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Well, if you are in the UK then it’s probably been impossible to ignore the fact that our very own Jenny Jones has won an Olympic medal!!!!
It’s not even possible for me to put into words all of our emotions, we cheered, screamed, cried and cried a bit more, it was the best day for us, watching Jenny succeed at a moment when it was so important, especially to her. The crew were together via skype, most of us (Emma, Sonia and Drewie) were at Kathy Gendles house watching on the big screen and I (Gilly) was on skype eavesdropping, we even had a skype drop in from Sian, Ed Leighs wife before she had to drop out due to bad connection and needed all the bandwidth she had to watch the action.

Jenn has worked so hard for this and it’s incredible to see her reap the rewards of a success on such a mainstream level.
We all know she’s been at the top for many years winning the XGames and being a major contender in the Dew Tour on the world stage, but success at the Olympics has made her a household name it seems! getting tweets from Simon Pegg and Andy Murray no less! she even did a ‘Olympic Bus Tour’ of Bristol when she got back, with the Mayor, there were hundreds of people out to wave and she was literally mobbed when she got off the bus, hehe, it’s mad!

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To see just a bit of the coverage she got have a look at this great story on Whitelines.

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Spring Camp Week!

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P.S Yep, that’s OLYMPIC MEDAL WINNER Jenny Jones with us on camp last year! : )

Calling all girls that snowboard or ski! come to the Chapelle Park in Avoriaz France for a brilliant day riding with other shredders around a super fun park!

The Playground is now in it’s 5th year running and we are still dedicated to making sure everyone that comes goes home with a bag of swag and a massive smile on their face.

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Registration online is 15€ – HERE

on the day it’s 20€ at the bottom of the park

GOODIE BAGS GO TO EVERYONE THAT ENTERS.

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The lovely Maude from ‘Ladies First’ wrote to tell us about the 2 stops on the slopestyle tour this winter. If you’re around these resorts you NEED to go, they’re great fun and you meet a bunch of rad girls to ride with.

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The first event of the LADIES FIRST CHALLENGE will take place on February 16th in Wildhaus (SG)!

You’ll find in attach of this e-mail some informations and the program of the event!

NEW THIS YEAR:

- A “Kids” Category for young girls (-16 years old)

- “Freestyle coaching” for beginners

PRIZE MONEY:

- SKI WOMEN Category: CHF 1’000.-

- SNOWBOARD WOMEN Category: CHF 1’000.-

- KIDS Category: Price in stuff

REGISTRATION: http://www.ladiesfirstchallenge.ch/sign_up.php

You can sleep in Wildhaus (SG) for only CHF 100.-/room in a hotel. Let us know quickly if you are interested!

We hope you’ll come on February 16th!

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So, with the cancelled US trip (simply not enough interest to book things this year, it felt like too much of a gamble, sorry, we’ve decided to run 2 weeks of camp back to back from the 30th March in the usual place Morzine in France.

We’ll get the details to returning comrades in a mailout asap, then release info online for new campers, watch this space!

Please vote for the Girls Skate Crew I’m part of to win an award we’ve been nominated for in Copenhagen. All you need to do is click on the pic above or follow this link and click ‘like’ on the pic to place your all important vote, simple!…then re-post it on your facebook/twitter/whatever page to get us more votes if you are a lovely kind person : )

VOTE FOR US BY CLICKING ‘LIKE’ ON THE AWARDS PAGE PIC.


Women In Skateboarding

Something I am asked about a lot is what it’s like to be a girl that snowboards or skates and why more girls don’t do it… it’s something I’ve written about in the past and something I think about a lot, this article in Huck highlights the major point about female stereotypes encouraged in the past. I really think the ¨internalisation by both sexes¨ of the stereotypes of how a woman should look and behave is a major part of why people don’t like to see/feel they should do a sport, the negative effects of appearing ‘unladylike’ are deeply engrained into society so far that we don’t even realise that we are acting according to what society expects from us.
This article is a ‘thinker’ that’s for sure, I’d welcome comments on what your thoughts are….

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