Friends Olympic medalist Jenny Jones and Tammy Esten from MINT Snowboarding are teaming up to create a unique Junior Workshop this April in Morzine. Get your kids involved for an amazing snowboard experience they will never forget.
We are back from two days of snowboarding action at Tamworth snowdome for the Snowboard Asylum Big Bang Snowboard Show. As ever, this annual event was fully packed with coaching sessions, demo kit, pro-rider appearances, the Burton Riglet park and much, much more.
This year Tammy from Mint Snowboarding was honoured to be called in to teach all female groups with Olympians Jenny Jones and Lesley McKenna. Jenny Jones is the well known face of UK snowboarding in recent years having won bronze at Sochi in slopestyle as well as 3 X-Games gold medals. Lesley McKenna is equally legendary, a triple Olympian and the only snowboarder from the UK to have ever won a half pipe World Cup event and to have led the half pipe World Cup standings.
This power crew joined forces at Tamworth to help introduce females into freestyle snowboarding. The sessions were hugely successful, resulting in beaming faces and huge leaps in progression.
Check out some photos from the weekend:
We are exhaustedly fresh back from an awesome weekend at the Snowboard Asylum’s Big Bang event put on at Tamworth snowdome over the weekend. The weekend snowboard show was a huge success with over 500 snowboard taster lessons taken, 200 kids aged 3-6 yrs riding the Burton Riglet park, 250 people taking coaching sessions… along with all those who came to ride and demo this winters kit!
Our instructor Tammy was there running coaching sessions with Olympic superstar Jenny Jones. They taught hundreds of enthusiastic snowboarders, from the Ladies Power Hour sessions to riders from 4 – 60 + yrs, guys, girls, kids, newbees, freestyle rippers… you name it, they all smashed it!
Here are the few photos we snapped:
We are stoked to be heading to Tamworth for the Big Bang snowboard show on 18th & 19th October to do a couple of coaching sessions with Olympic superstar Jenny Jones. Mint instructor & founder, Tammy Esten, will be co-hosting two ladies only coaching sessions with good friend Jenny.
The Ladies Power Hour sessions will be an introduction to freestyle for ladies who are new to the snowpark. This is for any ladies who want to try a bit of freestyle for the first time. Learn how to hit a jump or a box in the park with a bunch of other newbies. Let the fun times begin!
Ladies Power Hour: First time in the park
Saturday 18th October 2014: 09.00 – 10.00 hrs
Sunday 19th October 2014: 17.00 – 18.00 hrs
Cost: FREE! You will need the required recreational pass for the slope
Requirements: Any age, confidently linking turns on the main slope
Coaches: Jenny Jones & Tammy Esten
BOOK HERE: Spaces are limited so be quick!
There is a whole heap of stuff going on at the Big Bang snowboard show at Tamworth snowdome, including…
> Demo all the new 2015 winter kit
> Free 15 minute snowboard fun session for 3 – 6 year olds in the Riglet Fun Park
> Riding and signing sessions with Olympians Jenny Jones & Jamie Nicholls
> Welcome to Snowboarding – Try snowboarding for just £10
> Freestyle jam night sessions
Check here for more info on the Big Bang Snowboard Shows
In the last three weeks since that incredibly nerve wracking morning of the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Jenny Jones has become a national hero. And so should she, winning the historic first ever Team GB medal on snow.
The response to Jenny’s snowboard Olympic bronze medal win has been phenomenal to say the least; from photos on the front cover of just about every national newspaper, visits to Downing Street, numerous appearances on TV including the Jonathan Ross Show and several more to come… the coverage is endless. And it couldn’t come to a more deserving person, nor to a better ambassador for snowboarding in the UK as well as a role model for all sports.
Mint Snowboarding founder Tammy, a close friend of the superstar, joined Jenny on an open-top victory bus tour through Bristol on Monday 3rd March, along with the various Mayors of Bristol, friends & family and a ton of paparazzi. It was an incredible event, starting at Jenny’s old school and ending in the city center, follow by a Civic reception at the City Hall. In typical Jenny style, she was worried no-one would come out to watch… but she couldn’t have been more wrong as hundreds of people lined the streets to see Jenny Jones paraded through the city. It was fantastic to see people from all walks of life stop what they were doing and wave her by. And in return Jenny jumped, waved & danced her way along atop the bus!
All in all, it was a ridiculously fun day and great to see so much support from the public… lets hope Jenny has inspired a whole new generation of UK snowboarders! Check out our photos below: