TEAM INVITATION

Welcome / Introduction 

Yee-haw! The Snow Rodeo is back! Grab your cowboy hat and join us for the third installment of the event.  Calgary is home to the best rodeos on earth and the Snow Rodeo is no exception. Last year’s event, held between Christmas and New Year’s, ran through some really challenging times with a global pandemic in full swing but despite all the challenges the event was a total success! 

From February 6 – 12 will see the Snow Rodeo return to Calgary, Alberta. This event will host both a FIS Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup and a FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup showcasing the best of the best in Winsport, Canada Olympic Park’s world-class venues.  This event has become an annual highlight on the schedule for Calgary and all the local riders to come out and watch the best.

Winsport will again be the venue having built three very successful past events and the city of Calgary will see the World’s best freestyle snowboarders descend on it for a weeklong festival of style and acrobatic trickery. Our host hotel will be the one and only Hyatt Regency in Downtown Calgary! 

 

About Calgary

Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers, owes its rapid growth to its status as the center of Canada’s oil industry. However, it’s still steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname “Cowtown,” evident in the Calgary Stampede, its massive July rodeo and festival that grew out of the farming exhibitions once presented here.

 

  • The Calgary Stampede features the largest rodeo in the world
  • The coldest temperature ever recorded in Calgary was a bone chilling -45 °C
  • The median age in Calgary is a sprightly 36 years, making it a very young city
  • Almost a quarter of Calgary’s population is foreign-born
  • Calgary is Canada’s sunniest city, with 333 average sunshine days per year
  • June tends to be the rainiest month, and January tends to be the coldest. Calgary weather follows no rules, though
  • On summer solstice, Calgary gets almost 17 hours of sunlight. Yay!
  • On winter solstice, Calgary gets a little less than 8 hours of sunlight. Boo!
  • Calgary’s altitude of 3,800 feet is downright lofty- well above (pun intended) the Canadian average
  • The Chinook winds can raise the temperature by as much as 20 degrees in a matter of hours

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Schedule

Halfpipe:

 

  • Feb 6th – Arrival
  • Feb 7th –  Training
  • Feb 8th – Training
  • Feb 9th –  Qualifications
  • Feb 10th –  Finals
  • Feb 11th –  Reserve Day
  • Feb 12th – Departure

For a more detailed schedule click HERE

 

Slopestyle

 

  • Feb 7th –  Arrival
  • Feb 8th –  Training
  • Feb 9th –  Training
  • Feb 10th – Qualifications Men
  • Feb 11th – Qualifications Women & Semifinals Men
  • Feb 12th –  Finals Women & Men
  • Feb 13th  – Departure Day

For a more detailed schedule click HERE

 

Registration, Quotas and Fees

Registration for the World Cups will be done online through the FIS Registration and Entry system. They must be submitted by the  National Sports Organizations. 

Deadline for entry: 

Provisional entry: 11.12.2022

Final entries: 30.01.2022

 

Quotas: 

FIS World Cup Quotas for entries will be used. Quotas will be based on the provisional entries. Details are below: 

FIS Quota Descriptions

Snowboard Quota Calculation

 

Registration Fees: 

Slopestyle:

A registration fee of 200 CHF will be charged for each athlete to register for the Slopestyle event. This includes access to all official training days, qualifications and finals.

Half-Pipe: 

A registration fee of 200 CHF will be charged for each athlete to register for the Slopestyle event. This includes access to all official training days, qualifications and finals. 

*Registration and accreditation pick-up will take place at The Hyatt in Downtown Calgary

 

Payment: 

Payment will be processed pre-event with credit card or wire transfer. No cash will be accepted. 

A deposit invoice will be sent to all nations after the provisional entry.

After the final entry date the invoice will be updated and reminder of payment will be due before arrival. 

Payment via credit card will be accepted onsite, but is discouraged. 

 

Accommodation 

Athlete accommodation will be provided at the Hyatt Regency Calgary in Downtown Calgary. 

FIS rate accommodations are available from February 6th, 2023 - February 13th, 2023. 

 

Rates:

The following rates are for double rooms: 

80 CHF per person/ per night incl. Breakfast & Dinner (for teams) 

110 CHF per person/ per night incl. Breakfast & Dinner (for additional support staff outside in accordance FIS WC 2.2.1) 

*Prices may vary for single rooms 

*A credit card will be required at check in for incidentals/ damages 

*The host hotel will charge the individual/ teams for all incidents and damages that may occur in your hotel room.

