am – Small group instruction

    • 11:50am-Noon – Camp wrap up.

    Afternoon Open Skate (Applies to camps at 3rd Lair and Overpass Only)
    During morning camp the skatepark is closed to the public.  After camp the park opens for open skate and campers are encouraged to stay after and practice the skills they are learning during camp.  There is an additional fee of $10/day ($5/day for members) to stay after camp for open skate.
    All participants are required to have a waiver signed prior to participating in camp.
     
    Please keep in mind that during open skate hours, participants are free to come and go as they please.  If your child is young enough that they need adult supervision please plan to stay at the skatepark and supervise them.  We are a staffed facility but do not supervise individuals while they are participating in open skate.  

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