Cecropia is a monthly art & music event created by a small group of people to bring electronic music to the North Shore. The night features live art, LED lighting installations, video projectionists, and lets not forget the live electronic music.
Opening night featured live painting by Benjamin Stebbings, and music by live production act Scroll & Boston’s Bass music heavy weights, Blue Boy Productions as well as a set by Forest Gray, a pop act from VT.
The second Cecropia installment brings 1wayTKT from N.Y.C, an Electronic production duo with live instrumentation. Also on the bill is c double, a master DJ with a long standing show on MYHOUSEYOURHOUSE radio, and Jenova 7 a live production performer. You won’t want to miss this months out of town and local talent!
2015 Vans Hi-Standard Snow Series World Tour
Style is Everything, Nothing Over a 720
Vans proudly kicks off 2015 with the Vans Hi-Standard Series, an international contest series inviting snowboarders from around to the world to exhibit pure style and creativity in an exciting jam format. Touring across the US, Canada, China and Austria, the Vans Hi-Standard Series will feature an original big air format where riders are judged by individual style only, with no rotations over 720 allowed.
Beginning January 17 in Ontario, Canada, riders will compete in a special exhibition of style and originality. The Hi-Standard Series will award over $60K in cash prizes and challenge riders with the “Van Doren Rail Best Trick”, offering cash on the spot for the most inventive maneuvers. With nothing over a 720 allowed, only the most creative competitors will be considered for the top three billing. Vans will also present the Vans Custom Culture design workshop featuring a local artist from each city, inviting spectators to design their own pair of Vans. Fans and competitors can expect to see familiar faces from Vans Snow team, including Zac Marben, Darrell Mathes, Jake Kuzyk, and more!
Official dates for the 2015 US Vans Hi-Standard Series
(See flyer attached)
January 17- Mount St. Louis, Ontario, Canada
January 24 – Le Relais, Quebec, Canada
January 31 – Park City, Utah, United States
February 7 – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, United States
February 7 – Mellow Parks, Beijing, China
February 14 – Norquay, Alberta, Canada
March 7 – Mountain Creek, New Jersey, United States
March 7 – Mt. Seymour, British Columbia, Canada
March 21 – Vans Penken Park, Mayrhofen, Austria
TBD – Final Stop, California, United States
The Vans Hi-Standard Series pays homage to more than 20 years of Vans heritage in snowboarding, bringing modern day competition back to the basics by rewarding riders for individual style, creativity and self-expression. With strict guidelines against rotations over 720, the Hi-Standard challenges today’s snowboarders to compete the Vans way, showcasing original style variations only true snowboarders can pull off. Held internationally in Europe, Canada, Asia and the United States, this unique series celebrates the spirit of snowboarding around the world with one unifying message: style is everything.
About Vans Snow
Vans celebrates more than 20 years on the mountain with the 2015 performance-driven snowboard boot, accessories and Mountain Edition hybrid apparel collections. Vans embraces two decades of commitment in snow, advocating individual expression and style, and supported by an influential roster of athletes that continue to evolve the progression of snowboarding today. With heavy influence in design and rigorous testing of our boots, Vans global team members include Pat Moore, Darrell Mathes, Zac Marben, Jake Kuzyk, Andreas Wiig, Mark Landvik, Jamie Lynn, Hana Beaman, Arthur Longo, Iouri “Ipod” Podladtchikov, Phil Jacques, Eric Willett, Markus Keller, Wolle Nyvelt, and Cheryl Maas.
Jan 2, 2015 | chance to win a VIP trip to Park city & have me teach you how to snowboard with KEEK #LTRSUNDANCE by thedingoinsnow on Keek.com
NEW YORK, NY (January 5, 2015)— Keek, Inc. (TSXV: KEK; OTCQX: KEEKF) announced today that it has been named the official social video app of Find Your Grind and Learn to Ride at Sundance Film Festival taking place on January 23-24th, 2015. Keek will be documenting the entire event, providing behind-the-scenes content in addition to sponsoring the Learn to Ride Sundance Contest where one lucky winner and a guest will win a 4-day VIP trip to Park City Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. Key influencers and celebrities will be “keeking” their experiences on and off the slopes.
The Learn To Ride series is a true “bucket list” VIP event, allowing celebrities and media to pair up with professional snowboard athletes to “learn to ride” with the best! This premiere event at Sundance has been voted “most coveted” by Vanity Fair for four years and counting. Past celebrity attendees have included: Lil’ Jon, Krysten Ritter, Kellan Lutz, Adrian Grenier and Alessandra. This year, for the first time ever, talented young adults and children battling chronic illnesses will hit the slopes in their newly gifted Oakley gear, receiving private lessons from pro snowboard athletes.
The Keek Learn to Ride Sundance Contest was designed to attract Winter-lovers and snowboard enthusiasts, alike. To enter, participants must download the Keek app and highlight their “hidden talent” in a 36 second video, hosted on contest.keek.com/sundance. Users should be creative and demonstrate any skill from telling a joke, to performing a song or participating in their favorite sport! The top 100 videos submitted with the most number of social “likes” are eligible to win the Grand Prize trip. The Keek programming team will review each submission based on metrics and creativity. The winner will be announced on Keek.com on or before January 19th, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET.
Learn to Ride Sundance Veteran and Pro-Snowboarder, Luke “Dingo” Trembath, introduces the contest (https://www.keek.com/thedingoinsnow/keek/IqJpeab) and invites participants to enter by using the hashtag #LTRSundance in the video description and sharing the video on Keek, Facebook and Twitter to encourage friends to “like” the entry.
Keek CMO Lin Dai said: “Learn to Ride Sundance gives fans an opportunity to access this world renowned premier event by showing off their own special talents with other Keekers around the world. This partnership marks the first time that Keek has aligned with a world class sporting event and we know it will ignite further excitement for those amongst our 72 million global members who have a passion and interest in snowboarding, and action sports in general.”
In addition to the Keek contest winner, Find Your Grind and Learn to Ride are sponsoring two families from the LA-based non-profit organization CoachArt, which provides arts and athletics opportunities to chronically ill children and their siblings ages 5-18. These families were selected based on age, an expressed interest in snowboarding and their ability to travel during their medical treatment. Families apply to CoachArt and its programs through hospitals and healthcare partners who refer families to the organization. There is a special focus on families who could not otherwise afford arts and athletics experiences (as all programs are completely free to families).
Find Your Grind:
The “Find Your Grind” foundation, was started by STRZ Enterprises, Inc. CEO Nick Gross, the foundation is dedicated to foster dream building, and aims to help youth find purpose by providing them the comfort to pursue even their most impractical passions. Our initiatives focus on empowering kids through music, art, sports and entertainment. We hope that kids leave with three instilled values: bring an entrepreneurial spirit to all their passions, dare to be different, and have the courage of their convictions. Along with Nick,Eric Baker Strz GM, over sees partnerships, activation and Fundraising for FYG.
CoachArt is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a transformational arts and athletics community for families impacted by childhood chronic illness. In 2014 alone, CoachArt delivered nearly 20,000 lesson hours to children battling illness and their siblings, helping them look beyond their diagnosis and see who they are – painters, pianists, soccer players and photographers.
Keek is a leading mobile video social network with 72 million members worldwide. Keek is easy to use, fast and personal. With Keek, members around the world create and interact with videos up to 36 seconds in length and 111 characters of accompanying text, in either public or private views. Keek makes it simple for anyone to instantly create, distribute, discover and react to content in real-time across mobile devices and the web. The Keek app is available in over 190 countries across 6 global regions, and in 36 languages.
