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New England Ski and Snowboard Ball

2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball at The Boston Cyclorama in Boston, MA Photo: Sarah Brunson/USSA

Thank you for supporting the 
2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball
at the Boston Center for the Arts!

It was a fabulous evening full of great friends, amazing athletes and a jam packed program that went behind the scenes of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. We hope you enjoyed the evening!

The countdown to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games has begun! We're exctied to watch and cheer on the athletes of the U.S Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S Freeskiing as they head to Sochi. GO USA!!!

Event Photos
For photos from the event click here.

If you would like to support and become a part of the 2014 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball, please contact LeAnne Zamzow at lzamzow@ussa.org.

Thank you to these generous event sponsors:

Olympic Sponsors
Adage Capital Management
Clough Capital
Phill and Elizabeth Gross
Bob and Laura Reynolds

Gold Sponsors
Sugarbush Resort

Silver Sponsors
Killington Mountain School
Michael and Anne Krupka
Putnam Investments
Ian Sanderson
The Kraft Group
Waterville Valley BBTS
Youth Enrichment Services

Bronze Sponsors
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jim and Jeffy Benedict
Tony DiGangi and Carolyn Beckedorff
CCC Alliance
Deutsche Bank
Tom and Flora Karam
Brian Lash
Leerink Swann LLC
Peter and Maria Smail
State Street, Jay Hooley
John Fish, Suffolk Construction Company
Summer Street Research Partners Inc
T2 Foundation
Todd Marshman and Goldman Sachs
Turtle Ridge Foundation
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

World Cup Sponsors
Jon Auerbach
Brett and Carol Batchelder
Jim and Pamela Chiasson
Cowen
Estabrook Advisors
First Commons Bank
Morgan Stanley
World Cup Supply 

Special Thanks

Wine and spirits generously donated by Martignetti's 
Beer products generously donated by Budweiser

 

 

2013 Event Information -

About the Event

This year's New England Ski and Snowboard Ball was a huge success! See the event details below and stay tuned for 2014 information to come!

New England's premier ski and snowboard event! Join us with Olympic Champion Ted Ligety and elite athletes from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing in Boston this October 9 for the 2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball!

Ever wonder why Ted Ligety skis so fast? Find out at the New England Ski and Snowboard Ball! This year, we're going behind the scenes of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with Sochi Uncovered: an inside look into the science and prep behind a Best in the World Olympic Team. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage direct from Sochi, an exclusive glimpse into the Team's cutting-edge sports science program and insider stories from our 2014 Olympic hopefuls, this is a program true Olympic fans won't want to miss!

Coaches Track Hour: This year, we invite all clubs supporting the Ball to send their local coaches to the VIP Coaches Track Hour at 5:30 p.m. before the event for an intimate program with Ted Ligety and USSA Head Coaches. Alpine coach Mike Kenney will take you behind-the-scenes with the Ted and the Team before they head to the 2014 Olympic Games.

Attending athletes: Ted Ligety, Seth Wescott, Nolan Kasper, Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Robby Kelley, Dave Chodounsky, Devin Logan, Bryan Fletcher, Taylor Fletcher, Diann Roffe and more!  Scroll through athlete bios on the top right of this page.

Help send our U.S. athletes to the Games! All proceeds to support the athletes of the USSA on their journey to Sochi!

2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball
Wednesday October 9, 2013
Boston Center for the Arts (The Boston Cyclorama)
Cocktail Attire
Valet Parking Available

5:30 p.m. Coaches Track VIP Hour 
Pre-event VIP Hour for local coaches and top sponsors
Intimate behind-the-scenes program with Ted Ligety and USSA Coaches
Local coaches and clubs attending the Ball are invited to the VIP Hour

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction
Doors open for all guests
Silent auction open

7:30 p.m. Dinner and Program, Hosted by Doug Lewis
Introduction of athletes
Sochi Uncovered Program

Event Invitation

For information about the New England Ski and Snowboard Ball, or to reserve your tickets today, please contact LeAnne Zamzow at 435.647.2089 or lzamzow@ussa.org.
 

 

Auction

Featured auction items at the 2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball-

Bid on these exclusive auction items and more at the 2013 Ball!

  • Official men's and women's U.S. Alpine Ski Team uniforms and jackets by Spyder, current season and previous seasons
  • Official men's and women's U.S. Snowboarding Team uniforms and jackets by Burton, current season and previous seasons
  • Infamous 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic U.S. Snowboarding Team uniform (men's and women's) – including puffy, shell, "jean" pants and popular Nike USA kicks. The only uniforms left of their kind and last chance to get them before Sochi!
  • Official men's and women's Bjorn Daehlie U.S. Nordic and Cross Country Ski Team uniforms, current and previous seasons
  • Official men's and women's U.S. Freestyle Ski Team uniforms and jackets by Columbia, current and previous seasons
  • Official men's and women's U.S. Freeskiing Team uniforms and jackets by The North Face, current and previous seasons
  • Official Dakine U.S. Freeskiing ski bags – travel as only the U.S. athletes do with this piece of gear!
  • Official Dakine U.S. Snowboarding board bag and suitcase
  • Framed 2009 FIS Audi Birds of Prey Forerunner Bib signed by Bode Miller
  • Framed 2013 Schladming World Championship poster signed by Ted Ligety
  • Exclusive framed and signed memorabilia by athletes of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing
  • Last chance 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Downhill Panel (with Olympic rings) signed by athletes of the U.S. Ski Team
  • Park City getaway package with use of Gold Passes for the 2013-2014 season
  • Trout Bum Fly Fishing package, includes fly fishing with a guide and a U.S. Team athlete(s), as well as lodging at the luxurious Waldorf Astoria
  • Lift ticket packages to Loon Mountain and Attitash Resort
  • Bretton Woods Canopy Tour package
  • Head and Fischer ski packages
  • Fischer skis signed by Olympian and slalom specialist Nolan Kasper
  • POC helmet package
  • Night on the town with a gift certificate to award winning Fleming's Steakhouse and Wine Bar

and more!

