AIM summer dates 2006

Echoing the continued world growth of freestyle snowsports, the Orange AIM Series expands its calendar to incorporate six UK Championship events in 2006, releasing new dates for three indoor and three artificial events.

The UK’s Snowboard and Freeski Championship circuit celebrates its 5th Birthday this year, and my, how it’s grown. Increasing the number of UK based Championship events from five to six, the 2006 Orange AIM Series is fully locked and loaded to supply the ever-growing number of UK freestylers with more action. The brand new Braehead Xscape in Glasgow will join the list of existing and successfully tested venues: Rossendale, Castleford, Milton Keynes, Bracknell and Warmwell.

Stuart Brass of Soul Sports comments:
After the success of the 2005 Schools Tour and Orange AIM Series we are excited to be returning to the same venues again this year to continue to build our relationship with schools, slopes and media in these areas. It’s also great to be able to add a brand new event and head back into Scotland for this year’s series and see the competitor numbers increase each year”.

Orange AIM Series dates for the diaries:

28th July Xscape, Castleford:
British Rail Jam session, plus Product Testing (Evening Session)
5th August Xscape, Breahead, Glasgow:
British Indoor Slopestyle Championships
19th August Xscape, Milton Keynes:
British Indoor Boarder/ Skiercross Championships, plus Slopestyle
2nd - 3rd September Bracknell Ski Centre:
British Artificial Slopestyle Championships, plus Big Air
16th - 17th September Rossendale Ski Centre:
British Artificial Boardecross / Skiercross Championships, plus Big Air
30th Sept - 1st Oct Dorset Snowsport Centre in Warmwell:
British Artificial Big Air Championships, plus Quarterpipe
N.B: Where events are held over a weekend, Snowboarding will take place on the first day, followed by Skiing on the last.

Since the start in 2002 the key ingredients have been to provide keen enthusiasts with a platform to get into competition and gain wider exposure as well as promoting the sports and increasing participation. Some of UK’s top snowsport athletes, Olympians included, have developed through the Series and over 6,000 school children and beginners have tried snowboarding and skiing through the free lessons and schools tour initiatives.

Serving up competition on Artificial and Indoor slopes as well as snow-capped Mountain resorts, the Orange AIM Series caters for all tastes and budgets. By promoting the country’s leading slopes and actively introducing schoolchildren to the thriving community of talented freestylers, it’s fair to claim that the UK is fast becoming a hotbed of freestyle talent.

The Orange AIM Series is open to all performance levels and ages. Helmets will be compulsory to everyone under 16 and all ages at various slopes, it is advisable to pre-register over the internet.

To find out more about each event; schedules, course design and registration forms check out the Orange AIM Series 2006 website: http://www.orangeaimseries.com