World Snowboarding Federation and LiveHeats launch technology partnership to digitize snowboarding competitions globally
The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) and LiveHeats today announced the signing of a technology partnership, which will see the LiveHeats platform made available to WSF member national bodies around the world.
Under the partnership agreement, WSF members will receive discounted access to the LiveHeats platform – which provides an end-to-end solution for live judging, scoring, rankings, competition management, registration and membership. LiveHeats’ technology is mobile-first, providing an easy-to-use option for national bodies to roll out live judging using smartphones or tablets.
In addition, WSF will become a foundation customer of LiveHeats’ new federated account offering – which will give each national body a dedicated account on LiveHeats to run their own national and regional events, linked to the WSF federation through a single shared athlete database. This in turn will help advance snowboarding competitions globally, but also unify athlete and competition data.
WSF General Secretary Anna Negri says: “This partnership is the start of a strong collaboration for the future and it will allow grassroots and youth competition to have access to livescoring, competition management and registration in an easy, user-friendly way. Looking forward to starting working together”.
LiveHeats CEO Chris Friend says: “This marks an exciting new chapter for LiveHeats in our mission to help transform the competition experience in snowsports. We’re stoked to continue our relationship with the existing national bodies we work with and create new relationships with new national bodies around the globe.”
To access their LiveHeats accounts, member bodies can contact Anna Negri at email@example.com
About World Snowboard Federation (WSF):
The World Snowboard Federation (WSF), founded in 2002, is the only international non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to developing the sport of snowboarding on all levels including competitive snowboarding, snowboard education, adaptive snowboarding, and youth development. Through a ranking cooperation with World Snowboarding, WSF links grassroots activities to pro-level events and shows a clear path for any aspiring pro rider.
LiveHeats is a competition management and live scoring app for action sports. LiveHeats provides digital tools that allows organizers in Surf, Skate and Snow to run sophisticated competitions with minimal effort, while enhancing the experience for athletes and spectators. LiveHeats was founded in 2016 and today works with over 800 action sports organizations around the world, such as Skateboard GB, Surfing Australia, and Snowboarding Germany.