Fighting for Flight: Three Steamboat Women Make History in Nordic Combined
Tread of Pioneers Museum presents: “Fighting for Flight: Three Steamboat Women Make History in Nordic Combined” (LIVE ON ZOOM)
“There is but one sport standing in the way of gender equality at the Winter Olympics: Nordic combined. Every other sport features men and women, but Nordic combined, a sport that combines ski jumping and Nordic skiing, is only available to men — at least for now.” Steamboat Pilot and Today
The sport and three local athletes, Annika Malacinski, Tess Arnone, Alexa Brabec, debuted at the World Cup level and in the World Championships this year, the latest benchmarks toward the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) goal to get the sport in the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Meet the local athletes, hear their journey, and ask questions on a live Zoom on April 29 at 5:30pm. Link to the live online Zoom event:
Photo courtesy: Steamboat Pilot/Today
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The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.