Female snowboarders will share slopes with two-time Olympian

Dave Kearsey
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Canada's Sarah Conrad airs out of the pipe during the women's Olympic snowboard halfpipe qualifications at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday. - Photo by The Canadian Press

STEADY BROOK  Young girls with a flare for snowboarding will have a chance to rub shoulders with a two-time Olympic snowboarder Saturday at Marble Mountain.

Two-time Olympian Sarah Conrad, a 28-year-old Halifax native, will be the guest coach at the Marble Mountain Park Days camp being held at the Steady Brook ski resort from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the terrain park at Marble Mountain.

The purpose of the event, which is open to female snowboarders 15 years and older, is to provide participants with an opportunity to learn a few tricks and gain confidence on their boards in a female-friendly atmosphere. The four-hour snowboard slope style and carving camp is an opportunity to ride and train with nationally-certified coaches like Conrad.

Conrad is a two-time Olympian who represented Canada in the halfpipe event at Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010. She posted an 18th place finish in Vancouver after having been 15th in Turin.

For more information contact Caroline at 632-7900 extension 505 or register online at www.canadasnowboard. ca to become a Canada Snowboard member within Newfoundland and Labrador Snowboard Club.

Organizations: Canada Snowboard, Newfoundland and Labrador Snowboard Club

Geographic location: STEADY BROOK, Vancouver, Halifax Canada

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