Big Air Premiering on NBC as Part of Team USA Winter Champions Series
Telecasts will feature big air snowboarding, luge and women’s hockey.
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 14, 2016) – The United States Olympic Committee is debuting its first-ever Team USA Winter Champions Series on Dec. 17, with USA Hockey, USA Luge and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association participating in a single-day television event telecast on NBC and NBCSN.
The three Olympic sport events – big air snowboarding, luge and women’s ice hockey – will be featured in a celebration of Team USA’s path to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
The broadcast of the new Olympic event of big air snowboarding also serves as part of the opening weekend of the 21st season of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix. Expected to compete are top American athletes Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA.), Julia Marino (Westport, CT), Hailey Langland (San Clemente, CA), Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, AK) and Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV). Copper Mountain – long-time U.S. Grand Prix partner – will host the big air event.
The Viessmann Luge World Cup returns to Park City and the Utah Olympic Park sliding center that hosted the events of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team will welcome Canada to USA Hockey Arena in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth, Michigan, for a preview of the upcoming 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship to be staged there in early April 2017.
BROADCAST & TV SCHEDULE (all times in ET) Sat., Dec. 17 2:30-4:30 p.m. – U.S. Grand Prix big air snowboarding (Copper Mountain, CO), Luge World Cup (Park City, UT) – NBC 4:30-7 p.m. – USA vs. Canada women’s ice hockey (Plymouth, MI) – NBCSN