If you're looking to win $300 and free water ramping for a summer at Kodak Sports Park on Lake Placid, NY, look no farther than the Huck & Tuck, being held this August 27-28 at the Kodak Sports Park, on Route 73 just outside the village. Competing athletes will use the single kicker and plunge into the 750,000 gallon pool.
Training opens on August 27 from 8am-5pm. Training on Saturday starts at 8am, followed by two qualifying rounds. The finals begin at 1pm. Judging is based on the "wow" factor (we're not making this up), and skiers are free to do whatever it takes to gain the "wow" factor. Phil Belanger will be among the judges, and you'll be skiing against aerialists, so be sure to bring your steeze and aim to please.
If water ramping ain't your thing, snow is being brought in for a rail session, so bring your jib mentality along with the steeze. If you don't feel like ramping or jibbing, just bring some cash to spectate ($10 adults, $6 kids and seniors). The entry fee includes a chair ride up the ski jump hills, and access to the 26-story elevator to the top of the 120-meter ski jump tower. You can buy tickets online here.
After the finals on Saturday, Boston-based Raymond will rock the venue with a funkadelic fusion of rock, new wave and contemporary songwriting.