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Ballet, Men

Date25 February 1988 — 14:00
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationCanada Olympic Park, Calgary (Recreational Ski Hill)
Participants12 from 9 countries

Freestyle ballet was one of the three original forms of competition in freestyle skiing, along with moguls and aeriels. Ballet was contested as a demonstration event at both the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics. World Championships had been held in 1986, 1989, and 1991. Ballet would later be termed Acroski as an event, but it was discontinued at the World Championships after 1999, as it lost popularity after it was never afforded Olympic status with the other freestyle events.

The 1986 World Champion was Richard Schabl of West Germany, who did not compete in Calgary. American Lane Spina was runner-up in 1986 and would also finish runner-up in Calgary, trailing West German Hermann Reitberger, who went on to win the 1989 World Championships. Spina would finish second again to Reitberger in 1989, but then won the 1991 Worlds.

1Hermann ReitbergerFRG46.6
2Lane SpinaUSA45.6
3Rune KristiansenNOR44.0
4Richard PeirceCAN43.4
5Georg FürmeierFRG43.1
6Bruce BoleskyUSA42.6
7Éric LaboureixFRA42.3
8Roberto FrancoITA41.4
9Robin WallaceGBR39.6
10Heini BaumgartnerSUI37.4
11Martí HerreroESP33.2
12David WalkerCAN29.3