Union Square Street Sessions
On Thursday, February 8th, the world’s top pro riders will converge upon NYC’s Union Square to compete in the city’s first ever major pro snowboarding competition and B4BC is stoked to be there with our traveling educational booth!
The Union Square Street Sessions presented by Jeep will attract top snowboarding pros such as Marc Frank Montoya, Eddie Wall, and Lucas Magoon to compete Head-to-Head. 24 Men and 8 Women will participate in a rail jam format on a customized urban rail, the largest ever built in NYC. The custom rail is being built at the Jib Lab in Mountain Creek NJ.
The Union Square Street Sessions presented by Jeep will start with athlete training at 3 PM leading up to rail jam competition starting at 5:30 PM. Simultaneously, an action sports block party rocks the venue with live music and a sponsor village comprised of action sports retailers.
The invitational pro field of top rail riders will be augmented by up and coming athletes selected at 3 Street Sessions qualifiers. The top winner at the following events will earn an automatic position – The Block Party in Tahoe, and the Rails2Riches and Shop Wars events at Killington.
In partnership with NYC Parks and Recreation, a pro-am rail jam and winter carnival will be held in Central Park on Saturday, February 10th.
Street Session partners include Jeep as the presenting sponsor, Burton, Fuse TV, Snowboarder Magazine, Lat34.com, Burton, Plantronics, Red Bull, Mountain Creek Resort and Killington Resort.
Click Here for additional information from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.
Thursday Feb 8th – Union Square Street Sessions
- Pro Rail Jam Event , Thursday, February 8th
o Pre Event Demo for Media 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
o Festival area opens 3:00 PM
o Autograph session & Athlete warm-ups 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
o Music 1st Session 5:00 to 5:30 PM
o Rail Competition 1st Round 5:30 to 6:30 PM
o Music 2nd Session 6:30 to 7:15 PM
o Rail Competition Finals 7:30 to 8:30 PM
o Awards 8:30 – 9:00 PM
o Party 9 PM