This is a Plaza style rail jam constructed for one reason… to be put to slaughter. Contestants in the rider class will begin in a jam format for one hour with both Pro and AM class murdering their best tricks for a seat in the finals. Once riders have finished their session, skiers will put their rubber gloves on and attack the course with no mercy.
Date: Jan 24, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00pm
Registration starts at 10:30am in the snack bar, and ends at 12:30pm
Location: Bottom of Sundance Park 79 Powers Rd. Westford, MA
Entry: $15 if you already have a pass.
NOTB and SKI HAUS will be bringing the pain
Block Party 2015 – January 17, 2015
LOCATION: CM TERRAIN PARK
Crotched Mountain’s Block Party 2015 is a ski & snowboard event like no other! The night is intended not to award a few competitive athletes, but provide the whole freestyle community a night full of innovative and challenging features compiled into one massive plaza! Skiers & riders from all over New England will get the chance to stomp their best tricks in front an energized Midnight Madness Crowd and of course a hand full of photographers & videographers! With the Red Bull MXT Truck at center stage playing music to keep skier & rider’s pumped, this will hands down be the best night of skiing and riding this season! Block Party, like all of Crotched Mountain events, is open to the public! Helmets are not required, but highly recommended! Come on out January 17th from 8pm to 3am for product giveaways, bonfires and an awesome plaza sure to give any freestyle athlete a run for his/her money! The entire mountain will be open for skiing and riding till 3am!
With more than $2,000 in cash and prizes this is an event you cant afford to miss. Unique features are positioned back to back and each competitor needs to hit each jib just right to keep their speed and rhythm through the course. Contestants are judged on both style and trick difficulty.
Registration for Rhythm and Rails takes place in the Big Pines Lodge between 8am-9:30am. Riders meeting at 10am top of the course. Entry fees are $20. $25 Lift Tickets are available for competitors. 3 Open Divisions: Mens, Womens, and skiers. Helmets are required.
Stop by the vendors village on the deck and peruse the latest and greatest from all of your favorite brands, and grab a free Monster from the Monstre Energy Girls. NeverSummer will be on hand demoing new 2015 boards for you to test.
January 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM to January 10, 2015 at 3:30 PM
The Rhythm and Rails Pro/Am series is a spin off of Roots Rhythm and Rails. With more than $2,000 in cash and prizes this is an event you can’t afford to miss. Unique features are positioned in a back to back, rhythm section set up. Each competitor needs to hit each rail/feature just right in order to keep enough speed and rhythm through the entire course.
We will also be hosting live entertainment along with a micro-brew and vendor village on the deck at the West Resort.
Registration: Big Pines Lodge 8-9:30am
Rides Meeting: Top of the course 10am
Live Entertainment 12-4pm
$20 Entry Fee
$25 Lift Ticket with paid entry
Men’s Open Division
Women’s Open Division
Skier Open Division
Do you know what “Steam Punk” is? No? Well that’s what this one is based on. Picture a city plaza that’s been captured from the past. Now put a futuristic twist to it. If you’re still wondering what the heck we are talking about perhaps you should just come and see for yourself. Our park crew is breaking the mold to bring you one of the east coasts most innovative set ups ever. Join this event page to keep up with the latest news and progress.
Location: Bottom of the SunDance Park
Address: 79 Powers Rd. Westford, MA 01886
Registration: will begin at 10:am
Men’s 16 and up ski and ride class
Men’s 15 and under ski and ride class
Open Women’s class
If you are under 18 you will need a guardian to sign your release form.
Entry Fee: $10 entry if you have a pass, or $30 for entry and event hiking pass
Format: Jam Style
Burlington, VT (December 18, 2014) – Burton Snowboards is excited to announce the lineup for two of the most anticipated traveling snowboard event series of the year: the 2015 Burton Mountain Festival Presented by MINI, an eight-stop, on-snow community snowboarding festival for riders of all ages, and the 2nd
Annual Party in Your Park snowboard contest series, a 17-stop, grassroots tour celebrating the fun in contest snowboarding. Completely free and open to the public, every event stop offers good times for the entire family all winter long.
