First riders announced for freestyle,ch 09

Mon 03 August 09

Last years winner Stefan Gimpl will be joined in Zurich by a right bunch of unknown snowboarders like TTR tour winner Peetu Piiroinen and local legend Nicolas Müller.

First riders announced for freestyle,ch 09

First riders announced for freestyle,ch 09 ©

It's just under 2 months to go, but the first confirmed names have just been released for Europe's largest freestyle sports event, which will be held once more on the edge of the Zurich lake on 25th-27th September.

2007 winner Stephan Maurer will be going head to head against 2008 winner Stefan Gimpl, fellow Swiss Reto Kestenholz and Nicolas Müller will be joined with last seasons TTR winner, the fin Peetu Piiroinen.

In the freeski even TJ Schiller and brothers Elias and Andri Ambühl will be competing

Program 2009

Thursday, September 24
Pre-Opening Party at Alte Börse

Friday, September 25
18:00 Doors open
19:00 FMX Qualification
19:30 Skateboard Qualification
20:00 Freeski Qualification
21:00 Concert Nokia
22:00 Snowboard Qualification
23:00 End of program
Label World open until 23:00
Bars and restaurants open until 24:00
Afterburner Party from 23:00

Saturday, September 26
11:00 Doors open
14:00 Skateboard Qualification
15:00 Freeski Qualification
16:30 FMX Qualification
17:00 Concert
18:00 Snowboard Qualification
20:00 Concert Nokia
21:30 The Ultimate Crossover Session: snowboard, freeski, FMX, skateboard
23:00 End of program
Label World open until 23:00
Bars and restaurants open until 02:00
Afterburner Party from 23:00

Sunday, September 27
11:00 Doors open
13.30 Skateboard Finals
14:15 Freeski Finals
15:15 FMX Finals
16:00 Snowboard Finals
17:00 Superfinals: snowboard, freeski, FMX, skateboard
18:00 Prize-giving freestyle.champs
Label World open until 19:00
Bars and restaurants open until 19:00

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Europe's biggest freestyle sports event featuring snowboardering, freeskiing, FMX pilots and skateboarding.