First North American Freestyle Skiing World Cup starts in a few short days

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 4, 2010 8:21 am

The first Freestyle Skiing World Cup event of the season in North America takes place in Calgary, Canada starting this Friday, January 8th, and going until Sunday, January 10th.

Seeing as how these mogul and aerial events are also Olympic qualifiers, the best athletes are coming out to play. Here’s Canadian Freestyle Ski Association CEO Peter Judge: “Because this event is an Olympic qualifier for our team and many of the other nations, we expect the level of competition to be very high. Anyone who comes out to COP to see the show will be amazed at the speed and acrobatics of these world-class athletes.”

Judge went on to compliment the organizing staff in Calgary, which is made up of more than 100 volunteers: “It is a tremendous feat to pull off an international competition of this caliber and our organization has been overwhelmed by the support and professionalism of the Alberta freestyle community.”

The events are free and open to the public, so make it out if you can! On Friday, the Moguls competition is at 6:30PM.
Saturday, another Moguls at 7PM.
Sunday, Aerials at 1:30PM.

World Cup freestyle skiers will then head to the U.S. to compete in both moguls and aerials at Deer Valley Resort in Utah January 14-16, before returning to Canada for the Canada Post Grand Prix at Ski Mont Gabriel, a FIS Aerial competition on January 30.