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winter sports, Anthrax & other free music in East River Park

by Black Bubblegum

Anthrax 2008

A biological weapon past it’s efficacyone Bush + a gold medal + East River – one kidney = ?

Got the answer? Red Bull maybe does:

On Thursday, February 5th, 17 of the world’s best snowboarders will compete for their piece of the massive $100,000 prize purse at Red Bull Snowscrapers. Athletes will compete against the majestic backdrop of the New York City skyline in the East River Park from 6-9 pm. The local thrash heavy metal band Anthrax is set to perform.

Athletes include iconic Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White, freestyle / backcountry legend Travis Rice and ultra-progressive phenomenon Pat Moore. World renowned Burton riders for the ground-breaking event include Kevin Pearce, Mikkel Bang, Danny Davis, Kohei Kubo, Kazuhiro Kakubo, and snowboard legend Terje Haakonsen. Other confirmed riders include Nitro’s Andreas Wiig, DC’s Torstein Horgmo, Forum’s Jake Blauvelt and Greg Bretz, along with Rome rider Bjorn Leines and Ride’s JJ Thomas.

Gnarly. What’s more, we also have word that Anthrax will be joined by Valient Thorr & Black Gold. THEN, just two days later, the snow festivities continue with Winter Jam NYC 2009. More details on both days below…

Winter Jam NYC 2009

On Saturday, February 7, East River Park will host Winter Jam NYC 2009, our annual winter festival event!

Winter Jam NYC will feature a 70-foot long Snow Flume for sledding, a professional snowboarding competition on a 90-foot tall Snowscraper structure, a winter snowfield with snowshoeing and cross-country skiing*, a snowman making contest, a Warming Hut with free samples from NY State farmers and producers, performances from the high flying Skyriders, live music from artists such as Apollo Run and Dujeous, and plenty of fun activities for all ages! Winter Jam ’09 is FREE, and all winter sports equipment will be provided, including tubes for sledding, snow shoes, and cross-country skis.
Event Details:

* The Future of Snowboarding Invitational
* Sledding on a 70-foot long Snow Flume
* Ice climbing wall
* Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing*
* High flying trampoline entertainment from The Skyriders
* Pride of NY Warming Hut & Winter Market
* Live music from Apollo Run, Dujeous, and more!

Here’s the totally tubular part… it’s free.

February 5th Event Schedule *
3:00 PM Gates open to the public
4:00 PM Riders open practice – All 16 riders
6:00 PM Red Bull Snowscrapers contest starts – 60 minute jam session
7:00 PM Anthrax Performance
8:00 PM Red Bull Snowscrapers Finals – Jam session – Top 8 riders
9:00 PM Awards

* Schedule subject to change & no word how Valient Thor and Black Gold will fit onto the bill.

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