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Kenworthy Goes for Halfpipe and Slopestyle Titles

03/12/2015

TIGNE, France (Mar. 11, 2015)—The FIS World Cup Tour wraps up this week with halfpipe finals taking place in Tignes, France on Thursday, with slopestyle qualifiers and finals taking place in Silvaplana, Switzerland on Friday and Saturday. Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) sits in striking distance to win the coveted crystal globe in both.

Have You Met With Your Child’s Coach?

03/09/2015

Your child’s coach plays a significant role in their overall youth sports experience and athletic development. Positive youth sports parents not only want a positive experience for their youth athlete, but hope their child learns the important lessons that sports can teach like good sportsmanship, respect,...

Record Global Impact for Sprint Grand Prix

03/05/2015

PARK CITY, UT (March 5, 2015) – America’s longest-running winter action sports series, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, wrapped up last weekend at Park City Mountain Resort with historic athletic results and record television viewers worldwide. The event’s premier broadcast, airing on NBC, was up 20% over last year’s Grand Prix heading into the...

Mammoth Mountain to Host U.S. Rev Tour Finale

03/04/2015

PARK CITY, UT (March 3, 2015) – The fourth and final stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour has been rescheduled and moved from Mt. Hood Meadows, OR to Mammoth Mountain, CA Mar. 17-20. Mammoth, hosted a successful third stop of the U.S. Revolution tour and will have their world class Main Park slopestyle course and 22ft halfpipe on point for the tour...

Play Positive Poll: Respecting Opponents

03/03/2015

Name calling, refusing to shake hands, fake fouls and fights during games are just a few acts of poor sportsmanship we see in all levels of sports. As a positive sport parent or coach, we want to teach kids good sportsmanship, including respecting opponents. There are several important lessons to teach kids when it comes to respecting opponents...

Kenworthy Dominates Visa Grand Prix Pipe

02/28/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 28, 2015) – With fans crowded along the 22-foot superpipe at Park City Mountain Resort, slopestyle Olympic silver medalists Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) proved his prowess in the pipe on Saturday, taking the win at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix halfpipe contest. French skier Kevin Rolland took second, with Olympic...

U.S. Men Sweep at Grand Prix

02/27/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 27, 2015) – In a clutch performance on his third and final run, hometown hero Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) led a men’s U.S. podium sweep at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix. Fellow Parkite McRae Williams (Park City, UT), who hasn’t landed on the Grand Prix podium yet this year, finished second, with Gus Kenworthy (...

Americans Qualify 7 to Slopestyle Finals

02/26/2015

With fresh snow falling on Park City Mountain Resort at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, the conditions were tough for the athletes in the Visa slopestyle skiing qualifiers. The two heats became a game of survival, with the snow making speed a major issue on Thursday. Devin Logan (West Dover, VT), McRae Williams (Salt Lake City, UT), Chris Laker (...

Seven Americans to Compete at GP Halfpipe Finals

02/25/2015

Wednesday kicked off qualifying rounds for all Sprint U.S. Grand Prix events in Park City, UT, including the Visa U.S. Grand Prix ski halfpipe. The top six women of 19 qualified for the pipe finals, while—in two heats—10 men qualified from a field of 36. Eight women and 15 men competed for the Americans, against a stacked international field....

What Could You Buy For Your Team With $2500?

02/23/2015

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Kenworthy Wins Inaugural Air+Style

02/23/2015

Pasadena, CA (Feb. 22, 2015) – On a rainy, windy day outside the Rose Bowl Stadium, Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) made freeskiing history, taking the win in the inaugural Air+Style stop in Los Angeles, CA. Historically only a snowboarding event, the LA stop of Air+Style was the first time skiers were invited to participate in the big air...

Grand Prix Finale Set For Park City

02/20/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 23, 2015) – The final stop on the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour will take place Feb. 25- Mar.1 at Park City Mountain Resort. 2014 Olympic medalists Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), David Wise (Reno, NV), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA), Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO), Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and Kelly Clark (West Dover...

10 Ways To Respect Opponents

02/17/2015

Good sportsmanship starts with respecting your opponents. Remember: without opponents, there would be no game at all!

Respecting opponents is something that both parents and coaches hope kids learn while participating in youth sports. But what does one do to show respect for opponents?

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FIS World Cup Cross Events Canceled

02/13/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 13, 2015) – The USANA Health Sciences International Cross Cup FIS skicross and snowboardcross World Cup schedule for Mar. 4-8 at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has been canceled. Squaw Valley has just received more than two feet of snow, however the amount of snow needed to build the World Cup courses is significant, and the...

Two Wins for Borm at Rev Tour

02/12/2015

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 12, 2015) – The third stop of the U.S. Revolution tour took place at Mammoth Mountain, CA, Feb. 8-11, with U.S. Freeskiing rookie team member Willie Borm (Chaska, MN) taking home top honors in both slopestyle skiing and the first-ever Rev Tour big air. Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO) took home his second Rev Tour...

Practice the Golden Rule in Youth Sports

02/09/2015

Chances are you and your kids have witnessed good sportsmanship: football players meeting at mid-field to shake hands, soccer players trading jerseys after the game, or hockey players lining up for post-game high fives.   

And when we think of “sportsmanship”, we oftentimes think of these moments and the idea that we should respect our...

Final Mammoth Grand Prix Events Canceled

02/07/2015

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 7, 2015) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle skiing and halfpipe snowboarding events scheduled for Feb. 7 at Mammoth Mountain, CA have been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Olympic medalists Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and Nick Geopper (Lawrenceburg, IN)...

Bowman Wins Pipe at Mammoth Grand Prix

02/06/2015

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 6, 2015) – Olympic champion Maddie Bowman’s solid run during halfpipe skiing qualifications at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix on Feb. 4th translated to a first place podium on Friday when the finals competition was canceled due to adverse weather. Teammate Devin Logan finished third. Strong winds once...

Mammoth Grand Prix Postponed

02/05/2015

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 5, 2015) – Due to inclement weather in the Sierra Nevada mountains, women’s and men's halfpipe snowboarding and slopestyle skiing qualifications at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix have been postponed.

“Because of the high winds, we decided to postpone both events,” said event organizer Eric Webster. “We want to...

Seven U.S. Freeskiing Athletes in Grand Prix Finals

02/04/2015

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 4, 2015) – With a storm moving into the Sierras, seven U.S. Freeskiing team members made it through a tough halfpipe skiing qualification round at the Visa U.S. Grand Prix. Olympic gold medalist Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and David Wise (Reno, NV) were the top American qualifiers, putting together some of their...

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