Toronto, ON – The Canadian Shield Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle Tour is set to embark on it’s first season, awarding $80,000 to top Canadian athletes along the way. The first tour of its kind in Canada, The Canadian Shield offers skiers and snowboarders alike an avenue to showcase their slopestyle skills while earning valuable AFP, TTR and tour points. Additionally, a huge cash purse and a ton of prizing are up for grabs at each stop, along with the opportunity to compete for the highly coveted overall tour titles and prizing.
The 2012 tour includes four stops across Canada:
Mont Tremblant, QC. February 3-5
Mt Seymour, BC. February 17-19
Winsport’s COP, AB. February 24-26
Blue Mountain, ON. March 22-24
All four tour stops consist of a full-day competition dedicated exclusively to each of the two distinct disciplines (ski/snowboard). Both the ski and snowboard competitions are divided into four categories, based on age and ability, including Disney XD X-Elerator 12 & under, Disney XD X-Elerator+ 13-15, snowboard Amateur Open and K2 Ski Amateur Open, and the Pro Open.
With the addition of slopestyle to the 2014 Olympic Games, the Canadian Shield is excited to announce its official designation from Canada’s governing snowboard body, Canada~Snowboard, as a key part of their competition and athlete pathway towards the Olympic Games and other major events. The Canadian Shield is officially recognized as Canada~Snowboard’s Long Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD) Stage 5 Competition Series.
“The Canadian Shield will be a platform for today’s top Canadian athletes to showcase their skills as well as a launching ground for Canada’s future top athletes. We couldn’t be more pleased with the wealth of industry and sponsor support along with the commitments and compliments from athletes in both sports since we launched in December.” – Andrew Singleton, creator of The Canadian Shield Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle Tour and founder of eventSing promotions inc.
Online registration is currently open to all competitors at each of the four stops. For a detailed daily event schedule and stop specific information, including online rider registration visit: www.thecanadianshield.ca. Please note, each stop allows for a max. of 100 competitors per discipline, online registration is therefore highly recommended.
Each of The Canadian Shield’s four stops will be awarding $20,000 to the ski/ snowboard, male and female, Pro Open division winners for a total of $80,000 throughout the tour.
In addition to the cash prizing, Snowboard Canada Magazine, sbcwomen.com and SBC SKIER Magazine will be awarding a bonus of $100 and 100 tour points to the standout trick performed at each stop by both a male and female skier and snowboarder.
For a detailed break down of the cash purse and overall prizing for the Pro Open division, visit: www.thecanadianshield.ca