Press Release –
X Games Stars – Including Polaris Freestyler Daniel Bodin – to Take Part
Polaris is teaming up with the Whitecourt (Alberta) Trailblazers Snowmobile Club to present the high-flying action of the Polaris Pro Freestyle Snowmobile Air-Offs featuring X-Games Pro Freestyle athletes.
The Air-Offs will be held February 13 and 15, 2009, in Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada, and will feature Polaris Pro Rider Daniel Bodin’s attempt at a new world record distance back flip.
Youngsters 12 and under can get FREE tickets to the event from several participating Polaris snowmobile dealers throughout Alberta (list below).
The Polaris Pro Freestyle Snowmobile Air Offs – which will include performance by Octane Addictions and Winter X Games Riders, live music and a fireworks display – will take place at the Westward Community Center & Ag Society Grounds located 8 km south of Whitecourt on Hwy 32.
Signage will be extremely visible. The action begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 13, and at 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 15, 2009.
During daytime hours on Saturday and Sunday, February 14-15, the club will host a snowmobile rally that will include trail rides, a snowmobile give-away and evening banquet.
All snowmobile rally participants’ sleds must be registered and insured. Alberta Snowmobile Association (ASA) trail passes and/or day passes are required and will be available at registration. Snowmobile Rally participants can ride Saturday only, Sunday only, or both days.
FREE Tickets for Youngsters
Participating Polaris dealers in Alberta are giving away FREE tickets to children aged 6 -12. (Children 5 & under get in free.) The participating dealers and their telephone numbers include:
• Whitecap Motors, Slave Lake, AB: 780-849-9700
• Athabasca Outdoor Products, Athabasca, AB: 780-675-7009
• Barrhead Motor Sport, Barrhead, AB: 780-674-4600
• Hebert’s Motor Sport, High Prairie, AB: 780-523-0040
• Elk Island Sales, Ft. Saskatchewan, AB: 780-998-9159
• Cycle Works West, Spruce Grove, AB: 780-960-1920
• Cycle Works Motorsports, Edmonton, AB: 780-440-3200
• Northstar Powersports, Edson, AB: 780-723-4533
• Lorne’s Small Engine, Drayton Valley, AB: 780-542-1565
Tickets for the Polaris Pro Freestyle Snowmobile Air-Offs are available online at www.ticketweb.ca. Tickets are $10 (CAN) per person. Tickets may also be available at the gate.
About Polaris – With annual 2007 sales of $1.8 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all terrain vehicles (ATVs), including the Polaris RANGER™, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use. Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ATVs in the world. Victory motorcycles, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships. Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index. Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.