Pro Ride Snowboard Camps has just announced the signing of Canadian Olympian half pipe rider Crispin Lipscomb to their already impressive lineup of professional coaches. Crispin who retired from competition prior to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics will lead the development of Pro Ride’s specialist training days in which guest professional riders will lead seminars and on hill training days in their specialist fields.
Crispin returns to a permanent role with the Pro Ride team after a successful career including two World Cup wins and an 11th place at the 2006, Torino Winter Olympics. His career is also notable for the coaching work that he has done with both professional and adaptive snowboard programs and for crossing over into the mainstream as a spokesperson for major non snowboard brands including McDonalds and RBC.
Director of Pro Ride Snowboard Camps, Karen Crute says “We’re stoked to have Crispin return to Pro Ride’s line up of heavy hitting coaches. We’re always looking for ways to improve our program and with Crispin joining us we’re now able to offer our campers the opportunity to ride with one of Canada’s most successful half pipe snowboarders”.
Crispin will join a Pro Ride team that already includes the likes of World Cup rider Neil Connelly and former Irish National champion Tim Russell along with a raft of professional Canadian and international snowboard coaches.
In addition to coaching with Pro Ride, Crispin will continue his coaching roles with the Korean and Canadian snowboard teams and pursue further media opportunities.
Currently entering its 13th year in operation Pro Ride is a snowboard specific training camp based in Whistler, B.C. Started by former professional rider Anthony Crute and his wife Karen the camp provides intermediate to advanced adult riders with freestyle and freeride coaching and Instructor training. Further information on the camp can be found at www.pro-ride.com .