March 19, 2010 – Stratton, VT
Spencer O’Brien will be competing in Women’s Slopestyle at the Burton U.S. Open of Snowboarding on March 19 and 20th in Stratton, Vermont. She will also be capturing behind-the-scenes footage of the 28th Annual Open with the KODAK PLAYSPORT, a waterproof, pocket-sized HD digital video camera. Her videos will be shared on sites like kodak.com, http://www.facebook.com/spencerobrien and http://twitter.com/spencerobrien. “I love taking pictures and videos while I’m on the mountain, and I’m always looking for quick and easy ways to share them with my friends and family,” said O’Brien.
Meet O’Brien at the Kodak Tent in the Sponsor Village for an autograph and photo on Saturday March 20th from 11am – 1pm (EST). Plus one of O’Brien’s Twitter Followers will have the chance to win a KODAK PLAYSPORT of their very own if they can correctly answer her trivia question. She will announce the winner via Twitter on March 20th at 11:59 (EST).
Spencer O’Brien, or “SKO” to many grew up on Vancouver Island, BC. Influenced by her family of snowboarders Spencer began to snowboard competitively at regional events. By the age of 18 she had earned major recognition in competitions with results like Slopestyle 2nd at the 2006 U.S. Open, and she appeared on the premiere cover of Snowboard Canada’s Women’s Annual. Now at just 22 years of age Spencer is one of the most consistent female contest riders out there. Last season she was named the 2009 Women’s Slopestyle Dew Cup Champion, and Dew Tour Female Athlete of the Year. This season Spencer won the Snowbasin stop of the Winter Dew Tour and took 3rd at the Toyota Championship. She was 3rd in the overall standings. She was also featured in SBC Women’s Annual (2010 issue) and had an interview in Snowboard Canada (Fall 2009) with her sister Meghann. Spencer is internationally known as one of two athletes marketed by Burton’s B By Burton line, and as one of two females on Red Bull’s snowboard team. Last year Spencer made several television appearances including the Food Network’s Dinner:Impossible in which she helped chef Robert Irvine prepare a meal for all of the Winter X Games competitors. This year she has been involved with many projects and media outlets surrounding the Dew Tour and X Games , including speaking to high schoolers about the environment with ACE and the X Game Kick-Off Benefitingthe V Foundation and Boarding For Breast Cancer. Spencer is one of today’s strongest competitors in women’s slopestyle.