A handful of professional sports teams will be moving to the nude snow sport, according to the owners of the Denver Broncos, the Houston Texans and the Philadelphia Eagles.
The NFL and the teams announced the moves Friday in a joint statement, which included a photo of a naked player on the field.
“The Denver Broncos and Houston Texans are pleased to announce they will be joining the Nude Snow Sports Alliance, a global initiative that will expand the visibility of this beautiful game of sport,” the teams said in the statement.
“The alliance will include a diverse roster of athletes from around the world.
It will include teams from all of the NFL’s 32 clubs, as well as the NFL and NFL Network.”
The teams announced plans to play in 2018 and 2019, the first and second seasons of the league’s new “Naked Season.”
The league also said it was working with the International Olympic Committee and others to add nude snow events in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
The 2018 and 2020 seasons will feature only professional teams, but they will include games played on private and public ice.
The NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and the Minnesota Timberwolves are expected to join the NSSAA, as is the NFL Los Angeles Rams, which will play a home-and-home series against the New Orleans Saints in 2019.
The announcement follows a flurry of new initiatives this summer to attract more players to the sport.
The NFL said it would offer a “Nude Football Challenge,” which will allow fans to play a short game on public ice while wearing nothing but underwear and shorts, while the teams also announced a nude snow game in the spring.