First up is the Burton Mountain Festival. As a community event from a community of snowboarders, the 2015 Burton Mountain Festival is the most extensive, interactive snowboard demo experience in North America and features programs and activities for friends, family and riders to enjoy. Every stop of the tour will feature the 2015 Burton demo fleet, which gives riders the chance to try out Burton’s latest 2015 boards, boots and bindings all for FREE.
New this year, the 2015 Burton Girls Ride Day series will take place at select stops along the Burton Mountain Festival tour, offering exciting women’s-specific programming, product demos and events from Burton Girls. Look for a girls-only, luxury on-snow Burton Girls tent with dedicated female staff on-hand to help riders choose the best new women’s gear to try from Burton. And on Saturdays from 10:30 am – 5 pm, meet up at the Burton Girls tent for complimentary breakfast, check out a women’s hardgoods demo, take laps with fellow female riders and Burton Girls, enjoy special Burton Team appearances and après the afternoon away. Visit www.burtongirls.com/calendar for all the details.
Next up, kids as young as three will have the chance to try snowboarding at FREE Riglet Parks at every Burton Mountain Festival stop. The innovative Riglet program gives little ones a fun introduction to snowboarding in a learning park built specifically for them. To make learning even easier, Burton will provide FREE snowboards, boots and bindings for the smallest kids to borrow. Certified snowboard coaches will also be on hand to help kids learn to ride on mini features like boxes, ramps and rails at no cost.
The good times don’t end there. Burton Mountain Festival stops will also feature special guest appearances by Burton Team riders, après entertainment with music and fun activities to cap off a great day of riding. Each stop will also have an amazing sponsor village with FREE activities and fun giveaways from the event’s partners. Head to the MINI, Paul Mitchell and Garmin tents to get in on all the action, including a chance to try the Garmin VIRB – the HD action camera with the ability to record data such as speed, altitude and GPS position.
And to top it all off, one of the most exciting parts of the Burton Mountain Festival is the 2015 Party In Your Park contest series held all around the country starting this week through March 2015. Unlike any other event series in snowboarding, Party In Your Park allows each participating resort to create its own unique course for riders. From urban to organic, the Party In Your Park courses stay true to the personality of each individual host resort.
It’s easy for riders to compete at Party In Your Park – there’s no registration fee and snowboarders can simply show up and drop in. Riders in each local contest will be added to one of three teams who work together during the event. Members of the winning team will walk away with a great prize, and the best riders at each contest will be invited to compete in the West Coast and East Coast finals taking place during the Brighton and Seven Springs events. To sweeten the deal, the top ranking riders at the West Coast and East Coast finals may earn a chance to compete on the coveted global stage at next year’s Burton Rail Days event in Tokyo, Japan. For more Party In Your Park tour details, stay tuned towww.facebook.com/BurtonSnowboards.
Both the Burton Mountain Festival and Party In Your Park are coming to resorts near you, so be sure to check out full schedules below:
2015 Burton Mountain Festival Presented by MINI Tour Stops
Jan 2nd – 4th Mt. Hood Meadows Resort, OR
Jan 9th – 11th Mammoth Mountain, CA
Jan 17th – 19th Bear Mountain, CA
Jan 23rd – 25th Northstar Mountain, CA
Jan 30th – Feb 1st Stratton Mountain Resort, VT
Feb 6th – 8th Mountain Creek, NJ
Feb 14th – 16th Boyne Highlands, MI
Feb 20th – 22nd Keystone Resort, CO
2014/2015 Party In Your Park Tour Stops
Dec 20th Cannonsburg, MI
Jan 3rd Powder Mountain, UT and Mt. Hood Meadows Resort, OR
Jan 10th Mammoth Mountain, CA
Jan 17th Bear Mountain, CA and Beech, NC
Jan 24th Sugarbush, VT and Northstar Mountain, CA
Jan 30th Stratton Mountain Resort, VT
Feb 7th Mountain Creek, NJ
Feb 14th Boyne Highlands, MI
Feb 21st Waterville Valley, NH and Keystone Resort, CO
Mar 7th Vail, CO
Mar 14th Brighton, UT *Finals*
Mar 15th Seven Springs, PA *Finals*
For more info on the 2015 Burton Mountain Festival, head towww.burton.com/bmf and follow #burtonmtnfest. And stay tuned towww.facebook.com/BurtonSnowboards and #PartyInYourPark for everything you need to know about the Party In Your Park series.
