Mar
19

Roxy Ride Days: 3rd Canadian stop at Grouse Mountain, BC

The Roxy Ride Days cross Canada tour entered it’s third of four stops Saturday, March 16 at Grouse Mountain, in North Vancouver, to a third straight sold out crowd of female riders. Roxy Canada riders Joanie Robichaud and Marie-Andree Racine Gagnon and Roxy pro and backcountry boss, Robin Van Gyn, joined the Women’s Snowboard Federation coaches to inspire the participants. The weather was on the heavy side of “dewy” but neither the campers, the coaches nor the Roxy pros were phased and by the end of the day the sun won the struggle and the infamous Grouse city view showed itself. Vitamin D victory!

The welcome visibility upped the trick level for the afternoon game of R.O.X.Y. (based on the rules of H.O.R.S.E. or S.K.A.T.E.). The four riders that received the “fewest letters” were Evelien Langerwerf (Small Box), Vanessa Agonos (Intermediate Box), Tina Chiu (Intermediate Jump) and the super stylish Angelisa Edwards (Advanced Group). Special high fives go to Vanessa Agonos for high-fiving 20 girls, while jibbing, after her box victory.  The photo below does a better job explaining this.

Speaking of winners, there can only be one winner of a shiny new Roxy Ollie Pop snowboard. Drawing names out of a hat left two girls standing and the winner to be determined by a ‘crab race’ and ‘leg wrestle’. Robin Van Gyn played umpire and the room took on a hilarious snowboard-meets-cage-fighting vibe. A fun end to a memorable day at Grouse Mountain! Next camp is at Lake Louise, AB on March 30 followed by Mammoth Mountain, CA on April 6. For more information and to register, please visit RoxyRideDays.com.

Photos by Erin Hogue www.erinhogue.com

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Feb
27

Roxy Ride Days: The 2nd stop at Mont Avila, Quebec

The Roxy Ride Days cross Canada tour had its second stop this weekend at Mont Avila, near Montreal Quebec, to a sold out crowd of female riders. Upping the excitement were special guest coaches, including: Canadian Roxy rider Joanie Robichaud, recently appointed Transwold Snowboarding’s Rookie of The Year, Corinne Pasela, and legend Erin Comstock. The day began with girls showing off their skills in the pro and progression park where the light snowfall gave everything a pretty coating and cushy landing. The Mont Avila terrain park staff did an incredible job with the progression park and really allowed girls to push their comfort level.

As with every Roxy Ride Day, the camp ends with a game of R.O.X.Y. which is based on the rules of H.O.R.S.E. or S.K.A.T.E. A trick is called and if you cannot land the trick you receive a letter. The process repeats itself until the girl with the least letters is left standing and is crowned the winner. Taking top honors for the Jump was Gabby Kedzierski, Advanced Rail went to Veronique Laramée and Intermediate Rail to Emilie Fillion.
Congratulations to everyone who pushed themselves!

On the topic of prizes, a shiny new Roxy Ollie Pop Snowboard needed to be given away. With the ROXY Outdoor Fitness launching this Spring it seemed fitting to have a push-up battle for the coveted board prize. Several push-ups later there was a clear and muscular winner. Great job Chloe Vo! The next camp is at Grouse Mountain, BC on March 16 followed by Lake Louise, AB on March 30. Start practicing your push-ups and dance moves as you never know what the next snowboard challenge may be.

Sign up for upcoming camps here.

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