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Countdown to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

SunTrust Park Ready for Visa Big Air Presented by Land Rover

By Andrew Gauthier
December, 17 2019

The 15-story jump structure build is complete in Atlanta, Ga. ahead of the Visa Big Air presented by Land Rover at SunTrust Park, the home of the Braves. Over 30,000 pieces of steel adding up to 600,000 lbs will support about 900,000 lbs of snow that will be made starting Tuesday. The world’s best freeski and snowboard big air athletes are ready to battle for the podium in FIS World Cup competition Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21. 

Athletes have started to arrive in Atlanta with training beginning on Thursday, Dec. 19. About 164 athletes from an estimated 27 nations are scheduled to compete and the true scale competition is quickly being realized. For the snowboarders, the FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air Crystal Globe will be on the line. Following what U.S. Freeski and Snowboard Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air Head Coach Mike Jankowski called, “one of the most heated big air competitions ever," at the Air + Style Beijing World Cup in China, U.S. Snowboard Pro Team member Chris Corning will arrive in Atlanta as the FIS big air cup standings leader just ahead of Canadian rider Nicolas Laframboise. Both are confirmed to compete in Atlanta. 

Other notable athletes scheduled to compete include one of the winningest snowboard athletes in history, Canadian Mark McMorris, as well as U.S. Snowboard Team member and Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard, and four-time X Games medalist Sven Thorgren of Sweden. For the women, 2018 Olympic big air silver medalist Jamie Anderson and current FIS big air cup standing leader and 2019 big air Crystal Globel winner Reira Iwabuchi of Japan are ready to put on a show for the people of Atlanta. 

For the freeskiers, the current FIS Big Air Cup standings leader Birk Ruud of Norway, U.S. Freeski Team member Alex Hall, who is coming off back to back big air victories at X Games Norway and the Modena, Italy World Cup, as well as fan-favorite Henrik Harlaut of Sweden are set to compete. For the Women, current FIS Big Air Cup standings leader Guilia Tanno of Switzerland, teammate and 2018 Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hoefflin, as well as U.S. Freeski Team member Caroline Claire are ready to drop. 

Join us at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Ga. for what is sure to be two amazing days of World Cup competition. Can’t get to Atlanta? Not a problem, all final rounds of competition available live on NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Gold.

CUP STANDINGS
Men’s snowboard big air
Women’s snowboard big air
Men’s freeski big air
Women’s freeski big air
 

Buy Tickets 

 Tickets on sale now at Braves.com/visabigair  

  

EVENT SCHEDULE
Visa Big Air
SunTrust Park, Atlanta, Ga., USA
Snowboard & Freeski Big Air FIS World Cup
December 18-21, 2019
*Subject to change

Friday, Dec 20
12:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Sponsor Village/Entertainment - The Battery
5:30 p.m. - Gates Open
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. - Men's and women's snowboard big air finals practice
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Men's and women's snowboard big air finals          

Saturday, Dec 21
12:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Sponsor Village/Entertainment - The Battery
5:00 p.m. - Gates Open
5:30 p.m. - Teton Gravity Research Premiere - “Fire on the Mountain” 
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. - Men's and women's freeski big air finals practice
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Men's and women's freeski big air finals
 

HOW TO WATCH
All times EST

FREESKI
Saturday, Dec. 21

7:00 p.m. - Visa Big Air Presented by Land Rover, Atlanta - NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Gold

Sunday, Dec. 22
3:00 p.m. - Visa Big Air Presented by Land Rover, Atlanta - NBC**

SNOWBOARD
Friday, Dec. 20

7:00 p.m. - Visa Big Air Presented by Land Rover - NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday, Dec. 21
3:00 p.m. - Visa Big Air Presented by Land Rover - NBC**

*Same-day broadcast
**Next-day broadcast

Note: All televised events to stream across NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA app

Exclusive commercial-free coverage will be available for subscribers of the NBC Sports Gold Pass, available here: https://www.nbcsports.com/gold/snow.