image003

Backyard Bang Rail Jam Brings Snowboarding to the City

[DENVER, CO, October 28, 2009] – Kick off the winter season with the 1st annual Denver Backyard Bang Rail Jam, a grassroots snowboarding competition held Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Art Institute of Colorado at 1200 Lincoln Street in downtown Denver.

Hosted by Salomon Snowboards and The Art Institute of Colorado, the homegrown rail jam brings the best up and coming pros and amateurs from the Rocky Mountain region and beyond to compete in the heart of Denver’s Golden Triangle District.

The top pro and amateur snowboarders from Colorado will be competing in the rail jam. The jam kicks off with practice at 11 a.m., followed by the first of three heats at noon.

Visit the John Jellico Gallery at The Art Institute of Colorado during the event to browse one-of-a-kind snowboards, all individually designed by Art Institute of Colorado students, alumni and potential students as part of a selective design competition. Over 30 designed snowboards will be on display in the gallery.

The event is free, open to the public and will include food, refreshments and a wide range of entertainment options. Games, giveaways, autograph signing with pro riders and a DJ booth will all be a part of the day’s activities.

Event sponsors include Salomon Snowboards, The Art Institute of Colorado, Bonfire Snowboarding Company, Skull Candy, Galvanic, Copper Mountain, Westword, Snowboard Magazine, Ink Monster, Emage and Denver Diggers.

To apply to compete, visit http://polls.westword.com/polls/den/backyardbang/ .

About The Art Institute of Colorado
For over 55 years, The Art Institute of Colorado has been a vital resource to the metro Denver community. It offers career-focused bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in the areas of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts. The Art Institute of Colorado is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL, 60602, 1.800.621.7440, www.ncahlc.org. The school is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of over 40 education institutions throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

About Salomon Snowboards
Salomon Snowboards seeks to inspire and enable riders of every level as they discover, develop and put to action their love of snowboarding; through innovative products and events that preserve snowboarding’s core social, cultural and environmental values. To find out more visit www.salomonsnowboard.com.