2009 Adaptive Snowboard World Cup in Italy Cancelled

December 22nd, 2008 (Italy) – The organizing committee for the 2009 Adaptive Snowboard World Cup, scheduled to take place in Trentino, Italy in March 2009, announced today the cancellation of the event.

The economical situation in Europe does not allow us to fund the requested budget to ensure the necessary infrastructure and services are in place for this event” stated Marco Sampaoli, from the WSF Event Committee. “We are still working on this project by searching for a better location and partners to run this event the best way possible. This is a very important step for snowboarding and we are going to go for it”. The Italian World Cup event that was scheduled to take place in March 2009 will be postponed to a new date and location which is still being determined.

A task force including delegates from Canada, Holland, USA, Italy and New Zealand are now working to determine an alternative location to host the 2008.09 Adaptive Snowboard World Cup. “Bringing snowboarding to the Paralympic Winter Games is the goal we are all working towards” states Danny Buntain, Chairperson for the WSF Adaptive Committee. “Despite the cancellation of the event in Italy we are still working towards hosting an international event in North America”. Proposals for hosting this year’s Adaptive Snowboard World Cup will be accepted up until January 15, 2009. Both Canada and the US are expected to apply. An announcement with the new dates and locations for the event will be released by January 30, 2009.

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Author: mucca