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Free board blizzard in Civic Square this Saturday

Free board blizzard in Civic Square this Saturday

Competitive snowboarding – after a one-year hiatus – returns to Civic Square this Saturday.

“This is the finest in fresh, free entertainment,” says City Council Events Co-ordinator Melody Scales. “We’re going to transform Civic Square into a snow-zone and everyone should get along to check out some of New Zealand’s top boarders for free.”

Brothers of Metal is a pulse-racing, high-energy snowboard handrail competition. Temporary trick handrails will be erected in Civic Square and competitors will be able to perform the most outrageous tricks under floodlights.

Professional riders Mark Catsberg (Wanaka), Leroy Christensen (Ohakune), Robett Hollis (Christchurch) will set the pace for the more than 40 amateur and professional boarders expected to take part. People interested in entering the amateur competition should contact James Jordan on 021 537 228.

To warm up spectators there will be hot live music from Hastings metal band Omega Dawn as well as food and drink on sale. The jam kicks off at 5.30pm with the festivities winding up at 9pm.

Like the first Civic Square snowboard competition in 2003, at least 40 tonnes of premium snow will be shipped in for the event (including a truckload of the real stuff direct from Ruapehu).


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