Downtown Showdown (Tomorrow) Culminates City’s WinteRush 2009

By Carol McCracken

Capping off the city’s nine day WinteRush is the Downtown Showdown in Monument Square tomorrow. Resorts begin today building the 30-ft. long staircase with the rails for skiers and snowboarders to slide down. The rails will drop the competitors into an overturned lobster boat hull, which they will board or ski across into the finish area.

Sixteen skiers and snowboarders will be competing for cash and prizes. Construction is underway as of 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. today. Please be there tomorrow to support your favorite competitor or all of them.

WinteRush ends tomorrow, Saturday, February 14th. For the full schedule of activities running up to the close, please visit www.portlandwinterush.com