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The Alpine Snow TKO PGS World Cup Double Header at Blue Mountain Ski Resort will see the very best Alpine Snowboarders from all around the World to Ontario, Canada.
This year is the inaugural debut of the Alpine Snow TKO World Cup, live on-site in Blue Mountain from February 26 -to March 1, 2020. This will be the first Alpine World Cup in Canada since 2013. The Alpine Snow TKO is 2 x Alpine Snowboard PGS (Parallel Giant Slalom) World Cup events runs back to back across Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March. Both days start with a full World Cup field of riders racing against the clock to seed them through to the head to head battle that is the PGS finals.
For the first time in 7-years, the full Olympic field of the fastest Snowboarders on earth will be in Canada to compete. World Cups being hosted in Canada provide the host nation with additional competition quota spots, which effectively provides the only opportunity for such a large group of Canadians to compete at the Top Elite Level in a single event. This year’s Alpine Snow TKO is double header hence providing this unique opportunity for the larger team to compete twice in two days!
Stacked with viewing parties, after parties, live event DJs / MCs and 2 knock out finals this is a weekend in Blue Mountain Ski Resort not to miss.
What is PGS?
Parallel Giant Slalom
PGS features head-to-head competition. All competitors race the clock in the qualification round and the fastest 16 racers advance to the elimination round. These 16 competitors battle it out on two, side-by-side courses. After run one, the riders switch courses and in run two, the gate of the person that won the first race opens first, equivalent to the amount of time they led by. This ensures that the second run of each round really is a ‘first past the post’ race. The winner after the second race advances to repeat the process while the other heads to the stands to watch the outcome.
2 x FIS World Cup Podiums will be contested at The Alpine Snow TKO
WHO, WHERE AND WHEN?
Canada will be hosting all of the World’s Olympic athletes including multiple World Champions and Olympic Medalists from around the Globe. Canada has been one of the World’s strongest nations in Alpine Snowboarding in past years and the current team are rapidly rising up the FIS ranking with a number of riders being regular contenders in the World Cup finals.
Teams from 18 Countries will be in Blue Mountain.
AUS, AUT, BUL, CAN, CHN, FRA, GER, IRL, ITA, JPN, KOR, NED, POL, RUS, SLO, SUI, UKR, USA
CANADIAN RIDERS - FYI
A DECADE, TO THE DAY, SINCE JASEY-JAY ANDERSON WON GOLD IN VANCOUVER 2010
Jasey-Jay Anderson – won the Gold Medal for Canada in the Vancouver Olympics 10 years ago on the 27th February 2010. He is competing at The Alpine Snow TKO PGS World Cup Double Header at Blue Mountain Ski Resort as the longest competing Canadian athlete in history. Jasey-Jay is the greatest snowboarder of all time in terms of Olympic Games representation and World Cup starts in any discipline, from any country. This is a huge claim, but no other rider has done what Jasey-Jay has managed to do over the past 30+ years. He will never lose that title, as no one can ever again be in the position he is in of having represented a country at six Olympic Games, literally all of them to date. He has also won an Olympic Gold medal and every other major title in Alpine Snowboarding and SBX over that time. Considering what Jasey-Jay has achieved over his incredible career do not be surprised to see him as a contender in the Alpine Snow TKO World Cup on home soil with family and friends to support him.
“Racing World Cup in Canada is like having our own little Olympics. Aside from the big events like World Championships and Olympics, World Cups at home are the events we focus on for measuring against the world. We usually have family and friends present. Our personal sponsors are usually local and there’s nothing better than to offer them a moment of glory and publicity to validate their support.” Jasey-Jay Anderson
Alpine snowboarding is very popular in many countries of Europe with Italy being the standout. China, Russia, Korea are also rapidly increasing in participation increasing the numbers of high performing countries on the World Tour.
2019 / 2020 Season has reached 2 x WORLD CUP PGS Finals (Top 16)
February 2020 - Wins his first Europa Cup in
January 2020 - Top 8 Bad Gastein PS World Cup
2 x PS Europa Cup top 10 finishes January 2020
Seb Beaulieu Is returning to competition since having surgery on his badly broken thumb
SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP PGS STANDINGS
WHERE & WHEN
Blue Mountain, Ontario
Fans and families of all ages can view this fast paced, head to head knockout race from the bottom of Smart Alec Race Hill in the Blue Mountain Resort Lift Plaza with our large screen located next to the Silver Bullet Lift. Alpine Snow TKO VIP Pass-holders have the opportunity to be ringside for the knockout from three different viewpoints, as part of our frontline VIP viewing area in the finish corral presented by Bumble, the Grand Central Lodge Rooftop presented by Red Bull with their own private bar or at our private warming suite in Weider Lodge.
