Calgary’s Royal Board Shop has been supporting snowboarders and skaters in the Rockies for the better part of three years. Last fall, the shop played host to YES Snowboards and Absinthe video premiere parties that were the talk of the town and added to the pre-season stoke. “This was our second year premiering Absinthe’s film but the first to be on the world tour,” says owner Ryan Robertson. “We had DCP, Romain De Marchi, Jake Blauvelt and Absinthe’s co-owner/ filmer Justin Hostynek who all flew in for it. The first night was crazy with the YES pre-party. Then Romain and DCP gave a YES board clinic to some very excited Royal customers he next afternoon.”
As for this winter, Robertson says the shop will continue to support grassroots provincial snowboard programs working alongside the Alberta Snowboarding Association.