Huntington Beach, CA--In its third year, the Roxy Chicken Jam will once again return to the world famous Park City Mountain Resort, March 22-25. The all-girl snowboard event will bring together the top pro women snowboarders from around the world to compete in slopestyle and superpipe events for a combined prize purse worth $30,000. In addition to awarding titles for each division, the unique event will feature a festival atmosphere and “expression session, showcasing the world’s best snow talent.
Ticket to Ride TourAs the last North American stop of the five major contests on the Ticket to Ride (TTR) tour, the six-star Roxy Chicken Jam will not only crown event winners, but also the 2006/2007 Women’s World Champion. Throughout the year, the TTR World Snowboard Tour awards points to riders competing in TTR events around the world. Current tour leader and 2006 Roxy Chicken Jam Europe winner, Jamie Anderson, will be on the slopes again this year with hopes of securing another Chicken Jam crown and staking claim to the 2006/2007 TTR title. Making a grand show in the newly added superpipe division will be 2007 Winter X Games gold medalist and Roxy team rider Torah Bright. Other invitees include 2006 Roxy Chicken Jam USA Champion Natasza Zurek, Tara Dakides, Hannah Teeter, Janna Meyen, Hanna Beaman, Leanne Pelosi and Roxy team riders Alexis Waite and Amber Stackhouse.
“Roxy has always supported women pushing the limits of their ability and the Chicken Jam is the perfect place to do that, said Randy Hild, SVP Global Marketing, Roxy. We’re proud to host an event that allows the best female snowboarders in the world compete in an event worthy of showcasing their exceptional talent.
Broadening the field of competition, Roxy is giving amateur riders a chance to mix it up with the pros. On Thursday, March 22, 30 local standouts, or anyone willing to make the trek to Park City, will have the opportunity to compete in an open-entry trials round for a coveted spot in the main event next to the best female riders in the world. The top five qualifiers will join 25 other invited pros from around the globe to compete in the “jam style main events where there is no specific starting order and no limit to the amount of runs a rider can take.
Friday’s show will feature the newly added superpipe main event and superfinal. Fans can expect technical excellence and stylish performances at the superpipe. Longer and wider than traditional halfpipes, the superpipe allows riders to get much higher air out of the pipe and perform more progressive tricks.
In Saturday’s slopestyle main event and superfinal, competitors will have two hours to perform a combination of jumps and rail maneuvers on a progressive slopestyle course. On a course specifically designed for women, the competitors will be judged on their technical skills, use of the park including rails, kickers, boxes and overall creativity, variation and style. The winner is the rider who leaves the best overall impression on the judges.
“Country Fair will set the tone for this year’s Roxy Chicken Jam and will feature an all-out country festival environment including, fun fair-style games, photo ops, autograph sessions, vendors, live music and more. Roxy will be onsite offering a “corral of demo hardgoods including, skis, snowboards boots and bindings. One of the highlights of the event will be an expression session showcasing the world’s best snow talent. Roxy team rider and 2007 Winter X Games Women’s Ski gold medalist Sarah Burke will be on hand for the show in the halfpipe.
The Third Annual Roxy Chicken Jam is happy to have media support from “Transworld Snowboarding and “CosmoGirl!. Other sponsors include the TTR World Snowboard Tour, Park City Mountain Resort and Paul Mitchell. For more information on the Third Annual Roxy Chicken Jam, visit http://www.roxy.com/events/chickenjam/2007.