Freestyle Skiing - Plummeting temperatures force postponement in Nakiska

Plummeting temperatures in Nakiska forced the postponement of the first ski cross World Cup race of the season with just one now schedule to be run at the Canadian resort.

France's Ophelie David and Armin Niederer of Switzerland had qualified in first place in the women's and men's respectively, the latter on Friday, however come race time the weather intervened.

Temperatures plunged to between -35 degrees and -20 degrees and, while safe enough to race, it was deemed inadvisable to complete a full programme.

Instead of two World Cup races per gender, just one will now take place in Nakiska with the men's and women's training runs and their heats and finals scheduled.