Photos from Big Air Fenway 2016—Day One: Snowboarding

Thursday night was so cool, the beer froze over.

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A ramp 140 feet tall was erected in the middle of Fenway Park for the weekend. / Photo by Sarah Fisher

Some of the world’s best snowboarders were in Boston on Thursday for the first night of Big Air Fenway, the U.S. Grand Prix tour competition that placed a 140-feet ramp in the middle of the beloved ball field.

With big air snowboarding making its Olympic debut in 2018, Big Air Fenway was an especially exciting sight to behold. Crowds braved below-freezing temperatures and fast winds to watch snowboarders compete. And although the crowds thinned as the weather got worse, enough people stuck around for a rousing rendition of “Sweet Caroline” near the end of the event.

For the women, Julia Marino won first place, Jenna Blasman came in second, and Brooke Voigt was in third. Max Parrot took first place for the men, with Michael Ciccarelli finishing second and Charles Guldemond taking third.

After the snowboarding competition and awards ceremony, Bad Rabbits performed to close out the evening.

The skiing portion of the competition begins Friday night. In the meantime, here are some photos from day one of Big Air Fenway:

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Photo by Sarah Fisher

Fenway employees wait for the event to start.

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Crowds fill up Fenway Park before the snowboarding begins.

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A snowboarder warms up before the competition begins.

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Snowboarders are introduced before the competition begins.

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Crowds watch as snowboarders make their way down the ramp.

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Photo by Sarah Fisher

Fans cheer after an especially impressive jump.

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Photo by Sarah Fisher

Beers froze over thanks to chilling temperatures. Proof that winter ruins everything?

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An audience member dances to “Sweet Caroline.”

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The female winners, Julia Marino (1st), Jenna Blasman (2nd), and Brooke Voigt (3rd).

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Charles Guldemond celebrates in third place.

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The male winners, Max Parrot (1st), Michael Ciccarelli (2nd), and Charles Guldemond (3rd).

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The ramp, in all her glory.

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Audience members dance during the Bad Rabbits show after the competition.

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Photo by Sarah Fisher

Bad Rabbits performs at Big Air Fenway.

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Photo by Sarah Fisher

The stage was set up near the ramp in Fenway.


PLUS:

Check out photos from day 2.


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