Utah Olympic Park to Host FIS Summer Grand Prix

Julia Schneemann | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Dehlinger mid air
Dehlinger mid-air in St. Moritz, Switzerland. | Picture: Julia Schneemann

The Utah Olympic Park will welcome the best international aerial skiers for the second competition of the inaugural FIS Freestyle Ski Summer Grand Prix today, August 26, 2023. The first competition in the series took place in Mettmenstetten in Switzerland last weekend, with Canadian Marion Thenaud winning the women’s division and American Chris Lillis taking third in the men’s division.

The FIS Grand Prix will be run as part of the 2023 U.S. Freestyle Ultimate Airwave competition and will be free of charge. The competition will run from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with skiers from the U.S. Freestyle Aerials Team, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, China and Australian battling it out.

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Summer aerial training splash pool at the Utah Olympic Park. | Picture: Utah Olympic Park Website

At the start from Team USA will be Quinn Dehlinger, Chris Lillis and Justin Schoenefeld from the men’s team and we can expect to see Ashley Caldwell, Winter Vinecki and Dani Loeb from the women’s team.

You can expect to see an incredibly high level of competition with the world’s best athletes in attendance. American Freestyle skiers Ashley Caldwell, Christopher Lillis and Justin Schoenefeld won the the mixed team aerials competition at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Quinn Dehlinger won the 2023 World Championships.

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The Gold winning mixed team from the Beijing Olympics: Ashley Caldwell, Chris Lillis and Justin Schoenefeld. | Picture: Justin Schoenefeld Instagram

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