SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- 10/10/07 -- Esurance ICER AIR organizers are thrilled to announce an unprecedented line-up of world-class skiers, snowboarders, freestyle motocross, BMX riders, skateboarders and headliner acts Mos Def and Talib Kweli for the third annual Esurance ICER AIR competition taking place November 2-3, 2007 at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.
With the influence of Jon Olsson, this year's big air competition will feature a newly designed ski and snowboard jump designed by David Ny of Scandinavian Shaper. David and his team have designed snowboarding and skiing venues around the globe including the Winter Olympic Games in Torino and are considered the most experienced scaffold jump designers in the world. The jump will rise over 10 stories in the middle of the ball park, extending over 350 feet in length and will be covered with over 200 tons of snow.
The line-up for the men's ski competition includes: TJ Schiller, winner of last year's Esurance ICER AIR... Simon Dumont, first place winner at the 2007 Honda Ski Tour and Winter X Games multiple medalist... Jon Olsson, winner of the 2007 U.S. Open Slopestyle and an X Games gold medalist... Tanner Rainville, winner of the 2007 Tignes Airwaves Big Air Competition, 2007 WSI Playstation Big Air and the Vermont Open Big Air... Also competing are skiing standouts Peter Olenick, Mike Riddle, John Spriggs, Tim Durtschi, Sean Field, Josh Bibby and Colby West.
The line-up for the men's snowboard competition includes: Andy Finch, 2006 USA Olympic team member and a regular on the podium in virtually every event in which he competes... Chas Guldemond, one of the hottest up-and-coming athletes in snowboarding, who nabbed the top spot at the 2007 Garnier Fructis Australian Open Slopestyle and second place at the 2006 U.S. Open... Andreas Wiig winner of the 2007 Winter X Games Slopestyle and X Games Best Trick, as well as a 2006 Esurance ICER AIR second place finish... Brent Meyer, John Jackson, Tim Humphries, Jeremy Thompson, Wyatt Caldwell and Mason Aguirre will also compete to claim the title.
The line-up for the men's vert ramp competition includes: Pierre Luc Gagnon (skateboarder), a podium regular and a participant in the X Games, with a double gold win in the Vert and Best Tricks categories... Mike Crum (skateboarder), one of the original X Games skateboard athletes and one of the best vert riders out there... Famous for his Kickflip McTwist, Danny Mayer (skateboarder) brings originality and innovation to the vert... Also taking the ramp will be skateboarder Neil Hendrix and BMX riders Jimmy Walker and Koji Kraft.
Among the many new features of Esurance ICER AIR is the introduction of a second venue, the Village. Located adjacent to AT&T Park on the opposite side of McCovey Cove, the Village will be home to freestyle motocross, a skate/BMX park, wakeboarding, 60 vendors and exhibitors, a music stage and beer garden.
Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at www.icerair.com.
About ICER AIR
The idea of skiing San Francisco became a reality two years ago. On September 29, 2005, 15,000 people watched history being made as ICER AIR took to Fillmore Street for the first-ever urban big air ski and snowboard competition. Realizing the potential for this type of event and always wanting to push the limits of creativity, ICER AIR founder Glen Griffin moved the jump to a larger venue, AT&T Park, and on November 4, 2006 turned Esurance ICER AIR into an action sports, music, and lifestyle experience. The one-day event featured BMX, skate, and wakeboard performances and competitions, with the spotlight on the first big-air stadium ski and snowboard competition in the United States. The world's most talented skiers and snowboarders launched themselves off a jump over 100 feet high and 350 long as 28,000 spectators looked on in awe. Continuing the mission of bringing the mountains to the city, Esurance ICER AIR 2007, to be held November 2-3, has evolved into a two-day, multi-venue series of events, action sports, concerts, and parties. ICER AIR intends to grow into other cities and will announce its future plans soon. www.icerair.com
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