Freeskiing News

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. 

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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...

Olympic Medalist Kenworthy Takes Dew Tour


BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 14, 2014) - Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) took home his first slopestyle Dew Tour title and fellow Olympic medalist, Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) finished third on the final day of the 10th annual Dew Tour in Breckenridge. Kenworthy posted the two highest scores of the day and landed two solid...
Torin Takes Out Olympic Champ


BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 13, 2014)- Under a setting sun at the 10th annual Dew Tour, Torin Yater-Wallace and David Wise would put down some of the best halfpipe runs of their freeskiing careers to take the top two spots on the podium in men’s halfpipe - Wallace in first and Wise in second. 
Bowman Returns With Dew Tour Win


BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 12, 2014) – Olympic Champion Maddie Bowman came back to the contest season swinging, earning her second consecutive Dew Tour win and sharing the podium with fellow U.S. Freeskiing teammate and Olympian Annalisa Drew. Bowman, who is coming back from a knee injury, picked up right where she left off last season, riding...

Fuel Your Performance


Every day, I have the pleasure of working with some of our greatest athletes, helping them fuel up to be the best in the world and represent the United States in the Olympic Games.  These elite athletes use great nutrition choices to help fuel their performance.  But fueling your performance shouldn’t be limited to elite athletes.  Nutrition is...

Three U.S. Freeskiing Athletes Podium at Grand Prix


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 5) – A heated early season battle went down today at the first stop of the Sprint U.S Grand Prix tour and opening FIS Freestyle World Cup event of the season in Copper Mountain, CO with Olympic Champion David Wise and New Zealander Janina Kuzma taking home top honors. The brand new three run, best run counts format...

2015 U.S. Freeskiing Team Announced


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 4) – The 2015 U.S. Freeskiing halfpipe and slopestyle teams, led by Olympic champions David Wise (Reno, NV), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) and Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), were announced Thursday at the opening Sprint Grand Prix in Copper. This year’s team features a hard hitting roster of decorated Olympic...

USA Strong in Copper Grand Prix Qualis


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 3) - The best freeskiers in the world dropped into Copper Mountain's perfect 22-foot halfpipe today to kick off the 2014-15 season at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix.

Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Kicks Off At Copper Mountain


COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 26) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix returns to Copper Mountain, CO Dec. 1-6 to kick off the 2015 halfpipe season for both freeskiing and snowboarding. Copper Mountain and its 22-foot halfpipe have been a staple on the Grand Prix tour for the better part of two decades and this season will be...

Mt. Hood Meadows Joins 2015 U.S. Revolution Tour


Park City, UT (Nov. 24) – Mt. Hood Meadows will be joining a stacked resort roster as the fourth and final stop of the 2015 U.S. Revolution Tour. A leader in the Northwest halfpipe and park scene for decades, Mt. Hood Meadows is continuing its commitment to progressive riding by joining up with the U.S. Revolution Tour. Mt. Hood Meadows will...

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Olympic Champs Return to Sprint Grand Prix


PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 19) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix has a long legacy of creating Olympic champions. This year many of them will return to compete on the 2014-15 tour, including 2014 Olympic champions Maddie Bowman, Joss Christensen, Kaitlyn Farrington, David Wise and Sage Kotsenburg. Over $400,000 in prize money will be awarded at the three...

Promoting Good Sportsmanship


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TAKE 5 with DJ Montigny


Youth sports don’t feature the same dangerous combination of size, speed, power and aggression that defines professional sports, but injuries still remain a natural part of the game.

Even though minor injuries are often unavoidable, at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we believe it is a smart...

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Head Injury Resources Tool


As a youth sport parent, it’s important to be properly educated when it comes to the risks associated with your child playing any sport. That’s a big part of what being a Positive Sport Parent is all about.

Concussion Considerations Google+ Hangout


Youth sports don’t involve the same dangerous blend of power, size and speed as professional sports. However, they still carry risks of physical injury. As a result, certain safety precautions should always be taken to ensure maximum safety during competition.

At Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™...