Wednesday, 26 July 2006
Freestyle snowboard and ski culture moves from the mountains and into the streets of Queenstown on Tuesday (August 1st) for this year’s Parklife Invitational to be held in lower Brecon Street.
Box and rail features will be positioned on a 26 staircase feature for the event which has been a popular feature of The Remarkables and Queenstown’s freestyle calendar for the past five years.
The evening event is a crowd pleaser and an athlete’s favourite according to Josh Clark, Youth Action Sports Co-ordinator for The Remarkables and Coronet Peak.
“In the past five years it’s grown in reputation and size. Invitational entries are limited to around 50 and those invites are well sought after by freestyle boarders and skiers.”
This year spectators can expect solid freestyle performances from the nine strong Parklife Rider team (a development and expression team of young riders and skiers based at The Remarkables).
“Local rider Chance Jensen will no doubt be stomping his tricks to defend his title while Jacob Koia, will be hoping to stay on his winning streak after his first place finish at Stolichnaya Expression Session in June,” said Josh.
Local DJs Sammy G, Downtown Brown and Raph Star will be pumping out the tunes with special guest MC Poara (lead singer of Shapeshifter) keeping the crowd informed throughout the night.
Following street closure and rail set up including trucking in snow from The Remarkables the Invitational kicks off with practice runs from 5:20pm followed by two heats from 7:00pm – 9:00pm and the finals from after 9.20pm.
A total cash prize pool of $5,000 is up for grabs plus prizes from Jägermeister, Forum, IS Design, Special Blend, Alta and Rawkus Worldwide.
“It’s a fun event for spectators who can get pretty close to the action in an amazing night event right in the heart of Queenstown.”
Further information: Alexa Forbes on 03 441 1117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.