Who is a C~S Rider?
Riders is a national event series that combines snowboarding basics with fun competition. If you’ve been snowboarding for less than three years or are new to competitive
snowboarding, these events are for you!
What is a C~S Riders Event?
The Riders series introduces participants to competitive snowboarding through a skills course designed to challenge freestyle, snowboardcross and alpine skills. Participants spend the morning practicing and developing skills on the course with CSCP trained coaches. In the afternoon, athletes compete in age categories for medals in a fun environment. Each participant receives an Under Armour Riders T-Shirt for participating.
What are the different events introduced though C~S Riders?
Snowboardcross is a timed event over a course with a variety of “features”, such as turns, berms (or banked areas), jumps, and rollers. Alpine Racing is a series of turns through gates and is scored by time. Freestyle includes jumps and park features like rails and boxes. Features on the course are designed to help riders work on developing the “ABC” fundamental snowboard skills: Agility, Balance, and Coordination.
For more information on participating, check out the Parents and Athletes section on our tools
Where are C~S Riders Events?
If you are interested in hosting a Riders event, contact your Provincial Organization
. You can also learn more by checking out the Riders Handbook
and visiting the tools
page. C~S Riders Events can be hosted by any club, mountain resort activity centre, snowboard shop, or school.
“This is such a great program for young snowboarders to learn how to ride, to understand the basics of riding and have fun while doing it. There are so many opportunities for young riders to grow within the sport, and hopefully down the road make it to the top of the Olympic podium.”
- Maëlle Ricker, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist in Women's Snowboardcross