PyeongChang 2018: Looking ahead at Canadian Paralympic Team action on Day 7

Canadian Paralympic Committee

March 15, 2018

Para snowboarding banked slalom event to make Paralympic debut


– Para snowboarding banked slalom event makes Paralympic debut    
– Biathlon wraps up with 15KM and 12.5KM races
– Canada to duel for spot in wheelchair curling gold-medal game

PyeongChang, March 15, 2018 – Medal events will be back on the schedule for the Canadian Paralympic Team on Friday, as the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games starts to reach its final days. 

•    Canada’s Para snowboard team will hit the slopes for the debut of the banked slalom competition at the Paralympic Games at 10:30 a.m. local time/9:30 p.m. Thursday ET. Added to the slate this year, the event adds five more medal opportunities to the Games with two classifications for the women and three for the men. Michelle Salt (Calgary, AB) posted the team’s best finish in the snowboard cross on Monday, finishing fourth. All seven of Canada’s snowboarders will compete in the banked slalom – Salt, John Leslie, Sandrine Hamel, Curt Minard, Alex Massie, Andrew Genge, and Colton Liddle.   
•    Canada’s wheelchair curlers could guarantee themselves a medal on Friday with a win in the semifinals. They’ll take on China for a spot in the gold-medal game at 3:35 p.m. local time/2:35 a.m. ET at the Gangneung Curling Centre. Skip Mark Ideson, Ina Forrest, Marie Wright, Dennis Thiessen and alternate James Anseeuw advanced to the semifinals with a 9-2 record, while China was also 9-2, including an 8-5 loss to Canada earlier in the week. Canada is aiming to make its fourth straight Paralympic gold-medal game.
•    Biathlon is back on the schedule with the women’s 12.5KM and men’s 15KM races starting at 10 a.m. local time/9 p.m. Thursday ET. Canada’s Mark Arendz has medaled in both of his biathlon events so far (to go along with a cross-country bronze as well) and will be aiming for a fourth on Friday. Other contenders include Collin Cameron, a bronze medallist in the 7.5KM sitting category earlier this week, as well as Brittany Hudak in the women’s standing competition. This is the last biathlon event of the PyeongChang 2018 Games.


Television coverage:
CBC: 4-6 p.m. across Canada
Radio-Canada: 11:05 p.m. – 12:35 a.m. Saturday ET
Sportsnet One: 6-8 a.m. ET
AMI: 9-11 p.m. ET  

Live Streaming:
Events will be live streamed on the CBC and Radio-Canada websites,, Twitter and Facebook and will be available on demand following the conclusion of the live event.

People across Canada can also sign up to be their own broadcaster at, selecting the events they wish to share with their friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Once selected events start, live coverage will automatically appear in their feed as if they are broadcasting it.



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