Huntington Beach, California—Roxy, a division of Quiksilver, Inc. (www.quiksilver.com), the world’s leading outdoor sports company, has joined with DC Shoes for the second annual Roxy Chicken Jam Presented by Boost Mobile (http://events.roxy.com/chickenjamweb/), which will take place December 16th—18th in Park City, UT. With reigning champion Natasza Zurek returning to defend her crown, the top pros in women’s snowboarding have all been invited to compete, including Janna Meyen, Alexis Waite, Jessica Dalpiaz, Hana Beaman, Tara Dakides and more. A celebratory kick-off to this year’s snow season, the Roxy Chicken Jam Presented by Boost Mobile again includes a Red Bull Party in Park City, and this year adds a festive holiday base area with music, giveaways, fun activities and special surprises. TransWorld SNOWboarding and Mervin Manufacturing have also returned as event sponsors.
The Roxy Chicken Jam Presented by Boost Mobile will give participants two hours to perform combinations of jump and rail maneuvers on a progressive slopestyle course, with the best overall impression including technicality and difficulty used for scoring. The Chicken Jam’s jumps and features will again be tailor-made to specifically display the power and agility of these elite female athletes. The “jam style of competition also allows riders to perform at their highest level by eliminating the pressure of single run judging, and places the emphasis on diversity and progression. To raise the excitement and spectacle to even new heights, there will also be a $1,000 prize for Best Trick, sponsored by Boost Mobile.
For the competition, 30 riders will battle in a qualifying wildcard contest on Friday, the first day of the event. The top five qualifiers will then enter the main session on Saturday, alongside the 25 invited pros. The top eight competitors from this round will advance to the finals, where over $21,000 will be up for grabs. The top five finishers will also automatically qualify for the European Roxy Chicken Jam, which will take place in St. Moritz, Switzerland, from April 7-9, 2006.
“Roxy is excited to partner up with Boost Mobile again this year to create the most exciting women’s-only professional snowboarding event, said Randy Hild, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Roxy. “We’re going to have the top female snowboarders in the world all pushing their physical and creative limits to compete for more than $21,000 in one of the most beautiful settings in the country.
“Boost Mobile has enjoyed an amazing relationship with Roxy over the last several years, said Mark Fewell, Senior Director, Media and Business Development, Boost Mobile. “With the most exciting and fun all-female snowboarding contest in the U.S., the Roxy Chicken Jam Presented by Boost Mobile will appeal to the young active lifestyle and help raise the bar for female athletes.”
The official venue of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the Park City Mountain Resort (http://www.parkcitymountain.com/winter/) is one of the most stunningly beautiful locations on the continent, featuring four snowparks, a superpipe, halfpipe and more than 40 rails. Park City’s Mountain Resort is connected to the town of Park City by a chairlift and bridge, allowing for easy access to the quaint snow village, filled with luxurious accommodations, high-quality dining, nightlife and exclusive shopping.
ROXY CHICKEN JAM PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE OFFICIAL SCHEDULE
Friday, December 16th—Qualification contest
Saturday, December 17th—Slopestyle main session (top 25 riders) & Finals
Sunday, December 18th—Bad weather day