New Yorkers Conquer The Snowmaggedon At Winter Jam NYCIMMEDIATE
Monday, February 7, 2011
On Saturday, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Council Member Brad Lander, Olympic Regional Development Authority President & CEO Ted Blazer and Parks mascot Pearl the Squirrel kicked off a celebration of FREE winter sports and fun in Prospect Park!
“With all the recent snow, Winter Jam NYC is a great way for New Yorkers to enjoy winter in the parks in different ways beyond sledding and snowman building,” said Commissioner Benepe. “Thanks to our partners at the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), the Prospect Park Alliance, Red Bull and our many sponsors, people of all ages could try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and skiing in the heart of Brooklyn.”
Winter Jam NYC brings the ski slopes to the city with a Lake Placid Snow Field for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. All equipment was provided, but participants were welcome to bring their own sleds, skis and snowboards!
New Yorkers checked out acrobatics from the high flying Skyriders and performances by Sister Sparrow and BR & Time Bomb. Participants warmed up with free samples from local producers at the Pride of New York Winter Market and got green New York State travel tips from I LOVE NEW YORK’s Greenest NYer Kaity Tsui.
Red Bull hosted the Butter Cup, a national contest series, where professional and amateur snowboarders can show off their best tricks on multi-featured custom ramps, pads and rails. Winners took home the Butter Cup Trophy and an arm full of new gear.
Winter Jam NYC is presented by the Prospect Park Alliance, Lake Placid and I LOVE NY and sponsored by Red Bull, Dunkin Donuts, Ski Areas of New York, Gore Mountain, Mountain Creek, Columbia apparel, Pride of New York, Cabot Cheese, Radio Q104.3, Mars Needs Moms©, REI, the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers, Flavorpill, and Ski Till I Die.
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Directions to Prospect Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
The Prospect Park Well House is under reconstruction in order to build a new composting latrine. The park remains open while the building gets reconstructed.
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2015
The Long Meadow Ballfields will be closed at Prospect Park for construction. The reconstruction of the Long Meadow Ballfields is a multi-phase project encompassing 34 acres of fields, paths and woodlands. The project incorporates contemporary storm water management techniques that support our goal of capturing and retaining storm water runoff. These improvements will also help to filter runoff before it enters our watercourse. Designed to revitalize the park’s sporting community, the first phase will restore Field One, pedestrian and bridle paths, drinking fountains, benches, and include new tree plantings.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015
Starting July 6, 2015, Prospect Park's West Drive will be permanently car-free after 9 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.
Prospect Park Weather
- Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Hair Metal
- Introduction to Bird Watching
- Medicinal Plants Hike
- Nature Exploration
- Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Hiking Trails
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums
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