Vancouver, BC (October 2, 2001) – Some of the best snowboarders on the planet will session the world’s first indoor snow-covered Jib Park at the MASEV Action-Sports Expo, October 27 – 28 at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium. Over a dozen athletes are scheduled to appear, including snowboarders Kevin Sansalone, Keir Dillon, Chris Engelsman, and TJ Schneider.
The 3-tiered Jib Park will have a total of 5 rails and boxes for riders to grind, press, and spin off, showcasing the hottest trend in riding that has been exploding in terrain parks and snow-bearing urban centres around the world. All of the Park’s features will be built by Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain, and set up later in the resort’s Terrain Park for all to enjoy this winter.
In addition to the Jib Park, the two-day MASEV Action-Sports Expo will host competitions in other core action sports disciplines with dozens of professional athletes. Tony Hawk will be joined by other pro skateboarders and BMX riders on the West 49 Vert Ramp. The Air War® Freestyle Motocross Tour makes its only North American stop at the event, with riders throwing death-defying stunts while flying 100 feet through the air. The Richie Schley Invitational Indoor Bikercross will feature the world’s best mountain bikers racing head-to-head down a challenging course of banked turns and huge 30 ft gap jumps.
The MASEV Expo Village will be open all weekend, where consumers can check out and purchase the latest gear, clothing and equipment from core action sports manufacturers and local resorts. Mix Master Mike of Beastie Boys fame will provide the live vibe from the Main Stage, along with Vancouver’s Swollen Members, New York’s MC Supernatural, and many more to keep the stadium charged.Event Highlights:
Saturday, October 27 Air War® Freestyle Motocross Tour
Sunday, October 28 Tony Hawk sessions the West 49 Vert Ramp
Richie Schley Invitational Indoor Bikercross
All Weekend Snowboarders n the Jib Park
Early-bird tickets for the MASEV Action-Sports Expo are available at all Ticketmaster outlets until October 9. As a bonus, a coupon for a lift ticket to Vancouver’s premier action sports resort, Grouse Mountain, will be included with every ticket purchase.
The MASEV Action-Sports Expo is produced by Vancouver’s MASEV Communications Inc; reaching the youth market through the seamless integration of music, action sports and events.