Ultimate Boarder Takes Sports and Green to the Extreme


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Folks in SoCal love their sun and they love their action adventure (extreme) sports. With all these folks congregating in one spot for competitions, it was only a matter of time before they also decided to clean up their act at the triathalon of board sports. This year, the gang at Ultimate Boarder has implemented a few new additions to increase recycling and is even offering you discounts to get you psyched. Keep reading for more on how you can score big at Ultimate Boarder. To promote public transportation, all kids under 12 ride FREE on Amtrak to the Ventura Surf and Skate Stages. They're also ramping up recycling - going from 0 to infinity in just one year. All 6,000 estimated guests will have easy access to recycling at all three venues. In addition, most of the electrical needs during the skateboard portion of the contest will be covered by the extensive solar array at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. A virtual eco-village will also be present throughout the event to remind participants about healthy living and a healthy environment. Are you a green company in the Los Angeles area interested in getting your products out to the public? The eco-village is free for eco-vendors to participate in and free for festival-goers to attend.

April 4-11, 2009 is the second annual Ultimate Boarder contest, featuring both pro and amateur athletes in snow, skate and surf events. Contestants compete in all three "board" events over the 7 day period, with a chance to win a purse of almost $60,000USD. Snow events will take place at Big Bear Mountain and both skate and surf events will take place at Ventura County Fairgrounds and "C" Street, respectively. There will also be musical entertainment including Rebelution, Soul Majestic and Emilbus on April 10 from 6-10pm and then Tyrone Wells and Civil Twilight on April 11 from 6-10pm.

Think you have what it takes? No condition is too tough for you? You have the balance of a ballerina when it comes to boardsports? Consider yourself a triple-threat to boardsports in general? Get involved. Final day to register for the Ultimate Boarder competition is this friday. :Ultimate Boarder
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