Sport Chek Canadian Snowboardcross Championships presented at Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, BC, March 25 - 30

TP-ParaWorldCupDay1-1.jpgBIG WHITE, BRITISH-COLUMBIA (MARCH 25, 2013) – Canada’s best Snowboardcross athletes will take part in the Sport Chek Canadian Snowboardcross Championships from March 25 - 30 at Big White Ski Resort. Spectators will have the opportunity to watch performances from 2010 Olympic Champion and 2013 FIS World Champion Maëlle Ricker from Squamish, BC as well as Blue Mountain FIS World Cup victor Chris Robanske from North Vancouver, BC.

Alongside the Sport Chek Canadian Championships, the two last stops of the IPC World Cup tour will also be presented on the same course. These races will feature Canadian medal hopefuls Tyler Mosher from Whistler, BC and Ian Lockey from Arnprior, ON at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games.

“I’m looking forward to the Nationals. I heard the track is going to be great for everyone. The crew at Big White is so passionate about our sport and they always put on an amazing event. I can’t wait to watch the juniors race and do a bunch of training together,“ said four times Olympian Maëlle Ricker.

Canada Snowboard’s snowboardcross and para-snowboard teams had an excellent season this year combining two FIS World Championships medals, one FIS Crystal Globe, 19 podiums and 15 top-10’s on the FIS and IPC World Cup tour. These Canadian snowboardcross Championships and IPC World Cups will be the last chance to see our Olympic hopefuls compete here in Kelowna before the Sochi 2014 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“Big White was chosen because of our reputation as a solid snowboardcross venue. To have the IPC Para-Snowboard World Cup at Big White allows us to have a chance to showcase what we can do,“ said Flynn Seddon, Director of Terrain Park and Outdoor events.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with any members of the Canada Snowboard National Teams or coaches, contact CS Communications / Medias Coordinator Charles Gagnon at: [email protected]
 
S3 Canadian Snowboardcross Championships
25 – 30 March, Big White, Kelowna
 
Schedule: http://www.canadasnowboard.ca/tour/en/sbx.php
 
Tuesday, March 25
Training 10:00am – 3:30pm
Wednesday, March 26
Training 10:00am – 3:30pm
Thursday, March 27
Para World Cup #1 9:00am – 11:30am
Junior Nationals (under 14) 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Training 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Friday, March 28
Para World Cup #2 9:00am – 11:30am
Junior Nationals (15-19) 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Training 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, March 30
Training 9:00am – 10:00am
Senior Nationals 10:30am – 3:30pm
 
ABOUT CANADA SNOWBOARD
Canada Snowboard (Canadian Snowboard Federation) is the national governing body for snowboarding in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners like The Canadian Tire Corporation, Under Armour and Mazda Canada, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium and the Canadian Olympic Committee; Canada Snowboard is committed to high performance excellence in FIS World Cup, World Championships, World Snowboard Tour and Olympic Winter Games competition. Canada Snowboard also provides a wide range of programs and support services based on established principles of long-term athlete development. For more information on the services and programs offered by Canada Snowboard, visit: www.canadasnowboard.ca  

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