After rumors that X Games wouldn't be happening this year due to restrictions, the show will go on in Aspen sans spectators from January 29-31. While we're glad X Games will still happen this year it certainly will be odd with no crowd in attendance. Who will Henrik bark at when he comes barreling into the corral after he just did an insane NBD trick??
Last year, a big topic of discussion was the jam style, overall impression scoring system that lacked scores throughout the events. Will they continue with that format or will they revert to the old ways? We won't know until they start dropping in on the 29th.
The events will be livestreamed on X Games' Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube as well as ESPN during primetime slots throughout the weekend. Qualifications are up in the air as to how those will go down but looking at the smaller field for the men & women in all events, it seems as though it may just be the Finals.
The invited ski athletes for their respective events are as follows:
Colby Stevenson's Winning Run from X Games 2020 Slopestyle
Kelly Sildaru's Winning Run from X Games 2020 Slopestyle
Alex Ferreira's Winning Run from X Games 2020 Halfpipe
Kelly Sildaru's Winning Run from X Games 2020 Halfpipe
How it'll go down: 1 heat of 16 athletes in a 50-minute jam session, with approximately 3 runs per athlete. Riders are ranked based on overall impression. Judges will rank competitors throughout the contest.
Dollo's Winning Runs from X Games 2020 Big Air
Tess Ledeux's Winning Run from X Games 2020 Big Air
Ski Knuckle Huck Highlights from X Games 2020
The ski event TV/streaming schedule is as follows:
Friday 29th January 2021
Women: Big Air
4:00 - 4:45 PM ET
9:00 - 10:00 PM ET
10:30 pm - 12:30 am ET
Saturday 30th January 2021
1:00 - 6:00 PM ET
Men: Big Air
8:00 - 8:45 PM ET
Sunday 31st January 2021
1:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Men: Knuckle Huck
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM ET
The full streaming schedule can found here as well as how to watch if you're outside of the United States.