The Orange AIM Series is visiting Ski Rossendale for the first time as the British Artificial Boarder Championships 2005 takes place, 17 – 18 September. As some of UK’s top dryslope riders prepare their boards and skis for the head to head battle, the nursery slope is getting ready for the 200 FREE public beginner lessons.
Mollie Percival going big
Competing against the clock fellow opponent’s skiers and snowboarders will race in heats of four down a challenging course, maintaining control and strength over bumps, tight turns, rollers and jumps. The, for the event, purpose built course will test reactions of the most competent of competitors. A more relaxed Big Air competition will follow where it is all about flying high with style.
As the home of some of UK’s snowboard pioneers such as Steve Bailey and Stuart Brass, Ski Rossendale has a thriving freestyle scene. More recent stars are Mollie Percival from Bury, who took second place in both Big Air and Slopestyle at this year’s British Championships and Colum Mytton, Todmorden, is one of the up and coming snowboarders boasting with talent.
Stu Edwards in Castleford recently
The Animal Snowboard Academy and the Trespass Ski Academy offer the public 200 FREE one hour snowboard or ski lessons with a qualified instructor on the Rossendale nursery slope. The initiative to increase participation and promote local facilities is open for ages six and above. Saturday 17 th September it is all about snowboarding between 10am - 5pm whilst on Sunday 18 th September skiing takes over between 12pm – 4pm. Equipment is supplied by Rossendale and all participants get a goody bag. To secure a FREE lesson pre-register on: www.orangeaimseries.com or call 07843 209 846 from 16 th September.
17 th September: Snowboard Competition
09.00 – 10.00 Registration
10.00 – 11.00 Boardercross Practice
11.00 – 12.30 Boardercross Competition
12.30 – 17.00: Big Air Comp. (Final at 16.00)
17.00 Prize Giving