It’s that time of the year again! And as the new season starts, Britain prepares itself for the biggest snowboarding event on the UK calendar.
However this year the Freeze festival moves from its famous home of the Battersea Power station to Clapham Common, after 5 years of snowboarding history.
This coveted event has been known for many years for its iconic backdrop and insane talent.
And this was no better shown than by Billy Morgan’s technically inspiring run last year, securing 1st place in the international event, whilst at the same time, making history as the first British rider to win the international side of the Freeze festival.
The Freeze festival has been somewhat seen as a rite of passage for up and coming UK riders to demonstrate their talent, especially in the Battle of Britain event which sees Brits go head to head to claim the all-important first place.
Unfortunately for Freeze organisers, Battersea power station was sold, leaving the well-known UK event without a home and its reputation at stake.
So the pressure was on to find a suitable venue to hold this prestigious UK event. And it wasn’t long before they announced their new resting place along with a few other changes.
This year, taking centre stage will be a whole new event, the international rail jam, hoping to bring the competition from far and wide to compete against the best British Jibbers.
However, this great event has not come without a cost, as Freeze organisers decided to scrap the popular Big Air event, and whilst some may be disappointed, I’m sure the talent on the rails will more than make up for it.
So if you’re around on the 27th November- 1st December, get yourself to London to watch some of the best Riders around, as well as live bands and you could bag yourself some of the hottest snow sports gear this season has to offer.