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Canadian FreeStyle Ski Association – Mogul skiers and aerialists will be competing in two events each

Dear Valley, Utah – Deer Valley Resort will be hosting a total of four FIS Freestyle World Cups this week for mogul skiers and aerialists. Deer Valley has been hosting multi-day World Cup events since 2007.
 
In 2015, Mikaël Kingsbury was the sole Canadian male to reach the podium in Deer Valley winning both the single and dual moguls events. The native of Deux-Montagnes, QC, has won all three FIS World Cups this season and the last 10 of 11. Kingsbury has also won the single moguls event in Deer Valley four consecutive times.
 
“We really love competing in Deer Valley because of how big the crowds get there and the atmosphere is always great competing at night,” said Kingsbury. “I could not have asked for a better start to the season so far winning in Ruka, Val Saint-Côme and Calgary. I’m feeling pretty good about my season and I hope it continues this week. I’m looking forward to being pushed by my teammates and the other competitors from around the world.”
 
Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Montreal, QC) won the dual moguls event last year and finished second to American KC Oakley in singles. Chloé Dufour-Lapointe joined her sister on the podium in the single event with a third place finish.

The two sisters currently sit 1-2 in the FIS World Cup standings – Chloé holds a slight 36-point lead after winning the last World Cup in Calgary.
 
“I’m really looking to be consistent this week and to be 100% ready for both events,” said Chloé Dufour-Lapointe. “That’s not always easy with two events back-to-back. But I’m feeling good and mentally focused for it. Having a big crowd there pushes us to put on a good show. It’s amazing seeing how many people come out to watch. The course is always amazing too. I’m excited to be there.”
 
The single mogul event takes place on Thursday, February 4 and the dual moguls events on Saturday, February 6. A full schedule can be viewed here.
 
The following Canadian mogul skiers are expected to compete.
 
Men: Mikaël Kingsbury (Deux-Montagnes, QC), Philippe Marquis (Quebec City, QC), Gabriel Dufresne (Repentigny, QC), Brenden Kelly (Pemberton, BC), Jordan Kober (Penticton, BC)
 
Women: Chloé Dufour-Lapointe (Montreal, QC), Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Montreal, QC), Maxime Dufour-Lapointe (Montreal, QC), Alex-Anne Gagnon (Terrebonne, QC), Andi Naude (Penticton, BC), Audrey Robichaud (Quebec City, QC), Julie Bergeron (Trois-Rivières, QC)
 

Travis Gerrits / Photo: Chad Buchholz/FIS

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February 3, 2016
For immediate release
 

Deer Valley Hosting Four World Cups in Three Days

Mogul skiers and aerialists will be competing in two events each

Dear Valley, Utah – Deer Valley Resort will be hosting a total of four FIS Freestyle World Cups this week for mogul skiers and aerialists. Deer Valley has been hosting multi-day World Cup events since 2007.
 
In 2015, Mikaël Kingsbury was the sole Canadian male to reach the podium in Deer Valley winning both the single and dual moguls events. The native of Deux-Montagnes, QC, has won all three FIS World Cups this season and the last 10 of 11. Kingsbury has also won the single moguls event in Deer Valley four consecutive times.
 
“We really love competing in Deer Valley because of how big the crowds get there and the atmosphere is always great competing at night,” said Kingsbury. “I could not have asked for a better start to the season so far winning in Ruka, Val Saint-Côme and Calgary. I’m feeling pretty good about my season and I hope it continues this week. I’m looking forward to being pushed by my teammates and the other competitors from around the world.”
 
Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Montreal, QC) won the dual moguls event last year and finished second to American KC Oakley in singles. Chloé Dufour-Lapointe joined her sister on the podium in the single event with a third place finish.

The two sisters currently sit 1-2 in the FIS World Cup standings – Chloé holds a slight 36-point lead after winning the last World Cup in Calgary.
 
“I’m really looking to be consistent this week and to be 100% ready for both events,” said Chloé Dufour-Lapointe. “That’s not always easy with two events back-to-back. But I’m feeling good and mentally focused for it. Having a big crowd there pushes us to put on a good show. It’s amazing seeing how many people come out to watch. The course is always amazing too. I’m excited to be there.”
 
The single mogul event takes place on Thursday, February 4 and the dual moguls events on Saturday, February 6. A full schedule can be viewed here.
 
The following Canadian mogul skiers are expected to compete.
 
Men: Mikaël Kingsbury (Deux-Montagnes, QC), Philippe Marquis (Quebec City, QC), Gabriel Dufresne (Repentigny, QC), Brenden Kelly (Pemberton, BC), Jordan Kober (Penticton, BC)
 
Women: Chloé Dufour-Lapointe (Montreal, QC), Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Montreal, QC), Maxime Dufour-Lapointe (Montreal, QC), Alex-Anne Gagnon (Terrebonne, QC), Andi Naude (Penticton, BC), Audrey Robichaud (Quebec City, QC), Julie Bergeron (Trois-Rivières, QC)
 

Travis Gerrits / Photo: Chad Buchholz/FIS
 

Aerialists Ready for Second World Cup of the Season

Travis Gerrits (Milton, ON), Olivier Rochon (Gatineau, QC), Lewis Irving (Quebec City, QC) and Catrine Lavallée (Montreal, QC) are set to compete this week in what will be the third and fourth FIS World Cups of the season for aerialists. A second World Cup in Deer Valley was added to make up for the cancelled Lake Placid event previously scheduled in the middle of January.
 
Only Irving and the currently injured Mélissa Corbo competed in last year’s event. At the time, Gerrits and Rochon were training in Europe and preparing for the FIS World Championships. The defending champions entering the event are Ashley Caldwell (USA) and Guamgpu Qi (CHN)
 
The Canadians are coming off of competing at the Canadian Aerial Open and Championship this weekend at Val Saint-Côme where Gerrits and Lavallée were crowned national champions – the fourth consecutive title for Gerrits and the first of Lavallée’s career.
 
“Deer Valley is going to be a quick event for us with two World Cups in 48 hours,” said Gerrits. “It’s something we aren’t really used to, but I’m really looking forward to it. I jumped really well in Val Saint-Côme and had a great training camp. I’m going into this event with a lot of confidence. Our whole team has been looking really good and we’ll be ready for this competition.” 
 
The World Cups for aerialists take place on Thursday and Friday. A full schedule is available here.
 
 

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Upcoming Events in February 

 

  • FIS World Cup – Feb 3-5 – Park City – Halfpipe
  • FIS World Cup – Feb 04 – Deer Valley – Moguls/Aerials
  • FIS World Cup – Feb 05 – Deer Valley – Aerials
  • FIS World Cup – Feb 06 – Deer Valley – Dual Moguls
 

 

For more information and media inquiries please contact: 

Dominique Ladouceur, Manager, Athlete Relations
Cell: 514.576.2379
Email: dominiqueladouceur@freestyleski.com

George Fadel, Manager, Communications
Cell: 647.285.1819
Email: georgefadel@freestyleski.com