Friday, December 15, 2006

Boarding at Breck

Six Olympic medalists are in the lineup at this weekend's Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix at Breckenridge: Gretchen Bleiler (silver '06; Aspen), Lindsey Jacobellis (silver '06; Stratton Mountain, VT), Kelly Clark (gold '02; Mount Snow, VT), Ross Powers (gold '02; Stratton Mountain, VT), Danny Kass (silver '02, '06; Mammoth Lakes, CA) and JJ Thomas (bronze '02; Golden).

"They do such a great job dialing this pipe and I always look forward to this contest," said Bleiler, the reigning Grand Prix champion.

If Olympians aren't a big enough draw, the quarterpipe that's sitting downtown in the Miners parking lot just might be. Last year Luke Mitrani boasted 31 feet of air at the quarterpipe after a tow-in during the Paul Mitchell Progression Session. Give me a "whoa!" people.

DJ Roots and DJ Vajra will perform live during and after the downtown exhibition.

What time?
11am-noon HP Finals Practice
Noon-1:30pm HP Finals Awards
6-7pm Exhibition practice
7-8:30pm Exhibition

11am-noon Junior Jam Practice
noon-1pm Junior Jam

If you're tied up with work or Christmas shopping and events Saturday, make a note to check NBC's TV sked on Dec. 24. Breck folks say the Peacock network will show all the action worth airing.

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