Copper Hosts 22nd Annual USASA National Championships

April 1, 2011


Copper Hosts 22nd Annual USASA National Championships

 

Copper Mountain, CO…April 1, 2011…Copper is the host venue for the largest amateur snowboarding and freeski event on earth - the 2011 USASA Nationals, from April 2 - 12.  New this year, the ski and snowboard competitions will be separate, with the snowboarders competing April 2 – 7, and the skiers competing April 9 - 12, including a weather day if needed.  This year, more than 1,600 of the top finishers from almost 35 different regions will attend the USASA Nationals to compete against some of the best male and female athletes from around the country in slopestyle, superpipe, boardercross, slalom and giant slalom in their quest to become national champions. www.usasa.org/events/nationals/2011-nationals.html.

 

Schedule of Events (subject to change):

 

Snowboard Events:

 

Saturday, April 2

8 am–3:15 pm Practice            - HP, SS, BX                                       All Venues

8 am – 5 pm    Registration Open                                            Copper Conference Center

4-7 p.m.           En Fuego                                                         Center Village

5:30 p.m.         Opening Ceremonies Parade                            Burning Stones Plaza

7-9 p.m.           Guitar Hero Party                                             The Cage

8 p.m.              Fireworks                                                         Center Village

 

Daily Schedule for Snowboard Competition Start Times (April 3 – 7)
**Detailed schedules are available at registration or at www.usasa.org.

7:50 a.m.         Halfpipe                                                          Main Vein Superpipe

7:50 a.m.         Slopestyle                                                        Catalyst Terrain Park

7:50 a.m.         Boardercross                                                    Vein Glory

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.            Daily Registration / Check-In                           Copper Conference Center

10 a.m.                       Slalom                                                                         Copperopolis

10 a.m.                       Giant Slalom                                                    Copperopolis

4 – 6 p.m.        Awards Ceremony                                           Burning Stones Plaza

5 p.m.              Daily Captain’s Meetings (6 p.m. on Tues)      Ptarmigan Room

 

Sunday, April 3

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.            Registration Open                                            Copper Conference Center

4-6 p.m.           Woodward at Copper Rail Jam Practice                       Lower Bouncer

6-9 p.m.           Woodward at Copper’s Mini-bowl Skate Jam  The Cage

 

Monday, April 4

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.            Registration Open                                            Copper Conference Center

6 p.m.              Coaches Forum                                                            Ptarmigan Room

5-7 p.m.           Woodward at Copper Rail Jam Comp.             Lower Bouncer

7-9 p.m.           Woodward at Copper Video Editing Clinic      The Cage        

 

Tuesday, April 5

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.            Registration Open                                            Copper Conference Center

3:15-4:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony                                           Burning Stones Plaza

4-4:30 p.m.      Monster Mash practice                                     Main Vein Superpipe

4:30-5:30 p.m. Monster Mash Halfpipe Competition               Main Vein Superpipe

5:30 p.m.         Riders’ Forum                                                  The Cage

6 p.m.              Captains’ Meeting                                            Ptarmigan Room

7-9 p.m.           Woodward at Copper Ping Pong Tournament  The Cage

7:30-10:30 pm Dance, presented by Windell’s                                    Jack’s Bar

9 p.m.              Coaches Party                                                  The Cage        

 

Wednesday, April 6

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.            Registration Open                                            Copper Conference Center

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Woodward at Copper’s ½ off Create-a-Skate  The Cage

4-6 p.m.           Jib Zone Open                                                 Lower Bouncer

5-8 p.m.           Woodward at Copper’s Skatebowl Jam                       The Barn

 

Thursday, April 7

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.            Registration Open                                            Copper Conference Center

4-6 p.m.           Jib Zone Open                                                 Lower Bouncer

5-8 p.m.           Woodward at Copper’s Game of “S.K.A.T.E.”            The Barn

7-9 p.m.           Woodward at Copper’s Foosball Tournament  The Cage

 

Friday, April 8

All day             Snowboard Competition Weather Day

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.            Registration Open                                            Copper Conference Center

 

 

Ski Events:

 

 

Saturday, April 9

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.            Registration Open                                            Copper Conference Center

9 am-3:30 pm Practice - HP, SS, BX                                       All Venues

7-9 p.m.           Guitar Hero Party                                             The Cage

5:30 p.m.         Opening Ceremonies Parade                            Burning Stones Plaza

 

Daily Schedule for Ski Competition Start Times (April 10 – 12)
**Detailed schedules are available at registration or at www.usasa.org.

