SEVEN SPRINGS MOUNTAIN RESORT HOSTS HOMECOMING 2010, THE KRISTI LESKINEN INVITATIONAL
SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. – Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania’s premier four-season resort, is pleased to present Homecoming 2010, February 20 – 21, 2010.
Leskinen, a pioneer in women’s freeskiing and native of Uniontown, Pa., recently won ABC’s “The Superstars” with her partner professional ballroom dancer Maksim Chmerkovsky. She also took home a bronze medal at the Winter X Games IX in the Women’s Superpipe. Her career highlights also include: second place Slopestyle at the 2009 Aspen Open, second place Slopestyle at the 2008 North American Open, third place Slopestyle at the 2007 US and Japan Opens, first place Halfpipe in the 2005 Gravity Games, second place Halfpipe in the 2005 World Championships and in 1999 she was the first female to compete in the US Open.
"We have an amazing group of athletes coming and Seven Springs is pulling out all the stops to make this event a huge success," said Leskinen.
Top female skiers like Kaya Turski, Keri Herman, Dania Assaly, Jen Hudak, Michelle Parker, Meg Olenick, Ashley Battersby, Athena Bronson, Amy Sheehan and Roz Groenewoud will join Leskinen at Seven Springs for the all-girls slopestyle event. The contest will be an opportunity for the girls to push themselves, progress the sport and raise awareness and interest in the sport among young girls and women.
The course will be created specifically for the purpose of showcasing the girls’ abilities and the sport. The event will be a rider-judged jam format encouraging the girls to go for their biggest tricks.
Practice sessions will be held Fri., Feb. 19. The first rounds of the competition will be at 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. with finals held at 2:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 20. The Homecoming crowns will be awarded at 4:30 p.m., Saturday on the Foggy Goggle deck. On Sun., Feb. 21, from 1 until 3 p.m., there will be a free amateur rail jam in the Foggy Goggle Bowl. For more information on Homecoming and a complete schedule of events, please visit www.7springs.com