• The Oakley Arctic Challenge Announces New Venue, Format, Dates and Details

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    Posted over 5 years ago by Matt Murray

    The Oakley Arctic Challenge (TAC) kicks off in less than one week with the first official practice starting at the arena on Monday, February 16th. It’s been snowing like mad in Oslo, which will add a nice layer to the snowmaking system inside the arena at Linderudkollen.

  • When The Lights Go Down...

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    Posted over 5 years ago by Matt Murray

    Thursday night on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Mayor Bloomberg declared February 5th, 2009 “Snowscrapers Day” in front 30,000 plus screaming New Yorkers. Granted there were several thousand Jersey kids from across the river attending as well to cheer on local boy and eventual winner Shayne Pospsil.

  • Day 1 of Snow In Lower Manhattan

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    Posted over 5 years ago by Matt Murray

    So the madness kicked off the moment we landed at JFK and then made our way to the swanky Rivington Hotel in the Lower East Side. The riders that have come out for this event are some heavy hitters, but topping the list on the Oakley side are Shaun White, Terje Haakonsen, Eero Ettala, Heikki Sorsa, Torstein Horgmo, Dustin Craven, JJ Thomas and Bjorn Leines.

Terje Haakonsen

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"Oakley is not afraid to do things differently! They don't look to others, but do their own thing. And I think they make the really good goggles and sunglasses."

Date of Birth:
November 10, 1974
Hometown:
Stovner, "Gnorwaii"
Sponsors:
Burton, Oakley, Volcom and Sweet Protection.

Career Highlights

    • 7x Winner of Mt. Baker Banked Slalom
    • World Record Holder of Quarterpipe Air: 9.8 meters
    • Creator of Halfpipe Trick: The Haakon Flip
    • 5x European Championships Halfpipe Winner
    • 3x U.S. Open Halfpipe Winner
    • 3x ISF Word Championship Halfpipe Winner
    • 2009: Best Trick Red Bull Snowscrapers
    • 2008: TWS Standout Performance of the Year
    • Founded The Arctic Challenge snowboard event
    • Founded Ticket to Ride (World Snowboard Tour)
    • Best Method Style