05/01/2010 | by Anna Langer
Tension is mounting for the seventh edition of the biggest snowboard event for girls only: at the Roxy Chicken Jam 2010 from the 8th to the 10th of January 2010, snowboard stars like Cheryl Maas (NED), Kjersti Buaas Oestgaard (NOR), Janna Meyen-Weatherby (USA), Sarka Pancochova (CZE) and Lisa Filzmoser (AUT) will fly high over the kickers of Saalbach Hinterglemm and set the rails of the Nightpark on fire! Parties and live concerts with Bunny Lake and the Wax Wreckaz will additionally contribute to make this weekend a true freestyle festival.
With only a few weeks to go before the Olympic Winter Games 2010 will start and being a 6-star event of the TTR Women’s Snowboard Tour, the Roxy Chicken Jam 2010 is the perfect opportunity for the world’s best female snowboarders to show their tricks under competitive conditions and to determine their position among competitors. Hence, the current leader of the Swatch TTR Women’s Ranking List, Sarka Pancochova (CZE), has confirmed to come to Saalbach Hinterglemm, just as four-time X Games gold medallist Janna Meyen-Weatherby (USA) who already presented herself in good form at the New Zealand Open 2009 where she took second place. The third of that important summer event, Shelly Gotlieb (NZL), will also be at the start, just like double Roxy Chicken Jam winner, Cheryl Maas (NED), the fourth of the TTR ranking, Lisa Wiik (NOR), or stars like Kjersti Buaas Oestgaard (NOR), Jenny Jones (GBR) and Tania Detomas (ITA). Lisa Filzmoser (AUT) from Wels in Upper Austria will try to capture a place on the podium for the local Austrians.
At the Roxy Chicken Jam 2010 at Saalbach Hinterglemm, Salzburg County/Austria, the snow park and the event format will be especially tuned for the needs of the girls. The world’s best female snowboarders will present their show-stopping slopestyle tricks only 200 metres away from the centre of Hinterglemm. At the Nightpark at Unterschwarzachlift, they will prove their creativity and style on two jib sets and a triple kicker line fighting for the US$ 50,000 prize-money.
The Roxy Chicken Jam will be held as a carbon neutral event. The compensation for the effects on the environment and the avoidance of CO2 and garbage are in the foreground. “The Quiksilver group being committed to sustainability and the protection of the environment, it is a great step to have the Roxy Chicken Jam being held as a neutral event”, says Maritxu Darrigrand who is in charge of sustainable development at Roxy and Quiksilver. The emissions that will be produced at the production of artificial snow, at the use of the snow grooming vehicles, at the concert and at the journeys will be compensated in co-operation with the Suddenrush Atlantic Rainforest Institution (SRAFRI). Snowboard stars like Terje Haakonsen (NOR) and Nicolas Mueller (SUI) are actively involved in this project aiming to sustainably preserve the rainforest at the Brazilian Atlantic coastline (further information: atlanticrainforest.org).
Apart from the sporting highlights at the snow park, concerts and DJ sets will make the Roxy Chicken Jam a big freestyle festival. Prior to the prize-giving, Innsbruck’s Wax Wreckaz DJ crew will drop some heavy beats at the Reiterkogel valley station. After the award ceremony, the electro underground collective Bunny Lake from Vienna will rock the crowd. Finally, an after-show party will top off the weekend.
For further information, please visit roxy.com