Freeskiing News

See Who Earned $2500 From Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive


Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ is excited to announce the 10 winners of the Winter Pledge season who each earned $2,500 by encouraging their supporters to take the Pledge to Promote Good Sportsmanship. 

The winners of the Winter Pledge season represent a wide range of youth sports – soccer,...

Mammoth Hosts its 10th Sprint U.S. Grand Prix


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Jan. 29, 2105)—The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour continues with its second stop at Mammoth Mountain, CA Feb. 4-7. Celebrating its 10th year of hosting Grand Prix events, Mammoth is poised and ready to host the highly anticipated continuation of the 2015 season.

Double Victory for Irving at Rev Tour


Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA (Jan. 28, 2014)—U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team rider Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO) reigned supreme at the second stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour, winning both the men’s halfpipe and slopestyle competitions at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA. Carly Margulies (Mammoth Lakes, CA) took home top honors in the women’...

Looking Back on X Games 2015


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 27. 2015)—It has not been very long since Winter X Games 2015 wrapped up, but the athletes have packed their bags—and medals—en route to the next destination, and Aspen, Colorado regained a sense of normalcy after the throngs of fans headed back to where they came from. In hindsight, X Games 2015 introduced a myriad of...

Tools to Overcome Game Time Stress


Just as it is important to be physically prepared to play youth sports it is equally important for youth athletes to be mentally prepared to handle the pressure. No one can predict exactly how a competition will play out, but you can arm your athlete with techniques to overcome pressure from the competition. Here are some methods for overcoming...

Ferreira Wins X Games Bronze in Hometown


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 25. 2015)—X Games officially wrapped up on Sunday afternoon with ski superpipe. Fittingly, after four days of non-stop action, the final competition of the 2015 X Games lived up to the billing. With it all said and done, Canada’s Simon d’Artois won the superpipe gold in dramatic fashion, Kevin Rolland of France took silver, and...

X Games Three-Peat for Goepper


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 24. 2015)—The bluebird skies of the previous three days at X Games turned to low-light, cloudy conditions on Saturday in Aspen, Colorado. The bad visibility made an already challenging ski slopestyle course more difficult for the men’s and women’s finals. In the end, Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) won his third consecutive X...

Big Air Silver for Bobby Brown


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 24. 2015)—10 skiers spun rapid-fire laps on an 84-foot booter erected at the bottom of Buttermilk Mountain on Saturday night in Aspen. In the end, Canada’s Vincent Gagnier won gold in ski big air, Bobby Brown (Breckenridge, CO) took silver, and Switzerland’s Elias Ambühl won the bronze. 
The fans...
First World Title for Smaine


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 22, 2015) – Twenty-three-year-old Kyle Smaine (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) dominated Kreischberg’s halfpipe competition to earn his first World Championships title. Smaine led the competition from start to finish, earning the top spot in Wednesday’s qualifiers and putting down an unbeatable first run in Thursday night’s finals...

Maddie Bowman Wins X Games Again


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 21. 2015)—The first day of X Games 2015 is in the books, and the women’s superpipe gold medal is in familiar territory. In a field stocked full of eight world-class freeskiers from countries spanning the world, Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) stomped her first run through Buttermilk’s halfpipe to win another gold medal. Brita...

The X Games are Here


ASPEN, CO (Jan. 21. 2015)—The small town of Aspen, Colorado is buzzing in anticipation of Winter X Games starting. Since 2002, Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen has been home to X Games, and—like every year since then—all eyes in the snow sports world will be fixed squarely on the action taking place in the halfpipe and on the slopestyle course.

Wallace Nabs a World Champs Bronze


KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan.21, 2015)—In a history-making FIS World Championship effort, 23-year-old Noah Wallace (Spokane, WA) earned his first World Championship medal in slopestyle skiing —taking bronze.

Wishes for Youth Sports – Champion and Celebrate Sportsmanship


Each month, the team at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ tackles current issues in youth sports and seeks advice from youth sports experts to help you with these sometimes challenging topics.

We talk about issues ranging from how to handle tryouts, the latest...

Rev Tour Heads to Seven Springs


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 15, 2015) – The 2014-15 U.S. Revolution Tour continues at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania Jan. 26-30. The next generation of Olympic freeskiers and snowboarders will compete at “The Spot”— Seven Springs’ flagship terrain park—in the only Olympic-sized halfpipe on the East Coast for a chance to win a piece of...

U.S. Freeskiing FIS World Championships Team Annoucement


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 8, 2015) – Wing Tai Barrymore (Sun Valley, ID) and Joe Swensson (Niantic, CT) will lead a team of 16 top freeskiers at the 2015 FIS World Ski Championships in Kreischberg, Austria, Jan.15-25. The Championships include events in freestyle, freeskiing and snowboarding—with freeskiing halfpipe, slopestyle and ski cross events...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Freeskiing’s Angeli VanLaanen


At Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we encourage parents to help youth athletes deal with the pressures and stresses that accompany youth sports. That starts with reminding them that the sport is about more than just winning and should be fun.

There are many ways to support youth athletes and...

Fueling for Game Day: Plan it Out


You wouldn’t drive a car down the highway with the gas tank on “LOW”.  Likewise, your body and brain can’t function optimally without the proper fuel.

Please see some helpful tips from Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ below for what to eat before, during or after a competition. ...

Rev Tour Kicks Off at Copper


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 19, 2014) - The U.S. Revolution Tour kicked off at Copper Mountain with Kyle Smaine (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Olympian Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) winning the halfpipe competition, and Tim Ryan (Waterville Valley, NH) and Norwegian rider Johanne Killi taking home top honors in slopestyle.

TAKE 5 With U.S. Freeskiing’s Allen Tran


Elite athletes know how to deliver elite performances. And they know that the best way to fuel elite performances is to make great nutrition choices. But fueling elite performances shouldn’t be limited to our elite athletes. 

Earn $2500 for Your Club


It’s not too late to sign up your organization for the Winter season of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Pledge

This is a great opportunity to recruit your family, friends, coworkers and community to help you earn $2,500 all while promoting good sportsmanship. 

$2,500 can go a long...