Monday, 18 August 2008

News from Metro Ski and Snowboard Show


22nd – 26th October 2008. Olympia, London


You don’t have to be a winter sports fanatic or a regular on the slopes to enjoy a memorable and exciting day out at the Metro Ski and Snowboard Show.

This year, the show is a fully interactive experience, showcasing a host of new features including “have a go” Curling and a chilled out Ice Bar, alongside existing favourites such as the Ice Rink and the World Resorts Village.

Whether it’s watching a fashion show, checking out the pros in action, doing some shopping or simply sitting back with a drink and soaking up the Alpine atmosphere, there’s something for everyone.

Snow Sports
The centrepiece of the 2008 show will be the 40ft Kicker, allowing some of Europe’s top riders the opportunity to get more air at the show than ever before. The show is hosting the British Snow Tour Invitational Championship (
www.britishsnowtour.com) and the London Ride competition (www.thelondonride.com).

Ice Kingdom
For visitors wanting the perfect place to chill out, look no further than The Ice Kingdom. Adults can kick back in a sub-zero environment and listen to DJ’s in the real ice bar or get a little bit more active with the kids on the 150m2 ice rink. The Ice Kingdom even features two Curling sheets where visitors can try out the Winter Olympic sport or take part in some broom hockey with a beat the keeper competition. The visually explosive ice sculpting competition and loveable husky dogs are also must-see features at this year’s show.

Fashion
For the fashionistas amongst you, head straight to the Brand Arena, where practical apparel meets high fashion, with iconic brands such as Westbeach, Columbia and Salomon launching their winter collections. With Land Rover presenting a highly charged, visually explosive fashion show including some slick dance routines, you’re guaranteed to find an outfit and equipment to set you apart from the crowds on the slopes this winter.

World Resorts Village
If you’re craving a taste of something a little continental, experience fine cuisine from across the world, without having to leave the show. Mouth watering delights from France, Austria, Italy and Japan will be sure to satisfy even the finest of palates.

Entertainment
2008 sees the return of the hugely popular Gigloo – the gig in an igloo – playing host to live bands & DJs. With a bigger stage and bigger acts in conjunction with XFM, the Gigloo will be hosting an awesome line up of live music every evening and feature the ever popular DJ and Breakdance workshops during the day.

Get away from it all…
If all the excitement of the Metro Ski & Snowboard Show is getting a bit too hectic, there are several new ways to have a bit of down time. Visitors can take five in the soothing, Northern Lights Experience or head to the World Resorts Village to catch up on what’s new this season with talks from some of the world’s best resorts.

Opening Times

Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th October: 11am – 10pm
Saturday 25th October: 10am – 8pm
Sunday 26th October: 10am – 6pm

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