(Québec, QC – February 20, 2012) The 2012 Snowboard Jamboree and the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup gets underway in Stoneham and Quebec City this week. 78 Canadians are set to start in Snowboardcross, Parallel Giant Slalom, Halfpipe, Big Air and Slopestyle. The Canada~Snowboard National Team will lead the Canadian delegation with some of the best riders in the world.

Dominique Maltais from Petite-Rivière-St-François, QC, is on a roll coming in to Stoneham with back to back wins at the X- Games and Blue Mountain World Cup. Dominique leads the Snowboardcross overall rankings and is the clear favourite to win this event.

Maëlle Ricker from North Vancouver, BC, is fourth in the overall rankings and is returning to form with two third place finishes in as many races. Maëlle is primed and ready to take the next step up the podium.

On the men’s side, Kevin Hill from Vernon, BC , Dan Csokonay from Calgary, AB, and Robert Fagan from Squamish, BC are all looking for their first World Cup podiums of the year in Snowboardcross.

In Parallel Giant Slalom, Caroline Calvé from Lachine, QC, will be a definite podium contender in Stoneham, a resort she considers home turf. Earlier this season, Caroline showed that she is capable of reaching the big time by becoming the first Canadian woman to win a PGS World Cup event.

On the men’s side, Jasey-Jay Anderson from Lac Supérieur Mont-Tremblant, QC, has steadily improved since coming out of retirement and will be looking for the first podium of his comeback on home soil.

The Freestyle Snowboard team will represent the largest group of athletes for Canada, competing in three disciplines including, Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air. The Halfpipe and Slopestyle events will be held at Stoneham, while the Big Air event will be held in Quebec City in front of 35,000 fans. Brad Martin from Ancaster, ON, Derek Livingston from Aurora, ON, Sarah Conrad from Darmouth, NS and Mercedes Nicoll of Whistler, BC will be the top Canadians in Halfpipe. Matts Kulisek de Montréal, QC, Maxence Parrot from Bromont, QC, and Antoine Truchon from Sainte-Adèle, QC, will lead the Slopestyle and Big Air charge for Canada. Parrot and Truchon are ranked fourth and tenth respectively in the TTR overall Slopestyle standings and have both demonstrated that they can perform at international events like the Snowboard Jamboree. Kulisek won the silver medal at last year’s Big Air at Québec. 

2012 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup “Snowboard Jamboree“ Schedule:

Monday 20th
Qualification Men’s & Women’s 10h30 – 14h30(EST)
Tuesday 21st 
Finals Men’s & Women’s 13h00 – 14h30(EST)

Parallel Giant Slalom:
Wednesday 22nd 
Qualification Men’s & Women’s 9h00 – 11h00(EST)
Finals Men’s & Women’s 13h00 – 15h00(EST)

Wednesday 22nd 
Qualification Men’s & Women’s 9h50 – 12h30(EST)
Semi-Finals Men’s & Women’s 11h00 – 12h00(EST) 
Finals Men’s & Women’s 13h00 – 14h00(EST)

Big Air:
Friday 24th 
Qualification Men’s 19h20 – 22h30(EST) 
Saturday 25th 
Finals Men’s 19h00 – 20h00(EST)

Saturday 25th Qualification Men’s & Women’s 10h40 – 14h00(EST) 
Semi-Final Men’s & Women’s 11h00 – 12h00(EST)
Finals Men’s & Women’s 13h00 – 14h00(EST)

For more information, complete schedule and results, please see the following link: http://www.snowjamboree.com/

For more information on the Canadian riders that will start at the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup “Snowboard Jamboree“ please see the following link: www.canadasnowboard.ca