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Snow Fest at Prospect Park

By Alexandra Glorioso
Skyriders | Central Park, Manhattan | February 6, 2010 |
Photographer: Daniel Avila. © Copyright New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Don’t fight the snow–embrace it! Today at Prospect Park, in the Nethermead valley, the city and some ski resorts are hosting a free snow-sports festival. Kids and adults alike can test out cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and check out a ski/snowboard competition. The fun starts at 11 a.m. and lasts till 4 p.m.

Entertainment and free food also provided.

Here’s a run-down of activities:

Snow Field

Ski, snowshoe, or play in the snow! Head to the Lake Placid Snow Field and strap on a pair of cross-country skis or snowhshoes provided by ORDA. Create a snow sculpture with friends or bring a sled and enjoy the natural terrain! Lines for skiing and snowshoeing will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Exact times subject to change).

“Learn to” Area

Free lessons – equipment provided!

Lean the basics of skiing and snowboarding. Mountain Creek will be providing free equipment and lessons for all ages. All you need to do is show up read to learn and have fun. You’ll be tackling double black diamond trails in no time!

Red Bull Butter Cup

Bring your board, butter up, and cut loose!

Red Bull Butter Cup is a national contest series that showcases creativity and technical flatland trickery. Pro and Am divisions, riders compete on multi-featured custom pads, laying down their best bag of tricks in a head-to-head format event. Winners take home the Butter Cup trophy and an arm full of new gear.

Pre-registration for the Red Bull Butter Cup is full. If you want to participate, show up at Nethermead Saturday morning at 11:30 to see if any space is available.

Winter Market

Snack and sip free samples!

If you get hungry, head over to the Pride of New York Winter Market for some free samples and refreshments from local producers that you may see at Grand Army Plaza.

Live Entertainment

The Skyriders! Throughout the day

11:30 a.m. Nick West Quartet

12:30 p.m. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

1:30 p.m. Dujeous

2:30 p.m. InnerPartySystem

3:30 p.m. BR & Timebomb

Winter Jam NYC 2011

The Nethermead in Prospect Park
Enter at Ocean Ave. & Lincoln Rd.

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