In Pictures: Day 1 of the 24th Annual Revelstoke Glacier Challenge

By David F. Rooney

The opening of the 24th Annual Revelstoke Glacier Challenge may have been marred by vandalism (Click here to read the story) but organizers rebounded swiftly and many ballplayers may have been unaware of the damage.

With 112 teams, Centennial Park swiftly filled up Friday for a long weekend of softball, beer, music and god-natured fun. The big in organizers’ minds was this: Would there be good weather?

Friday proved to be a little on the cool side but except for one brief shower earlier in the day the weather was not bad. Forecasts for Saturday and Sunday are for a mix of sun and cloud with temperatures in the mid-to-high 20s.

The Vancouver band Freeflow performed on Friday night and the other concerts scheduled for the weekend are a Saturday night performance by Redgy Blackout (Click here to visit their website and hear their music) and a Sunday concert  by the Werewolves of Creston (Click here to visit their website and hear their music).

Wristbands for all events are available at Centennial Park.

Here are a few photos from the day’s events:

Centennial Park was fast filling up Friday as ballplayers with 112 teams from across the West began camping out for the 24th annual Revelstoke Glacier Challenge softball tournament. David F. Rooney photo
Security guards and RCMP Auxiliary Constrables mingle at the entrance beer gardens. The event has been largely trouble-free for the last several years but this year's opening was marred by vandalism. David F. Rooney photo
Revelstoke's Here for Beer team played against Richmond's Rum Runners in an opening game at the Industrial Field on friday evening. David F. Rooney photo
Other fields await the weekend action. David F. Rooney photo
Joel Asher of the Village Idiot is one of the concessionaires this year. David F. Rooney photo
Hungry ballplayers await their orders at Mom's Kitchen. David F. Rooney photo
Centennial Park glows in the darkness as Freeflow performs in the Friday night concert. David F. Rooney photo