Snowboard Jamboree to go 100% Urban in Quebec

Snowboard Jamboree to go 100% Urban in Quebec

Main pic: Big Air, Quebec City. Photo credit: André Lyra.

Press release

A new program for the pleasure of all snowboard and freeski lovers

Québec – After 16 years of FIS World Cup, a World Championship and 10 editions of the famous snowboard festival, the Jamboree presented by Vidéotron Mobile undergoes a makeover! The organizers of the event have decided to focus on the urban appeal of the sport by hosting the whole event in downtown Québec.

Running from February 12 to 14 at Québec City’s Îlot Fleurie, the Jamboree will feature the famous Big Air World Cup where athletes will gain FIS as well as TTR points since the Jamboree is once again this year a sanctioned event on the World Snowboard Tour.

Maxence Parrot is in!
On the side of Québec athletes, the Olympian Maxence Parrot has already confirmed his presence. The 2014 X-Games winner in both slopestyle and big air who also ranked 5th in slopestyle at Sotchi is thrilled to compete at the Jamboree ‘I’m happy to confirm that I will be in Québec for the World Cup, and even more happy to be able to bring my big air expertise to the organizers’, said Parrot while in Québec City recently.

Indeed, the rider from Bromont will be collaborating with the organizing committee with regards to the big air’s construction plans. Home-grown rider Audrey McManiman will also take part in the competition for a second year in a row.

Québec, a pioneer in Big Air competitions
Since 2009, Québec has been a pillar of Big Air events by hosting big air World Cups for seven straight years in Québec City, plus two more editions in 2002 and 2003 in Stoneham.

‘Québec has made a tremendous contribution to the development of this sport and to its admission to the Olympic Games’ says FIS race director Roberto Moresi. New this year, athletes will be participating in a big air World Cup in Boston a week before the Québec event.

An additional chance for riders to collect more valuable FIS and TTR points. ‘With the FIS international schedule being very busy this year and with the introduction of big air to the Olympic Games, we choose to focus our efforts on a single event, the big air World Cup, with that in mind that we want to add freeski to our World Cup event as of 2017‘, explains Patrice Drouin, president of Gestev.

Program to come
The 3-day event will present an eclectic programming, making more room for freeski As a result, the Snowboard Jamboree will now be simply called the Jamboree. Loads of fun are on the agenda with the return of Stairsmasters video contest with a freeski component, the involvement of IF3, shows, exhibitions and more.

The complete program will be released in the next months.

Details to follow in due course.

About Jamboree 2016
Since 2005, the Jamboree has become a must in Québec.

The ever popular festival is back from February 12 to 14, 2016, to host the FIS Snowboard World Cup.

This 100% freestyle edition will see the best riders compete in big air.

The Québec Winter Events Corporation has tasked Gestev with organizing this prestigious event.

Founded in 1992, Gestev is an innovative Québec City-based event management company specialized in sports and cultural events.

It is a certified responsible event manager (BNQ 9700-253).

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