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Alex Duckworth named to the 2014/15 National Halfpipe team
Local Rider Alex Duckworth from Kingsburg, N.S. has been named to the 2014/15 Canadian National Halfpipe team. She will be representing team Canada all year and trying to gain a spot for World Champs in Kreischberg, Austria this coming January.
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Snowboard NS Award Winners!
PGS Female – Meredith Faulkner
PGS Male – Marc Chassé
SBX Male – Greg Kerr
SBX Female – Kim Sutherland
Freestyle Female – Christina Retson
Freestyle Male – Eric Cox
Joel Boylan Award – Christina Retson
Reminder! - 2014 Snowboard NS AGM - Sunday, July 6th
We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the Snowboard NS AGM this Sunday, July 6th, 2pm at Karen Chassé’s home, 75 Maranatha Drive, Fall River (same as the 2013 AGM.)
We'll be going rain or shine but the weather shouldn't be an issue by Sunday.
Please see here and here for the AGM documents.
Congratulations to Alex Duckworth the 2014 RICOH Female Individual Athlete of the Year! #ourgirlcanfly
Canada Games Core Team 2014/15
Press release: For Immediate Release
Halifax, NS (May 1, 2014)
After an exciting 2014 season that had one rider from Nova Scotia at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and many others standing on national podiums Snowboard Nova Scotia is releasing their 2014/15 Canada Games Core Team. These athletes will be in an intensive training program for the next 9 months with the final team being named on January 23rd, 2015. The 2015 Canada Games will take place February 13th – March 1st, 2015 in Prince George, BC. Nova Scotia has had 3 medallists in snowboarding at the two previous Canada Games and has goals to add at least two more medals this time around. Previous medallists: 2007 - gold - Alexandra Duckworth (Halfpipe), 2011 - silver - Dallas Rourke (Halfpipe), 2011 - silver - Jeremy Page (Halfpipe).
The 2014/15 Canada Games Core Team will be:
Alpine Snowboard - Marc Chassé (Fall River, NS), Nathaniel Isnor (Sackville, NS) and Maddie Radvanyi (Wolfville, NS)
Snowboardcross - Liam Moffatt (Truro, NS), Adam Steeves (Wolfville, NS), Morgan Ozolins (Tantallon, NS), Jason Ward (Windsor, NS), Lydia MacLean (Hantsport, NS), Meredith Faulkner (Fallriver, NS) and Océanne Tardif (Halifax, NS)
Freestyle (Slopestyle) - Gregor Zed (Halifax, NS) , Dakota Rourke (Falmouth, NS) , Craig Retson (Bedford, NS), Christina Retson (Bedford, NS), KC Case (Halifax, NS) and Livy Fraser (Bedford, NS)
Two riders finished on the podium at the Freestyle National Championships this year, Christina Retson (Bedford) finished 1st in junior slopestyle and Gregor Zed (Halifax) finished 2nd in junior halfpipe. Snowboard Nova Scotia is pre-selecting these two riders for the Canada Games team based off of their podium results at this year’s National Championships. Snowboard Nova Scotia will be announcing the full team on Jan 23rd, 2015.
Register for any of Snowboard Nova Scotias events online here. You must register for events online before midnight the night prior to, otherwise you will have to register in person. You can only register for the events online if you already have a membership. If you need a membership you can do that here.
Olympian Sarah Conrad is hosting a Pipe camp March 9th at Martock. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found in the poster below.
Snowboard Nova Scotia is so proud of Alexandra Duckworth for representing Canada and us at the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia!! We were here cheering you on and are so proud you accomplished your goal of making it to finals. We are honoured to be able to say your snowboarding career started with us and you are the third SBNS rider to make it to the Olympics!!!
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Canada Games 2015 Eligibility & Selection Criteria
Would you like to snowboard at the 2015 Canada Games? Snowboard Nova Scotia has released the Eligibility and Selection criteria here.
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