This Sunday is our first event BBSEF home teams event and we need your help to make it a success for all of our kids. We ask that each of our members volunteer for two event days. We need volunteers for a variety of positions, many won’t require any skiing. Positions include: Starters, assistant starters, time of day recorders, gatekeepers, scoreboard and bib collector. We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming event click here.
We are also looking for an event “Chairperson” for our home team events. You can chair one event or all four event days. The event chairperson coordinates all of the volunteers communicating with them prior to the event and the morning of the event explains their duties and directs everyone to their positions. Please email if you are interested being an chairperson.
We would also like to have a few volunteers bring cookies for the awards ceremony. Please email if you would like to bring cookies on Sunday.
PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 6, 2016) - Six young Americans have been nominated to the freeskiing team slated to compete in the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway February 12-21. The International Olympic Committee’s Youth Olympic Games offers a competitive venue for young athletes to not only compete, but also participate in a Learn & Share program designed to inspire and empower youth.
The 2016 U.S. Youth Olympic Team will be formally named by the United States Olympic Committee in late January.
Leading the 2016 U.S. freeskiing team are Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO), who will be competing in halfpipe and Alex Hall (Salt Lake City, UT), who will be a contender in slopestyle.Modeled after the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games debuted its winter event in 2012 at Innsbruck, Austria. Held every four years, the Winter Youth Olympic Games will feature over 1,100 athletes, aged 15 to 18, from around the world. Freeskiing events will include halfpipe, slopestyle and skicross.
Coupled with the competition, the Learn & Share program will offer young athletes the opportunity to become ambassadors of their sport through workshops and exercises based around five major themes: Olympism, Social Responsibility, Skills Development, Expression and Well-Being and Healthy Lifestyles.
2016 U.S. YOUTH OLYMPIC TEAM FREESKIING NOMINEES Slopestyle Women Nikita Rubocki(Boise, ID, 16, Team Park City United)
Sixteen-year-old Rubocki is currently ranked 22nd overall in the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP). She has racked up a handful of podium finishes on the Revolution Tour over the last couple of years and grabbed 11th in slopestyle at the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy