Saturday, October 29, 2011
Dowtown Throwdown...exhilerating snowboarding in downtown San Francisco! Rail-jam urbanboading contest!
Today, downtown San Francisco will be transformed into a winter wonderland.
100,000 lbs. of shredded ice will be hauled into the Civic Center to whip up a snowy trail to accommodate 25 Professional Snowboarders competing for $10,000 in prize money.
Snowboarding in Civic Center?
The "Downtown Throwdown" event organizers - Lib Tech and Snowboy Productions - are promising a "non-stop shred action" along with food, music, and raffle prizes.
And, admission is free!
"The idea is to get people excited about snowboarding and also kind of show people what goes on in snowboarding by bringing it into the city," beamed Krush Kulesza, President of Snowboy.
"For a lot of people, probably their only connection to snowboarding is what they see at the Olympics."
Snowboarders will slide down a rail similar to one that accompanies a flight of stairs.
For sports (and outdoor) enthusiasts it should be an extreme thrilling blast.
See 'ya there!
12 noon - 4 p.m.
(Fulton & Larkin Street)