The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is upon us… next week to be exact! Our amazing Team GB athletes have been working super hard to be selected as part of the crew heading out to represent Great Britain over the last 4 years. Our riders include, Jenny Jones, Billy Morgan, Jamie Nicholls, Dom Harrington, Ben Kilner, Aimee Fuller and Zoe Gillings representing us in Slopestyle, Half Pipe and Snowboard Cross. Here at Mint we have much history with some of these guys with some great friendships, memories and fun times snowboarding so it will be a super exciting time!!!
If you are as excited as us then you will want to know where you can take in all the action. The BBC is dedicating a ton of broadcasting time to the coverage so there should be no reason to miss out. Check out the schedule below (all in UK time) and get some early nights in preparation for lots of shouting at the TV in support!
Thursday 6th February
6am – Men’s and Women’s Slopestyle Qualification
Saturday 8th February
5.30am – Men’s Slopestyle Semi-Finals
8.45am – Men’s Slopestyle Final
Sunday 9th February
6.30am – Women’s Slopestyle Semi-Finals
9.15am – Women’s Slopestyle Final
Tuesday 11th February
10.00am – Men’s Halfpipe Qualification
3.00pm – Men’s Halfpipe Semi-Finals
5.30pm – Men’s Halfpipe Final
Wednesday 12th February
10.00am – Women’s Halfpipe Qualification
3.00pm – Women’s Halfpipe Semi-Finals
5.30pm – Women’s Halfpipe Final
Sunday 16th February
7.00am – Women’s Snowboard Cross Qualification
9.15am – Women’s Snowboard Cross Final
Monday 17th February
7.00am – Men’s Snowboard Cross Qualification
9.15am – Men’s Snowboard Cross Final
Good Luck Team GB!!!!
Brit shred star Aimee Fuller has started this winter with a bang, firstly winning the Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam and now, just days later, she has just coined her second big win, The Mint Mountain Invitational! Check out the stoked game face above, we are not sure which event this is from?
The Mint Mountain Invitational was a new freestyle snowboard contest taking place on UK soil. Run by Mint Snowboard School and in association with TSA, Gonzilla & Quiksilver, the Mint Mountain Invitational brought together some of the worlds top snowboarders to compete on a mountain like nothing they had ridden before. In this competition Aimee was battling for glory against the big boys; Signal Snowboard’s Jake Olson-Elm and Lobster founders Eiki Helgason & Halldor Helgason. Competition was tight with technical tricks, spins, grabs and the odd bail. The winner was then put to the public vote from the video edit below.
Mint would like to thank all the riders and those involved with helping make this event happen.
Check out the video edit to see Aimee’s winning combos…
Please note that the vote is now closed.
For those of you heading to the Freeze Festival in London this weekend, head along to the UK screening of European Girls Snowboard film ‘5 More Minutes Please?‘ Come & join us and show support for UK riders, and friends of Mint, Jenny Jones & Aimee Fuller. Showings will be held at 3pm on Friday & Saturday.
As mentioned in our previous blog post, Mint Snowboarding instructor Tammy was at the Castleford Sno!zone last Saturday for the TSA Big Bang event to join in the coaching team. Here are a bunch of photos from the girls freestyle session she coached with Roxy rider Aimee Fuller.
Well done to all the girls who were there… great progression from all and some rad talent was shining through!
So we are in England and the last two weekends have been filled with snowdome shredding at Milton Keynes Sno!zone & Castleford Xscape. Slightly different to our usual slopes in the French alps, the snowdomes have been great fun. Mint Snowboard School instructor Tammy attended The Snowboard Asylum Big Bang events, joining the coaching teams offering free coaching to everyone visiting. Other coaches at the events included Jenny Jones, Dan Wakeham, Will Hughes, Hamish McKnight, Jonny Russell & Ian Ashmore.
At the Milton Keynes Big Bang Tammy & triple X-Games gold medalist Jenny Jones provided a girls freestyle coaching session. At Castleford she joined forces for another fun session with Roxy ripper Aimee Fuller. At both events the girls were awesome, with some real talents emerging, and great progression was seen by all.
Thanks TSA for hosting these great events. And thanks to all the brands for the fun, cups of tea, chat, listening, equipment lending and happy days.
Anyway, knackered and what a day to end it all…..
A lot of todays happenings are top secret with a special project hosted by Mint Snowboard school, involving JAKE OLSON ELMS and THE HELGASONS. Honestly it’s not to be missed. Footage to follow from the Mint Mountain Invitational. You will soon see what we’re going on about. Follow Mint Snowboarding on Facebook to see it first: www.facebook.com/mintsnowboarding
Next events on our UK tour will be the London Ski & Snowboard Show and the Freeze Festival. See you there…