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    Default FISE 2018 - July 13-15, 2018

    FISE World Series Edmonton kicks off in Louise McKinney Park
    July 11, 2018

    https://www.fiseworldedmonton.com

    Join FISE CEO Hervé André-Benoit and FISE athletes as they officially open FISE World Series Edmonton. FISE transforms Louise McKinney Riverfront Park into an outdoor action sports arena where some of the world’s best pro riders and amateurs will compete in BMX Freestyle, BMX Flatland, Skateboard and Scooter competitions.

    A full site tour will be available following the news conference and parking/media passes will be available for pick up. Please ensure you have completed the accreditation form.

    Date: Thursday, July 12
    Time: 9:30 a.m.
    Location: Louise McKinney Riverfront Park, BMX Flatland Arena, see site map below. Someone will be available to greet media in the main parking lot off Grierson Hill.

    Visual Opportunities:
    Interview with Hervé André-Benoit
    Interview with FISE Athletes
    Interview with City of Edmonton representative
    Athlete Demos
    Festival Site Tour





    For more information:
    fiseworldedmonton.com

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    Media contact:
    FISE World Series Edmonton
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    780-288-9504
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    Curious why it was moved to Louise McKinley this year

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    Access, views, connectivity.
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    Access, connectivity? How so?

    Hawerlak is no scream in hell for connectivity or access either but Louise McKinney is, at the moment, only marginally better. There's a better reason why this moved.

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    Groat bridge construction issues...that would be my guess. Also, there is a chance for more participation with more residents nearby...

    ...these are only my educated guesses based on feedback. I make no claim to these being the actual reason.
    Since calm logic doesn't work, I guess it is time to employ sarcasm. ...and before you call me an a-hole...remember, I am a Dick.

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    I was specifically told by the organizers that they wanted it better connected to the city, transit and possible pre/post uses such as a restaurant, pub or other options.
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    I wonder how much of the want to do this at LMP is due to the Red bull precedents there and it working pretty well. It is a better location for it, and the hillside probably conducive to setting up some of the tracks or whatever. Not so great for viewers or access. Would be better as well of LMP wasn't surrounded by construction and trail closures albeit its been awhile since I've been there.

    One thing I don't want to see ever again is Aboriginal Day located at hell to access Victoria park. That should never occur as a location with a major event. So much better at LMP.
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    definitely closer to restaurants...

    I'm curious to see what transpires this year. I made a couple calls after I posted, and I got a slightly different reason why they were moved...but hopefully this move and the connections you cite helps. Should be fun!
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    Victoria Park is hard to access?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    Victoria Park is hard to access?
    For events? yeah, no parking for events at Victoria park like for Aboriginal day, you have to take a bike or park far away from the event and catch a shuttle that runs when they feel like it with no fixed schedule. Its a **** location to get to for most people, those that don't happen to live downtown. Anything would be better. LMP, Hawreluk, anything.

    Even driving to Groat road is a closure shitshow, cycling from east or west is bad as trail closures and detours still all over the place.

    At somepoint maybe this city will have a little less construction going on, hopefully.
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    ...any reports from the event? Pictures? The Journal had some, but I would like to see more crowd shots vs just athletes.


    ...although a couple shots with Canada Place in the background were good.
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    From an hour ago. Getting busy, but still early.

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    Shaw Conference Centre picked a great day to be closed for maintenance.
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    SCC was closed? lmao. What a City, what coordination of public interests and civic endeavors. That's just incredibly inept. Good thing we have the Funicular. Was that working?
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