 

 

Event Committee

Event Co-Chairs
Bob Reynolds*
Ian Sanderson

Event Committee
Jon Auerbach
Brett Batchelder
Tim Connelly
Jeff Crowley
Jamie Fagan
Phill Gross*
David Ingemie
Andy McLane*
Laird Pendleton
Harry Ryan
Tiger Shaw*
Carrie Sheinberg
Edie Thys Morgan*
Hans Vitzthum
Martin Zieff

* Trustee, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation

 

Impact

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3. Proceeds from the New England Ski Ball support athletes in all disciplines of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, the only teams on the international circuit that receive no federal funding. More specifically, 100% of the monies raised will help fund year-round athlete training, competition, development and educational needs in the crucial years leading up to the next Olympic Winter Games.

The success of our athletes depends upon private donations and support from individuals like you. With the next Winter Olympics in 2014, now is a crucial time to raise awareness to ensure our athletes are fully prepared to represent our country in Sochi, Russia.

What will your donation support? 

What does a donation to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation support?  

Team
In 1996, Billy Demong, Todd Lodwick and Jonny Spillane made the commitment to live and train together as a team with the dream of one day winning a medal for the United States.  Their sacrifice, commitment, dedication and perseverance paid off in 2010 when they won the first ever medal for the United States in the Team Nordic Combined event. USSA coaches and staff work together to improve the overall conditioning and performance of the Team. The USSA's High Performance staff is on the cutting edge of sports science technology.  They have developed new aerodynamic equipment for Sochi, a machine for measuring the hemoglobin mass of athletes, which allows them to track the effectiveness of altitude training strategies and new ECG testing equipment that allows them to detect any heart conditions in elite athletes

Sacrifice
In the four years between Olympic Games, each athlete from the men's and women's alpine teams will spend on-average 880 days away from their homes and families and will visit more than 18 countries. USSA coaches, trainers and staff work around the clock to ensure the athletes have the best training and care.  Hundreds of doctors donate two weeks or more away from their practice each year to travel with athletes and serve as the team doctor at events around the world.

Commitment
In order to defend her gold medal in women's moguls, Hannah Kearney will practice her tricks 4,000 times off the water ramp, spend over 748 hours conditioning and complete 62,000 plyometric jumps in the four years between Olympic Games. The USSA provides athletes with the coaches and infrastructure to ensure that the athletes have the training and conditioning they need to succeed in Sochi.

Perseverance
Winning a gold medal in women's half pipe in 2002, Kelly Clark was shut out of medal contention in 2006 by placing fourth in the halfpipe. She refocused and with the support of U.S. Snowboarding she came back to win Bronze at the 2010 Games – an accomplishment in which she takes great pride. At the USSA's state of the art training facility, the Center of Excellence, athletes have the opportunity to practice their skills, work with sport-specific trainers, and perfect their sport before training on-snow – reducing the chance for serious injury.  Since 2008, the USSA's High Performance staff has recorded a reduction in ACL injuries of 65 percent from 2008 and there has been a 100 percent increase in training at the Center of Excellence over the past three years from 8054 hours a year to 15,791 hours.

Dedication
Lindsey Vonn has been training to be an Olympic Champion since she was four years old.  In the years leading up to Sochi she will spend more than 11,000 hours training and will ski at least 7,820,000 vertical feet. Over the course of an athlete's career, the USSA can provide up to $2 million of support though travel, coaching staff, sports science and medicine, education and rehabilitation.

National Pride
The United States is the only country in the world that does not support athletes at the elite level with federal funding. You directly contribute to the success of the athletes. It takes a team behind the Team to win medals. With your support, the USSA will invest millions of dollars to ensure that the U.S. can defend its best in the world status in Olympic skiing and snowboarding and see the stars and stripes fly high in Sochi.

 

Photos


Dave Chodounsky, Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Robby Kelley and Seth Wescott.

(l-r) Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Nolan Kasper, David Chodounsky, Ted Ligety and coach, Doug Lewis, Robby Kelley and Kyle Wilkens 2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball at The Boston Cyclorama in Boston, MA Photo: Sarah Brunson/USSA
Coaches Track VIP Hour

2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball at The Boston Cyclorama in Boston, MA Photo: Sarah Brunson/USSA
Guests at the 2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball.


New England Ski and Snowboard Ball guests with Led Ligety.

(l-r) Ted Ligety, Seth Wescott, Robby Kelley, Nolan Kasper, Ryan Cochran-Siegle, David Chodounsky, Joe Swensson, Devin Logan, Taylor Fletcher, Bryan Fletcher, Doug Lewis 2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball at The Boston Cyclorama in Boston, MA Photo: Sarah Brunson/USSA
Amazing line-up of athletes.

2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball at The Boston Cyclorama in Boston, MA Photo: Sarah Brunson/USSA
Exclusive Silent Auction at the 2013 New England Ski and Snowboard Ball.

Photos (c) Sarah Brunson/USSA