The seventh Roxy Chicken Jam will be hitting Saalbach Hinterglemm in Austria from January 8 to 10. The world’s best female freestylers – Cheryl Maas (NED), Kjersti Buaas Oestgaard (NOR),and Lisa Filzmoser (AUT) – will be hitting the park to compete for the US$50,000 prize purse and all important TTR points.
The Jam is a six star TTR event and a key one for girls hoping to hit the podium at the end of the season. The current leader of the Swatch TTR Women’s Ranking List, Sarka Pancochova (CZE), has confirmed that she’ll take part as has four-time X Games gold medallist Janna Meyen-Weatherby (USA).
The Roxy Chicken Jam will be held as a carbon neutral event. “The Quiksilver group being committed to sustainability and the protection of the environment, it is a great step to have the Roxy Chicken Jam being held as a neutral event”, says Maritxu Darrigrand who is in charge of sustainable development at Roxy and Quiksilver. The emissions produced by the snowmakers, groomers and concerts will be compensated through co-operation with the Suddenrush Atlantic Rainforest Institution (SRAFRI). Snowboard stars like Terje Haakonsen (NOR) and Nicolas Mueller (SUI) are actively involved in this project aiming to sustainably preserve the rainforest at the Brazilian Atlantic coastline (further information at www.atlanticrainforest.org).
As well as the contest there’ll also be live music and DJs. Prior to the prize-giving, Innsbruck’s Wax Wreckaz DJ crew will drop some heavy beats at the Reiterkogel valley station. After the award ceremony, the electro underground collective Bunny Lake from Vienna will rock the crowd and there’ll be a full after-show party to round off the weekend.
For further information, please visit www.roxy.com
Friday, January 08 2010
12-2 pm Qualifications, Nightpark Saalbach Hinterglemm
Saturday, January 09 2010
11 am-1 pm Main Session, Nightpark Saalbach Hinterglemm
2-3 pm Super finals, Nightpark Saalbach Hinterglemm
8-9 pm Concert: Wax Wreckaz, Reiterkogel station
9-9.15 pm Award ceremony, Reiterkogel station
9.15-10 pm Concert: Bunny Lake, Reiterkogel station
10 pm Party (place tba)
Roxy Chicken Jam 2004 (Innsbruck/AUT): Natasha Zurek (CAN)
Roxy Chicken Jam 2005 (St.Moritz/SUI): Natasha Zurek (CAN)
Roxy Chicken Jam 2006 (St.Moritz/SUI): Cheryl Maas (NED)
Roxy Chicken Jam 2006 (Kaprun/AUT): Jamie Anderson (USA)
Roxy Chicken Jam 2007 (Kaprun/AUT): Cheryl Maas (NED)
Roxy Chicken Jam 2008 (Kaprun/AUT): (cancelled)