U.S. Ski & Snowboard to Live Stream Opening SuperTour Weekend
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (Dec. 1, 2017) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard, in a newly established content partnership with Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC), will live stream all of the events from this weekend’s opening cross country SuperTour event in West Yellowstone. Races take place Dec. 2-3 beginning at 12 p.m. EST. Events being showcased on U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s channels this season include six U.S. Supertour stops plus the 2018 L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships and junior national championships. All streams will be available free of cost.
CXC’s live streaming, spearheaded by Executive Director Yuriy Gusev, has been a primary channel for fans and members to watch domestic cross country events, including past U.S. Championships, SuperTours and the American Birkebeiner.
“The streaming collaboration between CXC and U.S. Ski & Snowboard provides high level exposure for the sport of cross country as it continues to gain more fans and participants in America,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard President and CEO Tiger Shaw. “This season’s streaming of domestic events, combined with the star power of our top U.S. Ski Team athletes, is a prime opportunity to capitalize on our nation’s success in the sport and promote cross country skiing at home and around the world.”
U.S. Ski & Snowboard, in conjunction with local clubs around the nation, has grown its cross country membership by more than 100% percent over the last two seasons. The organization has also played a large role in securing full coverage of the FIS Cross Country World Cup across NBC Sports Group’s network of broadcast and streaming channels. That coverage continues this season leading into the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Close to 200 racers are expected to compete this weekend in West Yellowstone, including last year’s podium winners Erika Flowers-Newell (Belgrade, Mont.), Matt Gelso (Truckee, Calif.) and Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury, Vt.). For more information on the SuperTour, including a complete season event schedule, visit usskiandsnowboard.org. Livestreams will be available at facebook.com/usskiandsnowboard.
U.S. CROSS COUNTRY SUPERTOUR - WEST YELLOWSTONE
Event and Streaming Schedule (all times EST)
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