A special thanks to 2015 Burton Mountain Festival partners MINI, Garmin, Paul Mitchell and Ski-Doo.
FOR ALL THE SUPPORT
Huge thank you to all the skate shops that came out and supported the first annual
Solstice (@solsticeskateboarding), Civil (@wearecivil), Max Hesh (@maxhesh), Narragansett Surf and Skate (@narragansettsurfandskate), The Hive (@hiveskateshop), Eastern Boarder (@easternboarder), Levitate (@levitatesurf), Theory (@theorywestspringfield), The Edge (@skatersedgeskatepark), Red Alert (@redalertskateshop), Technical (@technical_skateshop), Persona (@personaboutique), Longs board shop (@skatelbs), Breakwater (@breakwatersurfny), North of the boarder (notb_skate) , Original Water Bros (@waterbrothers), Elemental (@elementalsurf), Logic (@logicskateshop), Pioneers (@pioneersboardshop), Orchard (@orchardshop), Ideal (@idealskateshopnorwich), Greenroom (@greenroommv) , Concepts (@cncpts)
Skate Shop Invite Division
1st place / Persona – Lowell Ma.
2nd place / Solstice – New Bedford Ma.
3rd / Pioneers – North Hampton Nh.
We would also like to thank all of the sponsors
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BOZEMAN, Mont., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Coldsmoke Winter Film is honored to announce the Official Nominations for the 10th Coldsmoke Awards to be held live in Bozeman, Mont. on January 10, 2015.
The Coldsmoke Awards is a one night only live show featuring MCs, filmmakers and icons from the winter culture. This remarkable pool of talent comes together on the Coldsmoke stage to celebrate the very best in winter film. The awards have been coined the Oscars of winter film and never fail to provide a wild and zany vibe only the winter mountain culture can create and appreciate.
Each year, filmmakers and inspiring characters from far and near travel to Bozeman for this event. As the winter culture gathers, a unique opportunity to connect with people from all over the winter world is created. The Coldsmoke Awards is open to the public and has proven to be one of the best events Bozeman has to offer.
The Coldsmoke Awards is a live event where filmmaker attendance makes the show and $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Various local and national press and media also attend which creates a great opportunity for exposure.
Coldsmoke Awards Official Nominations
Many thanks to all filmmakers who entered this year and congratulations to all the nominated films. The following films have been nominated for awards at the 2015 Coldsmoke Awards.
Best Cinematography – Awarded to the film with the most incredible cinematography.
Afterglow, Sweetgrass Productions
Icefall, Kate Soice/Mammut
The Little Things, Marie-France Roy
Explorers Award – Awarded to the film pushing geographic and personal exploration the furthest.
500 Miles to Nowhere, Cloudbase Collective
Desert Ice, 3 Strings Productions
Higher, Teton Gravity Research
Femme Fatale Award – Awarded to the film for most inspiring female presence and performance.
Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research
Pretty Faces, Unicorn Picnic
Pure, Shades of Winter
Mountain Roots Award – Awarded to the film most rooted in local community, geography, engagement and voice.
Land of No Use, Henry Worobec and Chris Kamman
The Little Things, Marie-France Roy
Best Powder – Awarded to the film featuring the deepest, most consistent, choke and awe-inducing powder riding.
