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Grill & Chill Aerials Team Fundraiser Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
September, 7 2022
 Aerials athlete
U.S. Aerials Ski Team athlete practicing at the Utah Olympic Park. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team)

The U.S. Aerials Ski Team is hosting the annual Grill & Chill fundraiser Thursday, September 15, at the Utah Olympic Park (UOC). Attendees, virtually and in-person, will get a behind-the-scenes look at our aerials athletes practicing their spectacular tricks in the Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool. All proceeds benefit the team as they gear up for the 2022-2023 season. 


Join us at 10:00 a.m., MST, on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Facebook page to hear from 1995 moguls Olympian Sean Smith, who will be live from the water ramps to give a first-hand look into the athlete's practice while talking to them before they take another lap. In the afternoon, RSVP (spots are limited) to snag a front-row seat on the deck to watch their second practice of the day. 


All donations will support critical needs for coaching, travel, and training costs throughout the 2022-23 season. RSVP is required to attend the afternoon session, but all virtual and in-person attendees are encouraged to enter the raffle, check out our online auction and donate. 

Who will be there?

Take a look at the 2022-23 aerials athletes who will be in attendance at the event:

Ashley Caldwell, 29, Ashburn, VA. - U.S. aerial skier; 2022 Olympic gold medalist, 4x Olympian, on the team that won the inaugural gold medal during the mixed team aerials event at the 2022 Winter Olympics

Chris Lillis, 24, Pittsford, NY. – 2022 Olympic gold medalist; first American aerial skier to land a quint in competition in over a decade

Justin Schoenefeld, 24, Lawrenceburg, IN. – 2022 Olympic gold medalist; first athlete from Indiana to win a gold medal at the Winter Games

Megan Nick, 25, Shelburne, VT. – 2022 Olympic bronze medalist; first American to win an individual aerials Olympic medal since 1998

Winter Vinecki, 24, Gaylord, MI.  – U.S. aerial skier; 4 FIS World Cup podiums; has completed a marathon on seven different continents

Eric Loughran, 25, Pelham, N.H. – U.S. aerial skier; 2x Olympian and 2020 National Champion

Quinn Dehlinger, 20, Cincinnati, OH. – U.S. aerial skier; 2x Junior National Champion and 2018-19 NorAm Cup Champion

Derek Krueger, 19, Cleveland, OH. – U.S. aerial skier; top-10 finish in 2022 World Cup Finals

Kaila Kuhn, 19, Boyne City, MI. – U.S aerial skier; finished the 2018-19 World Cup season ranked 15th overall

Dani Loeb, 21, Pintala, AL. – U.S aerial skier; first Alabamian ever to make the team[CH3] 

Karenna Elliot, 22, Cincinnati, OH. - U.S. aerial skier; started skiing when she was 14 and is now the second person, and the first woman, to do a double back pike on snow

Megan Smallhouse, 21, Reno, NV. - U.S. aerial skier; 2018-19 NorAm Cup Overall Champion, started skiing at 11 months old and has a twin brother who is also a ski racer

Tasia Tanner, 20, Salt Lake City, UT. - U.S. aerial skier; two 11th place finishes at the World Cup, and 8 NorAm Cup podiums, before deciding to specialize in aerial skiing, she competed in Big Mountain and Big Air

Donate to the Aerials Team Today!