The Canadian Snowboard Federation nominated a roster of 16 athletes to the Canadian Olympic Committee on Monday to compete in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games this February.
The team includes seven women and nine men, who will represent Canada in the halfpipe, snowboardcross and halfpipe disciplines. Only four athletes of any gender can compete in any disclipline.
World Champion Jasey-Jay Anderson and Whistlers Maëlle Ricker are the only athletes with previous Olympic experience.
For a few athletes the last two World Cup weekends were crucial. Tom Velisek, Erin Simmons, Sarah Conrad and Philippe Berube earned spaces on the team at events in Whistler and Le Relais, Quebec.
2006 Olympic Team
Sarah Conrad, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Halfpipe
Maëlle Ricker, Whistler Halfpipe, Snowboardcross
Mercedes Nicoll, Whistler Halfpipe
Dominique Vallee, Montreal, Halfpipe
Erin Simmons, West Vancouver Snowboardcross
Dominique Maltais, Montreal Snowboardcross
Alex Loo, Richmond, B.C. Parallel GS
Crispin Lipscomb, Whistler Halfpipe
Justin Lamoureux Whistler Halfpipe
Hugo Lemay Beaport, Quebec Halfpipe
Brad Martin, Ancaster, Ont. Halfpipe
Drew Neilson, North Vancouver Snowboardcross
Tom Velisek, Vernon, B.C. Snowboardcross
Francois Boivin, Jonquiere, Que Snowboardcross
Jasey-Jay Anderson, Mont Tremblant Snowboardcross, Parallel GS
Philippe Berube, Pierrefonds, Que Parallel GS
In addition to naming the Olympic team, the Canadian Snowboard Federation also revamped its look with a new logo, and revamped their website at www.csf.ca to reflect their new corporate image.