LAKE PLACID, NY (January 17, 2024) – The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) will be tuning into the FIS Ski Flying World Championships in Kulm Bad Mitterndorf/Tauplitz, Austria January 25-28 to watch Tate Frantz represent NYSEF as a member of the U.S. Ski Fly Jumping Team.
“I’m super excited to see Tate ski fly,” said NYSEF Head Ski Jumping Coach Colin Delaney. “He has been making steady improvements on the World Cup over the last month and it will be awesome to see him bring this form to one of the biggest hills in the world.”
Frantz grew up in the NYSEF program, training as a ski jumper at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid. This is his first nomination to the U.S. FIS Ski Flying World Championship team.
“Tate has a chance to be the first athlete from NYSEF to fly over 200 meters,” Delaney said.
The FIS Ski Flying World Championships are held every two years on hills much larger than typical ski jumping hills. The K-point is set between 185 and 200 meters. A field of 40 jumpers is judged on four jumps with eliminations after each jump—the competitor with the most combined points after all four jumps win the title of World Champion.
“There is nothing more exhilarating than the Ski Flying World Championships,” said USA Nordic CEO Adam Provost in a press release from USA Nordic. “I know the team is excited about the opportunity and I’m excited to watch them compete against the best in the world.”
How to watch:
2024 FIS Ski Flying World Championships Schedule
All times ET, are subject to change.
- Thursday, January 25th
- 8:00 a.m. – FIS Ski Flying World Championships HS235 Qualification – Peacock
- Friday, January 26th
- 8:00 a.m. – FIS Ski Flying World Championships Individual HS235 Event (Rounds 1 & 2) – Peacock
- Saturday, January 27th
- 8:00 a.m. – FIS Ski Flying World Championships Individual HS235 Event (Rounds 3 & 4) – Peacock
- Sunday, January 28th
- 8:00 a.m. – FIS Ski Flying World Championships Team HS235 Event – Peacock
To learn more about NYSEF’s Ski Jumping program, visit nysef.org/ski-jumping.
The New York Ski Educational Fund (NYSEF) is a non-profit dedicated to empowering young athletes to understand and reach their potential through skills development and competition in alpine, biathlon, cross country, freestyle skiing, nordic combined, ski jumping, and snowboarding. NYSEF offers professional guidance and financial support for athletes to help every young person who passes through the program understand the value of teamwork and community and their role in both. NYSEF is the largest multi-disciplinary youth snowsports organization in the United States. Recognized as a “Gold Certified Club” by the U.S. Ski & Snowboard, NYSEF is one of the organization’s original eight Gold Club members and has been a leader in snowsport education for nearly 50 years. Find more information online at NYSEF.org and on social media channels at Facebook.com/NYSEF and Instagram @NYSEFSnowsports.