Here are the entries in the Uninats 2010 Video Competition that was held on party night, Saturday 2nd October.
All the videos were fantastic - brilliant efforts by some very creative people! Well done all who entered. The winning entry was from Dan Cowling and Tim Hobson.
This page will be updated as the videos are released online - if you entered and have uploaded your entry to Youtube, Vimeo, unicycle.tv etc., then contact us to be added to the page.
The full Uninats 2010 Program of Events is now available as a PDF.
The program has all the venue information, maps, timetables and other information you need to find your way around and enjoy Uninats 2010.
You can print your own colour copy, or pick up a black & white one at the registration desk on arrival.
The Uninats Masked Unicycle Party will be held on Saturday night at the Tuggeranong Stadium (after all the daytime events).
Entry is free for all registered participants, and there will be music, lots of unicycle games and dinner whilst we watch the Video competition.
We will be ordering in a Turkish buffet from Turkish Pide House (they are really good - menu below), or you are welcome to bring your own food & drink instead.
The buffet will cost $17 per person ($10 for 12 and unders) for more than you can possibly eat and includes soft drinks. If you would like the buffet, you must book and pay for the food by 3pm on Saturday at the reception desk.
The theme for the party is 'Masquerade' - you can interpret this however you like - masks, goggles, uni-helmets, face-paint or perhaps a big wig? As long as you can still play red-rover, sumo, dodge ball and gladiators!
Over 18's can BYO alcoholic drinks as long as they are consumed responsibly.
- A selection of dips (Beetroot, Carrot, Chilli, Eggplant, Humus and Cucumber)
- Freshly baked Turkish bread
- Zucchini Puffs served with yoghurt and dill dressing
- Vegetarian Turkish Pide (pizza)
- Meat Turkish Pide (pizza)
- Chicken & Lamb kebabs
- Kofte (Turkish style meatballs cooked in a special tomato sauce)
- Vegetarian main
- Non alcoholic Drinks
It's what you've been waiting for- the fantastic , must have Uninats 2010 Poster is now available for download- print it off in A3 or A4 format and put it up somewhere public.
This will also give you a sneak preview of the T shirt design this year!
Breaking News: Announcing the inaugural Vevers award for Best Open Freestyle Male & Female Competitors at Uninats 2010
Chris Vevers is offering 2 riders the opportunity to win the Vevers Award for best Open Freestyle Male and best Open Freestyle Female performer at Uninats 2010.
The prizes will be a $100 cheque for each rider
Huge thanks to Chris for this awesome offer- Better start practicing if you want to take 100 bucks home!
Check out Chris's website Al Fresco's Magic for some unique entertainment ideas.
The Uninats Film Comp is on again, so get filming!
Download more details from the ACTURS website
At the recent launch of a newly opened section of cycleway in Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo in Sydney, young unicyclist, Bryn from Narrabeen, caught the eye of local media. See the story at the Alternative Media Group website.
Uninats is the Australian National Unicycle championships and festival, the biggest event on the local unicycling calendar, so put it in your diary, and spread the word!
We are trying to make this one a significant Canberra event- encouraging spectators to come and watch and be wowed, Events are being held all over Canberra so you'll need transport- there should be enough people with cars to give lifts to those without so we will set up car pooling to make sure no-one gets left behind.
Triple J Extreme Sport of the week this week was - you guessed it - Unicycle Hockey!
The station asked for Australian players to call in, and Tom Lambert was quickest off the draw and was interviewed about the joys of the game on-air.
Check out this ABC's Behind the News show in which reporter, Sarah Larson, recently interviewed Brandon about his street unicycling.
Ok, I am posting this just for fun. Gizmodo reports that a Corbin Dunn has developed a tandem unicycle - two unicycles, one wheel – it does not look easy to ride! You can read the article, see the video and download the construction instructions – if you like doubling your fun ...
By Rod Lambert, ACTURS club president
Congratulations to Canberra riders on a very successful year in 2009. The club had a lot of new riders in 2009 who have all done very well while experienced riders have continued to learn new skills as well. Unicycle hockey continues to be very popular each week and sometimes it has been a tight fit in the school hall. The younger riders have learnt to do “thread the needle” with a nice turn of speed and can now include it in their routine at displays.
ACTURS gave displays at Floriade and the Canberra Multicultural Festival in 2009, as well as a number of fetes. Highlights for the year included club members competing at the Asia Pacific Unicycling Championships in Hong Kong, the Revesby weekend and at Unicon XV in New Zealand.
Congratulations to the 2009 Club award winners:
- Mai Liney - Best 1st year girl rider
- Lauren Van Oosten - Most improved girl rider
- Darcy Matthews-Nally - Best 1st year boy rider
- Koh Bouckaert - Best Male Rider
- Karl Denton - Best Senior rider
- Rob Armstrong - Club Member of the Year
Photo: Mai and Lauren with their certificates from Rod
The AUS has received an update from Sid Rajan, who is unicycling from Perth to Sydney (yes, that's right), to raise funds for Australia's Humour Foundation Clown Doctors and an Indian Art of Living Foundation project. A little over three months ago, Sid Rajan rode into Adelaide after 58 days on the road. Since then Mimi the Unicycle hasn't received too much attention. But that's about to change.
Sid is back on the road, having set off from Adelaide on 11 November 2009, in what seems to be the middle of a heat wave. While Part 1 of the ride involved riding through remote areas in winter, this section is going to have a lot more people and traffic, and the heat... One pedal stroke at a time is what they say. Sid sends his thanks to all his friends for their support in getting him back on the road again and raring to go (special mention to Jack O' Neill). We wish him well and smooth roads....
Check out Sid's blog to receive updates on the trip.