The World Snowboarding championships are being held in Oslo, Norway this week. It runs from Monday the 13th to Sunday the 19th of February 2012. And some good news for fans, you can watch it online ! There’s no need for a proxy to stream the broadcast, rather you can watch it thanks to Livestream see http://new.livestream.com/wsc2012/. Livestream also provide an archive of the events, so you can watch it live or recorded at a later stage. Livestream’s coverage is great, as pictures from the event will also be posted into the stream.
We are looking forward to seeing a whole host of international rides, such as Austria’s Johannes Handle and Britain’s Aimee Fuller performing. Looking at the list there does seem to be a few no-shows, which is a bit of a disappointment. There are three events at WSC 2012, they include the halfpipe, the quarter pipe and the slope style. Sadly there isn’t any boardercross, but this is an event that appears at the X-games & Winter Olympics. Men and women do compete separately in their own parts of the competition, but sometimes there isn’t such a difference between their scores.
World Snowboarding championships Program
The full program can be seen here. Highlights include ::
- 15:45-17:00 – Finals Women Halfpipe
- 17:40-19:00 – Finals Men Halfpipe
- 11:00-12:30 – Finals Women Slopestyle
- 13:00-14:30 – Finals Men Slopestyle.
There also seems to be plenty of entertainment happening at the event, for example the Dropkick Murphys, an Irish-American group from Boston are playing at the Santos Arena. Here is one of our favourite songs of theirs
We came across a documentary called SlopeStyle.tv that might be of interest to some of our readers.