Squaw Valley & Jonny Moseley host 2010 Sprint US Freestyle Championships March 26-28

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on March 4, 2010 5:55 pm

Squaw Valley USA and Jonny Moseley are set to host the nation’s top Mogul, Aerial and Halfpipe skiers for the 2010 Sprint US Freestyle Championships, March 26 – March 28, 2010. Those who couldn’t make it up to Vancouver will have the opportunity to witness some of the world’s best skiers in action. In addition to world-class competitions, US Freestyle Championships brings on and off-hill entertainment for all to enjoy. A Friday night party on the KT-22 Sundeck, a live hip hop pool party on top of the mountain, and a Saturday night concert at the Olympic Village Lodge are all part of Sprint US Freestyle Championships weekend at Squaw Valley USA.

On hosting the US Freestyle Championships, Olympic Valley Freestyle-Freeride Head Coach, Nat Schirman says, “Squaw Valley is a founding venue for freestyle skiing; we are honored to keep the traditional alive and to share this prestigious event with the community.”

Friday, March 26 the event will kick off with the Men’s and Women’s Mogul Competitions on Red Dog Face. Because Squaw Valley’s mogul course is located at the base of the mountain, spectators do not need lift tickets to watch the premier US Mogul skiers race to the finish. Ladies’ and Men’s qualification and finals takes place all day, beginning with Ladies’ Qualifications at 9:30am and Ladies’ and Men’s Mogul Finals from 1:15 to 2:15pm. The Mogul Awards will commence in the Village at 4 pm, followed by US Freestyle Championships Opening Ceremonies in the Village at 5 pm.

The celebration heats up Friday evening at the Village at Squaw’s hottest new après and dinner spot, 22 Bistro & Bar. Everyone is invited to mingle with competitors and freestyle skiing greats with Chef’s specials, drink specials, and select specials from the menu from 7 to 10 pm. 22 Bistro’s bartenders will step aside as freestyle skiing legends, like Brad Holmes, Jonny Moseley and JT Holmes take over as guest bartenders for the evening.

On Saturday, March 27, the US Freestyle Championships move up the mountain for the Men’s and Ladies’ Aerials and Skier Halfpipe Competitions in the Monster Park at Riviera. Ladies’ and Men’s Aerial Finals run from 11:45am to 1pm with awards immediately following. Next up, Ladies’ and Men’s Halfpipe kicks off with Qualifications from 1:15pm to 2:30pm and Finals from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. The Halfpipe awards will take place in the Riviera Park immediately following the competition.

The party continues Saturday afternoon at the High Camp Lagoon and Spa where Monster Energy’s DJ Pool Party will go off from 3pm to 6pm. US Ski Team athletes will be signing posters poolside from 4pm to 5pm. In addition, Monster Energy’s Rail Jam will run from 5pm to 6pm at High Camp next to the pool. Registration for the Monster Rail Jam is $10 per rider and will start at 3pm at the Halfpipe Finals.

Later Saturday night, the Hatchett Brothers take over OVL for the Hatchett Brothers 80s Metal Bash. Squaw Valley and Stoli Vodka present the Annual Head Bangers Ball at the Olympic Village Lodge in honor of snowboard film legends, Mike and Dave Hatchett. Join the Hatchett Bro’s band FORTRESS for a night of heavy metal, head-banging and skin-tight leather pants with special guests Scott Travis from Judas Priest/ Racer X, Jeff Martin from Racer X, along with Wit Crane and Klaus Eichstadt from Ugly Kid Joe. Doors open at 8pm, and the event is open to 21 and older only. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 if pre-purchased at Alice’s Market or at the Cable Car Ticket Window.

The final day of competition, Sunday March 28 is Ladies’ and Men’s Dual Moguls on Red Dog Face. Qualifications begin at 10:15am and Finals for both Ladies and Men are from 1:30pm to 3:00 pm. The Dual Moguls Awards are from 4pm to 4:30pm.

Friday, March 26 ~ Men’s and Women’s Moguls Finals
Opening Ceremonies 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Village at Squaw Valley

Saturday, March 27 ~ Men’s and Women’s Aerials & Skier Halfpipe Finals
Skiing & Riding! 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Squaw Valley USA
Breakfast 7:00 am – 9:00 am Resort at Squaw Creek
U.S. Ski Team Sample Village 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Village at Squaw Valley
Women’s & Men’s Aerial Finals 11:45 am – 1:00 pm Rivera Park
*Awards immediately following Riviera Park
Women’s & Men’s Halfpipe Qualifications 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Riviera Park
Women’s & Men’s Halfpipe Finals 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Riviera Park
*Awards immediately following

Sunday, March 28 ~ Men’s and Women’s Dual Moguls Finals, Departures
Skiing & Riding! 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Squaw Valley USA
Breakfast 7:00 am – 9:00 am Resort at Squaw Creek
U.S. Ski Team Sample Village 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Village at Squaw Valley
Women’s Dual Moguls Qualifications 10:15 am – 11:15 am Red Dog Face
Men’s Dual Moguls Qualifications 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Red Dog Face
Women’s & Men’s Dual Moguls Finals 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Red Dog Face
*Flower Ceremony immediately following
Awards 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Village at Squaw Valley

Broadcast information:
The Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships will air on Versus on 4/4/10 @ 3pm EST
On the go, text “SNOW” to 7777 on your Sprint phone for Results, Snow Reports and athlete bios!

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