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Hannah Kearney: 6 Things I’ve Learned From Mogul Skiing

07/14/2015

National Champion. World Cup Champion. Olympic Gold Medalist. These are just a few of the titles Hannah Kearney earned over the course of her athletic career. While there’s no exact formula for success, Kearney learned a thing or two along the way. She shares six of the most important tips that helped her become one of the best mogul skiers...

Jumpin’ and Jammin’ in Steamboat

07/10/2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (July 10, 2015) - Over Fourth of July weekend, the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team drove from Park City, UT to Steamboat Springs, CO for the fifth annual Jumpin’ and Jammin’ Ski Jumping Competition at Howelsen Hill.

Ligety Inspires Kids at the YMCA

07/10/2015

PARK CITY, UT (June 10, 2015) – Ted Ligety took some time out of the gym on Thursday to drive to Ogden, UT—about an hour away from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Center of Excellence in Park City, UT—to visit the Larry H. and Gail Miller Foundation YMCA Community Family Center. There, he spent the afternoon signing autographs, taking...

Get to Know Libby Ludlow's ZGiRLS

07/09/2015

Olympian and U.S. Ski Team alumna Libby Ludlow didn’t stop when she retired from the U.S. Ski Team. Instead, she attended Dartmouth, enrolled in law school at the University of Washington and even took a year off to teach yoga. But she found her real passion in her desire to help young women.

Athletes Make a Splash at Pool Grand Opening

06/29/2015

PARK CITY, UT (June 29, 2015) – Thousands of winter sport supporters and fans gathered at the Utah Olympic Park on Saturday evening to celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool. Attendees were treated to a picture-perfect evening featuring a high-flying acrobatic show from...

Play Positive Poll: Respecting Officials

06/29/2015

We are losing officials in youth sports because athletes, coaches, and worst of all fans, are not showing them good sportsmanship. Officials are people too and deserve the same respect as your teammates and opponents.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® asks you, what step will you take to...

Play Positive Poll: Respecting Officials

06/29/2015

We are losing officials in youth sports because athletes, coaches, and worst of all fans, are not showing them good sportsmanship. Officials are people too and deserve the same respect as your teammates and opponents.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® asks, what step will you take to show...

Vonn Nominated for ESPYS Awards

06/24/2015

The 2015 ESPYS nominations were announced on Wednesday and Lindsey Vonn is a candidate for two awards: Best Comeback Athlete and...

Training Begins on New Big Air Jumps

06/23/2015

PARK CITY, UT (June 23, 2015) – After nine months of construction, athletes took their first jumps into the new Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) on Monday, June 22. A grand opening celebration for the newly renovated facility will be held on Saturday, June 27. The event will include a special evening...

2017 Nordic Junior Worlds Coming to Utah

06/22/2015

PARK CITY, UT (June 22, 2015) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) has awarded the 2017 FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and FIS U23 World Cross Country Championships to Utah’s Olympic venues in Park City and Midway. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association put forward the joint bid with the Utah Olympic Park and Solider Hollow, both of...

Training Camp –Preparing Athletes for Next Season

06/22/2015

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® along with our partners at Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), have created Training Camp with tools and resources to help you prepare your youth athlete for the season.  

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Randall Talks FIS Decisions in Bulgaria

06/17/2015

At the beginning of June, Kikkan Randall packed her bags and headed back to Europe. This time, it wasn't for a freezing ski race in Norway or training in Italy. Instead, she headed to the beach in Varna, Bulgaria for FIS Council meetings.

Randall is the elected Athletes' Committee Chair and the FIS Athlete Representative on the Cross...

Q&A: Will Bode Miller Retire?

06/16/2015

After his crash at the Vail/Beaver Creek World Championships that ended his comback season, Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) was still nominated to the U.S. Ski Team 2015-16 roster. He addresses the question everyone wants to know: Will he accept? He responds to the retirement speculation, talks about his best moments in his career, what races he...

Respecting Officials: Your Playbook for the Game

06/16/2015

Officials, referees and umpires are a critical part of sports. Without them, the competition simply couldn’t happen! It wouldn’t start, it wouldn’t be fair, athletes wouldn’t be protected, and no one would validate the outcome and the score. Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® powered by...

Cross Country Team Names Season Goals

06/10/2015

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team took over the Craft Sportswear Instagram account and shared their goals for the upcoming season with the hashtag #myracestartshere. Read through to see a few of the athletes’ objectives.

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Q&A: What’s Next for Heather McPhie?

06/09/2015

Heather McPhie’s 18-year mogul skiing career is chock-full of athletic accomplishments: 15 World Cup podiums, two National Championship titles, three World Championship appearances and two Olympic games. Through the highs and lows, McPhie stayed true to herself and what she believes in, ensuring those years of her life would be something she...

FIS Announces 2015-16 U.S. World Cup Stops

06/08/2015

VARNA, Bulgaria (June 8, 2015) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) capped its spring FIS Calendar Conference by announcing World Cup schedules for 2015-16, including a host of sites in the USA. Colorado’s Beaver Creek and Aspen resorts, along with Deer Valley Resort in Utah, plus the Olympic villages of Lake Placid in New York and...

IOC Approves Alpine Team Event for 2018

06/08/2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (June 8, 2015) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved big air snowboarding and an alpine team event as new event inclusions for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association had been among nations lobbying for inclusion of big air.

Respecting Officials

06/08/2015

You may not realize it, but being an official is a tough job! An official’s job starts well before the first whistle blows. For weeks, months and likely years leading up to your game, your official has studied the rules and passed exams reflecting that knowledge. They have arrived early to make sure the course is...

2015 Vail/Beaver Creek World Champs Report

06/06/2015

At the FIS Council Meetings in Varna, Bulgaria, Ceil Folz—president of the Vail/Beaver Creek 2015 World Championships organizing committee—gave her final World Champs report. In response, she received praise from FIS Alpine Chairman and Olympic Champion Bernhard Russi, who said, "You did an amazing job for our sport."

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