Photos from Big Air Fenway 2016—Day Two: Skiing
Skiers took over Fenway Park on Saturday night for the second day of the Polartec Big Air competition. Freeskiing, which includes tricks and jumps, drew big crowds to Fenway Park.
The competition was fierce as some of the best freeskiers in the world took to the 140-foot ramp. The women’s race was close, with Lisa Zimmermann winning the women’s section over Emma Dahlstrom by only .20. Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen came in third. Vincent Gagnier won the men’s competition, followed by Andri Ragettli in second and Jonas Hunziker in third.
When asked how they were going to celebrate their wins, the two winners had very different answers—Zimmermann responded “drink and party,” while Gagnier said he was going to sleep.
With the weather slightly warmer than the night before, many people stuck around after the competition to see American Authors perform. The band, originally from Boston, ended the evening with their hit song “Best Day of My Life.”
Below, check out scenes from night two of Big Air Fenway:
Skiers warmed up with practice runs before the competition began.
Skiers performed dozens of flips and tricks on the 140-foot ramp.
Boston landmarks, like the Citco sign and the Pru, were visible behind the ramp.
Fans cheer before the Big Air competition begins.
Skiers in the men’s competition line up before the event begins.
Competitors had three chances to jump. The scores from each run were combined to form their final score.
A skier wipes out after a run.
Fans huddle together while watching the competition.
Many skiers started their runs backward down the ramp.
A skier cheers after landing a jump.
Fans cheer for an especially impressive jump.
From left, Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen, Lisa Zimmermann, and Emma Dahlstrom receive third, first, and second-place awards respectively.
From right, Jonas Hunziker, Vincent Gagnier, and Andri Ragettli receive third, first, and second place awards respectively.
Fans cheer and dance for American Authors.
Zac Barnett of American Authors performs after the Big Air competition.
Fans dance along to American Authors’ hit song, “Best Day of My Life.”
Zac Barnett of American Authors holds the mic out to the crowd while performing.