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5 Nov


Lowlander – Own It 2011

1 Nov

Lowlander – Own It

On Saturday October 22nd, Aberdeen Snowsports Centre hosted Own It, a freestyle competition that is now part of the Lowlander/Highlander series with points going towards the Scottish and UK freestyle standings.

Here’s the report!

Aberdeen dominates medals at Lowlander event

Aberdeen dominated the medals at the first Snowsport Scotland freestyle competition of the winter season.

The annual Lowlander “own It” event which took place at the Aberdeen Snowsports Centre and was hosted by Aberdeen Snowsports Club, saw the riders pulled out all the stops with a spectacular array of aerial and jib tricks.

A very strong display saw the local riders dominate the Gold medals this year with Fin Jacobs (Ski) and Zarek Samdani (Snowboard) taking top spot in the kids’ section. With very strong performances from Hannah Mile (Women), Cameron Wood (Youth) and Grant Donald (Open) Aberdeen dominated the leader boards.

However, Vaila Cherman (Edinburgh) and Matt Corry (Glasgow) readdressed the balance in the snowboarding competitions by placing gold in the women’s and youth categories respectively. The men’s snowboarding category was a hotly fought competition, but in the end it was local boy Kris Bell that secured the open snowboard title in a tight battle with Jamie Trinder (Cairngorm).

As is traditional at Aberdeen a rail jam completes the competitive day with combined winners of the Lowlander and the Rail Jam being awarded the prestigious (and very large) “Own It” trophy! This year Grant Donald took the honours for freestyle skiing and Jamie Trinder did enough to take the snowboard title by slaying the rails.

The Lowlander Aberdeen and “Own It” has quickly become a firm fixture on the freestyle calendar, mostly due to the range of young Scottish ski and snowboard talent and level of competition it attracts.

Dave Rutledge, Competitions, Events and Volunteering Coordinator for Snowsport Scotland, says: “ The Aberdeen Lowlander and “Own It” competition has fast become a place for Scotland’s up and coming elite athletes to showcase what they have got on the dry slopes. There is no doubt that we will see many of these names featuring in the upcoming Scottish Dry Slope Freestyle Championships and the Scottish “Edinburgh” Freestyle Invitational both in December, and I am sure that many are names to look out for as professional stars of the future.”

The Glasgow Lowlander takes place on the 20th November 2011 at Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre.

Full results for the Aberdeen Lowlander “Own It” are listed below.

Grant Donald - 2011 Own It Skier

Jamie Trinder - Own It 2011 Snowboarder

Pictures are available to view by clicking Here.


Ski Women
1st Hannah Milne
2nd Erin Sharp
1st Fin Jacobs
2nd Rory Cameron
3rd Hamish Farquharson
1st Cameron Wood
2nd Andrew Hadfield
3rd Angus Jacobs
1st Grant Donald
2nd Sam Harrison
3rd Rory Deasy
1st Vaila Cherman
1st Zarek Samdani
2nd Fraser Jack
3rd Joseph Dionne
1st Matt Corry
2nd Sam McGrath
3rd Nathan Sim
1st Kris Bell
2nd Jamie Trinder
3rd Chris Mahoney

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OWN IT 2011!!

5 Sep

Own It Is Back!!

Aberdeen Snowsports Centres’ Annual Freestyle Competition returns to the slope on Saturday 22nd October.  This competition never fails to delight and this year will form part of the Lowlander series ran by Snowsports Scotland meaning not only will there be some amazing prizes up for grabs but also some all important series points.

There will be more information to come but for now here’s a wee taster of the juniors battling it out at last years event.


Skiing Halfpipe to be in the next Olympics

6 Apr

Another step towards freestyle skiing being recognised came today as the International Olympic Committee came to the decsion to include men’s and women’s halfpipe skiing in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.  Great news for freestyle.

Slopestyle is also being considered but a decsion will be made at a later date on that one. 

This is all big news and something that many have fought hard for for many years so big cheers to all involved.

Radar Final Edit & Whitelines

6 Apr

Check out the groms ripping it up at the sunny Radar Final in Tignes.  Look out for Fin in the No 8 bib. 

Fin’s efforts out at the Radar Final in Tignes showed he can represent against the groms from the rest of Europe, his effort have also got the attention of Whitelines and Fin gets a big up from their online pages.  Check out the article here.

Clean Sweep From Fin!

28 Mar

Huge congratulations to Fin for his clean Sweep at the Brits, 4 events, 4 medals, two silver and two gold!! Looking at the results it seems that Fin and Jake Terry had a head to head battle throught the whole comp.

Kids – Boardercross

1st –  Jake Terry

2nd – Fin Bremner

3rd –  Tomski Robinson


Kids – Big Air

1st – Fin Bremner

2nd – Jake Terry

3rd –  Tomski Robinson


Kids – Halfpipe

1st –  Jake Terry

2nd – Fin Bremner

3rd –  Brandon Bow


Kids Slopestyle

1st –  Fin Bremner

2nd – Jake Terry

3rd –  Brandon Bow

Looking forward to hearing all about it from the man himself.  Good work Fin.


The Medals Keep Coming…

25 Mar

Our latest on the news desk from The Brits 2011 being held in Laax.
Yesterday saw the Halfpipe action take place in glorious sunshine, with Fin bagging another Silver medal for his skills.

Fin with his Silver Bling

That’s his 3rd medal in three comps which is amazing, we are super proud of you Fin.  We are also super stoked for Ben Kilner our local hero for getting Gold in the Mens Halfpipe.  Ben has been recovering from various injuries this year and it is looking like he is back on form, fending off some tough competition from Dom Harrington and Dan Wakeham to take the Gold.


Ben Kilner with a supersized backside air

Ben is a great guy who kindly popped down the slope last summer to recount the inspiring story of his snowboarding career to our young rippers, you can read about it and see more of the photos here.


Story time with Ben Kilner last summer at the slope


Fin is, understandably a huge fan and I’m sure he’s stoked that he not only got to ride the same pipe as Ben but pose with their medals together.


Ben Kilner and Fin proudly wearing their halfpipe medals.

Next up it the Protest Slopestyle happening today as I write this.  Fingers crossed for a clean sweep for Fin.