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Local Athlete Strives For Success on the Slopes

by Shanine Sealey

Stevie Robinson is no stranger to the slopes. At 13 years old, she has already been mastering the sport of snowboarding for the past three years and is currently training with the Saskatchewan Snowboard Association Freestyle Development team. This year, Stevie competed in Slopestyle and Boardercross events.

At the age of 10, Stevie saw her cousin Hunter snowboarding and was immediately taken with the individual sport. That year, she decided to compete in her first competition and from there, took part in every competition available.
With heroes such as Mark McMorris and Spencer O’Brien, Stevie notes that she admires the boarders because, “they have both fought against challenges like health issues and growing up boarding in Saskatchewan.”

From December 2018 to March 2019, Stevie participated in the Saskatchewan Snowboard Association Provincial Point Series and throughout the season, earned her way onto the podium for each event in the series. Through dedication and hard work, Stevie finished second overall with numerous first and second place finishes throughout the year.

“I just do it because snowboarding makes me happy and every competition that I go to makes me try something new. I want to be able to back country snowboard in different mountain ranges building my own jumps with a group of friends,” Stevie said.

Throughout the 2018/2019 season, Stevie competed in several events and throwdowns where she was the only female boarder competing.

On April 1st, the Canada Snowboard and World Series point totals were released and Stevie came out in 28th place and was ecstatic to see her name among the names of her heroes and Olympians.

Stevie’s very proud mother Chandra noted that her daughter accomplished this goal all while being captain of multiple school sports, maintaining an impressive average in school, working part time and being a productive member of the family. “We could not be more proud,” Chandra stated.

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