nowboard Jamboree? What's that?
You know, a jamboree! A jamboree as in a big coming together of all snowboard styles! It's a fiesta of fun, both downtown and way up in the mountains that will be held from January 20th until January 24th 2010.
FIS Snowboard World Cup
This year Stoneham is the last stop on the circuit before the Olympics. It's vitally important for athletes since it will confirm who's made the Olympic team--and who'll be staying at home. Plus, Stoneham/ Québec City is the only venue on the circuit to host four of the five official disciplines: Giant Parallel Slalom (GPS), Halfpipe (HP), Snowboardcross (SBX), and Big Air (BA).
Last chance for the athletes to qualify for the Olympics
including local favorites
Jasey-Jay Anderson* (GPS/SBX) and Caroline Calvé (GPS)
Dominique Vallée & Hugo Lemay (HP)
Christelle Doyon, Dominique Maltais, François Boivin, and Simon Bonenfant (SBX)
Even though the Big Air event is the only non-Olympic discipline, it is high on drama--and it's coming back to downtown Québec City at its usual venue below the ramps to Autoroute Dufferin-Montmorency.
Stairsmasters & Fashion Jam presented by Tremblay Beer
The 2009 edition of the Stairsmasters rocked to an unbelievable urban atmosphere and boasted a spectacular course that passed under Porte Saint-Jean at Place d'Youville. The next edition will be better than ever and will be held on the same site as the Big Air competition! The designers are working hard to come up with a course that will wow riders and cheering fans alike.
The Stairsmasters will be followed by the Fashion Jam, an event that's not to be missed for snowboard fashionistas. This fashion parade features the industry's biggest names and is designed to appeal to the general public rather than industry designers, making it one of a kind. Industry leaders will present their favorites and next season's trends to a stunning backdrop of music and multimedia effects. No wonder it's one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the fashion calendar.
And there's also plenty for up-and-coming athletes. Kinky Rail Jam is a snowboard clinic and competitions by and for girls, while the Jambo Jam Open, a competition for teenagers, allows budding snowboarders to hone new skills and test themselves in a fun environment.
2013 World Championships
Québec City and Stoneham Mountain Resort have been given the green light by FIS to host the tenth FIS Snowboard World Championships in 2013. It's the first time ever FIS has awarded a "senior world championship" (i.e., Olympic caliber event) to the province of Québec in any sliding sport. The FIS World Championships will be organized by Corporation de la Coupe du Monde de surf des neiges de Québec through GESTEV Inc., a young and creative company specializing in managing sporting and cultural events in the Québec City area.