Afterglow, Sweetgrass Productions
Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research
Pure, Shades of Winter
Best Urban Riding – Awarded to the film featuring the most technical, stylin’ and impressive urban riding.
Almost Ablaze, Teton Gravity Research
Hangout, PVS Production
Ten and Two, Stept Productions
Soul Award – Awarded to the film most invoking a soulful and moving experience.
Far From Home, Chair 83 Productions
The Little Things, Marie-France Roy
Winter’s People, Right on Brother
Adaptive Award – Awarded to the film showcasing the most progressive achievements and inspiring story in adaptive winter sports.
EnAbled, Menno Koelewijn & Edwin Spee
The Edge of Impossible, High Five Foundation
Vasu Sojitra: Out on a Limb, T-bar Films
Best Web Series – Awarded to the best overall web series.
Adidas Snowboarding; Welcome, Adidas Snowboarding
Bomb Snow TV, Bridger Brigade Productions
Tiny House Tour, Right on Brother
People’s Choice Award – Awarded to the film receiving the most votes in the Coldsmoke People’s Choice Online Contest. The filmmakers in this category will receive $3000 bucks.
Voting is still open, and there’s plenty of time to ensure your favorite film takes home the People’s Choice Award. Plus, every time you vote you’re entered to win a Canadian cat skiing trip for two to Powder Mountain and $1000 to get you there.
The Coldsmoke Award – Awarded to the film embodying the ideas and values of Coldsmoke Winter Film and the winter culture in the most compelling and unique way.
Gnu is proud to welcome Nicolas Müller to the team. Nico’s riding, personality and very being compliments everything Gnu believes, strives for and holds dear. For Gnu founders Mike Olson and Pete Saari snowboarding and building dream boards has always been about creative expression, problem solving and holding “the real world” at bay for as long as possible. This unreality also exists in how Nicolas uses his snowboard to interpret the world around him. Few riders have ever channeled a more original and explosive approach to mountain riding than Nicolas Müller. Creativity and a free spirit are everywhere in his snowboarding, his relationship with the sport, the culture and it’s impact on the world.
Nico is joining a team of finesse freestyle masters such as Forest Bailey, Blake Paul and Temple Cummins. This crew paired with Gnu’s bold engineering, a commitment to art, artists and artistry, a commitment to safe working environments for snowboarders building snowboards in the USA, and the environmentally nicer building practices of Mervin Manufacturing all adds up to an unreal mixture of skill, design, aesthetics, adventure and progression. It’s almost too good to be true. With Nicolas Müller, Gnu is Unreal Snowboarding.
“Life never stands still and we’re here to make the most of it. Riding for Gnu is a fun adventure I can not miss. The decision came naturally when I found Mt.Weird. I am very excited to climb it and ride it every day.” ~Nicolas Müller
As we wind down the end of the year, we have one last event before folding 2014. DJ Mustard will be at our store on Sunday for an in-store signing. We also have a limited run of tees together that will be available on at Fairfax. I wanted to extend an invite in the case you’re free and interested in attending!
Happy December! As of this week, two Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month programs launched for the season. Both the Bring A Friend Challenge and First Day Faces (#firstdayfaces) will be rewarding participants throughout the season with some amazing prizes.
If you would like to know more information, please do not hesitate to reach out or visit learntoskiandsnowboard.org for other useful winter tips (how to dress, etc.)!
It’s going down at the news boutique for small business saturday official genius skate team demo raising $ for Adrian McCoy tampa am fund !Ft Official Genius tema riders George Campoverde Travis Myers, Travis Prange and Gerard Lacey will be sessioning and with DJ CLA in the mix! 20% off store wide!! plus Official Genius exclusive products get in there and check it out!!
Tomorrow is the blood bowl at impact skatepark. Rhode Island holds it down! Join all i need skate Anthony Shetler, House of Marley and others at the Thankskiling Blood Bowl!!!