March 9-15, 2020 WINSPORT COP, Calgary Alberta
Canada Snowboard and Alberta Snowboarding are proud to host the 2020 AIR NATION FREESTYLE NATIONALS presented by MAZDA, BURTON and VON ZIPPER ; a national championship that gathers the rising starts in Freestyle Snowboarding from across the country. From March 9 to 15, 2020 athletes will do their best to polish up their tricks and impress the judges on the Half Pipe and the Slope Style course WinSport Canada Olympic Park (COP). The Big Air Event will also be a highlight of the weeks events.
Dustin Heise, Executive Director of Canada Snowboard, is excited to see this World Class event grace the slopes of Winsport COP:
“On behalf of Canada Snowboard and our provincial partners, it is my distinct pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all of our Canadian and international athletes participating in this event. We know that the organizers have worked hard to prepare the course and ensure that all the details have been taken care of to allow you to enjoy and compete at your highest level. Hoping that this event will be a memorable part of your competitive career as you strive to realize your personal snowboarding aspirations.
From all of us involved with competitive snowboarding in Canada, we wish each and every one of you the very best.
Have fun, do well and good luck!”
The 2020 AIR NATION FREESTYLE NATIONALS presented by MAZDA, BURTON & VON ZIPPER will be held at WinSport, COP conveniently located in the South West of Calgary. WinSport, COP is looking forward to hosting the nations top freestyle athletes for an exciting week of competition. Located in Calgary, Alberta, WinSport COP is the home of the 1988 Winter Olympics and is a world class training facility to numerous sports. Its night riding allows young Athletes the ability to train after school in the only 22 foot pipe in Canada and one of the only night lit 22” pipes in North America. With excellent snowmaking abilities Winsport is able to build quality jumps for the Slopestyle athletes and numerous courses for riders of all abilities.
Registration Deadline Online registration will close at 15h00 on March 6, 2020.
International Athletes Notice
In order to confirm your registration, the Event Organizers need to receive a written confirmation from your National Snowboard Association confirming that you are in good standing, prior to your arrival at the event. The confirmation letter can be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: A valid FIS License is required to be listed on the FIS ranking
Eligibility – NorAm Competitions
Competitors must also hold a valid FIS License in order to be listed on the FIS ranking. Canadian athletes can purchase FIS license, SAIP insurance and Provincial or Territorial Snowboard Association Membership before registering through your Provincial or Territorial Association.
- Senior Events HP/SS/BA – $125 (online registration only)
- Junior Events HP/SS – $100 (online registration only)
ATHLETE REGISTRATION… Click HERE
CANADIAN COACHES REGISTRATION
All Canadian coaches at events must register and meet the Canadian Minimum Coach
Certification Standards. Please register for the event by using the Coach Registration Link To ensure you fully understand the certification requirements, review the Coach Minimum Standards Policy
COACHES REGISTRATION: Is found on the event registration page of each event in SnowReg.
Lift tickets for coaches will be available at the Coaches meeting the night before the event.
Lift Tickets for training are available at the Hall of Fame in the Frank King Day Lodge for $30.
Event Registration Fee refunds require the approval of the Alberta Snowboarding Executive Director.
Request for refund must be submitted by email to: email@example.com
The following are viable reasons for permitting Event Registration Fee refunds:
- Event cancellation or date/location changes.
- Injury sustained prior to event training, preventing participation in event – must be confirmed with a doctor’s note.
- Exceptions: hardship special circumstances require the prior approval of Alberta Snowboarding Executive Director.
Refunds for cash or cheque transactions must be refunded by cheque. Credit card refunds must be processed via card transaction credit.
Lift Tickets are not refundable.
Alberta Snowboarding Association, Canada Snowboard, the World Snowboard Federation and the International Ski Federation sanction the 2020 AIR NATION FREESTYLE NATIONALS presented by MAZDA, BURTON & DVON ZIPPER as a FIS North American Cup and WSF National event.
RULES & REGULATIONS
Certified helmets are mandatory for all training and competitions. Competitions are run in accordance with the provincial level rules. Detailed rules are available HERE
Canada Snowboard enforces the guidelines set by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in accordance with FIS regulations. For more information on anti-doping procedures and guidelines, Click HERE (WADA) and/or HERE (FIS)
Sandman Hotel , Calgary West, the official accommodation partner of the 2020 AIR NATION FREESTYLE NATIONALS presented by MAZDA, BURTON & VON ZIPPER is pleased to offer the following discounted accommodations for stays March 9 to 15, 2020.
Sandman hotel and suites. 125 Bowridge Drive , NW, Calgary, AB
Rates from $109. – $119./ night
How to Reserve a room:
- Call central reservations at 403-288-6033 or 1-800-726-3626 and quote ‘Alberta Snowboard Association’ with the check in and check out dates to make reservations.
- Rooms that are not picked up by February 14, 2020 will be released back into the hotel.
- If rooms are requested after the release dates, the Sandman will honor the rates pending room availability.
Book your group rate for Western and National Championships
Competition sites are located 28 km away from the Calgary International Airport.
The total cash purse will be dependant on the number of athletes that are participating in the events.
TOP GUN AWARDS NIGHT – NATIONALS BANQUET
The TOP GUN Awards Night – Nationals Banquet will take place at the National Sports Hall of Fame located at WinSport COP, on Friday, March 13 2020, 18h00- 21h00. Space is Limited so please confirm your attendance asap.
The Banquet is $35 for all the athletes and coaches! Ticket can be purchased on SnowReg.
OFFICIALS | VOLUNTEERS
CS Technical Representative: Maggie Dekking, Technical Delegate: Michael Bell
Chief of Competition: Sandy Macdonald, Head of Judges: Geoff Peterson
If you are interested in being part of the team as a volunteer, sign up Click HERE
NOTE: All Volunteers and Officials on site will need to be members of their Provincial or Territorial Snowboard Association and be at minimum a Snowboard Official Level 1. To know more about Canada Snowboard Officials Program, click HERE
EVENT OFFICE | TEAM CAPTAIN MEETING
Frank King Day Lodge – Old Hall of Fame Theatre
TEAM CAPTAIN MEETING SCHEDULE
Sunday March 8, 2020 – 18h00
Monday March 9, 2020 – 18h00
Thursday March 12, 2020 – 18h00
Friday March 13, 2020 – 17h30
Saturday March 14, 2020 – 19h00
Monday March 9, 2020 – Jr Slopestyle Training 12h00-14h00
Tuesday March 10, 2020 – Jr Slopestyle 9h00-18h00
Wednesday March 11, 2020 – Jr Slopestyle 10h00-15h00 (if required) Grom Slope Style Event 17h00-21h00
Thursday March 12, 2020 – Sr Slopestyle/ Big Air Training 10h00-12h00 Pipe Fest 12h00-15h00
Friday March 13, 2020 – Sr Slopestyle 9h00-16h00 / Banquet- 18h30- 20h30
Saturday March 14, 2020 – Jr Halfpipe 9h00-13h00 / Sr Halfpipe 14h00- 18h00
Sunday March 15, 2020 – Big Air 10h00-14h00
**Note that the schedule is subject to change.
LOCAL EVENT ORGANIZER | ALBERTA SNOWBOARD ASSOCIATION
MAGGIE DEKKING | CANADA SNOWBOARD
Canada Snowboard Senior Events Coordinator