Freestyle.Berlin Preview

The weekend of is nearly upon us, and after the madness at in Zurich we’re looking forward to seeing what the riders are going to pull out of the bag this time. The riders list and format remain largely unchanged. Simon Dumont and Richard Permin are the two noticeable additions to the riders list and you can expect to be seeing one of Dumont’s double front supermans at some point during the weekend, as well as Richie’s steezy double tail grabs. Laurent Favre will unfortunately not be making an appearance this time round.

Freeski legend, Nico Zacek and pro skater, Jürgen Harrwarth express their excitement for Freestyle.Berlin

The organisers have been working since last Thursday and as you can see form the shots, the 32m high ramp is starting to shape up. The location looks pretty cool as well, with the event taking place at the recently decommissioned, Airport Berlin-Tempelhof.

The location has an historic significance as well. Exactly 100 years ago, Orville Wright’s first record flights and shows were astounding audiences at Tempelhof Airport, just as the skiers show will hopefully astound the present day audience. And in 1923, Tempelhof was one of the first commercial airports to be put into operation in Germany; its first flight in 1926 was headed right for the place of’s origin – Zurich!

The event program, riders list, and admission price info is all below. Unfortunately SkiUnion cannot attend the event, but we will be bringing you reports on the action as it happens and will bring you a video update after the event, hopefully by Monday.

Friday, October 9

18:00 Doors open
19:00 FMX Qualification
19:30 Skateboard Qualification
20:00 Freeski Qualification
21:00 Concert
22:00 Snowboard Qualification
23:00 End of program

Label World open till 23:00, Bars and Restaurants open till 02:00
Party from 23:00

Saturday, October 10
11:00 Doors open
14:00 Skateboard Qualification
15:00 Freeski Qualification
16:30 FMX Qualification
17:00 Snowboard Qualification
18:30 Concert
20:00 The Ultimate Crossover Session: Snowboard, Freeski, FMX, Skateboard
23:00 End of program

Label World open till 23:00, Bars and Restaurants open till 02:00
Party from 23:00

Sunday, October 11
11:00 Doors open
13:30 Skateboard Final
14:15 Freeski Final
15:15 FMX Final
16:00 Snowboard Final
17:00 Superfinals: Snowboard, Freeski, FMX, Skateboard
18:00 freestyle.champs awards ceremony
19:00 End of program

Label World open till 19:00, Bars and Restaurants open until 19:00

Advance tickets: Adults             Students/Children over 10            Children 10 and under               Family

Friday                      12.–                         8.–                                              free
Saturday                 28.–                       22.–                                              free
Sunday                   18.–                        15.–                                             free                                      38.-
3 Day Pass             50.–                        38.–                                             free

Confirmed riders:

Andri Ambühl, SUI
Elias Ambühl, SUI
Bobby Brown, USA
Sammy Carlson, USA
Simon Dumont, USA
Fridtjof Fredricsson, NOR
Russel Henshaw, AUS
Thomas Hlawitschka, GER
Benedikt Mayer, GER
Martin Misof, AUT
Jon Olsson, SWE
Richard Permin, FRA
TJ Schiller, CAN
Nicolas Vuignier, SUI
Tom Wallisch, USA
Jossi Wells, NZE
Colby West, USA
Jacob Wester, SWE

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