Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

February 07, 2015 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup

Canadian Freestyle Ski Association receives Government of Canada funding to host world-class athletes at the World Cup in Val Saint-Come

VAL SAINT-CÔME, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 7, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), announced that the Government of Canada has provided $115,000 to the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association (CFSA) through Sport Canada's Hosting Program to support the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle Ski World Cup in Val Saint-Côme on February 7, 2015.

Quick Facts

  • The 2014 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup attracted 124 athletes from 18 countries. At last year's moguls event, Canadian Olympians Alexandre Bilodeau and Chloé Dufour-Lapointe captured first place, while Mikaël Kingsbury and Justine Dufour-Lapointe came in second.
  • For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the Government of Canada, through Sport Canada's Sport Support Program, has contributed $4,055,000 to the CFSA.
  • For the 2013-2014 fiscal year, the Government of Canada, through Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance Program, provided $711,147 to 59 athletes to assist with their living, training and education expenses and allow them to focus on their training.

Quotes

"We are pleased to support the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association in hosting the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup. From the outstanding results we witnessed from our freestyle team last winter at the Olympic Games in Sochi and their continued success this year, we know that our Canadian athletes really benefit and appreciate the opportunity to compete against the world's best right here at home. During the Year of Sport in Canada, we celebrate sport and our athletes and the role they play in helping define Canada as a true sporting nation."

- The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)

"The FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup at Val Saint-Côme is the first opportunity since the Sochi Olympic Games for our mogul skiers to compete in Quebec and in front of a true home crowd. Olympic medallists Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Chloé Dufour-Lapointe and Mikaël Kingsbury are sporting heroes to Quebecers and Canadians. The financial support provided by the Government of Canada is critical for hosting this event. The World Cups are an important component of our CFSA high performance program and provide great opportunities for Canadians to compete in Canada, promote the sport of freestyle skiing and showcase the Quebec ski industry."

- Bruce Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Freestyle Ski Association

Associated Links

Canada.ca/Sport

Year of Sport in Canada

Canadian Freestyle Ski Association

FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup

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Contact Information

  • Robert Lynch
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Bal Gosal, P.C., M.P.
    Minister of State (Sport)
    819-934-1122
    robert.lynch@sports.gc.ca

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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