Here’s everything you need to know about #BigAirFenway

Here’s everything you need to know about #BigAirFenway

Watch: Devin Logan and Noah Wallace tell us what it’s like to drop into a 140-foot-tall big air ramp at Fenway Park.

Play ball, folks! Team FREESKIER is on-site for what’s arguably the most anticipated event of the year—#BigAirFenway. The contest serves as the first-ever skiing and snowboarding exhibition hosted by the iconic baseball stadium (home of the Boston Red Sox) in its 103-year history. The behemoth scaffolding setup, created by Snow Park Technologies, is thing of beauty, and the men and women of our beloved snowsports are ready to throw down in Beantown.

Below, we’ve provided all of the information that you’ll need to know regarding the historic event. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat for (almost) live updates from the ballpark.

Competition Schedule (Ski)

Note: All times listed are EST and subject to change.

    Friday, February 12

  • 9:55 – 10:45 a.m. Men’s Freeskiing Heat 1 Qualifications
  • 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. Men’s Freeskiing Heat 2 Qualifications
  • 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Women’s Freeskiing Qualifications
  • 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. Freeskiing Finals Practice – Men and Women
  • 7:46 – 8:00 p.m. National Anthem/Live On Field Athlete Intros
  • 8:00 – 9:53 p.m. Freeskiing Big Air Finals – Women & Men
  • 9:55 – 10:05 p.m. Awards & Live On Field-Wrap and Concert Introductions

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Television & Live Stream

Note: All times listed are EST. Enjoy all the events live online via – NBC Sports Live Extra.

    Friday, February 12 (Live)

  • 8:30 p.m. – Freeskiing Big Air Finals, Boston – NBCSN
    Saturday, February 13

  • 5:00 p.m. – Freeskiing and Snowboarding Big Air, Boston – NBC
    Friday, February 19

  • 7:00 p.m. – Freeskiing and Snowboarding Big Air, Boston – NBCSN
    Sunday, February 21

  • 1:30 a.m. – Freeskiing Big Air, Boston – NBCSN

The Athletes

Forty men and twenty women will vy for just ten (male) and six (female) positions in Friday night’s final round. The contestants will each go through a round of qualifying—two runs each, best single trick score counts. Come finals, each athlete will have three runs; the best two trick scores count.

Note: The final athlete roster is expected to be released on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. EST. We will provide updates on this page.

Course Preview

Watch: Noah Wallace drops into the behemoth jump at Fenway Park.

#BigAirFenway By The Numbers:

  • In its 103-year history, the ballpark has never hosted skiing or snowboarding events.
  • 40 men and 20 women will compete for a grand prize purse of $150,000.
  • The scaffolding will stand 140 feet high, 7 feet taller than the light towers above the Green Monster; for perspective, the Green Monster left field wall is 37 feet high.
  • Each competitor will be given 2 qualifying runs to make finals. The top 10 men and 6 women will advance to finals, where they will each get 3 runs.
  • Riders will have to clear a 70-foot gap from the 14-foot takeoff to the landing.
  • The drop-in ramp is steep, like 38-degrees steep.
  • Athletes will reach speeds between 35 and 40 MPH.
  • Cost of a Fenway Frank: $5.25
  • Number of Snapchats (freeskier_mag) and live tweets (@freeskier) expected to be shared by our team: 69,000, possibly more.
  • Number of raging parties to be hosted by FREESKIER at Tequila Rain nightclub: 1
  • The big air will be viewed by 10’s of millions worldwide through global broadcast distribution.
  • The Big Air at Fenway is a sanctioned 1) U.S. Grand Prix, 2) FIS World Cup and 3) Platinum Level AFP event.
  • NBC Sports Network will air live coverage Thursday, Feb. 11, from 8:30-10:00 P.M. EST of the snowboarding event and Friday, Feb. 12, from 9:00-10:30 P.M. of the freeskiing event; a Best Of Show program airs on NBC Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5:00-6:00 P.M. EST. Live streaming will also be available on NBC Sports Live Extra.

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