Longville, MN (January 18, 2013) – The ESPN Winter X Games are next on the schedule for Team LaVallee. Held January 24th – 27th, 2013 at beautiful Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado which has been the home for Winter X Games since 2002. The Winter X Games are, as described by ESPN (2008), a competition compiled of the greatest winter action sport athletes from around the world competing on an annual basis. The competition has day and evening events including skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.
For the 2013 Winter X Games, Team LaVallee was very happy to see the return of Snocross and Snowmobile Speed & Style. Those two events will join, Snowmobile Freestyle and Snowmobile Best Trick. LaVallee, who has not competed in X Games since 2010 because of injuries is excited to be back. (*In 2010, LaVallee took a Gold Medal in Snowmobile Knock Out and a Bronze in Snowmobile Best Trick). X Games has invited LaVallee back to all four snowmobile disciplines, where he is the only snowmobile athlete to compete in all four. Team LaVallee’s snocross riders, Kyle Pallin (Pro) and Jake Scott (Pro Lite) have also been invited to compete in Snocross. Pallin took 4th in Snocross at the 2011 Winter X Games as a Pro Lite rider and Jake Scott will be an alternate for this years snocross event. Be sure to catch the LIVE broadcast and cheer on Team LaVallee.
“I haven’t been able to compete in X Games since 2010, because of a few injuries.” states Levi LaVallee (co-owner to Team LaVallee) “With being out of the competition for a few years, that’s a challenge in itself and it is going to be tough. My goal coming into X Games is to do the best I can, make good clean runs, have fun and put on a show for the fans.”
THURSDAY (Jan. 24th)
Freestyle Final – 8:30-10:00 PM – ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN 3D
FRIDAY (Jan. 25th)
No televised snowmobile events
SATURDAY (Jan. 26th)
Speed & Style Final – 3:45-5:00 PM – ABC, ESPN 3D
SUNDAY (Jan. 27th)
Snocross Final – 3:00-5:00 PM – ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN 3D
Best Trick Final – 8:00-8:45 PM – ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN 3D
*Times are listed in Central Standard Time and are subject to change
Visit xgames.com for more information