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By Andrew Christiansen

Festival of Speed rolls into town next week


Andrew Christiansen

DRAFTING: Skaters negotiate a series of turns midway through the course during a practice session last year.

Skateboarders from around the world will be back in Goldendale June 27 through July 1 for the annual Festival of Speed. Many of the top skateboarders and luge racers in the world will be on hand to compete in the International Gravity Sports Association (IGSA) world cup race at Maryhill Loops road.

The week starts with practice runs through June 29, followed by qualifying on June 30 and races on July 1. All sessions are open to the public at no charge. Shuttle vans will bus spectators to viewing points along the track on race day and there are vendor booths and food at the base of the run.

The public can meet and mingle with the riders at an autograph session and party at the American Leg...

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