Introducing the RIDERS Program

The Canada Snowboard RIDERS Program is a confidence-building and skills-oriented introduction for young athletes to the sport of competitive snowboarding. The focus of the eight to twelve week program is on developing the fundamentals required to excel in the sport’s multiple disciplines.

The Program is also enhanced by RIDERS Speed and Style Events, which combine snowboarding basics with fun competition using a multi-discipline skills course. All the features on the course are designed to help riders work on developing the “ABC” fundamental snowboard skills: Agility, Balance, and Coordination.

“This is such a great program for young snowboarders to learn how to ride, to understand the basics of riding and have fun while doing it. There are so many opportunities for young riders to grow within the sport, and hopefully down the road, make it to the top of the Olympic podium.”-Maëlle Ricker, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist, Women’s Snowboard-cross

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RIDERS Events

As a stand-alone event, or as a capstone to a RIDERS program, a number of RIDERS Speed & Style events are held at locations across Canada each year. Event participants will have the chance to compete on a multi-discipline skills course designed to both build confidence and encourage athletes to put their developing skills into practice.

To find a RIDERS event near you, and to register your child, click here.

All participants are required to be a Basic Member of Alberta Snowboard Association.
Entry Fee: $20.00 for Provincial members; $30.00 for non-Provincial members.

For more information or any questions, please contact:

Alberta Snowboard
E: admin@albertasnowboard.com
P: +1-403-247-5609

Membership Options

Basic Membership

This membership is required for any athlete, coach, official or volunteer training or working with any sanctioned club or participating in any sanctioned activity or event up to the level of Provincial Series events. This would include training with a trained/certified coach, CS Rider events, all sanctioned club activities and local sanctioned events. SAIP insurance is available with Basic Membership. FIS license is not available with Basic Membership.

Advanced competitor

This membership is required for any athlete competing at Provincial Series events or higher level sanctioned events (NorAm). SAIP insurance is available with Basic Membership. FIS license is available with Advanced membership (must also purchase SAIP). Note: for FIS sanctioned events you will need to purchase a FIS license in order to participate and obtain FIS points.

Advanced Competitor (+ FIS)

FIS License included. This license is required for any athlete competing at Provincial Series events or higher level sanctioned events (NorAm). For FIS sanctioned events you will need to purchase a FIS license in order to participate and obtain FIS points.

$35Basic Membership

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$100Advanced competitor

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$135Advanced Competitor (+ FIS)

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