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Freestyle Canada – Oslo, Norway, March 7, 2017 – This week, Freestyle Canada’s slopestyle and big air athletes are headed to Oslo, Norway as they look to make their mark at X Games Norway. The iconic action sports event has acted as a launching pad for many of the sport’s legends. The group of Canadian veterans and up-and-coming athletes will be on the hunt as the event plays an important role in the Olympic qualification process. 
 
Alex Beaulieu-Marchand will look to gain valuable momentum ahead of the World Championships, as earlier this season, he managed to claim third at the Aspen X Games. Slopestyle and big air veteran, Kaya Turski will also be present and looking for redemption, as she nearly missed the podium at the 2017 Aspen X Games Big Air. Slopestyle athletes Alex Bellemare and Evan McEachran are hoping to build some confidence in anticipation for the upcoming FIS World Championships. Noah Morrison, up-and-coming big air athlete, will be competing in his first ever X Games. 
 
Olympic qualification process
X Games Norway is particularly important for slopestyle athletes. The event is one of four competitions that grant a limited number of athletes a provisional spot to the COC, the three others being the Aspen X Games, the FIS Québec World Cup and the World Championships in Sierra Nevada in March.
 
The detailed X Games Norway schedule is available here.
 
The following athletes are scheduled to compete:
 
Slopestyle
 
Men : Alex Beaulieu-Marchand (Quebec City, QC), Alex Bellemare (Shawinigan, QC), Evan McEachran (Oakville, ON),
 
Ladies : Kaya Turski (Montreal, QC), 
 
Big air
 
Men: Noah Morrison (Vernon, BC)
 
Ladies : Kaya Turski (Montreal, QC), 

 

Upcoming Events (March)

  • World Championships – March 8-19 – Sierra Nevada, Spain – Moguls, aerials, slopestyle and half-pipe
  • FIS World Cup – March 24-25 – Myrkdalen-Voss, Norway – Big air

For more information and media inquiries please contact: 

Dominique Ladouceur, Manager, Athlete Relations
Cell: 514.576.2379
Email: dominique@freestylecanada.ski

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