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Freestyle Canada – Montreal, January 29, 2018 – Looking ahead to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Freestyle Canada wishes to instruct the media regarding the availability of athletes for interviews before competitions at the Olympic venues. With regard to interviews with athletes after their respective competitions, we will communicate that information to you at the site or you may contact Dominique Ladouceur at her number in Korea (01051624154) or by email at dominique@freestylecanada.ski
 
Media representatives who will not be at the Olympics and wish to speak to Canadian athletes can contact Michèle Deslandes at michele@freestylecanada.ski or 514-609-2212.
 
The availability of Freestyle Canada athletes is as follows: 
Discipline: Moguls
The Canadian mogul athletes will be available to speak to the media only after training sessions, qualification rounds, and finals, in keeping with the schedule shown below. No interviews will be permitted between runs, during both training and the competitions.
 
Please note that the Dufour-Lapointe sisters will give no interviews to the media after training or qualifications. The sisters will be available in the mixed zone after the final round on February 11, 2018.
 

What Date Times Where
Training February 6, 2018 6:15 – 8:25 p.m. Bokwang
Training February 7, 2018 6:15 – 8:25 p.m. Bokwang
Qualifications February 9, 2018 L: 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
M: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Bokwang
Final/Ladies February 11, 2018 9:00 – 10:30 p.m. Bokwang
Final/Men February 12, 2018 9:00 – 10:30 p.m. Bokwang

  
MEDIA BLACK OUT, MOGULS
Times when moguls athletes will not be available for interviews:

  • Training, February 5, 2018
  • Training, February 8, 2018
  • Training, February 10, 2018 

Discipline – Aerials
The Canadian aerials athletes will be available to speak to the media only after training sessions, qualification rounds, and finals, in keeping with the schedule shown below. No interviews will be permitted between runs, during both training and the competitions.
 

What Date Times Where
Media availability
(with slopestyle)
February 10, 2018 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. MPC
Training February 13, 2018 L: 3:15 – 5:30 p.m.
M: 6:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Bokwang
Qualifications/Ladies* February 15, 2018 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Bokwang
Final/Ladies February 16, 2018 8:00 – 9:20 p.m. Bokwang
Qualifications/Men February 17, 2018 8:00 – 9:15 p.m. Bokwang
Final/Men February 18, 2018 8:00 – 9:20 p.m. Bokwang

 
* Catrine Lavallée will not be available if she qualifies for the final
 
MEDIA BLACK OUT, AERIALS
Times when aerialists will not be available for interviews:
 

  • Training, February 14, 2018/Catrine unavailable 

Discipline: Slopestyle
The Canadian slopestyle athletes will be available to speak to the media only after training sessions and finals, in keeping with the schedule shown below. No interviews will be permitted between runs, during both training and the competitions.
No interviews will be permitted between qualifications and finals, which take place the same day.
 

What Date Time Where
Media availability
(with aerials)
February 10, 2018 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. MPC
Training February 15, 2018 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Bokwang
Finals/Ladies February 17, 2018 Q: 10:00 – 11:40 a.m.
F: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Bokwang
Finals/Men February 18, 2018 Q: 10:00 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
F: 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Bokwang

 
MEDIA BLACK OUT, SLOPESTYLE
Times when slopestyle athletes will not be available for interviews:
 

  • Training, February 16, 2018 – ladies unavailable
  • After qualification rounds, ladies and men

 
Discipline: Halfpipe
The Canadian halfpipe athletes will be available to speak to the media only after training sessions and finals, in keeping with the schedule shown below. No interviews will be permitted between runs, during both training and the competitions. No interviews will be permitted after the qualification round for ladies, unless they did not make it into the finals.
 

What Date Times Where
Media availability February 13, 2018 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. MPC
Training February 17, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Bokwang
Qualifications/Ladies* February 19, 2018 10:00 – 11:23 a.m. Bokwang
Finals/Ladies February 20, 2018 10:30 – 11:50 a.m. Bokwang
Qualifications/Men February 20, 2018 12:00 – 2:43 p.m. Bokwang
Finals/Men February 22, 2018 11:30 a.m. to 12:57 p.m. Bokwang

 
* No interview will be given if the athlete qualifies for the final.
 
MEDIA BLACK OUT, HALFPIPE
Times when halfpipe athletes will not be available for interviews:
 

  • Training, February 18, 2018
  • After qualification round, February 19 – ladies if qualified
  • Training, February 21, 2018 – men unavailable

 More information:

Dominique Ladouceur
Manager, Athlete Relations
+1.514.576.2379
dominique@freestylecanada.ski