Oakley Design at the Big London Freeze
Oakley Design & Gumball at Freesports on 4 FREEZE sponsored by LG
Channel 4’s flagship programme dedicated to extreme sports, Freesports on 4, have joined forces with events organizers Sports Vision, for a brand new snow sport and music event, Freesports on 4 FREEZE sponsored by LG.
From the 23-26th October, Battersea Power Station in London will be transformed into a real life ski resort featuring the biggest real snow jump ever made in the UK with a live music line up to match and Oakley Design with will be there, joining Gumball with the UK show premier of the Oakley Design Porsche 997 GT2.
The World’s best snowboarders and skiers will descend on the banks of the River Thames to take part in the highest profile snow and music festival ever seen in the UK. Some riders already confirmed are as follows: Tanner Hall, Jon Olsson, JF Houle, Jacob Wester, Danny Kass, Scotty Lago, Lucas Magoon and Hampus Mosesson just to mention a few.
The focal point of the event is the 17m table top real snow jump created for the LG London Big Air Event, part of the LG FIS (International Ski Federation) World Cup, which will kick off the Northern Hemisphere Winter season in serious style. While this event is for snowboarders there will also be some amazing skiing action.
About the event:
The LG London Big Air is a leg of the LG FIS World Cup for snowboarders and as such attracts the biggest names in the World of snowboarding. So far confirmed are Olympic Silver Medallist Danny Kass, Hampus Mosesson and Burton Pro Chris Sorman. All the riders will be fighting for £15,000 and vital ratings points in their goal to become World Champions. The LG London Big Air is the only chance to see snowboarders of this quality in the UK.
The International Freestyle Ski Event will once again feature the World’s best skiers on your doorstep in London. The likes of Armada team riders Tanner Hall, multiple Winter X Games Gold Medal winner and TJ Schiller will blow minds as they also compete for $25,000. Confirmed
appearances include skiers such as Tanner, Jon Olsson and Jacob Wester. Three of the biggest names in Ski.
In a bid to give the UK’s home grown talent an opportunity to challenge the Worlds best, FREEZE will hold the Battle of Britain (BOB) with the top performers gaining precious FIS points enabling them to compete in the main event, The LG London Big Air.
Freesports on 4 FREEZE sponsored by LG will also serve up the culmination of the LG FREEZE Air Bag Tour. In the month leading up to the event the tour will be hitting indoor and dry slopes across the UK, giving skiers and snowboarders the chance to get creative with their style whilst relying on a giant bag to catch them. The 14m x 8m LG FREEZE Air Bag will be open to the most innovative riders who have seasoned it during the tour in an invitational pro-am jam format.
Whilst the sports events are more than enough to keep you entertained there is so much more on offer at Freesports on 4 FREEZE sponsored by LG. After all the sports are completed attentions will turn to the giant 10,000 capacity Kayam tent hosting the best live music on offer in the UK. More music acts are to be announced but expect household names rocking out the best in contemporary music.
Another feature of the event will be the movie premiers including Grenades Boned Age, Forum’s Forum or Against’EM and the English production Bread and Buttered. Relentless Energy Drink will also be there creating their own style of mountain party serving big beats and their own range of cocktails in their aptly named Blizzard Bar. In addition to the mountain parties, there will be an opportunity for VIPs to get the best in ‘après ski’ in the LG Lounge, where you can chill and watch the competition in comfort.
Other attractions will include a genuine ski village with shops lining the main resort ‘high street’ where you’ll be able to pick up bargains from last year and check out the latest kit about to hit the slopes. With all this going on there is absolutely no reason to miss out on the only pre season event in the UK.
Tickets to the UK’s only snow sports and music festival, Freesports on 4 FREEZE Sponsored by LG are now on sale. Make sure you are one of the first to get your tickets to this brand new and exciting festival taking place at Battersea Power Station in London from 23-26th October, 2008 by logging on to www.londonfreeze.com or calling Ticketmaster on 0844 847 2358.