Wednesday, 15 October 2008

News from Ski & Snowboard Show

Catch Europe’s best riders at the Metro Ski and Snowboard Show

22nd – 26th October 2008 Olympia, London

This October the elite of Europe’s Freeskiers and Snowboarders will be descending on London Olympia to battle it out on a monster 40ft kicker at the Metro Ski and Snowboard Show. The stage is set for an immense showdown between the crème de la crème on the snowsport scene, as they take part in the British Snow Tour Invitational Championship and the London Ride competition.

On Friday 24th October the British Snow Tour presents the British Invitational Big Air Championships, featuring 12 of the UK’s top Snowboarders and Freeskiers. Olympic Snowboarder Dan Wakeham and 2008 British Freeski Slopestyle Champion James Webb be throwing down some huge air and crowd-pleasing tricks. Also scheduled to appear are young guns Sam Cullum, Sparrow Knox, James Wakefield and Jamie Nichols.

On Saturday 25th October, style and amplitude will be the order of the day as The London Ride hits town. Expect to see big rotations and massive tweaked out grabs from the elite of Europe’s freeskiing stars, including Germany’s number one freestyle skier, Roy Kittler and Swedish sensation Henrik Harlaut.

Roll up and find out if 2006 and 2007 London Ride winner Mikey Wakefield can defend his crown and bag the coveted £1000 1st prize. In a London Ride first, an additional six up and coming, home grown riders will be selected from the Urban Ride 08 event series to take part in the competition. They’ll be looking to put themselves on the map so watch out for some big tricks from these talented youngsters.

Amongst the hype of these un-missable contests, you shouldn’t forget there’s plenty more happening at this year’s show that will help kick off the Winter season.

Return of the Gigloo!
The XFM-hosted ‘gig in an igloo’ is back and boasts an awesome line up of live bands every night of the show, with DJ’s and Breakdance workshops during the day.

For press enquiries – please contact the Ski show team at Frank PR on 0207 693 6999 or email

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