On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Rob “Frisbee Rob” McLeod will attempt to break his 3 Guinness World Records for Self Caught Flight on Ice Skates from 12-1pm at Hawrelak Park during the Silver Skate Festival.
This will be the 4th year Rob has performed at the Silver Skate Festival and so far he has been successful each time in breaking at least 1 of his records.
Rob’s goal this year will be to have an MTA of 12.5 seconds, a TRC of 90 metres and an SCF of 140. The current records are a 12.03 MTA, a 87.8m TRC and a 139.17 SCF.
This will be the second year in a row that Rob will be joined by Jennie Orsten, an ultimate frisbee player and figure skater from Calgary. Last year, she broke the Women’s MTA World Record with a throw and catch of 6.22 seconds. Jennie will also be attempting to break the Women’s TRC and SCF World Records, which are currently held by Jill Duffy, who joined Rob and Jennie last year in the record attempts.
The Silver Skate Festival is FREE to the public and Frisbee on Ice will also be a free event to watch. There will be some frisbees being given away but quantities are limited so make sure you show up early!
You can find out more about Rob and Jennie, including videos of their training at http://www.frisbeeonice.com.
You can view their record breaking throws from last year below.
About the Silver Skate Festival
Silver Skate Festival is a 10-day, family-oriented festival running February 9-19, 2018 in Edmonton’s scenic river valley. Rooted in Dutch winter traditions, the festival combines sport (especially skating), arts and culture, and recreation. Celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2018, the Silver Skate Festival is the longest running winter festival in Edmonton. Over the years, it has grown in leaps and bounds, from a small skating event to a large-scale, winter extravaganza.
Each year, the festival transforms Hawrelak Park into a winter wonderland with fun for the entire family. Here, you’ll discover breathtaking snow sculpture, winter sports, and horse-drawn sleighs carrying families through the park. Sit in a Cree Winter Camp and cook bannock over an open fire. Compete in the Winter triathlon or speed skating events. Take in live music and theatrical performances with your friends and loved ones. Our festival activities are as diverse as the people who call our Northern community home.