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NEW EVENT

GIRLS RIDE DAY

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020 | ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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Join the ladies as they take over the park! In collaboration with Freestyle BC and local female riding groups, this event is about hanging out with a bunch of like minded girls/gals/amigas/queens and improving your riding and confidence along the way!

It's progression at any level, at any age...PLUS get tips from pro riders and get 50% OFF lift tickets for all participants!!!

Whether its your first time in the park, or you want to master the one-that-got-away trick, or you just want to come shred with the girls – this is for you!

Coaches

Yuki Tsubota - (Whistler, BC) Olympic Slopestyle Skier

Wendy Brooksbank - (Pemberton, BC) Extremely Canadian Big Mountain Ski Coach

Josephine Howell - (Pemberton, BC) BC Park and Pipe Athlete

Nina Abramashivili - (Vernon, BC) Silver Star Freestyle Coach

Chelsea Williams - BC Snowboard Coordinator for Elleboard & The Grom Series

Mentors

Girls from 'Nothing in the Pantry' - (SilverStar Mountain Resort, BC)

Abby Lewis - Sun Peaks Resort Terrain Park Manager

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COACH & MENTOR BIOS

CHELSEA WILLIAMS

BC SNOWBOARD PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR ELLEBOARD

& THE GROM SERIES

I started coaching in 2015 with North Shore Snowboard Team (Slopestyle and Boardercross), and in 2018 I took on the position as Head Coach.

This led me to coach at the BC Winter Games 2018, and take on the role as Team Manager for the Canada Winter Games in 2019. Moving forward to coach with the provincial and national team for BC in Boardercross.

I am the BC Snowboard Program Coordinator for Elleboard (all women's park camp), and the Grom Series (park jams).

YUKI TSUBOTA

(Whistler, BC)
Olympic Slopestyle Skier

Born and raised in Whistler, Yuki has been on skis for as long as she can remember. She was given the opportunity to give all sports a go when she was young, and ultimately it was skiing that stole her heart. She joined her local freestyle team at the age of 10.

Yuki is currently part of the Canadian Slopestyle Ski Team and has competed in two Olympic Games (Sochi and Pyeongchang) finishing sixth at both. She competes in the World Cup circuit from November through March, and slides in as many powder trips and days that she can in between.

Notable achievements:

6th - 2014 Winter Olympic Games Sochi - Slopestyle

1st - 2016 World Cup Mammoth - Slopestyle

6th - 2018 Winter Olympic Games Pyeongchang - Slopestyle

3rd - 2018 World Cup Seiser Alm - Slopestyle

3rd - World Cup New Zealand - Big Air

Why girls programs are important:

 I think having programs for girls is so important because it gives them an environment that they can feel more comfortable and encourage each other.

NINA ABRAMASHIVILI

(VERNON, BC)
SILVER STAR FREESTYLE COACH

Notable achievements:

My notable achievements back in the day were qualifying 2nd at WSI and competing at the US Open. But recently, my biggest achievements were hitting some rails that I was uncomfortable with. I haven't skied park since an injury in 2009, but as a coach, my athletes' effort and determination always inspire me to try as well!

Favourite thing about skiing:

The feeling you get when you are dropping into 40cm of fresh with all your best buds. And all the high fives, laughter and chairlift banter.

Why girls programs are important:

When I was watching a mogul competition recently at SilverStar, I witnessed a group of young girls cheering each other on, louder than I ever thought their tiny lungs could handle. At the end of their runs, they all huddled together with enormous smiles for a group hug. I believe that is why girls' programs are essential because girls know how to cheer each other on and support each other through fears, failures and successes, all while making lifelong friends and learning new things.

WENDY BROOKSBANK

(PEMBERTON, BC)
EXTREMELY CANADIAN BIG MOUNTAIN SKI COACH 

I have been in the ski industry for over 30 years. I spent many years as an athlete in ski films, commercials and stunt work in feature films.

I had the pleasure in skiing in over ten Warren Miller features.

I am one of the original coaches of Extremely Canadian Steep Clinics in Whistler. We have been skiing with guests in Whistler and around the world for 26 years.

I originated as a ski racer in the East and moved to Freeride when I transplanted west in the late 80's.

My love for Freestyle skiing, blossomed with my two daughters involvement in the sport.

Girls just wanna have fun! Having programs designed for girls empowers them to be themselves and shine! It also draws in a community that may be spread across many ski areas.

JOSEPHINE HOWELL

(PEMBERTON, BC)
BC PARK & PIPE ATHLETE

Notable achievements:

- Invited to compete on the world stage at the junior world championships in Klappen, Sweden last season

- Made it to finals on the X Games course at the Aspen Open

- Bronze in Big Air at Canada Games

- Silver at the Canada Cup at SilverStar

Why girls programs are important:

Girls programs in sport are a huge tool to continue the progression of women in sport. I have gone through freestyle being one of the only females in my field, and have watched the number drop over the years. Women are strong, dedicated, talented individuals, but sometimes we need that extra push to reach our full potentials. Having a community of other girls pushing each other on, not only inspires and motivates an athlete, but also creates a community, no matter how far you go in your sport, that you will have for life.

ANNIE THALLON, JAKI

ATTERIDGE & NIKKI LORENTZ

(SILVERSTAR MOUNTAIN, BC)
NOTHING IN THE PANTRY GIRLS RIDE GROUP

Bio coming soon.

SCHEDULE

8am-9am: Sign in and registration in the NATC Team Room

9am: Welcome/Meet with coaches and groups assigned

 

9am-12pm: Girls Park Session

12pm-12:20pm: Wrap-up/Award prizing

*Schedule subject to change.

COMPETITOR INFORMATION

CATEGORIES

Females only.

All ages, ski and snowboard.

 
COST

$15 online | $25 in-person

*Online registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, March 18. Valid lift ticket required. Limited 60 spots. Helmets are mandatory.

PRIZING

If you’re showing the coaches and mentors that you’re giving it your all, trying your best, or keeping that enthusiasm alive, you could win some swag and prizes from them throughout the day!

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