Park City Grand Prix postponed
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced a postponement today of its scheduled Dec. 21-22 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Park City. The event includes FIS World Cups for both halfpipe skiing and snowboarding, 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, stated USSA.
"As an FIS World Cup, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix is an integral part of the Olympic qualifying process," said USSA VP of Events Calum Clark. "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."
Under the new schedule, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe events will be held the same weekend as the Visa Freestyle International in Deer Valley.
Jan. 28: Training
Jan. 29: Training
Jan. 30: Halfpipe snowboarding qualifying; Paul Mitchell Progression Session
Jan. 31: Halfpipe skiing qualifying
Feb. 1: Halfpipe snowboarding finals
Feb. 2: Halfpipe skiing finals