Maddie Kate Gibbons (21, right) tries to avoid being hit by a snowball thrown by Elise Falgueirettes (22) as Forsyth Barr Stadium is prepared for the Indoor Winch Jam. Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Great minds designed Forsyth Barr Stadium to keep out snow
and other unpleasant weather.
But it has not stopped organisers of the Indoor Winch Jam
from turning the inside into a white paradise for skiers and
Twenty cubic metres (two truckloads) of snow was transported
from Wanaka's Snow Farm to the stadium yesterday, where it
was dumped on wooden pallets, creating a playground for
competitors to do their stuff in tonight's event.
University of Otago Red Bull student brand manager Cameron
Sims said very little of the snow melted on the four-hour
journey from Wanaka to Dunedin.
Mr Sims said it was a student-run event, predominantly for
students, and would involve New Zealand's skiing and
snowboarding talent throwing themselves over a custom
designed set-up ''for the wicked''.
''We have a wakeboarding winch which will tow athletes on to
a jump with two snowboarding rails.''
The jumps will be judged by professional snowboarder Jake