Sports heat up for Riverboat Days

EVERY YEAR, local businesses and sports clubs make sure there is plenty of sports action to keep everyone busy over Riverboat Days, and this year is no exception.

ANITA DAVIS takes a swing at the mixed Slo-Pitch tournament during the 2009 Riverboat Days.

EVERY YEAR, local businesses and sports clubs make sure there is plenty of sports action to keep everyone busy over Riverboat Days, and this year is no exception.

Here is a look at the sports events planned for this year.

The 3 on 3 Basketball Challenge will be an ongoing event from July 29 to 31 outside Pizza Hut on Lazelle Ave.

The avenue will be shut down during play. Players of all ages will be taking part. Times are to be determined.

A virtual fishing contest is set to be hosted at Boston Pizza July 29 and 30. The event has no charge and will take place at 7 p.m. on both nights.

A mixed slo-pitch tournament will take place throughout Terrace and Thornhill July 29 – Aug. 1.

Teams from all over the area will come to compete in this annual tournament. Games begin 7 pm Friday and continue into the weekend.

The Terrace Speedway will be hosting a race July 30. Time trials are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. out at the Terrace Speedway in Old Remo.

Mr. Mikes Beach Blast Volleyball 11 takes place July 31 and August 1. The parking lot of Mr. Mikes will be transformed  into a beach for three categories of competition: four on four (must have one female), two on two open and three on three female.

The Terrace Drag Race Association will be hosting Hot August Nites July 31 and August 1. Races will start at 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. out at the Northwest Regional Airport.

The Quick Lane Road Hockey Challenge will take place July 31.  Four on four hockey teams of various ages will take each other running from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.  outside Terrace Totem Ford.

The 12th Annual Ruins Skateboard Competition will take place at the Terrace Skateboard Park July 31. Registration will begin at noon and competition starts at 1 pm. Categories include 13 and under, 14 – 17 and open.

The Terrace Rod and Gun Club and the Whisky Jack Archers will be having its open house August 6. The event will be at the Rod and Gun Club on Rifle Range Rd. in Thornhill. There will be hands on demonstrations of firearms and archery equipment. People looking to try events out can purchase ammunition and receive instruction.

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