COACHES WEEK 2019: INTRODUCING MAELLE RICKER - ASSISTANT WORLD CUP SPEED COACH
September 24, 2019
Maelle Ricker, the Return to Snow and Assistant World Cup Coach is a huge asset to our snowboardcross program. A name that requires little introduction in the sport, Maelle brings the depth and breadth of experience of what winning takes at the highest level. This unique perspective and deep understanding of snowboardcross is a positive addition to the coaching staff and will continue to help push the program to the next level. Maelle will spend most of her season on snow supporting injured athletes return to competition and will be joining the national team during a large part of the World Cup Calendar. -Kim Krahulec - High Performance Speed Manager
Maelle took some time to catch up with Can Snow on her time as an athlete and what she is looking forward to most as a coach this upcoming season!
Name: Maelle Ricker
Position: RTS coach SBX, assistant coach SBX
Years Coaching with Canada Snowboard: 3 years
-Learning from and working with Marcel Mathieu and Rene Brunner on the Canadian SBX team, as well as all the incredible IST the team works with (Anthony Findlay, Shandia Cordingley, Rodney French, Heidi Osborne, Susan Massitti to name a few:)
-Being on the coaching staff at 1 World Championships and 2 Junior World Championships
Memorable Coaching Moments:
-Witnessing Carle Brenneman make a monumental pass around two top racers in Spain at Worlds Championships in 2017, and then later that year helping her navigate her first ever "test" runs for the WC finals track in Veysonnaz.
-Meryeta Odine's first WC podium in Feldberg
What are you looking forward to most this season:
-Working with and learning more with the new national team SBX crew and helping make a difference for RTS athletes
Favourite Resort / Run:
Whistler storm powder tree runs
Thank you Maelle from everyone here at Canada Snowboard, your expertise and experience in SBX is invaluable, good luck this season!