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Freestyle Canada – Toyo Tires awards Education Bursary, Tires and Trophies to Slopestyle athletes Elena Paskevich and Phillipe Langevin  

Vancouver, BC – For the first time, Toyo Tires, a multi-year partner of Freestyle Canada, has found a unique way to unite our country’s freestyle skiers.    
The Toyo Cup brought together competitors of all our freestyle disciplines – moguls, aerials, halfpipe and slopestyle – on the Canada Cup Series, also presented by Toyo Tires. After more than 30 competitions hosted from November to April,  where over 300 young freestyle athletes took to the slopes, we finally have our winners.    
Toyo Tires and Freestyle Canada are excited to announce that Elena Paskevich of Edmonton, Alberta and Phillipe Langevin of Mont Tremblant, Quebec are the respective winners of the Toyo Cup. Both athletes were thrilled when they heard the news.
“I’m so proud of this,” stated Elena Paskevich, currently skiing out of the WinSport Academy in Calgary. “It’s pretty crazy considering I am coming back from injury last year. I was not expecting a season like this at all.”
Phillipe Langevin, a member of the Quebec Team and skiing out of the SWAT club in Quebec City, claimed “Nice! I am so happy about this. To win money for school is very important, as I want to continue to balance school with my skiing.”
Having finished with the highest point totals in their respective standings, Paskevich and Langevin will each receive a $5,000 education bursary, a set of Toyo tires for their vehicle and a take-home trophy, all courtesy of Toyo Tires. Both skiers were also crowned slopestyle champions of the Canada Cup Series.
“The Toyo Cup was created to encourage athletes of all disciplines to perform at their very best,” explains Ron Golab, Advertising Manager at Toyo Tires. “Congratulations to Elena and Phil on their consistent skiing this season – we hope this win keeps you driven to perform in the years to come!”
“The Toyo Cup was a great addition to the Canada Cup Series this season,” commented Julie Steggall, Director of High Performance Athlete Development at Freestyle Canada. “It helped achieve one of our goals this season: to establish this series more seriously in the eyes of the athletes as well as our supporters.  Recognizing the top overall performers and having an award for all athletes to compete for increased the importance and created a new level of competitiveness in the field for all disciplines of this nation-wide circuit. Thanks to Toyo Tires and their support, we have made a substantial leap forward in the level of performance and making our pool of athletes more powerful.”
Freestyle Canada developed a specific ranking system for the Toyo Cup. Final results can be found online here.  

For more information and media inquiries please contact: 

Jenn Johnson, Director, Marketing, Communications & Partnerships
Cell: 403.797.3248

The Canada Cup Series presented by Toyo Tires is Freestyle Canada’s national competition circuit. It was created to support a competitive and sustainable domestic tour where freestyle athletes from across Canada can develop their competitive skills in all of our disciplines; Moguls, Aerials Slopestyle and Halfpipe. It is designed primarily for athletes in the Train-to-Train (T2T) and Learn & Train to Compete (L2C/T2C) in the Can Freestyle Long Term Athlete Development system.  

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