Media will be set up as part of the Finish Corral email email@example.com for accreditation
MESSAGE FROM CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA FIRST NATION
“Today we acknowledge that this event is taking place on the traditional territory of the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. We are thankful to share in the special spirit of this place, rich in the energy of Mother Earth, our ancestors and the love of all Creation”
HOW TO WATCH LIVE ON TV (Canadian Audiences)
CBC is Canada Snowboard’s Official Broadcast Partner
Super Saturday – ALPINE SNOW TKO DOUBLE HEADER
29th February - Men’s and Women’s Snowboard PGS WORLD CUP ROUND ONE
LIVE on CBC Streaming Network
13:00 – 14:30 ET
CBC’s TV Feature - Road to The Olympic Games
15:00 – 16:00 ET
Rematch Sunday – ALPINE SNOW TKO DOUBLE HEADER
Sunday 1st February - Men’s and Women’s Snowboard PGS WORLD CUP ROUND TWO
LIVE on CBC Streaming Network
13:00 – 14:30 ET
CBC’s TV Feature - Road to The Olympic Games
23:00 – 24:00 ET –
24:00 – 01:00 ET (LOCAL CBC ONTARIO)
WATCH NOW: bit.ly/CBCsnowboardingLive
INTERNATIONAL LIVESTREAM & BROADCAST PARTNERS (non-Canadian Audiences)
ALL World Cup events will be live streamed on the FIS Snowboard YouTube channels. (not in Canada and to be updated when Canada Snowboard gets the details from In Front TV pre event kick off time
Official Canada Snowboard Social Channels
▪ Facebook - facebook.com/canadasnowboard
▪ Instagram - instagram.com/canadasnowboardteam/
▪ Twitter - twitter.com/CanadaSnowboard
▪ YouTube - youtube.com/user/CanadaSnowboardVideo
Social Media Sharing
Official hashtags of the event are:
EVENT PARTNER AND SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION:
Blue Mountain is our resort partner, with the event brought to you by Ontario Snowboard and Canada Snowboard .
Mazda Canada official automotive partner and Li-Ning is our official outerwear partner. CBC Gem is our official streaming partner, Steam Whistle Brewing is our official beer partner, Bumble is our official dating platform partner, Pizza Pizza is our official pizza partner, Copper Blues and Kaytoo are our official local restaurant and bar partners, with hospitality partners Walter Craft Caesar, New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale, Colio Estate Wines & Thornbury Cider.
A huge thanks goes out to our funding partners the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario as they are how we make the event a reality.
Image access for media and personal use:
Canada Snowboard Media Page contains all relevant media information. https://www.alpinesnowtko.ca
Downloadable, Rights Cleared Images from the event can be accessed directly from the Canada Snowboard Smug Mug account on computer or phone. https://canadasnowboard.smugmug.com
FIS image library:
Throughout the 2019/20 FIS Snowboard season we will continue to share rights-free photos from each event on our SmugMug page - https://fis.smugmug.com/FISSnowboard/World-Cup/2019/Alpine-Snowboard . Here you can also find archived photo galleries from previous seasons, and all photos are free for editorial usage with credit to the photographer (if listed) and FIS Snowboard (or @fissnowboard on social media).
Women’s and men’s top-3 podium runs as well as winner’s interviews will also be available shortly after each competition on our YouTube page, HERE - https://www.youtube.com/user/fissnowboardchannel/playlists . We happily encourage you to link, share and/or embed these videos through your channels throughout the season.
Live-scoring and Statistics
The live-scoring service for the 2019/2020 FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup tour will be available https://www.fis-ski.com/DB/snowboard/live.html or through the FISApp for IOS and Android smartphones.
Furthermore, the FIS website offers an extensive STATISTIC section based on athletes’ and nations’ past results, providing interesting insights from World Cup, World Championships and Winter Olympic Games results. For your convenience we’ve chosen a handful of key tables, below.
▪ 2018/2019 World Cup calendar and results
WHERE TO HANG OUT IN BLUE MOUNTAIN
Head to the Alpine Snow TKO Copper Blues Beer Garden for all your après (or pre) event needs! Open from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday & Sunday of the Alpine Snow TKO featuring the Walter Craft Caesar pop up Caesar Station, Fat Tire Amber Ale, Thornbury Cider & Colio Wine! Stay for dinner and enjoy local cuisine at this happening spot in the heart of the village.
Head inside Kaytoo on Saturday February 29, to watch the CBC Broadcast of the Alpine Snow TKO FIS Snowboard World Cup LIVE!
For the night owls visit to the legendary Kaytoo for our pre-party on Friday or after party on Saturday (free before 8PM, $10 cover after 10) or special Après closing party on Sunday from 7PM – close.
Public Bib Draw & Opening Ceremony - Friday, 17:30 – 18:30
Live from the centre village square stage, view the drawing of our top 16 seed athletes and a celebration and introduction to our Team Canada athletes who will be competing for the coveted title of Alpine Snow TKO FIS Snowboard World Cup Champion! Family friendly and free!
Elevate your Love Life with Bumble - Saturday - Sunday, 11:00 - 11:00 at Kaytoo
Feeling chilly and looking for a unique warm up spot? Head to Kaytoo for the bumble experience, show your app for benefits and access to this special enclosed patio and complimentary benefits from our friends at Bumble! Come in the evening and enjoy the sites and sounds of Bluemination from the winterized patio but you need to be a Bumble member to get access to this beautiful view!
CBC GEM VR Experience - Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 - 5:00
Visit our partners CBC and experience the latest VR technology and find out all about the amazing programming CBC Sports programming has available on GEM in the Blue Mountain lift plaza. You also might score some great swag!
Ontario Snowboard - Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 - 5:00
Visit the Ontario Snowboard tent for your chance to score the sweetest Alpine Snow TKO and Ontario Snowboard Swag! Get it while you can!
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