Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup

2-3 March 07, Canada Olympic Park , Canada

Theres CND$100k for the winner at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary in this halfpipe event

World Champions. European Open Champions. 2010 Olympic Winter Games hopefuls. Theyre all coming to lay it down at the Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup at CODAs Canada Olympic Park on March 2-3rd featuring two TELUS Halfpipe competitions presented by SportChek.

The question is, who will have the sickest run? Will it be current Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup Champion Manuela Pesko from Switzerland? European Open Champion Crispin Lipscomb of Canada? Daisuke Murakami of Japan? Its anyones guess, but youll have to hit CODAs Canada Olympic Park to witness the action and find out for yourself.

The whos who of world-class Halfpipe talent is coming to this event, said Martin Jensen, Director, High Performance Program, CSF. This is Calgarys return to hosting a World Cup event after over 10 years, and it is going to be well worth the wait.

A solid lineup of riders from 15 countries around the world will light it up in Calgary when they compete in the two nighttime TELUS Halfpipe events presented by SportChek, all looking to take home $100,000 in cold hard cash. 

Canada will be in the thick of the battle, with a number team members on a roll coming into the competition. National Team rookie, Brad Martin, of Ancaster, Ontario, is coming off an impressive third place at the 2007 Nokia FIS Snowboard World Championships.

Crispin Lipscomb, of Whistler, British Columbia, ripped up the Halfpipe at the Burton European Open two weeks ago, and took top spot. Halifax native Sarah Conrad is riding strong, taking the silver medal on the womens side at the European Open.

And dont forget about the homegrown talent! Calgarians will be looking to Charmaine Ironside, 22, and Korath Wright, 21 to light it up in Friday and Saturdays TELUS Halfpipe events. Ironside recently came back from the Nokia FIS Snowboard World Championships where she let it be known she is ready to compete on the world stage. Wright is also on his way up, placing 3rd at the Whistler World Cup last winter and promises to give the home crowd a good show.

Canada Olympic Park , Canada

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