Group films ski action at basilica in Lewiston

Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Alex Hackel, 16, of Newry skis the rail at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston on Wednesday. Hackel, Garret Carver of Peru and Tim Dubois of Windham spent the day in Lewiston-Auburn looking for places to shoot their ski film, "Act 1." "It's not easy finding good options," Dubois said, while shooting video for the production company Maine Lab Collab. "It's always way too burly or not burly enough," he said.

Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Alex Hackel, 16, of Newry skis the rail at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston on Wednesday. Hackel, Garret Carver of Peru and Tim Dubois of Windham spent the day in Lewiston-Auburn looking for places to shoot their ski film, "Act 1." "It's not easy finding good options," Dubois said, while shooting video for the production company Maine Lab Collab. "It's always way too burly or not burly enough," he said.

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Robert Mower's picture

Hey, look at me.

Wonder if anyone even bothered to give thanks?

RAYMOND FRECHETTE's picture

This appears to be

This appears to be irresponsible behavior by the participants. More important is the irresponsibility of the Sun Journal on reporting it. All this will do is to encourage others to try doing same. Property owners, in this case the Church, can be held responsible for such foolish actions if people are hurt. You did a disservice to the community here.

Robert McQueeney's picture

Some seriously talented kids here

I enjoy watching what these youngsters can do. Something I doubt I will ever even try.

They first question I have, is did they get permission to do this? And are they aware that their activities will scrape the paint off these handrails which will eventually lead to rusting, more maintenance and repainting?

What about when one of them lands wrong (it's gonna happen), and some medical assistance is required? Who is gonna pay for that? The parents? The Church or public entity?

Ski resorts have such park features set up in their terrain parks, where liability and wear and tear are all addressed. This is the place that they should be showing off their skills. I enjoy watching them from the side of the run, or from the chairlift. And they are not damaging anything that someone will have to pay to fix.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

If the Church DID give

If the Church DID give permission to perform this stupid stunt, they should have required Alex to sign off on an Indemnity form, holding the Church blameless of any harm that might come to him resulting from his stupid behavior. I'll bet they didn't.
Of course, I'm assuming he sought permission from Church officials to do this stunt in the first place. I'll bet he didn't either.

Ann Power's picture

?

Does the Church Insurance cover that?

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