We are proud to announce the team that will represent Canada at the 2023 FIS Park and Pipe World Junior Championships for Slopestyle and Big Air. This major event will take place in Aotearoa, New Zealand, from August 25 to September 8 at the Cardrona Alpine Resort.
Six athletes who met our performance criteria in terms of competition results and skill level, and who were born between 2005 and 2009, have passed the eligibility stages. Freestyle Canada will have six men entered in the slopestyle and big air events. The qualification process was tough, and these athletes proved they were ready to stand on the podium and put their endurance to the test at this prestigious international competition.
“Unfortunately, Freestyle Canada was notified today that the 2023 Junior World Championship Halfpipe event has been cancelled due to lack of snow. The event was scheduled for September 6 and 7. Congratulations to Liam Duffy of Alberta, who was chosen to represent Canada in halfpipe; we’re sorry you weren’t able to start in New Zealand ☹ We look forward to the 2024 World Junior Halfpipe Championship, which will take place in April 2024 at a location yet to be determined. ”
The 2023 Slopestyle and Big Air events continue in Cardrona in late August and early September, stay tuned to our social networks for more information on the athletes as the event draws closer.
“We always look forward to this event every year, as it’s a great global showcase of what other nations’ programs are achieving. Canada, with its experience on the NorAm circuit, is always a country to watch. We’re sending established competitors who will showcase their hard work, but more than anything, this experience will develop a fierce competitive personality for years to come” – Julie Steggall, Freeski High Performance Program Director, Freestyle Canada.
Slopestyle, Big Air team
Rémi Asselin (QC)
Charlie Beatty (ON)
Malcolm Farris (NS)
Henri Joyal (QC)
Matthew Lepine (ON)
Jacob Durepos (ON)
Coaches: Head Coach Geoff Lovelace and Assistant Coach Jean-David Gaudreault
The complete FIS program is available here
Freestyle Canada congratulates the athletes and their programs for their support in selecting the athletes who will represent Canada in New Zealand. More information to come when the event kicks off at the end of August.