Announcing Vans Dawn of the Shred
Fri 06 February 09
The Vans Dawn of the Shred returns for the 3rd year. Bringing the North/South divide closer with an indoor stop at Xscape Milton Keynes on 30th May and Cairngorm Mountain, Scotland on the 18th April
The Vans Dawn of the Shred, in association with Relentless, returns for the third year and this time it’s bigger than ever. Bringing the North/South divide closer with an indoor stop at Xscape Milton Keynes on the 30th May and the only open UK comp on real snow at Cairngorm Mountain, Scotland on the 18th April.
The Vans Terrain Park is taking form with the local team in Aviemore shaping kickers, rails and boxes to top last years set up and the famous Nessie rail is back. If the monster kicker that was built on that very mountain last season is anything to go by, this year the park is sure to be one hell of a ride.
For all you indoor junkies out there Vans presents a fridge shred, pulling a late nighter in Milton Keynes with a mix of snow, skate and music to rock ya thermal socks off.
The slope is open from 8pm-12am and you can be sure there will be some surprises as each sponsor has been set the challenge to come up with an obstacle to include in the comp. Afterwards head to the bar, open till late, for mix of high octane retro rock, watch this space for bands to be announced soon.
To top this all off the Vans UK skate team will be in attendance hitting up the mini ramp set up directly on the slope!
Both dates of the event are open to the public, so the host of prizes on offer are anyone’s to take. An immense donation has been supplied by our sponsored chalet in Morzine, Ride and Slide, of an all expenses paid stay at their 5 star haven. Visit www.rideslide.co.uk to check it out.
A £1000 purse prize is up for grabs at each event and spot prizes will also go to best trick and best outfit, so get creative!
For up to date information on both competitions visit www.vans.co.uk
Sun 08 February 09, Canada Olympic Park , Canada
The Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta welcomed a sick field of talented snowboarders today with local Canadian shredders Jed Anderson and Palmer Taylor claiming the men's and women’s Halfpipe title at the inaugural Swatch TTR 5Star Burton Canadian Open. WATCH HIGHLIGHTS.
Tue 10 February 09, Cardrona, New Zealand
The resort will be expanded with a new trail down the Arcadia Basin and a $1m snowmaking upgrade will allow the entire area to be covered with artificial snow
Tue 17 February 09, Chamonix, France
Everything was in place for the amazing show: sunshine, low temperatures, cold snow, a spot loved by the locals, the ‘Hôtel du Brévent’ – 400 vertical meters on a steep slope facing east – and 92 riders anxious to reveal their talent taking on the face!
Thu 19 February 09
Daniel Josefsen (NOR) and Shayne Pospisil (USA) became the riders of the day in Linderudkollen, Oslo, both jumping 6.8m in front of over 1000 enthusiastic spectators and taking home $6000 USD each
Thu 19 February 09, Mammoth Mountain, USA
22-foot-tall walls measuring in at over 500-feet in length and constructed with over 42,000 cubic yards of snow, the Super Duper Pipe is truly massive
30 May 09
open from 8pm-12am and you can be sure there will be some surprises as each sponsor has been set the challenge to come up with an obstacle to include in the comp