FIS Continental Cup Comes to Utah.

USA Nordic, the national leadership organization for Olympic ski jumping and nordic combined, will play host to an International Ski Federation Nordic Combined Continental Cup event Dec. 11-13 which will be live streamed globally. Athletes from seven nations will take part in the first Winter Olympic level event under COVID-19 protocol in Utah with no spectators permitted.

A global audience will be able to watch the event live with streaming on USANordic.org and Facebook Live. The live stream will be produced by USA Nordic with grant support from Utah Office of Tourism and the Summit County Restaurant Tax, as well as its partners Palantir and Backcountry. It will feature live commentary during the official competition rounds.

The ski jumping portion of nordic combined will take place on the Olympic jump at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, with cross country skiing at the Olympic venue at Soldier Hollow in Midway.

The event will be conducted under a strict COVID-19 protocol, which requires both advance and arrival testing of athletes, as well as controlled lodging and activities for athletes and coaches. Only accredited athletes, coaches and officials will be permitted at the competition venues.

“The Continental Cup provides our USA Nordic athletes with vital competitions at home, plus it allows us to showcase our Olympic venues to a worldwide audience,” said Olympic champion and USA Nordic Executive Director Billy Demong. “We’re especially appreciative for the opportunity to partner with the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and Utah Sports Commission to continue the long tradition of this mid-December international event in Utah.”

The weekend schedule will include individual start events on Friday and Sunday, with a unique mass start competition on Saturday.

Nine USA Nordic athletes from four states and four separate club programs will compete.

USA Nordic and the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation have worked closely with public health authorities in both Summit and Wasatch counties. USA Nordic’s medical team will oversee the protocol designed to protect the well being of athletes, coaches and the host venue communities.

FIS NORDIC COMBINED CONTINENTAL CUP (all times in MST)

Friday, December 11
9:45-11:00 a.m. – International live stream, ski jumping
1:45-3:00 p.m. – International live stream, cross country

9:00-10:00 a.m. – Jumping trial round, HS100m jump, Utah Olympic Park
10:00-11:00 a.m. – Jumping competition round, HS100m jump, Utah Olympic Park
2:00-3:00 p.m. – 10k cross country and awards, Soldier Hollow

Saturday, December 12
9:45-10:45 a.m. – International live stream, cross country
3:45-5:00 p.m. – International live stream, ski jumping

10:00-10:45 a.m. – 10k cross country mass start, Soldier Hollow
3:00-4:00 p.m. – Jumping trial round, HS100m jump, Utah Olympic Park
4:00-5:00 p.m. – Jumping competition round and awards, HS100m jump, Utah Olympic Park

Sunday, December 13
9:45-11:00 a.m. – International live stream, ski jumping
1:45-3:00 p.m. – International live stream, cross country

9:00-10:00 a.m. – Jumping trial round, HS100m jump, Utah Olympic Park
10:00-11:00 a.m. – Jumping competition round, HS100m jump, Utah Olympic Park
2:00-3:00 p.m. – 10k cross country and awards, Soldier Hollow

Participating Nations
Austria
Estonia
France
Germany
Latvia
Slovenia
USA

USA Nordic Athletes (hometown, club)

Grant Andrews, Steamboat Springs, Colo. (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)

Gunnar Gilberston, Steamboat Springs, Colo.(Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)

Jasper Good, Steamboat Springs, Colo. (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)

Henry Johnstone, Concord, Mass. (Cambridge Sports Union)

Niklas Malacinski, Steamboat Springs, Colo. (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)

Evan Nichols, Lyme, N.H. (Ford Sayre)

Zach Selzman, Park City, Utah (Park City Ski & Snowboard)

Stephen Schumann, Park City, Utah (Park City Ski & Snowboard)

Jared Shumate, Park City, Utah (Park City Ski & Snowboard)