Last chance for Olympic qualification for snowboard athletes

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January 16, 2014, VANCOUVER (ISN) – The competitive freestyle season continues this week with the Mazda Snowboard Jamboree presented by Videotron in Stoneham, Quebec.

This is the last Canadian Olympic qualifier for both slopestyle and halfpipe disciplines, therefore the last chance for Canadian athletes to prove themselves worthy of a coveted Olympic spot. The course starts off with three jumps, which range from 50-60 feet, it then moves into a bottom rail section composed of three rail features. The team at Arena Snowparks have once again delivered a great World Cup course. The Jamboree starts today January 16th and will continue through to January 19th.

In addition to the Slopestyle and Halfpipe contests held in Stoneham, the season’s only Big Air competition will take place in downtown Quebec. This jaw-dropping spectacle will allow the worlds best freestyle athletes to battle it out with thousands in attendance.

On the other side of the World, The Canadian alpine snowboard team is in action this weekend at the World Cup in Rogla, Slovenia. This will also be the last chance for athletes to secure an invitation to the Olympic team. The event takes place Saturday, January 18th.

For a snowboard Olympic qualification ranking update please consult today’s cheat sheet: 

http://www.canadasnowboard.ca/en/media/news/%3Fp=%26id=1002

HALFPIPE

Event: Snowboard Jamboree
Where: Stoneham, Quebec, CAN
When: Saturday, January 18th 2014. The event is scheduled to end at 14:00 local time, which is 11:00 PST or 14:00 EST

Canadian athletes:

  • Brad Martin (Ancaster, ON)

  • Joe Hills (Calgary, AB)
  • Crispin Lipscomb (Pemberton, BC)
  • Derek Livingston (Aurora, ON)
  • Trevor Niblett (Toronto, ON)
  • Joe Hills (Calgary, AB)
  • Michael Ciccarelli (Ancaster, ON)
  • Justin De Castris (Saint-Jerome,QC)
  • Katie Tsuyuki (Toronto, On)
  • Alex Duckworth (Kingsburg ,NS)
  • Mercedes Nicoll (Whistler, BC)

  • Calynn Irwin (Toronto, ON)


SLOPESTYLE

Event: Snowboard Jamboree
Where: Stoneham, Quebec, CAN
When: Sunday, January 19th 2014. The event is scheduled to end at 14:10 local time, which is 11:10 PST or 14:10 EST

Canadian athletes:

  • Michael Roy (L’Ange-Gardien, QC)
  • Maxence Parrot (Cowansville, QC)
  • Charles Reid (Tremblant, QC)
  • Darcy Sharpe (Comox, BC)
  • Tyler Nicholson (North Bay, ON)
  • Antoine Truchon (Sainte-Adele, QC)
  • Jonathan Versteeg (Vernon, BC)
  • Robby Balharry (Canmore, AB)
  • Michael Ciccarelli (Ancaster, ON)
  • Matts Kulisek (St-Sauveur, QC)
  • Audrey McManiman (St-Ambroise de Kildare, QC)
  • Jenna Blasman (Kitchener, ON)
  • Breanna Stangeland (Calgary, AB)
  • Samm Denena (Orillia, ON)
  • Molly Milligan (Yellowknife, NWT)
  • Brooke Voigt (Fort McMurray, AB)
  • Laurie Blouin (Stoneham,QC)
  • Natalie Allport (Ottawa, ON)

ALPINE

Event: FIS PGS World Cup
Where: Rogla, SLO
When: Saturday, January 20th 2014. The event is scheduled to end at 15:30 local time.

  • Matthew Morison (Blackstock, ON)


  • Jasey Jay Anderson (Lac Supérieur, QC)


  • Darren Gardner (Burlington, ON)


  • Steve Barlow (Courtice, ON)


  • Indrik Trahan (Trois-Rivières, QC)


  • Matthew Carter (Maryhill, ON)


  • Caroline Calvé (Lachine, QC)


  • Ariane Lavigne (Lac Supérieur, QC)


  • Marianne Leeson (Burlington, ON)


  • Michael Lambert (Toronto, ON)

Official Olympic Team Announcement

The Ice Hotel will play host to the official Olympic Team announcement in which the remaining athletes will be named to the 2014 Olympic Snowboard Team.

Event Details:
Date: January 21, 2014
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm
Location: Ice Hotel, 9530 Rue de la Faune,
Quebec, QC G1G 5H9
Please reply to this email if you would like a call from any athletes after the finish of any events.

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