Friday January 21st through Sunday January 23rd Whiteface Mountain will host the Nature Valley Freestyle World Cup Competition. In addition to being the only World Cup event in the United States, the competition will also serve as a qualifier for the US Ski Team’s World Championship team.
Some notable US Aerial Athletes competing in the event include 2009 World Champion Ryan St. Onge, and surprise 10th place finisher in the Vancouver Olympics Ashley Caldwell. The participants for the United States in the Mogul competition will include reigning Olympic women’s moguls gold medalist Hannah Kearney and 2009 World Champion Patrick Deneen.
The competition begins 9:45 am at the Olympic Jumping Complex with the women’s qualifying round and the men’s qualifying round at 12:25 pm. For more information, visit whitefacelakeplacid.com.
Christie Sausa writes about national and international winter sports and blogs at www.lakeplacidskater.blogspot.com