X Games Aspen 2021 Competition Kicks off in Primetime this Friday on ESPN2

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X Games Aspen 2021 Competition Kicks off in Primetime this Friday on ESPN2

Chloe Kim, Shaun White, Gus Kenworthy, Kelly Sildaru Among Athletes in Competition

Action sports will make a triumphant return this Friday, January 29 with 17.5 hours of live content over the three days of competition on ESPN, ABC and ESPN2 and exclusive web content across @XGames social and XGames.com. ESPN’s Facebook and Twitter will also live stream competitions on Friday.

The competition kicks off in primetime on Friday, with Men’s Ski SuperPipe at the the 20th annual event in Aspen. Two-time defending gold medalist and Aspen-native Alex Ferreira is a favorite to take the top spot once again.

Saturday’s coverage on ABC features JEEP Women’s Ski Slopestyle, JEEP Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle and Pacifico Women’s Snowboard Big Air, before moving over to ESPN for Monster Energy Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe where teenage phenom Chloe Kim returns to competition after taking a year off to study at Princeton University.

On Sunday, competition shifts back to ABC in the afternoon for JEEP Men’s Ski Slopestyle, and then wraps up on ESPN with fan-favorite competitions: Monster Energy Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe, The Real Cost Men’s Snowboard Big Air and Wendy’s Ski Knuckle Huck.

Friday, January 29
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. @XGames

@ESPN Facebook & Twitter


JEEP Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle


4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. @XGames

@ESPN Facebook


Women’s Ski Big Air


8 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. @XGames

@ESPN Facebook & Twitter


Wendy’s Snowboard Knuckle Huck


9 p.m. – 10 p.m. @XGames

@ESPN Facebook


Women’s Ski SuperPipe


10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. ESPN2 Men’s Ski SuperPipe

Wendy’s Snowboard Knuckle Huck (Encore)


Saturday, January 30
1 p.m. – 6 p.m. ABC JEEP Women’s Ski Slopestyle

JEEP Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle

Pacifico Women’s Snowboard Big Air

Women’s Ski Big Air (Encore)


8 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. @XGames The Real Cost Men’s Ski Big Air


10 p.m. – 12 a.m. ESPN Monster Energy Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe

Men’s Ski Big Air (Encore)


Sunday, January 31
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. ABC JEEP Men’s Ski Slopestyle

JEEP Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle (Encore)


8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. ESPN Monster Energy Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe

The Real Cost Men’s Snowboard Big Air

Wendy’s Ski Knuckle Huck



All competitions will also be available on the ESPN App. Due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions, X Games Aspen 2021 will be a spectator-free event. The full X Games Aspen 2021 schedule, current list of invited athletes, up-to-date tune-in information and other FAQs are available on xgames.com.

With X Games unable to host spectators onsite in Aspen, a virtual X Fest experience will instead bring the fan experience into homes around the globe, with an immersive, interactive environment that complements X Games Aspen’s live telecast and gives fans a virtual onsite experience. The virtual X Fest opens January 27 at XGames.com/xfest.

Media members interested in covering X Games Aspen 2021 remotely can register for the X Games Aspen Virtual Media Hub. The X hub will include: event feeds, on demand and live medalist press conferences live via Zoom, athlete info, event info, schedules, a chat feature that will connect media with the X Games PR team and more. Media can also request interviews and view results on the hub.



Danny Chi                    ESPN, 213-405-4400, [email protected]

Grace Coryell                ESPN, 213-405-4402, [email protected]

Olivia Wilson                 ESPN, 213-405-4145, [email protected]


Olivia Wilson

Based out of Austin, Texas, Olivia Wilson is a communications manager focusing on ESPN+, The Walt Disney Company's leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service. Prior to joining the DMED Communications team, Wilson worked in ESPN Communications on X Games, Marketing and Corporate Citizenship for five years. Wilson is a proud graduate of Florida State University.
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