Snowboarding International Competitions
It is only natural when you are looking at winter sports in Canada that a lot of them are going to include the need for snow. Which means one that has become a favourite is the snowboarding.
Snowboarding came about as a result of other snow type activities such as sledding, and then some of the summer sports influenced it. These included skateboarding, surfing and skiing. A little bit of each of these was incorporated into snowboarding. Participants stand on a board that gets attached to the feet. They wear special boots that have bindings. They then descend down a snow-covered slope.
This is not a new activity although it has evolved and become more refined over time. A version of it has been around since the 1920s.
There are some major events when it comes to snowboarding and the following are some examples:
- FIS World Cup: This is an event that almost any serious snowboarder would want to be part of. It has been in operation since 1994. As soon as one event changes preparations are being made for the next year. The athletes start immediately with their practice. They participate through many additional events throughout the year so they can qualify for this one. This event is held every odd year.
- Annual World Cup: This one is a yearly event that is organized by FIS. There have been some changes made regarding the disciplines through the various years that it has been held.
- Winter Olympics: One of the most exciting events that certainly can be classed as international is the participation of this sport in the winter Olympics. The sport was added in 1998.
- European Air & Style: This is an annual event that is held once a year since 1994.
There are others that can be added to the list as this is not only a popular sport in Canada but other parts of the world.