08/12/2007 | by Onboard
Last year’s booter. Photo: persandberg.se
The world elite in snowboard and freeskiing will be back at the Olympic arena Stockholm Stadion in the heart of the Swedish capital for the second edition of Winter Jam on November 17. At this action packed event the riders will take huge air in the gigantic jump accompanied by world class music bands and impressive Ski-Doo Freestyle sessions. The prize money is no less than 40 000 USD and entry is for free.
The snowboard contest is one of the Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup Big Air contests around the world 2007/2008. 65 of the world top riders like Chris Sörman SWE, Torstein Horgmo NO, Stephan Maurer SUI (winner of fresstyle.ch 2007), Risto Mattila FI, Peetu Piiroinen FI, Nils Arvidsson SWE, Jonas Carlson SWE, Stefan Gimpl AUT, Matevz Petek SLO (winner of Winter Jam 2006), Mathieu Crepel FRA and Iouri Podladtchikov SUI will battle for the finals on this historic Olympic arena from 1912.
Last year American Sammy Carlson won the skiers contest Peak Perfomance King of Style and commented:
“The jump was amazing and everyone pulled off big air and great tricks.”
This year the organiser Ulf Mard promises an even better jump with a smoother inrun and longer transition.
Carlson will be back together with 20 riders invited in the world freeski elite including local mega stars Jon Olsson and Jacob Wester..
New for this year: Freestyle Motocross (RedBull FMX) and Ski-Doo Freestyle (RedBull SFX) show. Daniel Bodin, recordholder of the world’s longest back flip on ski-doo last year in Alaska (40 m long!) will not turn you down…
Winter Jam will also host two music artists on stage: rock n roll with Backyard Babies and jazzy hip hop with Speech Defect. And in addition to that a consumer tradeshow with all the new stuff within snowboarding and skiing.
Winter Jam is free entrance for everyone. No tickets needed. Just show up on time!
Arena Hard Facts:
Last year’s winner Matevz Petek. Photo: persandberg.se
Schedule Winter Jam 17 November – Stockholm Olympic Stadium:
All day: training and qualification snowboard/ski
11:00 Doors open to public – FREE ENTRANCE –
13:45 Rail session (talent search)
15:00 Nokia B-girl battle – break dans contest for girls
16:00 Peak Performance King of Style – finals ski
17:00 Redbull Ski-doo Freestyle show
17.30 Backyard Babies on stage
18.00 Nokia Snowboard FIS Big Air World Cup top 16
18:40 Redbull Ski-doo Freestyle show
19.00 Nokia Snowboard FIS Big Air World Cup top 8
20:00 Prize giving Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup Big Air
Arena: Olympic Arena from 1912, 84 world records
Crowd: 25 000 people
Snow: 200 tons of liquid nitrogen transforms into 600 m3 of snow
Ramp: 100 tons of scaffolding, 3 weeks worth of labour
Shaper: David Ny – the world’s most recognised shaper
Fair: Hardware, software, travel, resorts
TV: Will be aired live
Prize money: 40 000 USD
Entrance: Free for all (no tickets)!!