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The FIS Snowboard World Championship has changed its location and dates due to the global pandemic.
The FIS (International Ski Federation) has hosted its World Cup events since 1994. But this year there is more uncertainty as to whether, when and where the global competition will take place.
As China put its travel restrictions on, the FIS announced it Move the final location of the event from Zhangjiakou, China, to Aspen, Colorado (Yes, the same mountain location that is hosting X Games competitions.)
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Within a few weeks, Aspen will prepare its stage for four World Cup events. The FIS Snowboard World Championship consists of three disciplines: Slopestyle, Big Air and Halfpipe. Athletes living outside of the states have yet to travel – albeit not quite as far and not into an area where travel restrictions have tightened.
Due to the change of location and the upcoming logistics, the dates of the World Cup have also been postponed. The event, which was previously scheduled for February 18-28, 2021 in China, is now scheduled for March 10-16, 2021.
Qualification for the World Cup will take place from March 10th to 11th. The full World Cup schedule can be found here Here.
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