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Canada Snowboard – Vancouver, B.C – Canada Snowboard’s national speed teams are hard at work preparing for the season ahead, and will now have a world leader in glove technology at their side. Canada Snowboard is proud to announce ZANIER Gloves as the official glove partner of our national speed teams. 

Running through the end of the 2019/2020 season, ZANIER’s gloves will be sported by Canada Snowboard’s Alpine, Snowboardcross, and Para-snowboard teams. For more than 45 years ZANIER has manufactured high quality gloves which stand up to even the most extreme weather and racing conditions. Sported by double Olympic medalist alpine snowboarder Benjamin Karl, ZANIER has a long and successful racing history. Providing gloves to the Canadian speed teams allows ZANIER to reach another echelon of elite riders.
“We are very happy to be a partner of the Canada Snowboard speed teams. For ZANIER it is important to get feedback and know-how from professional athletes, who test our products to its limits. There are no better testimonials than top athletes and sports teams” said Nadine Mauthner of ZANIER Gloves.
Alpine, Snowboardcross and Para-Snowboard athletes will compete all over North America, Europe, and Asia this season in preparation for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. Having already tested the gloves first hand, Chris Robanske (Squamish, BC) stands by the quality of the product.
“I am very stoked about our partnership with ZANIER. I tested their gloves while training in Chile this past summer and was absolutely blown away by the quality and fit.” said Robanske. “I know that all of the different speed team athletes will be excited to get their hands into some of the highest quality gloves on the market!”
In addition to their product partnership ZANIER Gloves will also provide Canadian athletes with a performance incentive, rewarding riders for reaching the podium throughout the season. With several World Championships, World Cups and NorAm events on the calendar, Canadians are poised for another successful season.
For more information on ZANIER Gloves, please contact:
Nadine Mauthner

For more information on Canada Snowboard or to schedule an interview with one of our athletes please contact:

Eric Escaravage
Communications Coordinator
Canada Snowboard
About ZANIER Gloves
Based in Lienz, Austria, glove specialist ZANIER has been providing expertise and quality you can rely on for over 45 years – not to mention their enthusiasm for mountain sports. The High Tauern and the Lienz Dolomites are more than just a fitting backdrop for great products. The mountains of East Tyrol are the birthplace and the ideal testing ground for ZANIER’S premium products. Excellent materials, great functionality and superb workmanship have given the family-run company a global name for top-quality gloves. In Austria, ZANIER is the market leader for gloves in the winter sports segment. The close collaboration with top athletes, a host of freeskiers and experts from the Austrian mountain rescue services has given ZANIER the expertise it needs to produce premium products that perform even in the harshest of conditions.
About Canada Snowboard
Canada Snowboard is the national governing body for snowboarding in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners like The Canadian Tire Corporation, Mackenzie Financial, FA Design, Burton Snowboards and Mazda Canada, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium,the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee; Canada Snowboard is committed to high performance excellence in FIS World Cup, World Championships, World Snowboard Tour and Olympic & Paralympic 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 CanadaSnowboard, visit: