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This weekend in stoke: Walk on (artificially frozen) water at Early Bird Snowboard Rail Jam

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If you're the praying-for-snow type, the Saint Francis Center Episcopal Diocese of Denver is ready to make you a believer on Saturday, presenting the Early Bird Rail Jam "first snow shred of the year" at the Believer's Center of Denver (180 S. Garrison Street in Lakewood) on the campus of Colorado Christian University, in partnership with Denver's TS Boardshop. Get there at 2 p.m. for a sample sale with product from Vans, me.glad, buysnow.com, Quiksilver, Saucer Wax, TS Board Shop and more, and to witness the miracle of artificial snow in the making. Registration starts at 4 p.m. and the jam will go well into the night. You'll probably be subjected to some proselytizing in the bargain, but what the heck: Might as well get your prayers for snow sent up early. God loves snowboarders.

And if that doesn't stoke you enough, there's more...

Pick up today's Groupon for Outdoor Divas ($22 for $55 worth of outdoor gear designed for women; you can buy up to three of them) for yourself or for the awesome woman you're hitting the slopes with this season.

Tickets to TGR's Light the Wick screenings tonight at Boulder Theater and tomorrow at Gothic Theatre each come with a free lift ticket to Monarch Mountain. Be there.

Light The Wick Trailer from Teton Gravity Research on Vimeo.

The Bad Apples take on the Shotgun Betties on Saturday for the Denver Roller Dolls' season championships. And, for a proper battle of the sexes, get to the 1stBank Center right at 7 p.m. for a demonstration bout between the Denver Roller Dolls' Green Barrettes and the new men's roller derby team the Rollin' Bones of Colorado. "We scrimmaged against them this week, and let's just say it's going to be a fun one to see," says smirking Green Barrettes' jammer Julie "Angela Death" Adams. "It's going to be brutal."

And, last but not least, REI's Fall Sale comes to an end on Sunday. Stock up on all kinds of on-sale spring and summer gear, or use your 20 percent members-only discount on one full-price item for the winter.

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