FMB Silver Event


Besides the action in the ice rink there will be a lot of different activities taking place. In the Like-a-Bike race, 2-5 year old kids can try to make their rounds. Nearby, the grownups can compete on the Modular Pumptrack. Each person can take their time and compare it with the times of pro-athletes all over the world. 

All the sideevents in the overview, check the schedule on our flyer

  • Pumptrack Race
  • Like-a-Bike race
  • Energie Thun Familyzone
  • BMX Flatland ft. Artistic Cycling
  • Live Painting
  • Live Concert
  • Workshops

Tickets pre sale




On Saturday, there are two different kinds of tickets: afternoon ticket until 18:00 and one for the whole event day. 

Saturday Afternoon Ticket (until 6pm):
With this ticket you are free to be in the event site until 6pm. After 6pm, you have to leave the icerink, but you are welcome to watch the finals at the Swatch Trucks Public Viewing Zone. Of course, there is food, drinks and toilets in this zone as well. 

If you get a family pass and you want to watch the finals, each person can purchase an upgrade. These tickets will be sold out early, make sure to get one in the pre-sale.



Ticket Prices Box Office:


- until 6 years: free entry
- from 6 years: CHF 10.-
- from 16 years: CHF 15.-
- Family Package: CHF 35.-

Saturday until 6pm WITHOUT FINALS:

- until 6 years: free entry
- from 6 years: CHF 10.-
- from 16 years: CHF 20.-
- Family Package: CHF 45.-

- Slopestyle Saturday & Afterparty - From 16 years: CHF 35.-

Saturday, full day WITH FINALS: 

- until 6 years: free entry
- from 6 years: CHF 20.-
- from 16 years: CHF 30.-
- Family Package: upgrade CHF 10.-/per person

- Slopestyle Saturday & Afterparty - from 16 years: CHF 45.-

2-Day pass, WITH FINALS: 

- Freitag und Samstag exkl. Party - Ab 16 Jahren: CHF 45.-
- Freitag und Samstag inkl. Party Samstag - Ab 16 Jahren: CHF 60.-
- Freitag und Samstag - U16: CHF 30.-

2-day pass Family, WITHOUT FINALS:

- Friday and Saturday - Family-Package: CHF 80.- / Family = Max. 2 adults + 3 kids
  (Upgrade for the FINALS can be purchased for CHF 10.- per person)

How to get there

Train and Bus

Take the Train to Thun, then the bus number 1 from Thun Trainstation to Steffisburg Flühli. Get off at the station Marktgasse.

Or be sporty and walk from Thun Trainstation to Kunsteisbahn (Ice Rink) Grabengut: 15 min (1.1 km).

Check out the connections here:



Fairtiq – The easiest public transport ticket across Switzerland


You can find enough parking opportunities for your bike next to the Ice Rink.

Car, Motorcycle

Signalisation from exit Thun-Nord - Direction Steffisburg/Thun A6 - Car park City Nord Grabenstrasse.


Kunsteisbahn Grabengut, Kyburgstrasse 8, 3600 Thun.
Koordinaten: 46.76197, 7.62645

Swatch Rocket Air - 2018

The Swatch Rocket Air jumps ahead in time. 982 years to be exact. A digital world with mad max mobiles welcomes over 10'000 spectators. Best Rider: Matt Jones from Great Britain.

1. Matt Jones GB

2. Alex Alanko SWE

3. Sam Pilgrim GB

Swatch Rocket Air 2017

2017 we went back to the roos of the Mountain Bike Sport. In the 80s version of the Swatch Rocket Air we saw a big ghettoblaster drop and lots of moustaches. Rogatkin won again, just before the two Italians Testa and Caverzasi.

1. Nicholi Rogatkin USA

2. Torquato Testa I

3. Diego Caverzasi I

Swatch Rocket Air - 2016

The Swatch Rocket Air became Gold Status in the FMB World Tour in 2016. Nicholi Rogatkin not only won the contest, but also the whole world tour. Showing a twister in his 2nd run, knowing he'd already won made him a crowd favourite in Thun!

Ranking 2016:

1. Nicholi Rogatkin

2. Max Fredriksson

3. Diego Caversazi

Swatch Rocket Air - 2015

He did it again, after winning the Swatch Rocket Air 2014, Thomas Genon could convince the judges as well as the crowd one more time. A new spectators record as well as a huge pumptrack in front of the icerink, 2015 has been a successfull year for the Flying Metal Crew, organizer of the event.

Ranking 2015:

1. Thomas Genon

2. Nicholi Rogatkin

3. Bobby Lamirande

Swatch Rocket Air - 2014

With the theme „forest“ the 5th edition oft he Swatch Rocket Air was taking place in 2014. The Flying Metal Crew and over 100 volunteers changed the ice rink into a fir forest with a huge ax and Highlights made of trunks. Winner was Thomas Genon, second was last years winner Sam Pilgrim. Click here to see the livestream oft he finals.

Audience: 9’000

Ranking 2014:

  1. Thomas Genon BEL
  2. Sam Pilgrim GBR
  3. Szymon Godziek POL

Swatch Rocket Air - 2013

There were a lot of changes happening for the Rocket Air in 2013. First the Name. The Event grew and improved in quality with the new main sponsor Swatch. In addition there was a livestream for the first time ( Here on Red Bull TV) and the starting tower started on top of the car park nerarby. The winner was Sam Pilgrim, who aswell got the title of the FMB World Champion.

Audience: 8’500

Ranking 2013

  1. Sam Pilgrim GBR
  2. Martin Söderström SWE
  3. Brett Rheeder CAN

Rocket Air - 2012

For the first time the Swatch Rocket Air is produced around a theme. It was obvious that it had to be the theme Switzerland since we’re in the wonderful Bernese Oberland. And so Martin Söderström won, flying over plastic cows. 

Audience: 7’500

Ranking 2012:

  1. Martin Söderström SWE
  2. Sam Pilgrim GBR
  3. Antoine Bizet FRA

Rocket Air - 2011

There was one special thing remaining after the second edition of the Rocket Air Event: The triple whip of Martin Söderström. Until then a trick that had just been seen in videos. This trick made Söderström win the Best Trick Award. Although he couldn’t assert himself against his three opponents.

Audience: 5’000

Ranking 2011

  1. Sam Pilgrim GBR
  2. Szymon Godziek POL
  3. Yannik Granieri FRA

Rocket Air - 2010

Flying Bikes at the Ice rink of thun? Most of the people couldn’t and didn’t want to believe it. But the brothers Jérôme and Ramon Hunziker faught together with the Flying Metal Crew for the rights of all riders and made a dream come true. Riders from all over the world were participating at the event and people came to see them Not even the Critics could have predicted what happend to the Event years later.

Audience: 3’500

Ranking 2010:

  1. Martin Söderström SWE
  2. Amir Kabbani GER
  3. Sam Pilgrim GBR

Titel Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Flying Metal Crew

Silver Sponsors
Auto Bettschen
AEK Bank

Bronze Sponsors

Autoradio Moser


Plan B Event- und Gerüstbau
H.U. Kobel AG
El Camino Café Bar Mühleplatz Thun
BEO Logistik
Tent in Time
Secure Sicherheitsdienste

Media Partners

Jungfrau Zeitung
Mountainbike Rider Magazine

Broadcast Partner


Sidevents Sponsors

Energie Thun
Elektro Hunziker AG

Medical Support

SRS Medical

Host City


Website & Photo Partner

André Maurer Photography