24/03/2011 | by Tom Copsey
Our friends from Free Magazine asked us to put this up, and knowing that they rip up mad stuff over there we will gladly do so. You’re in or close to the Czech Republic and are free this weekend? Then head over to Špindlerův Mlýn and take part in this thing. Sounds like a great gig. And it is presented by Martin Černík, the Czech Shaun White…
Quiksilver Snowjam 2011 is literally behind the door, the best and the biggest snowboard show of the domestic season is taking place in Ski resort Špindlerův Mlýn this Friday. The show starts on Thursday, March, 3rd with the official training on the slopestyle track, which will include halfpipe (U ramp), rail and big air. The chance to qualify from Friday qualifying round is then opened mainly for universal riders, who managed all the above mentioned disciplines. Audience will then, on Saturday, March 5th see the ten qualified riders in semifinal and final rides accompanied by the invited professional riders from all over Europe.
The organizers were promised participation from Norwegian, Finnish, Swiss and Italian riders, among whom will be able to see e.g. the participants of last year competition Marius Otterstad or Thomas Franc. Big star will be for sure Ulrik Badertscher from Norway who is in top form and “killing” every contest this season. Czech Republic will be represented by Nan Nečas, second from last weeks 4*TTR Snowboard Fest event in Slovakia. Also Martin Černík will not be missing, again in the double- role of a rider and an organizer.
“The preparation of this year is really demanding, but Snowjam will be fun and I can´t wait to ride on the best freestyle track in the Czech Republic. We could see a great progress in freestyle snowboarding this year and the new generation of riders moved the tricks into the next level. Therefore, except the standard tricks we can be looking forward to see the newest hit, so- called double cork (double rotation around the vertical and horizontal axis) from not only the international professionals but also Czech riders!”
However with the Saturday final this show of the best snowboarding is not, by far, over yet. Quiksilver Snowjam will then continue by the evening Snickers Nutcase Best Trick – the exhibition which will take place on the big air where riders will try to show the most difficult and best tricks in two categories „Style“ and „Technical“.
Snowjam is not only a competition where riders compete for the glory and favor of fans, they also compete for 100.000 CZK prize money, game console Nintendo Wii and many other prices.
The biggest party on the snow
Quiksilver Snowjam will not be only about top snowboarding, riders and visitors will be warmed-up by the interesting musical program. This year we prepared evening events in the center of Špindlerův Mlýn in the music club Dolská.
Friday evening will start at 8pm with the projection of a movie „Aljaška v prašanu“, describing the free-riding trip to Alaska with Martine Černík, Tomáš Kraus, Michal Novotný and Robin Kaleta. For the rest of the evening the party will be accompanied by DJ Jorgos & DJ Flux.
Saturday will not only belong to the DJs , but also to music bands. On the outdoor stage at the bottom of the track in Svatý Petr, from 6pm we can see the popular band Sunshine and from 8.15 pm you can dance on snow with Bug`n`Dub. Snowjam party will start from 9pm im music club Dolská, where there will play Bounce Bounce, DJ Friky & Flux, DJ Robot and DJ Ladida on two separated stages on two floors.
You definitely will not be bored in between the competition rounds, Quiksilver Snowjam partners prepared a varied program for the visitors. You will be able to try on the current best models of snowboards for free from American brands Lib Technologies, GNU and Roxy, which have been already designed for season 2012. For the creative visitors we prepared Roxy art tent, where for each purchased T-shirt you will get the second peace for free and you can designed yourself. The money gained will be donated to Quiksilver Foundation (www.quiksilverfoundation.org). Your perception and agility you can test on the wireless consoles Nintendo Wii, something to read and look at can be find in tents Free magazine and Freeride.cz. Entertainment and sweet refreshments will be found in Snickers/Nutcase zone and something to warm you up in the snow RedBull bar. In DreamCatcher zone prepared by Česká spořitelna you will then find out how to win the participation on this year week camp Snowboard Master Class with Martin Černík.
For those, who will not manage to visit the top event of the Czech snowboard season, ČT 4 Sport will prepare a report which will be broadcasted on Sunday, March 13th 2011 from 1pm.
March, 4th, 2011
20:00 Projection of the movie „Aljaška v prašanu“ (music club Dolská)
21:00 Warm up Party (music club Dolská) – DJ Jorgos & Dj Flux
March, 5th, 2011
16:30 Prize giving
18:00 Concert Sunshine (free entrance)
19:00 Snickers Nutcase Best Trick Session
20:15 Concert Bug`n`Dub (Stage – free entrance)
21:00 Snowjam Party (music club Dolská) – DJ Friky & Flux, DJ Robot, DJ Ladida
For more information www.snowjam.cz/press.html