Freestyle Skiing - Aerial Artistry
Freestyle skiing at the Games in Pyeongchang is an event that combines aerial acrobatics while competitors glide down a series of slopes and courses. There are numerous different freestyle events at the Games, including Moguls, Aerials, Ski Halfpipe, Ski Cross and Ski Slopestyle. One of the later events to be added to the Games' schedule, this sport, which has been likened to a 'circus on snow', is now a firm fans' favourite and stars like Sweden's Jon Olsson and the USA's Tom Wallisch always light up the event. Join the crowds and be dazzled by these athletes gravity-defying feats at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018, get your freestyle skiing tickets here at Ticketbis.
Freestyle Skiing - The Games in Pyeongchang History
Freestyle skiing was first contested in 1988 at the Calgary Games and, unlike earlier events, both men and women competed. At Calgary, there were only three freestyle events - moguls, aerial and ballet. The ski cross, slopestyle and halfpipe events were added later. Unlike other more traditional events, freestyle skiing really took off in the USA (not Scandinavia) when the development of new equipment allowed skiers to try new, more exciting techniques. Due to the inherent dangers involved in freestyle skiing, the International Ski Federation (ISF) brought in regulations to curb some of the more dangerous elements of the sport. Historically, the US and Canada are the most successful nations and were top of the medal table at Sochi in 2014. Get your Freestyle Skiing - The Games in Pyeongchang tickets to see who will come out on top in Pyeongchang.
Want More Winter Excitement?
If this isn't exciting enough, then you need to check out Ski Jumping. These competitors regularly 'fly' more than 200 metres through the air and the current record is 253.5 metres. Or if you want to relax then what better way to do so than watching the always magical figure skating.