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Official Icer Press Release
SAN FRANCISCO (September 16, 2008) â€“ ICER is pleased to announce its line-up of some of the best world-class skiers, snowboarders, freestyle motocross, and BMX/skate park riders — as well as exciting musical performers including The Cool Kids and Kâ€™Naan — for this yearâ€™s fourth annual Esurance ICER AIR competition, taking place Saturday, October 18, 2008, at McCovey Coveâ€™s Lot A, along San Franciscoâ€™s famed waterfront and adjacent to AT&T Park.
â€œWe are thrilled about the incredible line-up of award-winning athletes participating in this yearâ€™s event,â€ said ICER AIR founder Glen Griffin. â€œEsurance ICER AIR is a continuously evolving event and this year we are really excited to be expanding outside of the ball park as well as welcoming some new competitors to the scene. The returning athletes and the new guys are just as excited as we are about the event and weâ€™re all looking forward to making this year bigger and better than ever.â€
The line-up for this yearâ€™s Ski competition includes 2007 Esurance ICER AIR winner and nine-time Winter X Games medalist Jon Olsson. Simon Dumont, overall Halfpipe winner at the 2007 Honda Ski Tour and multiple medalist at Winter X Games is back for his fourth attempt at an Esurance ICER AIR win. Sammy Carlson, one of the best freeskiers in the world, will return for his third appearance, after clinching third place at last yearâ€™s competition. Two of the biggest threats to the Big Air podium, Tanner Rainville and Sean Field will be back for their fourth appearance at Esurance ICER AIR. Mike Riddle, Superpipe, Slopestyle and Superhit winner at the 2007 World Skiing Invitational is slated to return for his quest for a podium spot. A talented field that includes John Spriggs, Colby West, Peter Olenick, Michael Clarke and Oscar Scherlin will set the stage for another epic competition at Esurance ICER AIR. New to this yearâ€™s competition are superstars Jacob Wester and Jossi Wells.
The line-up for this yearâ€™s Snowboard competition includes two of the biggest names in menâ€™s snowboarding, Andreas Wiig, a double gold medalist at Winter X Games 11 and Chas Guldemond, the current Swatch TTR leader and third place finisher at last yearâ€™s Esurance ICER AIR. Tim Humphreys, 2007 Air & Style Rookie Challenge winner will be gunning for his first Esurance ICER AIR win after coming in second last year. Torstein Horgmo comes to this event with recent big wins including Big Air gold at Winter X Games 12 and a Slopestyle win at the 2008 Burton New Zealand Open. After an absence at last yearâ€™s event, Scotty Lago will be back with a vengeance to challenge this yearâ€™s field of riders. Scandinavian newcomers include Hampus Mosesson, Antti Autti and Chris SÃ¶rman, who are all guaranteed to go Scandinavian BIG over this yearâ€™s Big Air. No one quite knows what Esurance ICER AIR veterans Wyatt Caldwell and Ian Thorley plan on throwing down, but it will most certainly leave the audience in awe.
David Ny of Scandinavian Shaper along with his team will be returning to Esurance ICER AIR this year to build an even bigger and better ski and snowboard jump. Ny and his team have designed snowboarding and skiing venues around the globe, including the Winter Olympic Games in Torino, and are considered the most experienced jump designers in the world. This yearâ€™s jump will rise an additional eight feet in height over last yearâ€™s, reaching over 11 stories, and will extend and additional 16 feet in length, allowing for a longer jump and longer run-out. The jump and run-out will be covered with nearly 200 tons of snow.
In addition, this yearâ€™s Freestyle Motocross ramp will be set up to crisscross over the landing of the ski and snowboard jump, adding an exciting visual aspect to the competition. Some of the best freestyle motocross athletes will be on hand to jump over a 70ft gap spanning the run-out of the ski jump structure.
Esurance ICER AIR 2008, an action sports, music and lifestyle event, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 18, from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at McCovey Coveâ€™s Lot A, adjacent to AT&T Park, on the San Francisco Embarcadero waterfront. As Esurance ICER AIR continues to evolve, McCovey Coveâ€™s Lot A venue provides the ideal setting along San Franciscoâ€™s beautiful waterfront to create a comprehensive lifestyle community, complete with Esurance ICER AIRâ€™s signature big air ski and snowboard competition.
Esurance ICER AIR 2008 includes a star-studded line-up of Olympic and X Game athletes in the arenas of ski, snowboard, skate, BMX and FMX Motocross, as well as interactive exhibits and a beer garden. General admission tickets are $28; family four packs offer a $24 savings and are available for $88. All tickets can be purchased at www.icerair.com.
Esurance ICER AIR is committed to being a responsible leader in environmental conservation and is planning the following for the event: a solar powered music stage, an extensive onsite recycling program; all marketing materials printed on recycled paper; plates, napkins and cutlery made from recycled materials; onsite bicycle valets; an extensive public transportation program; a â€œclick â€˜nâ€™ printâ€ ticket program to eliminate unnecessary delivery; and much more.
Partners for Esurance ICER AIR 2008 include: Esurance, Virgin America, Chipotle, True Anthem, Head Skis, Skullcandy, Heavenly Valley, Whistler Blackcomb, The Stone Clinic, Right to Play, Comcast Sports Net, YourTV20, Wild 94.9, Freeskier, Transworld Snowboarding, Spin, SF Weekly and San Francisco magazines. A portion of the proceeds generated from Esurance ICER AIR 2008 will benefit City of Dreams, a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit organization dedicated to helping low income youth through mentorship and youth development.
About ICER AIR
The idea of skiing San Francisco became a reality three years ago. On September 29, 2005, 15,000 people watched history being made as ICER AIR took to Fillmore Street for the first-ever urban big air ski and snowboard competition. Realizing the potential for this type of event and always wanting to push the limits of creativity, ICER AIR creator Glen Griffin moved the jump to AT&T Park in 2006 for the first big-air stadium ski and snowboard competition in the United States. Esurance ICER AIR has since evolved into an action sports, music, and lifestyle experience featuring skiing, snowboarding, skate, BMX and headliner music acts. In 2007, the event expanded again to include freestyle motocross. Continuing the mission of bringing the mountains to the city, Esurance ICER AIR 2008 will be held October 18, and will again feature action sports, concerts, and parties. For 2009 and beyond, ICER AIR intends to grow into other cities and will announce its future plans soon. http://www.icerair.com
Esurance, a subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM), provides personal auto insurance direct to consumers online and through select online agents. Through Esuranceâ€™s award-winning website, customers can obtain quotes, compare rates, buy policies, and manage their auto insurance quickly and easily. Committed to innovation and healthy competition, Esurance is proud to support unique, one-of-a-kind events like Esurance ICER AIR. For more information on teams and sporting events sponsored by Esurance, visit: http://www.esurance.com/aboutus/sports.asp
ICER began in 2000 as a small ski and snowboard products company with aspirations to grow into a global sports brand. ICER entered the marketplace by introducing a revolutionary new pocket-sized, spray-on liquid wax for skis and snowboards. Building on the success of the ski and snowboard product lines, ICER plans to expand by offering products for sailing, surfing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, skateboarding and biking. http://www.icersport.com.
About City of Dreams
City of Dreams is a volunteer based youth development and mentorship program dedicated to helping youth living in low income housing build brighter futures. Every year, City of Dreams takes youths on 24 events, each infused with 12 simple lessons aimed at providing young people with life skills. Through experiential learning, mentorship and community development days, City of Dreams promotes self esteem and expands the perspectives of young people, helping them to pursue their dreams and make healthy choices in life.