Media Alert - Nitro Circus Live Star Ethen Roberts to Attempt World Record-Breaking Jump Into Lake Ontario: "Six In The 6ix" - Six Front Flips Off Giant Water Trampoline Called "The Blob"

All-Around Action Sports Phenom Will Make a Huge Splash on Thursday September 24th at 10:30 a.m. Ahead of October 14 Air Canada Centre Show

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Nitro Circus Live star Ethen Roberts will attempt to break the record for the most front flips off a floating inflatable "blob" (also known as a water trampoline). Roberts will go for an unbelievable six flips, which would break the previous record of five that he set earlier this year in Nice, France. See Roberts' Nice blob jump here.

Ethen's cousin and fellow Nitro Circus teammate Josh Roberts will pitch in, jumping off a 25-foot crane and landing on the blob to launch Roberts more than 30-feet into the air as he tries to rewrite the record books yet again.

Media are invited to attend and get a range of b-roll, photo and interview opportunities.

When:             

9:15 a.m.     Media arrival


9:45 a.m.     Practice jumps and pre-attempt interview opportunity


10:30 a.m.   World record attempt


10:45 a.m.   Post-attempt interviews available  



Where:            

25 Dockside Drive


Toronto, ON M5A 1B6


Media to enter through southwest door into the Atrium of the Corus Building



Interviews:      

Nitro Circus Live performer Ethen Roberts

Roberts will perform with Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Live this fall. An incredibly versatile athlete, Roberts has achieved two world's firsts on a mountain bike and has landed jaw-dropping tricks on tricycles, pit bikes, tall bikes and just about every outrageous contraption imaginable. For footage of Ethen Roberts performing in Nitro Circus Live go here.

Nitro Circus Live is coming to six Canadian cities this fall, including Toronto's Air Canada Centre on October 14. The best athletes in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, and more will unite for a huge show featuring spectacular tricks – many never seen at competitions like the X Games – insane stunts and the craziest contraptions ever. Additional shows have just been announced for 2016. To see a full list of tour dates go to http://nitrocircus.com/tour/.

SOURCE Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

For further information: To RSVP, contact: Abby Albino, abby.albino@mlse.com, 416-569-5325

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