MTV’s Chiller Beach Hits San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: San Diego, Wednesday, October 26, 2002 -— Pull out your winter gear ’cause it’s gonna snow in San Diego! Chiller Beach will blow into Coors Amphitheater on Sunday, November 10, bringing with it a barrage of ramps, 150 tons of REAL snow, world famous action sports athletes, MTV cameras, and very cool music.

Chiller Beach will showcase the world’s best action-sports athletes in snowboard, freeski, bmx, skate and freestyle motocross. Snowboarders Tara Dakides, Shaun White, Kier Dillon, Trevor Andrew plus a crew of new school free-skiers will demo on the 60ft high quarter pipe — loaded with 150 tons of real snow. The 50ft wide vert ramp will host top skateboarders like Jason Ellis, Shaun White, Pierre Luc Gagnon and BMX riders including Rick Thorne. And it doesn’t end there, look for Mike Metzger to make his funky back flip on the moto-x dirt course. All this, while the crowd rocks to a special performance by Simple Plan.

The Coors Amphitheater in sunny San Diego will set the scene on November 10, when MTV cameras and crew land into Chiller Beach to shoot scenes for two MTV 1 hour shows: Axxess and Sickest Moments.

Axxess will give MTV viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how five of the featured athletes arrived in San Diego. For one month, MTV followed motocross metal man Mike Metzger, skate/snowboard prodigy Shaun White, BMX rocker Rick Thorne, skateboard warrior Jason Ellis and snowboard Diva Tara Dakides — 24/7 — as they live the extreme life. This one-hour show will culminate at Chiller Beach in San Diego where the five athletes will take part in a high level exhibition against other extreme athletes and showcase their skills for the crowd.

Sickest Moments will feature the greatest extreme sports, motocross, bmx, skateboarding and snowboarding, with the boldest extreme athletes. Host, BMX star Rick Thorne, will be in the center of it all cou

nting down the top ten Sickest Moments that will give viewers a mind blowing countdown of the most gravity defying stunts ever seen on MTV.

You can be part of the MTV audience — for FREE. Chiller Beach will take over the parking lot at Coors Amphitheater on Sunday, November 10. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Event takes place 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is FREE.