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Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Opens with Halfpipe Qualifiers

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2013-01-09 20:54
 

 

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Jan. 9) – Over 100 athletes from 37 countries took to Copper Mountain’s Main Vein Superpipe today at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Under Colorado blue skies men and women’s halfpipe qualifiers went off without a hitch to kick off the first domestic FIS World Cup of the year. Every U.S. Freeskiing halfpipe team athlete who competed made it into finals, this included rookie stars Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO), Alex Ferreira (Aspen, CO), and Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA). The weekend will be televised on both NBC and the NBC Sports Network, plus live coverage of halfpipe finals on the USSA Network.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix tour kicked off at Copper Mountain today with men and women’s halfpipe qualifiers.
  • All of U.S. Freeskiing’s halfpipe athletes that entered the competition made it through to finals.
  • Three athlete’s from the U.S. Freeskiing Rookie team made it through, Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO), Alex Ferreira (Aspen, CO), and Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA).
  • Halfpipe finals will be live streamed on the USSA Network.
  • The event will be broadcast on NBC and NBC Sports Network.

RESULTS
Official Results

VISA U.S. FREESKIING GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE
Wed. Jan. 9 – Halfpipe skiing qualifiers, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT
Thur. Jan. 10 – Slopestyle skiing qualifiers, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT
Fri. Jan. 11 – Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix, halfpipe skiing finals, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MT
Fri. Jan. 11 – The North Face Junior Jam, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. MT
Sat. Jan. 12 – Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix slopestyle skiing finals, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT

Full Event Schedule
http://ussnowboarding.com/sites/default/files/documents/events/2012-13/documents/Copper%202013_GP%20Schedule_12-10-12.pdf

BROADCAST SCHEDULE (times ET)
Sat. Jan. 11 11:20 a.m. -1:00 p.m. – Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix live stream, halfpipe, USSA Network
Sat. Jan. 12 4:00-5:00 p.m. – Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix, halfpipe, NBC
Sat. Jan. 12 1:00-2:00 p.m. – Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix, halfpipe, NBC Sports Network
Sat. Jan. 19 2:00-3:00 p.m. –Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix, slopestyle, NBC Sports Network

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