World Cup snowboarder Alexa Loo retires from Canadian team

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 23, 2010 4:47 pm

Canada Snowboard  Alpine specialist Alexa Loo has announced her retirement from the team.

The 37-year-old had been on the team the last 11 years while training and racing. Loo competed in two Olympic Games, and was a seven-time Canadian champion in her speciality of parallel giant slalom. Most notably, Loo earned medals at three different FIS World Cup podiums.

Loo will transition from the snowboard to the balance sheet, as she has recently accepted a position as a chartered accountant with a firm.

Robert Joncas, the new Director of High Performance of Canada Snowboard said, “Alexa has been a trailblazer for women in snowboarding, leading the path and motivating younger alpine snowboarder to strap up and snowboard. Alexa leaves a strong legacy to women’s snowboarding, and we genuinely wish her the best of success in her professional career,” said Robert Joncas, director of high performance at Canada Snowboard.