02.26.13 / Tune-In to the 2013 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships Presented by MINI

Vail, CO (February 26, 2013) – Starting tomorrow through March 2nd, tune-in to watch world-class slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding competitions at the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI. The 31st annual Burton US Open takes place at Vail Mountain and will draw over 100 top riders, including Shaun White, Mark McMorris, Iouri Podladtchikov, Ayumu Hirano, Kelly Clark, Enni Rukajärvi, Jamie Anderson and many more.

Burton is rolling out five hours of live programming on Universal Sports and NBC Sports Network, plus an additional 22 hours of original live coverage on Burton.com/USO so viewers around the world can watch the most anticipated snowboarding event of the season. Burton.com programming includes “The Board Room,” a new online talk show about snowboarding. If you can’t make it to Vail, below is a complete broadcast schedule by date, time and network. Times and events listed are Mountain Time (MT) and are subject to change, so please consult your local listings.

Where to Watch the 2013 Burton US Open

Date/Time                                 Network                                    Event

Wednesday, February 27:          Burton.com/USO                       Men’s & Women’s         8:45am – 3:15pm                                                                          Slopestyle Semi Finals

Thursday, February 28:              Burton.com/USO                       Men’s & Women’s  8:45am – 3:15pm                                                                          Halfpipe Semi Finals

Friday, March 1:

9:35am – 2:45pm                       Burton.com/USO                       Men&Women’s Finals

10:30am  – 12:00pm                  Universal Sports Network           Men’s Slopestyle Finals

1:30pm – 2:30pm                      Universal Sports Network           Women’s Slope Finals

Saturday, March 2:

9:35am – 2:45pm                       Burton.com/USO                       Men’s&Women’s Finals

10:30am – 2:00pm                     NBCSN                                     Men’s Halfpipe Finals

1:30 – 2:00pm                           Universal Sports Network           Women’s Halfpipe Finals

Sunday, March 10:

8:30am – 9:00am                       Universal Sports Network           US Open Slopestyle Highlight Show

1:30pm – 2:00pm                      Universal Sports Network           US Open Halfpipe Highlight Show

Tuesday, March 5:

8:30pm – TBD                           Universal Sports                        Re-Air: US Open Qualifiers

Sunday, March 17:

3:00pm – 3:30pm                      Universal Sports Network           US Open Lifestyle Show

For the entire broadcast schedule, including additional airings of the above programs, go to Burton.com/USO. In addition to coverage of the competitions, you can also check out US Open preview videos, find live scoring, live chats, real-time standings, run replays, tour rankings, rider interviews and bios as well as full webcasts for on-demand viewing at www.burton.com/USO. And remember to follow our line throughout the US Open at facebook.com/burtonsnowboards, #BurtonUSOpen, twitter.com/burtonsnowboard and @burtonsnowboard on Instagram.

A big thanks to the following partners for their support of the 31st edition of the Burton US Open: MINI, Vail Resorts, Mountain Dew®, Town of Vail, Nokia, Paul Mitchell, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation, GoPro, G-SHOCK, Shiseido, Matador, Clif, Transworld, Snowboarder, Analog, anon. and the World Snowboard Tour.