Updates from Canada

Canada Snowboard Federation changed its name in Canada~Snowboard, presents 09.10 National Development Groups and lanuch the original MTV series “Over the Bolds”, a captivating behind-the-scenes access to Canada’s national snowboard team.

Dear Snowboard Family, recently, you may have noticed a new terminology for our organisation. In rebranding efforts, we, the Canadian Snowboard Federation, have soft-launched a new name for our organisation: Canada~Snowboard.
This new brand will be incorporated in all of our departments, mainly within our Public relations and Marketing efforts with the objective to reinforce and simplify our brand as a solid, youth oriented and highly marketable product.
Although we legally remain the Canadian Snowboard Federation, we are looking forward for this new word mark to allow us to reconnect with our grassroots and make snowboard a more recognized sport and relevant to the thousands of young, up and coming and growing base of snowboarders in Canada while highlighting the astounding athletic accomplishments of our current Canadian Snowboard Team and upcoming 2010 Canadian Olympic Snowboard Team.
The logo, which was slightly modified to incorporate the new word mark for Canada~Snowboard, has been introduced with high regards at the 2009 Cypress LG FIS World Cup earlier this past winter.
This new terminology strengthens our commitment to high performance excellence in World Cup, World Championships, and Olympic Winter Games competition. We remain a strong provider of a wide range of programs and support services based on established principles of long term athlete development, for all levels of snowboarding ability.
We remain open to feedback from the grassroots snowboarding community. Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@csf.ca any time and provide us your constructive comments on these new branding efforts. Further, our doors are always open from comments/suggestions on how Canada~Snowboard can be of help to you, to your club, or for additional information on snowboarding in Canada
Your friends at Canada~Snowboard

A total of 30 snowboarders made one step further in their quest to progress from park to podium, clinching a spot to the 2010 National Development Group, it was announced Wednesday by Canada Snowboard, the governing body for competitive snowboarding in Canada.
“These dedicated athletes are the future of competitive snowboarding. Many of them will one day have the opportunity to compete internationally and make an Olympic team either in 2014 or 2018, with a few of them challenging for our 2010 Olympic team. Our National Development Group is the springboard from various teams to the Canadian Snowboard Team”, said Robert Joncas, Manager of High Performance at Canada Snowboard.
The National Development Group consists of riders from the provincial and club level. Riders mainly compete on the FIS Nor-Am Cup tour, but top young riders may be eligible to compete at various World Cup events in Canada and around the world in accordance with allocated quotas.
Riders on the National Development Group are supported and coached under a unique partnership between Canada Snowboard and Provincial Snowboard Associations. Provincial and club coaches are actively working in collaboration with Canada Snowboard to meet the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model stages and objectives and develop champions.
The National Development Group riders are found in the “Learn To Win” (L2W) stage of the LTAD, a transition period between national level podiums and international level podiums. This is the sixth and final stage of athletic preparation. At the end of the stage, maturation is complete and all the performance factors are fully established to optimize performance on the international circuit to begin winning for a living.
Riders are allowed to train in any recognized L2W program of their choice, but are provided with enhanced training programs, competitive opportunities and support services.
A recognized L2W program is defined as a program operating on a 12-month per annum basis whereas young athletes take part in a supervised and intense on-snow and dryland training program. After meeting with Canada Snowboard, the club coach or director, who must be a NCCP Level 3 and completed the technical level Comp Intro, must submit a year-long training plan for his program to be approved.

FARRELL, Megan (Richmond Hill, ON)
LEESON, Marianne (Burlington, ON)
ZAVIALOVA, Ekaterina (Calgary, AB)
BARLOW, Steve (Calgary, AB)
CARTER, Matthew (Maryhill, ON)
GARDNER, Darren (Burlington, ON)
RATCLIFFE, Cody-Devin (Mont-Tremblant, QC)

CAMERON, Kim (Calgary, AB)
COWLING, Taryn (Calgary, AB)
RUDGE, Dianne (Toronto, ON)
SHANAHAN, Lauren (Calgary, AB)
TAYLOR, Palmer (Collingwood, ON)
CRAVEN, Dustin (Calgary, AB)
DAVIS, Brendan (Barrie, ON)
LEMAY, Hugo (Ste-Foy, QC)
RAUCH, Ryan (Whistler, BC)
WOLF, Anthony (Collingwood, ON)

BRODEUR, Michelle (Calgary, AB)
COWAN, Ziggy (Banff, AB)
HUNTER, Sarah (Athabasca, AB)
THORP, Carly (Nakusp, BC)
CSOKONAY, Dan (Calgary, AB)
HICKEY, Ryan (North Bay, ON)
HILL, Kevin (Vernon, BC)
HOLDEN, Jake (Caledon, ON)
LIVINGSTONE, Adam (Whistler, BC)
ROBANSKE, Chris (Calgary, AB)
TUNNICLIFFE, Matthew (Vancouver, BC)
TUNNICLIFFE, Pat (Vancouver, BC)
WINTERMAN, Derek (Burnaby, BC)

July 26-30: WSF World Adaptive Snowboard Championships – Cardrona Alpine Resort (NZE)
July 26-August 14: SBX Training camp – Pericher (AUS)
July 26-August 3: HP Training opportunity, Mt. Hood (USA)
August 8-9: SBX Continental Cup Races, Mt Hotham (AUS)
August 11-15: Burton New Zealand Open, Cardrona Alpine Resort (NZE)
August 24-September 6: PGS Training camp, Mt Hood (USA)
August 25-26: New Zealand Winter Games (HP)

Facebook Fan Page: CanadaSnowboard
Web: www.csf.ca

Check MTV’s Over The Bolts’ website here, for all the details…
MTV is on deck with captivating, behind-the-scenes access to Canada’s national snowboard team in the original series OVER THE BOLTS. The show, shot over 12 months, brings viewers unprecedented access to Vancouver 2010 hopefuls. With 28 riders and a maximum of 18 Olympic spots up for grabs, some feel the rush of fulfilling a life-long dream while others experience the agony of being left out in the cold.
The show, produced in association with Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, uncovers the high-stress world of both athletes and coaches. Watch as they train and compete at World Cup snowboard competitions in Italy, Switzerland, the United States, and Canada for a coveted spot on Canada’s Vancouver 2010 snowboard team. Viewers get an intimate look at the battle to maintain balance between competitors’ personal lives and careers while coming to grips with Olympic Winter Games pressure.
Athletes featured in the series include Jasey-Jay Anderson (alpine), Jeff Batchelor (halfpipe), Michael Lambert (alpine), Brad Martin (halfpipe), Matthew Morison (alpine), Mercedes Nicoll (halfpipe), Dominique Vallée (halfpipe), and Kimiko Zakreski (alpine), in addition to 22 other team members.
Episodes of OVER THE BOLTS will also be available on demand at www.CTVOlympics.ca.
MISSED LAST WEEKS EPISODE? : Encore presentations air Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. ET on CTV.


Canada Snowboard, aka Canadian Snowboard Federation (CSF), is the governing body for the sport of snowboarding in Canada. Committed to high performance excellence in World Cup, World Championships, and Olympic Winter Games competition, the CSF provides a wide range of programs and support services based on established principles of long term athlete development, for all levels of snowboarding ability. For more information on the services and programs offered by the CSF, please visit: www.csf.ca.

Author: mucca