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Canada Snowboard – For the fourth consecutive year, Big White Ski Resort will host the IPC Parasnowboard World Cup, alongside the NorAm Championships February 9-13, 2016.

Feb 9:         NorAm Snowboardcross
Feb 10:       World Cup Snowboardcross #1
Feb 11:       World Cup Snowboardcross #2
Feb 12:       NorAm Banked Slalom
Feb 13:       World Cup Bank Slalom
 

Highlights of the weekend’s events will feature Canadian Paralympians Michelle Salt (Calgary, AB), John Leslie (Arnprior, ON) and two-time X Games medalist Alex Massie (Barrie, ON) who are confirmed to take on Paralympic gold medalists Evan Strong (USA) and Bibian Mentel (Netherlands).
 
Parasnowboarding is a new, exciting and growing sport that showcases snowboard athletes and their abilities. Parasnowboard competitor’s elite athleticism and technical skills are a thrill to watch, and the challenges they have overcome are truly inspiring.
 
At the World Cup Event at Big White Ski Resort, athletes will compete in two disciplines, Snowboard Cross and Banked Slalom. Snowboard Cross showcases two riders racing head to head at speeds in excess of 50km/hour, down a technical course featuring rollers, jumps, banked turns and tabletops. The fastest rider to cross the finish line in each heat, advance to the next round until the final heat determines the Winner. Banked Slalom is a timed event much like skiing slalom, where riders race one at a time, but utilizes banked turns on an undulating course that follows the natural terrain. These exciting spectator events are extreme in nature and require dedicated training and incredible athleticism from all of the participants.
 
The 2016 IPC World Cup is organized by BC Snowboard Association, and sanctioned by Canada Snowboard, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee. The Organizing Committee would like to thank the host mountain Big White Ski Resort, the Government of Canada, and Hosting BC for their ongoing support for Parasnowboarding.
 
For interview requests please contact:

Eric Escaravage
Canada Snowboard
613-862-6532
eric.escaravage@canadasnowboard.ca
 
Links to the featured athletes:

Alex Massie :
http://www.canadasnowboard.ca/en/team/?id=223
https://twitter.com/AlexMassieSBX
http://www.alexmassie.ca
https://www.facebook.com/alexmassieSBX/?fref=ts
 
John Leslie
http://www.canadasnowboard.ca/en/team/?id=119
https://www.facebook.com/JohnLeslieSBX/?fref=nf
https://twitter.com/dujohnleslie
 
Michelle Salt:
http://paralympic.ca/michelle-salt
https://twitter.com/MichelleSaltCGY
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michelle-Salt/331260413642115
 
Bibian Mentel:
http://www.bibianmentel.com/
twitter.com/BibianMentel
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bibian-Mentel-snowboarder/199564836737592

Links to Pictures:
https://www.dropbox.com/home
login : info@mentelityfoundation.org
password: mentelityguest
 
Evan Strong:
http://www.strongevan.com/
https://www.facebook.com/strongevan
https://twitter.com/strong_evan
 
Other Articles:
http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/Shows/The+Rick+Mercer+Report/ID/2441559576/
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV%20Shows/The%20National/ID/2441530273/
http://www.teamusa.org/News/2014/April/16/New-para-snowboard-discipline-set-to-debut-in-2014-15-season