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 Riders Program has been developed in partnership with the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) and Canada Snowboard to retain participants in snow school lessons longer and increase participation by providing a nationally recognized program for resorts to utilize. The programming is flexible, allowing the host resort to tailor the delivery of the curriculum to their needs, while achieving set objectives. Ontario Snowboard is seeking to ensure growth within the sport and the RIDERS Program will allow participants to become more of a “complete rider” and prepare for a lifelong enjoyment of snowboarding.
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 Snowboardcross
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Head to the Canada Snowboard Website for more information about the different RIDERS Programs.
Email us if you have questions or want to have the RIDERS program at your Resort.