FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 17th, 2014
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS COVERAGE OF UNITED STATES SKI AND SNOWBOARD SELECTION EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
NBC and NBCSN to Air Coverage of Final Slopestyle and Halfpipe USSA Selection Events To Determine 2014 U.S. Olympic Teams
NBC to Air Coverage of Freeski Events from Park City Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET, Followed by Snowboard Halfpipe from Mammoth Mountain Sunday at 3 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 17, 2013 – NBC Sports Group will present coverage of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association freeskiing and snowboarding halfpipe and slopestyle selection events this weekend across its television and digital platforms. Coverage begins today at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN and will feature the first of three snowboard halfpipe finals from the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
NBC’s coverage begins tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. ET with freeskiing halfipipe and slopestyle from the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face.
The results of this weekend’s three USSA snowboarding events and two USSA freeskiing events from Mammoth Mountain, Calif., and Park City, Utah, will determine the athletes that will represent the United States at the upcoming Sochi Winter Games next month.
Athletes expected to compete include Shaun White and Kelly Clark, who have qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, as well as Olympic hopefuls Louie Vito, Danny Davis, Keri Herman, Tom Wallisch, Nick Goepper, and Bobby Brown.
Live coverage from Mammoth Mountain, Calif., begins today at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the the second of three halfpipe finals at 4 p.m. ET. NBC will air live coverage of the last snowboard halfpipe finals on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET. Coverage of the Mammoth Grand Prix concludes on Monday at 1 p.m. ET with the third of three snowboard slopestyle finals.
Coverage from Park City, Utah, begins tonight at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the first freeski halfpipe finals, and continues tomorrow on NBC with the first freeski halfpipe and slopestyle finals at 2:30 p.m. ET, followed by live coverage of the second freeski slopestyle finals at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage concludes Sunday, with the second freeski halfpipe finals and U.S. Olympic Team announcement at 5:30 p.m. ET.
USSA FREESKI AND SNOWBOARD HALFPIPE AND SLOPESTYLE SELECTION EVENTS
|Fri., January 17||Snowboard Halfpipe Finals #2||NBCSN||4 p.m.|
|Fri., January 17||Freeski Halfpipe Finals #1||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Sat., January 18||Freeski Halfpipe & Slopestyle Finals #1||NBC||2:30 p.m.|
|Sat., January 18||Freeski Slopestyle Finals #2||NBCSN||4:30 p.m.|
|Sun., January 19||Snowboard Halfpipe Finals #3||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Sun. January 19||Freeski Halfpipe Finals #2/Olympic Team Announcement||NBCSN||5:30 p.m.|
|Mon., January 20||Snowboard Slopestyle Finals #3||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream coverage of this weekend’s USSA events from Mammoth and Park City via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Events airing on:
- NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
- NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
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