You're officially invited to the annual 2004 Kites On Ice event in Madison, Wi. USA on Feb 7th and 8th.
This is an annual event that draws approximatley 100,000 people from all over the country and world to watch and participate in kite flying. The event will take place at the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union on Lake Mendota.
Snow/icekiting is really starting to take off and this event should be spectacular this year.
Our goal is to provide free basic lessons and training to anyone interested in getting into kitesurfing or snow/ice kiting.
If you already have the gear, come and ride and show your stuff.
I'll have 8-9 pairs of K2 demo skis including 4 or 5 pairs of twin tips (Public Enemy and Seth Pistols) for your riding pleasure. Don't forget your boots. These skis are insane on snow and in shorter lengths - perfect for snowkiting.
We will also be giving away at least one kite during this event.
We will also be building some jumps if conditions warrant. A "park" like atmosphere if possible. If you have extra snow, please send it our way. We have some, but need more.
Zach Young who is the lead/head trainer for REALkiteboarding will be joining us to help promote kiteboarding/snowkiting for this event.
For those unfamiliar with REALkiteboarding, they are based out of the Cape Hatteras area in North Carolina, USA and are a top notch kiteboard center.
Come meet Zach and talk smack.
Check out http://www.realkiteboarding.com.
We'll have kites to try and a few to buy if you're interested.
See you in Madison.
For more information on the event, go to:
or contact me at:
Madison, WI. USA - planet earth
Below is a shedule of events and kiteskiing/snowboarding is featured at 1:00 each day.
Kites on Ice
Outdoor schedule on the Ice of Lake Mendota
Feb 7, 2004 10:00 am Welcome to our Friends and Ascension of Kites
11:00 am Team Synchronized Flying Shows
12:00 pm Play It Again Sports Ice Skating Rink REI Snowshoeing Demo
1:00 pm Focus on Kite Skiing
2:00 pm Team Synchronized Flying Show
4:00 pm Fields close
6:15 pm Alliant Energy Nite Lites and Kites Show
Feb 8, 2004 10:00 am Welcome to Friends and Ascension of Kites
10:30 am Focus on Kite Aerial Photography - Field 4
11:30 am Team Synchronized Flying Show - Field 4
12:00 pm Play It Again Sports Ice Skating Rink REI Snowshoeing demos
1:00 pm Focus on Kite Skiing - Field 6
2:30 pm Team Synchronized Flying Show
4:00 pm Fields close