February 15, 2015 |
It's not easy belonging to a snowboarding club at a snowless, landlocked urban university - with no hills to speak of. So Temple students brought the mountain to their campus. Armed with a dozen shovels, two cases of Monster energy drinks, and a 40-foot U-Haul, the students trucked 10 tons of snow from the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest skating arena at Penn's Landing onto the heart of their flat North Philadelphia school. They shoveled the shavings in and they shoveled the shavings out. Three times in all. It took more than eight hours - almost an all-nighter.
February 4, 2014 |
Evidently, it's not enough for some people to just ski or snowboard down a slick mountain. Some want to remix music while they're at it. That thrill-seeker niche has propelled into entrepreneurship three creative twentysomethings who met in a graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania who are trying to bring to market a technological device named for and sized like a hot pepper. Jalapeño Beat Maker began as a class project in spring 2012 and has since monopolized the lives of John Hunchar, 26; Ben Harmer, 25; and Kenneth Liew, 25, who graduated in May with master's degrees from Penn's Integrated Product Design program.
February 2, 2013
Two-time Olympic champion Shaun White overcame a first-run fall to win gold and lead an American sweep at the U.S. Grand Prix snowboard championships in Park City, Utah. White laid down a perfect second run to score 97.25 points. Scott Lago took second with 94.50 and Luke Mitrani third with 91.75. Kikkan Randall of the United States won the women's 1.4-kilometer cross-country World Cup race at the Sochi Olympic course in Russia to claim her fourth victory of the season.
October 15, 2012 |
Shaun White's cab was navigating the narrow streets of South Philadelphia on Friday night when the driver pointed out that Geno's Steaks was just ahead. "Where is it? I can't see it," White joked about the brightly lit steak shop. This was the snowboarder's first trip to Philadelphia - or at least he was pretty sure it was. After his flight from California, White couldn't decide between Pat's or Geno's, so he chose both. White, who has emerged as the face of extreme sports over the last decade, has won a pair of Olympic gold medals and is one of the world's elite in both snowboarding and skateboarding.
September 19, 2012 |
Snowboarder Shaun White apologized for an outburst at a hotel in Nashville that led police to charge him with vandalism and public intoxication. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, the 26-year-old White was alleged to have pulled a fire alarm while staying at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, causing the evacuation of all guests, and an employee said he saw White destroy a hotel phone, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department. "I want to apologize for the unwise choices I made over the weekend and for any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests," White, who is also a professional skateboarder, said in a statement on his Facebook page.
September 18, 2012 |
AUTHORITIES say two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White has been charged with public intoxication and vandalism after an incident at a hotel in Nashville, Tenn. According to a police affidavit, White tried to attack a hotel guest who had followed him out of the hotel. When the guest told White he had called the police, the skateboarder "attempted to attack the man and fell and hit his head. " The report says White appeared to be drunk. A separate affidavit states that White deliberately broke a phone belonging to the hotel.
January 19, 2012 |
While his classmates were easing back into the college lifestyle after the holiday break, Jason Dolla spent Wednesday night leading the construction of the city's only ski resort. "This took quite a bit of planning," said Dolla, who hopes his hard work will help propel him into the job market this spring. "Talking to people in the [winter sports] industry has really helped me get my name out there. " Dolla, the president of the Temple University Snowboarding Club, organized the annual Bell Tower Rail Jam, held Thursday underneath the chimes it was named for. The competition drew 25 skiers and snowboarders to Temple's campus, some making the trek down from the Pocono Mountains.
February 15, 2011 |
What's in a name? Anyone interested in the answer to the question posed by Shakespeare should ask Lenny Martelli. Lenny would say inspiration. Hope. Motivation. Lenny Martelli is a 16-year-old junior at Pope John Paul II High School who suffered a spinal injury during a snowboarding accident in Schwenksville one year ago today. The injury left him paralyzed from the waist down. The prognosis was that his chances of ever again walking were very slim - but Lenny will walk onto the court with St. Joseph's basketball coach Phil Martelli at Wednesday's game against Xavier at Hagan Arena.
February 17, 2010 |
CYPRESS MOUNTAIN, British Columbia - His name is Matt Emmons. He's the accomplished shooter who, in 2004 at Athens, shot at the wrong target and blew his big lead and lost a chance at an Olympic medal. Then, in 2008 at Beijing, his trigger finger slipped and he blew it again. Her name is Lindsey Jacobellis. She's the face of snowboard cross, the emerging, wildly popular kamikaze race against three other competitors. She's the woman who, in 2006 at Turin, botched a trick in the final, lost the lead and took silver in her sport's inaugural Olympic running.
February 16, 2010 |
VANCOUVER - The Flag returned, in dramatic fashion. Defending gold medalist Seth Wescott earned the least desirable gate in the snowboard cross final yesterday. He had to make a correction in his riding form, to put less weight on his front foot. Wescott, famous for being dropped on virgin snows and filmed boarding down treacherous slopes, needed teammate and pal Nate Holland, this year's favorite, to crash. Wescott then had to pass Canadian hopeful Mike Robertson on the last turn.