7:50 a.m.         Halfpipe                                                          Main Vein Superpipe

7:50 a.m.         Slopestyle                                                        Catalyst Terrain Park

7:50 a.m.         Boardercross                                                    Vein Glory

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.            Daily Registration / Check-In                           Copper Conference Center

4 – 6 p.m.        Awards Ceremony                                           Burning Stones Plaza

5 p.m.              Daily Captain’s Meetings                                 Ptarmigan Room

 

Sunday, April 10

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.            Registration Open                                            Copper Conference Center

4-6 p.m.           Woodward at Copper Rail Jam Practice                       Lower Bouncer

6-7 p.m.           Woodward at Copper Video Editing Clinic      The Cage

 

Monday, April 11

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.            Registration Open                                            Copper Conference Center

5-7 p.m.           Woodward at Copper Rail Jam Competition    Lower Bouncer

6-7 p.m.           Skiers’ Forum                                                  Ptarmigan Room

7-9 p.m.           Woodward at Copper’s Foosball Tournament  The Cage

 

Tuesday, April 12

All Day                        Ski Competition Weather Day

All day             Woodward at Copper’s ½ off Create-a-Skate  The Cage

4-6 p.m.           Jib Zone Open                                                 Lower Bouncer

5-7 p.m.           Woodward at Copper’s Skatebowl Jam                       The Barn

 

Due to the USASA National Championships April 2 - 12, Catalyst Terrain Park, Main Vein Superpipe, Vein Glory, Copperopolis and the NASTAR course will be closed to the public at varying times Saturday, April 2 - Tuesday, April 12 (terrain openings and closures are subject to change).  Copper apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause; guests are invited to enjoy the event during this time.  Freeride locations open to the public include Eagle Jib Park, High Point Park, Jibberish Park and the Kidz Terrain Park.  In addition, the left jump line in Catalyst Terrain Park will remain open to the public, but we respectfully request that guests do not stop on this line to view the competition. Guests can inquire at the Ticket Windows or Guest Services locations for information regarding spectator access, foot passenger lift access or other details regarding the USASA National Championships.

 

The USASA Foundation Dance Presented by Windell’s in Jack’s Bar on Tuesday, April 5, from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. is open to all athletes, families and friends. Food and drinks are available for Purchase. Raffle tickets will be sold at the dance and at the Windell's Tent during the week. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Tons of cool prizes will be raffled off and there will be a silent auction. All proceeds go to the USASA Foundation, which will award thousands of dollars to USASA athletes for education, training and travel to the annual National Championships

 

Woodward at Copper is offering animation throughout the entire USASA Nationals. Woodward at Copper is possibly the raddest place on the planet. Some even call it the premier trick-stomping playground in the world. It features The Barn, a 19,400 sq. ft. comprehensive ski and snowboard freestyle training facility complete with indoor artificial snow jumps, jib lines, foam pits, skate features and Olympic fly-bed trampolines, offering indoor and outdoor training programs where you can learn tricks in the Barn and take them on snow the same day. During the Nationals, USASA participants will receive discounts on almost everything at  Woodward at Copper sessions, inquire at the Barn. Restrictions may apply. For a virtual tour of The Barn, program details, videos, pictures and much more, visit www.WoodwardatCopper.com.

 

 

This season, Adaptive Action Sports is bringing a group of Wounded Warriors up to Copper for three days to compete in the USASA Nationals Boarder Cross race. Competitive adaptive snowboarding has progressed in leaps and bounds over the past decade. With the Paralympics as an end goal, Adaptive Action Sports continues to forge the way with unique programming. Adaptive Action Sports (AAS) was founded by action sport athletes in order to create skateboard, snowboard, wakeboard and moto x camps, events and programs for veterans, youth and young adults living with permanent physical disabilities. Action sports – we believe and encourage individuality and creativity while building independence and self-confidence. www.adacs.org.

 

Also new to this year’s event is RIDING ON GLAS, a new reality television series based on the search for creative talent in the board sports culture and the GLAS Apparel & Films brand (www.glas.com), is looking for talented musicians/bands, action sports filmmakers and artists/designers to audition as contestants in the live television series event on April 3-4 at Copper.  Auditions will be held at Copper during the week of March 27 for qualified participants. Selected entries will be featured at the live event and the broadcast television series. For more info, visit www.glas.com.

 

The registration area located in the lower level of the Copper Conference Center adjacent to the climbing wall serves as the center of the USASA Nationals. Up-to-date information including daily competition schedules, results and daily activities will all be available for review. Copy of start lists and results are available online for you to download on your mobile device.  Please use this service as printed copies will not be available.

 

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About Copper

Copper Mountain knows there are skiers and riders out there who have never felt the thrill of waking up and hearing on the radio that school was cancelled. There are people who have never spent a whole day in the snow doing anything their heart desired. No joke. These people, and those who understand snow day bliss, are the reason we do what we do. So come to Copper to take a day, or two or seven and experience the mountain. Welcome everybody, to the home of the snow day. For up-to-date weather, photos and more visit www.coppercolorado.com

 

 

About USASA

As a grassroots organization, the USASA is proud to be able to represent the recreational and competitive interests of amateur snowboarding and freeskiing in the United States. USASA accomplishes this by supporting 32 series across the country that put on nearly 500 events throughout the season. Our goal is to promote safe, fair, and fun events while fostering a competitive spirit in the snowboard and freeski athletes. In addition, USASA emphasizes education for coaches and competitors, and promotes an overall healthy snowboard and ski lifestyle.

 

 


David Roth
Office: 970.968.2318. ext. 38827
Mobile: 970.389.6460
Email: DRoth@CopperColorado.com

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