VI Riders accepting younger members this year

VI Riders is actively recruiting new athletes to join the club for freestyle snowboarding.

  • Nov. 24, 2011 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI Riders is actively recruiting new athletes to join the club in one of the most exciting spectator sports to hit the slopes, freestyle snowboarding.

VI Riders has lowered the age for membership this year to include any competent boarder (male or female) from 10-18 years of age. “The age requirement has been lowered this year to address the increasing demand for freestyle coaching with these younger skilled athletes,” a club spokesperson said.

“The skill level of younger snowboarders has improved dramatically in the past few years, and many young athletes are looking for increasing challenges and opportunities for competition.”

VI Rider coaches follow  the Long Term Athlete Development Program outlined by the Canadian Snowboard Federation and train weekly on Mount Washington in either a one- or two-day program. “We are excited to offer a new two-day program this year for those athletes and parents who are looking for the club commitment every weekend from January through to April,” the spokesperson said.

For more information about VI Riders contact Kelsa Donald at 250-923-0523 or check out viriders.org.