Note: the rates listed above are only offered until January 3rd, 2023, any reservations made after these dates are not guaranteed at the FIS rate. Please make sure all your accommodation planning is completed prior. 

 

Meals:

Half board (breakfast and dinner) will be served by the OC each day. Time and location will be dependent on the event schedule. Details will be shared with registered teams. Lunch will be at the cost of the athlete, options will be available at Winsport. 

 

Booking: 

Accommodations need to be booked in the FIS online registration form. Please do not contact the host hotel as they will not be able to offer the same rates. 

 

Transportation

**Teams are responsible for their own transportation to and from Calgary. The Calgary international airport will be the best place to fly in/out of.  

 

Once you arrive in Calgary, you can use the following addresses: 

 

Winsport - Host Venue

88 Canada Olympic Rd SW

Calgary, AB 

T3B 5R5

 

Hyatt Regency Calgary - Host Hotel

700 Centre St S 

Calgary, AB 

T2G 5P6

 

Google Maps will help find anything needed in Calgary, download for offline use if needed. 

 

There are a variety of public transportation options throughout the city to help you get around Calgary. Please take a look at the links below to help get the most out of your Calgary experience!

Rome2Rio

Calgary Transit

CTS Transportation

 

VISA

All traveling parties may  need to have a valid Canadian Visa.  The organizing committee will provide a specific visa invitation to the competitors.  Please contact fabjebqrb@pnanqnfabjobneq.pn for invitation letters. 

A table including the following information for all participants needs to be included with email: 

  • Last and first names
  • Date of birth 
  • Function/position (athlete, coach, technician…)
  • Passport country 
  • Passport number
  • Passport expiration date
  • FIS number (for athletes)

For more information about Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) click here.
 

Team Captain Meeting

Team Captains meetings will be held in person at the Hyatt Regency Calgary. Schedule and meeting room to be confirmed. 

 

First Halfpipe TCM – February 6th at the Hyatt Hotel

First Slopestyle TCM – February 7th at the Hyatt Hotel

 

Bibs

All competitors must wear assigned bibs during all scheduled training, competition and awards ceremonies. Bib distribution will take place at the first team captains meeting, which is to be held the day before official training.

 

Prize Money 

Prize money will be paid in accordance to FIS Rule WC 2.4.1

The winners will receive their money via bank transfer.  

Prize money will be transferred using the payment information in your FIS profile. An email notification will be sent if additional or confirmation of information is required? 

Please make sure your banking information is up to date on your FIS profile to ensure a timely transfer. 

 

Anti-doping 

Anti-doping control may be conducted for each discipline and gender, in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by FIS. 

Learn More. 

 

Medical

Each competitor must have his/her own medical Travel Insurance. The Organizing Committee, Winsport,  Canadian Snowsports Association, FIS, Canada Snowboard, sponsors and  suppliers decline any responsibility for accidents, damaged equipment, and second and third party  claims during the event.  

In the case of accidents on course during the event, medical personnel from the OC and Ski Patrol  personnel will be responsible for any medical decision or evacuation to the local hospital in cooperation with the National Sport Associations’ medical personnel identified on the entry form.

A detailed medical plan is in place and medical staff will be present during all training and competition. 

 

COVID-19 Information

All current Canada, Alberta Health and FIS COVID rules and regulations will be followed. Updates will be sent to registered nations if necessary. 

 

Regulations & Insurance

All athletes, officials and other members of their National Sport Association who attend and participate in the event shall do so at their own risk. The OC, Alberta Snowboard, Winsport, the Canadian Snowsports Association, FIS, Canada Snowboard, sponsors and suppliers, their agents, employees and volunteers, shall not be held responsible for any losses or injuries incurred or suffered by any athlete, official or other person in conjunction with the organization or staging of the event. All participants are urged not to be negligent in safeguarding their personal belongings at all times. The aforementioned parties will take no responsibility for missing belongings.

 

Liability 

All athletes, officials and other members of their National Sport Association who attend and participate in the event shall do so at their own risk. The Organizing Committee,sponsors, suppliers, their agents, employees, & volunteers,  shall not be held responsible for any losses or injuries incurred or suffered by any athlete, official or other person in conjunction with the organization or staging of the event. All participants are urged not to be negligent in safeguarding their personal belongings at all times. The aforementioned parties will take no responsibility for missing belongings. 

 

Equipment storage /Wax

The competitors, coaches and officials must store their snowboards, wax and waxing tools in the  area provided by the hotel or team vehicles. Snowboards will not be permitted in your hotel room.

Wax facilities will be available - more details to come

 

More information

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