The Backyard Bang Is In Denver Saturday


DENVER, CO. (Nov. 20, 2009)–The Backyard Bang is rolling into Denver this Saturday, November 21st with two blocks of the downtown corridor roped off for jibbing in the streets at the Art Institute of Colorado.

Practice starts at 11 am with the main event starting at noon.  Food vendors, games, prizes from event sponsors—including snowboard giveaways, art and hang time with the Pro team from Salomon are all part of the day's festivities.

The confirmed rider list is stacked with the new guard of rail riders including Ted Borland, Harrison Gordon, Will Levigne, Chris Carr, Gabi Viteri, Bev Vuilleumier and many, many more.

The Art Institute of Colorado will host a silent auction for one of a kind snowboard art, designed by Art Institute students. Boards are on display in the Gallery and all proceeds benefit the Education Foundation and support student scholarships.

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

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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, The school is one of The Art Institutes (, 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 .