Second Edition of Winter Jam - November 17 at the Stockholm Stadium
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 FMX and Ski-Doo Freestyle sessions. The prize money is no less than 40 000 USD and entry is for free.
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 the rest of the world freeski elite. The local mega stars Jon Olsson and Jakob Wester have already confirmed their attendance as well as: Adam Falk, Oscar Scherlin, Sammy Carlson, Simon Dumont, Peter Olenick, Tj Schiller, Charles Garnier, Nick Martini, PK Hunder, Niklas KarlstrÃ¶m, AJ Kemppainen and a few more that will be confirmed soon.
The snowboard contest is one of the Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup Big Air contests around the world 2007/2008. 75 of the world top riders like Chris SÃ¶rman, Stephan Maurer (winner fresstyle.ch 2007), Risto Mattila, Antti Autti, Jonas Carlsson och Iouri Podladtchikov will battle for the finals on this historic Olympic arena from 1912.
New for this year: Freestyle Motocross (RedBull FMX) and Ski-Doo Freestyle (RedBull SFX) show. Daniel Bodin, recordholder of the worldâ€™s longest back flip on ski-doo last year in Alaska (40 m long!) will not turn you downâ€¦
Winter Jam will also host two music artists on stage. 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!
Preliminary Schedule 17 November:
09-11.15 + 12.00-14.15 Two heat of snowboard qualification rounds
11:00 Stockholm Stadion opens to the public â€“ FOR FREE!
14:30 Ski Qualification
15.30 1:st band on stage
16:00 Peak Performance King of Style â€“ ski final
17.30 2:nd band on stage
18.00 Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup Big Air
18:45 FMX / Skidoo Show
19.00 Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup Big Air
20:00 Winter Jam ends with Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup Big Air official prize giving ceremony
Arena Hard Facts:
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
Fair: Hardware, software, travel, resorts
TV: Will be aired live
Prize money: 40 000 USD
Entrance: Free for all (no tickets)!!
Download video link from Winter Jam 2006:
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Matevz Petek â€“ winner of Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup Big Air at Stockholm Stadion 2006:
Sammy Carlson (USA), winner of Peak Performance King of Style 2006
Sammy Carlson (USA) in action, winner of Peak Performance King of Style 2006
The jump Winter Jam 2006
Crowd â€“ Winter Jam 2006
Nokia, Peak Performance,
Svenska SkidfÃ¶rbundet, FIS,
Stockholm Capital of Scandinavia, Vattenfall
Transition, Tacky, Freeride, Piraja, The Voice