Seventeen of the world's best snowboarders will compete for their piece of the massive $100,000 prize purse at Red Bull Snowscrapers in Manhattan's lower East Side Thursday, Feb. 5.
Athletes will compete from 6 to 9 p.m. against the majestic backdrop of the New York City skyline in the East River Park on Houston Street. The local thrash heavy metal band Anthrax is set to perform.
Athletes include iconic Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White, freestyle/backcountry legend Travis Rice and ultra-progressive phenomenon Pat Moore. World renowned Burton riders for the ground-breaking event include Kevin Pearce, Mikkel Bang, Danny Davis, Kohei Kubo, Kazuhiro Kakubo, and snowboard legend Terje Haakonsen. Other confirmed riders include Nitro's Andreas Wiig, DC's Torstein Horgmo, Forum's Jake Blauvelt and Greg Bretz, along with Rome rider Bjorn Leines and Ride's JJ Thomas.
Gates open to the public at 3 p.m., riders practice at 4 p.m., and competition starts at 6 p.m.
Then on Saturday Feb. 7, East River Park will become a winter wonderland of free sledding, ice climbing and, weather permitting, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sleigh rides at Winter Jam NYC.