World Cup takes flight
LAKE PLACID — The top aerialists on the planet have made their annual January pilgrimage to Lake Placid to compete in two World Cup competitions this week.
Training started Tuesday and continued through Thursday for the final World Cup aerials event before the Winter Olympics kickoff in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The first of two competitions was held Friday and the second one takes place today. For those who missed Friday’s aerials spectacle, there’s plenty of time to head out to the Olympic Ski Jumping complex to watch today’s action, as most of the jumping will take place under the lights at the venue.
Jumping begins today with ladies training at 1:15 p.m., which will be followed by their qualification round at 2:40 p.m. The men then take the hill for training and qualifications.
The event moves into the finals, which start at 8 p.m. and feature the top 12 women and the top 12 men who advanced from the qualification rounds. At 8:45 p.m., the remaining six women and six men will battle it out for the podium.
The evening wraps up with the medals ceremony and a fireworks display.