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

Volunteer Membership

Uncertified Level 1 officials* & Volunteers who are helping out at events. Ability to purchase Shred Hookups Supporter Membership to access Canada Snowboard Membership Discounts *Level 1 certified official: · Accomplished both theory and practical components · Theory: finished taking online or in-class official course (approx. 1 hour) · Practical: worked in any role at one Canada Snowboard sanctioned event in any of the disciplines: Park and Pipe (HP-SS-BA), Cross or Alpine snowboarding

Recreational Membership

Access to train with a club at their sanctioned club training sessions and club or PTSA events. * Access to Shred Hookups Supporter Membership to access Canada Snowboard Membership Discounts * Ability to upgrade to Compete Membership and purchase a FIS Licence (depending on your pathway). * Liability insurance covers participation at sanctioned club training sessions and club events with a certified coach * Option to add SAIP Insurance for additional Accident Coverage.

Compete Membership

Full membership train with a club or PTSA at their sanctioned training sessions and club or PTSA events and compete at stage 4/5/6/7 events. * Access to Shred Hookups Supporter Membership to access Canada Snowboard Membership Discounts. * Liability insurance covers participation at sanctioned club training sessions and club events with a certified coach. Liability insurance at all sanctioned stage 4/5/6/7 events * You may require a FIS Licence and SAIP Insurance as an add on depending on your pathway

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$35Recreational Membership

$30 if purchased before 31 October 2021
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$120Compete Membership

$115 if purchased before 31 October 2021
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