Chicks rule at the Roxy Chicken Jam
If it seems like Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) has been acting a bit girly the last few days, chock it up to the 2007 Roxy Chicken Jam. The all-female snowboarding competition is now in it’s third year of focusing specifically on the talents of the fairer sex.
The event was originally started by Roxy to help generate interest in women’s unique skills, which are often overshadowed when they share the stage with men. The event welcomes riders from all over the world and will reward the winner with an enticing $30,000 combined prize purse.
Among the top names are 2006 American Roxy Chicken Jam defending champ Natasza Zurek of Canada and the European defending champion, American Jamie Anderson. Recent World Superpipe winner and X Games gold medallist Torah Bright will also be competing for the title. Olympic gold medallist Hannah Teter will headline the field. Titles will be awarded in both the slopestyle and superpipe divisions.
The weekend also includes an "expression session," featuring 2007 Winter X Games gold medallist freeskier Sarah Burke and the Roxy unified snow team.
Since it is a "chicken" jam, the event has taken on a country-fair theme with a variety of booths, demonstrations, games and crafts. Included in the "fair," will also be a chance for the public to demo Roxy’s newest line of skis and snowboards at no cost.
The competition started on Thursday with qualifying rounds and moved to the pipe on Friday for the finals. Saturday will wrap up the all-ladies, all-the-time competition with a slopestyle competition from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at PCMR.
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