March 28, 2010

Adaptive snowboarding eyes Paralympics

Reps from 10 countries met Friday about adding adaptive snowboarding as a Paralympic sport.

Canada-Snowboard has led the way and "Other countries currently involved in the sport include the United States, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Australia, but participants in the discussion acknowledged that involvement will have to expand to more countries for inclusion in the Paralympic Games program to be achieved."

Some believe it may appear as a Paralympic sport as soon as 2014.

via the article:

The World's best adaptive riders will converge on Mont-Tremblant, QC, on April 2nd as Canada hosts the World Snowboard Federation 2010 Adaptive Snowboard World Cup.


  1. thx for this - I had wondered where the snowboarding was at the recent Games.

  2. Chekoala -

    I bet a lot of people were thinking that. I also think adaptive snowboarding would be an exciting addition to the sports at the Games.