Freeze festival is the UK’s biggest winter sports festival and this year it is joining forces with Metro and taking place in its new home of Clapham Common. Taking place between 27th November and 1st December the event will showcase lead athletes, musical talent and much more.
With Apres Ski parties, the 30,000 capacity festival will allow festivalgoers to enjoy a trip to the mountains in the heart of London. The music line up will include the likes of AlunaGeorge, DJ Fresh and Madeon.
Athletes whom you can catch over the course of the weekend are Brit ski sensation and Team GB Olympic hopeful Monty Wright and Tom Coe and Julian Ball (ski), Katie Blundell, Becky Menday and Jamie Nicholls (snowboard).
Fellow skiers taking part in the Battle of Britain include; Tom Saunders, who won the Gap Nation jam 2013, and Cal Sandieson who came first in the Overall British Freeski Championships last season. Additional ski competitors include: British athletes Joe Hides, Josh Birch, James Webb, Kyle Wood, Mike Rowlands, Andy Collin, Jake Lloyd, Edward Salisbury, Josh Fawcett, Haydyn Fiori, Harris Booth, Jamie Lawson, Ollie Powell, Harry Lovell, Sam Brenna and Luke Rogers.
International skiers heading to London include Kim Boberg who won Best Style at Balestrand Open 2013, Øystein Bråten, winner of this year’s Norwegian Championship, along with Bendik Øye, Andri Ambühl, Sig Tveit, Samuel Ortlieb, John Strenio, Daniel Moder, Nina Rusten and Juho Kikki.
Snowboarders competing in the Battle of Britain include; Winner of Slope Style at The British Championships in Tignes 2013 Katie Blundell, Whitelines Rail Jam 2013 winner Andy Nudds and Rowan Coultas, current Glemmbang Slopestyle champion. Also competing are Brits Cody Hierons, Matt Corry, Will Radula-Scott, Jason Rickwood, Matt Higson, Ross Needham, Will Smith, Ollie Dutton, Si Foster, Jonathan Russell, Sean Tumelty, Chris Chatt, Nathan Onions, Rowan Biddiscombe, Matt McCormick, Neil Campbell, Gareth Andrews and newly confirmed Becky Menday.
International snowboarders include: Len Roald Jørgensen, who scooped first place at 2013’s Rock A Rail, Kas Lemmens winner of Burton Jibfest 2013 along with Ludwig Lejkner, Toni Kerkelä, Antti Jussila, Marc Swoboda, Yale Cousino, Wojek Pawlusiak and Jesse Augustinus.
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