Beat The Heat is a skateboard contest that has grown from a local gathering to a nationally recognized event. Over the years, people from all over Western Canada have made BTH a staple event to attend. This contest brings out some of the best talent in the country, from Vancouver to Winnipeg.
Because of its close affiliation with the local Medicine Hat, AB Canada Day festivities, BTH is able to attract the attention of thousands of spectators. In doing this, it helps to shed a positive light on skateboarding within the community and allows the scene to grow and prosper in the small prairie city of Medicine Hat, AB.
This year the competitors battled for the cash purse of $7,250.00. Furthermore, over $10,000.00 worth of prizes were given away to the competitors and attendees. In a continuing attempt to make this event as far-reaching as possible, big things are being planned for next year. See you there.
V/O: Levi Switzer
Filmed: Travis Nabe & Blaine Bueckert
Edit: Travis Nabe