Nick GAS Block Goes to Camp This Summer
Have an Extreme Summer at Camp With Nickelodeon GAS: Games and Sports for Kids
Pro Athletes Ryan Nyquist and Jen O’Brien Host GAS Goes to Camp Block
From Action Sports Camp Weekdays at 1 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon
NEW YORK, July 8 — Nickelodeon GAS: Games and Sports for
Kids is going to camp with a twist (and a jump and a wheelie) this summer on
weekdays during the GAS Goes to Camp one-hour block beginning Monday, July 8,
at 1 p.m. (all times ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The sports-driven programming
block, hosted by extreme athletes Ryan Nyquist and Jen O’Brien, will cover
action sports from skateboarding to BMX Racing from PointXCamp in CA, one of
the most extensive action sports and camp facilities in the country. The
block will also air Sundays on Nickelodeon from 2 – 4 p.m. and weekdays from
3 – 5 p.m. and weekends from 4 – 6 p.m. on Nick GAS.
“The GAS at Camp combination of summer camp and extreme sports will not
only teach kids to ollie on a skateboard or wheelie on a BMX bike, but
encompass the whole “camp” experience from sharing bunks to pranks,” said Mark
Offitzer, Vice President and General Manager, Nick GAS. “The block is an
exciting addition for kids as they watch their favorite sports-driven shows,
like the hit series Rocket Power.”
Hosts Nyquist and O’Brien are two of the hottest pro names in action
sports. Nyquist, a pro BMX rider known for his seat grabs and back flips, is
considered one of the best all around riders in the sport. He was recently
named Dirt Jumper of the Year at the NORA cup for 2000, and ABA King of Dirt
from 1997-1999, and 2001. O’Brien is a professional skateboarder who has been
skating on the pro circuit since she was 16 years old.
Nickelodeon GAS: Games and Sports for Kids launched March 1, 1999, and
features interactive on-air and online programming and a magazine dedicated
exclusively to all the games and sports kids love to play. Hosted by Dave
Aizer, Vivianne Collins and Mati Moralejo, Nick GAS features Nickelodeon’s
vast library of kids-first game shows including: Global Guts, Double Dare and
Wild & Crazy Kids.
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