Copper Hosts 2009 U.S. Freeskiing Open, February 26 - March 1

February 25, 2009




The 2009 U.S. Freeskiing Open Championships, presented by Woodward at Copper, will be held at Copper for the third year in a row, February 26-28, with a Junior Halfpipe Jam March 1. The 12th annual U.S. Freeskiing Open brings professional and amateur skier halfpipe athletes together to compete for $20,000, in the longest-running premiere Freeskiing event in North America. Athletes 13-and-older will be competing in the U.S. Freeskiing Open, with the Junior Halfpipe Jam open to athletes 6 to 12 years old.


In conjunction with the U.S. Freeskiing Open, Woodward at Copper, the first action sports training facility dedicated to Terrain Park and Pipe progression, will open on Sat. Feb. 28, offering winter courses beginning March 1, and week-long Summer Camps this summer. Participants will have access to Snowflex® ramps, foam pits, trampolines, spring floors and skateboarding features inside the 20,000 square foot indoor Woodward at Copper facility – The Barn.  For more information, visit


U.S. Freeskiing Open Event Highlights
Friday, Feb. 27  Men / Women Superpipe Qualifiers  
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Men's Qualifier    Main Vein Superpipe
2 - 3 p.m.  Women's Qualifier    Main Vein Superpipe


Saturday, Feb. 28 Men / Women Superpipe Semis and Finals
9 - 10 a.m.  Women's Semifinals    Main Vein Superpipe
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Men's Semifinals    Main Vein Superpipe
1 - 2 p.m.   Women's Finals    Main Vein Superpipe
2 - 3 p.m.  Men's Finals     Main Vein Superpipe
3:15 p.m.  Awards Ceremony   Main Vein Superpipe
4 – 8 p.m.  Woodward at Copper Launch   The Barn


Sunday, March 1 Junior Superpipe Jam
10 - 10:45 a.m.  Junior Boys Semifinals   Main Vein Superpipe
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Junior Girls Finals   Main Vein Superpipe
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Junior Boys Finals   Main Vein Superpipe
1:30 p.m.  Awards Ceremony   Main Vein Superpipe


For the full athlete schedule and more detailed information, check out the newly remodeled website,

Two full days of live video webcast coverage of the U.S. Freeskiing Open will begin at 10 a.m. MST, on February 27, at Finals will air live Saturday afternoon.   Daily photo and blog updates will accompany the webcast, offering fans around the world a virtual multimedia experience.

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