Calgary hosted the Burton Canadian Open, a half-pipe and slopestyle competition welcoming amateur riders from across the globe.
The event had over 60 men in slopestyle who were trying out for a spot in the finals. Some competitors were as young as 13.
Braden Maillot saw all the action and says Calgary is a great place for competitions like this.
"The pipe finals were unreal and the after party was unreal. They had (actors from) Fubar and a few other local celebrities," Maillot said.
2012 Burton Canadian Open
The 2012 Burton Canadian Open at Canada Olympic Park
Ville Paumola from Finland about to hit the rail at Canada Olympic Park on Friday February 3, 2012 in the slope style competition of the Burton Canadian Open.
Competitor catches some air during the Burton Canadian Open slopestyle competition.
The boards were flying on Friday February 3 during the Burton Canadian Open.
Ellery Hollingsworth from the United States competes Friday night during the Burton Canadian Open.
Spectators watched as riders, like Justin Lamoureux (seen here) from across the world took to the pipe during the Burton Canadian Open.
Canadian rider Justin Lamoureux rides in the half pipe final of the Burton Canadian Open at Canada Olympic Park.
The crowd came face to face with Janne Korpi of Finland during the Burton Canadian Open at Canada Olympic Park.
Photos by: Jessica Phillips
- By Derrick Newman