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Thanks to Canada Snowboard for the information on Maëlle Ricker and her latest World Cup SBX win in Valmalenco.  Stay tuned finals tomorrow.

Tight race for the Crystal Globe comes down to final event

(Valmalenco, Italia – March 14, 2012) Olympic gold medalist Maëlle Ricker from Squamish, BC, won her second straight World Cup event today in Valmalenco, Italy. Ricker entered the race on a high note after winning in Stoneham, QC, and carried the momentum into today’s race in Italy. Maëlle qualified in first yesterday and kept the hammer down to take the top position on the podium.

With the victory, Maëlle joins a tight race for the Crystal Globe, which is still undecided going into the final SBX of the season. The winner will be decided after Friday's race. Dominique Maltais from Petite-Rivière-St-François, QC, is in contention along with Ricker and Alexandra Jekova from Bulgaria. Maltais finished in fourth place at today's race.

On the men's side, Kevin Hill from Vernon, BC, finished in 29th and Robert Fagan from Cranbrook, BC, finished in 47th position.


1st Maëlle Ricker (CAN)
2nd Alexandra Jekova (BUL)
3rd Nelly Moenne Loccoz (FRA)

4th Dominique Maltais (CAN)
15h Carle Brenneman (CAN)
18th Michelle Brodeur (CAN)

1st Stian Sivertzen (NOR)
2nd Alex Tuttle (USA)
3rd Tony Ramoin (FRA)

29th Kevin Hill (CAN)
47th Rob Fagan (CAN)

Valmalenco World Cup Schedule:
Valmalenco will host the final Snowboardcross and Parallel Giant Slalom events of the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup tour this season. Please see below for details.


Thursday, March 15th - Qualifications Men & Women

Friday, March 16th – Finals Men & Women

Parallel Giant Slalom:

Saturday, March 17th – Qualification and Finals Men & Women

For more information, complete results and more, please see the following link:

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Big White - Double Snowboard Cross Weekend

BC Snowboard Provincial Series

and Western SBX Series

February 11 and 12, 2012


Still time to register for this weekend

See Event Notice at (Event Notices)


Each 2012 Prov Series Event = PRIZE MONEY!!!

Total Series: $15,000 CASH | $7,500 Draw Prizes

Each event: $300=1st | $200=2nd | $100=3rd

Male/Female FIS


The Big White Snowboard Cross events have 2 components - FIS for the more competitive athletes earning FIS points, and Open Age Categories: 14 and under | 15 to 18 | 19 and over (male/female).


The Open Age Category is run in a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) format, which means all athletes get at least 2 runs in the Heat format of Snowboard Cross. It is an excellent format to gain experience in SBX. Many BC Athletes on the Provincial and National Teams started with this format within our Provincial Series Events!

BC Snowboard Provincial Series

Canada~Snowboard Tour SBX

RBC Riders Events

All event results are posted at BC Snowboard - Events - Results


WESTERN SBX SERIES - 9 events in Total

A new series offering 9 races across Western Canada, giving local riders the chance to compete close to home and Inter-Provincially.

The series will be both FIS and non-FIS (Open Age Categories), providing opportunity for all riders to compete.


January 21/22, 2012: Lake Louise, Alberta, SBX x2

February 11/12, 2012: Big White, BC, SBX x2

February 25/26, 2012: Lake Louise, Alberta, SBX x2

March 3/4, 2012: Red Mountain Resort, BC, SBX x2

March 11, 2012: Big White, BC, SBX (Finals)


Canadian Shield Ski and Snowboard Tour

Canada's Premier Slopestyle Tour 2012

THE CANADIAN SHIELD Ski and Snowboard Tour is Canada's premier slopestyle series with four signature events across Canada. THE CANADIAN SHIELD welcomes athletes of all abilities and helps to foster a friendly competitive environment while showcasing athletes performance and skill level.

Rookie to Pro Categories
12 & under / 13-15 / Amateur Open / Pro Open
$80,000 Pro Cash Purse!!

For full details go to

Mount Seymour

February 17 - 19, 2012


BC Snowboard Association (BC Snowboard) is a non-profit sport organization, which is the governing body of snowboarding within the Province. BC Snowboard is an organization that brings youth into a fun and supported environment while competing in a sport they love. Up and coming National Team riders and future Pro athletes are bred through the BC Snowboard Association and its programs.

Cathy Astofooroff, Executive Director
BC Snowboard Association

Box 2040, Kelowna, BC, V1X 4K5
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BC Snowboard gratefully acknowledges the Financial Support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

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