Photo: Courtesy of the Atlanta Braves
Photo: Courtesy of the Atlanta Braves

Braves bringing snowboarding to SunTrust Park

The Braves will join with U.S. Ski and Snowboard to host a “big-air” competition in December. The event is Visa Big Air Presented by Land Rover, and it will take place Dec. 20-21, the Friday and Saturday before Christmas. 

From the news release provided by the Braves to announce the event: 

“Big air competition has been a critical part of snowboarding’s progression since the start of organized competitions. Air + Style, one of the first major big air events, started in 1994 and Big Air has also been part of the Winter X Games program since the event was founded in 1997. 

“Snowboard big air made its Olympic debut at the Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018 where U.S. Snowboard Team’s own Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, Mich.) and Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, Calif.) walked away with silver medals at the inaugural event. On the heels of snowboard big air’s debut in PyeongChang, freeskiers will make their first Olympic big air appearance at the Olympic Games Beijing 2022.”

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