Freeskiing Programs

Grand Prix Moves to February

by
USSA
2012-12-06 17:14
 

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 7) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced a postponement today of its scheduled Dec. 21-22 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Park City. The event includes International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cups for both halfpipe skiing and snowboarding events featuring top Olympic contenders. FIS and USSA have postponed the competitions to Feb. 1-2 to ensure the highest quality halfpipe for skiing and snowboarding athletes.

Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Park City Mountain Resort
Revised Schedule

Mon. Jan. 28 - Training
Tue. Jan. 29 – Training
Wed. Jan. 30 – Halfpipe snowboarding qualifying; Paul Mitchell Progression Session
Thu. Jan. 31 – Halfpipe skiing qualifying
Fri. Feb. 1 – Halfpipe snowboarding finals
Sat. Feb. 2 – Halfpipe skiing finals

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The International Ski Federation and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association have postponed the Dec. 21-22 World Cups in halfpipe skiing and snowboarding at Park City Mountain Resort to Feb. 1-2.
  • The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix features top Olympic athletes competing in Park City’s renowned 22-foot halfpipe.
  • The postponement was made to ensure the best possible halfpipe quality.
  • Under the new schedule, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe events will be held during the day Feb. 1-2, while the Visa Freestyle International the same weekend will feature night events at Deer Valley.
  • Detailed time schedules are being finalized.

QUOTES
Calum Clark, Vice President, Events, USSA

As a FIS World Cup, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix is an integral part of the Olympic qualifying process. It was important to both USSA and FIS to have the best quality halfpipe possible and moving to February will help us ensure the best athletic event.

Krista Parry, Marketing Director, Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort is known for having the best halfpipe in the world. We are more confident we will provide the athletes the type of halfpipe they’ve come to expect from us by moving the event to a later date.