News and Announcements
Mark your calendars for 2021:
The O2E Brands Whistler Cup is scheduled for April 15-18, 2021.
We can’t wait to welcome you back.
Until then, stay safe!
WHISTLER MOUNTAIN SKI CLUB
O2E Brands Whistler Cup 2020 Update
(Whistler, BC) – In light of rapidly evolving and clearly deteriorating COVID-19 situation and
following on today’s recommendation from Alpine Canada to cancel races for the remainder of
the ski season, the Whistler Cup Organizing Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel
the 2020 Whistler Cup.
Jim McGovern, Chair of Whistler Cup said “The legacy of Whistler Cup is something that all
WMSC members, athletes and alumni proudly cherish, so this was an incredibly difficult
decision for us, but the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, parents, volunteers,
sponsors and our community is our first priority. While the COVID-19 risk in Canada is presently
low, we felt there was enough uncertainty surrounding what the COVID-19 situation will be in
mid-April that out of prudence we should cancel this year’s event. In addition, the international
scope of the event dictated that we make this decision now to allow participants to adjust plans
The O2E Brands Whistler Cup is a truly international U16 & U14 alpine ski racing event with
teams from over 20 countries attending each year. Planning is now underway for the 2021
Whistler Cup, and we are pleased to announce that our title sponsor O2E Brands is excited to
renew its commitment for 2021.
For further Information Contact:
Whistler Cup Administrator
There is obviously an increase in international media attention, including Canada, around the Coronavirus as it relates not only to the impact the spread of a viral outbreak is having, and will continue to have on major sporting events around the world.
The health and safety of our athletes, coaches and members of the community is always our first priority. We remain confident every precaution will be assessed by our partners to ensure the environment is deemed safe at these events before we host international and domestic teams at the Whistler Cup.
Please be assured that the organizing committee will stay on top of this situation and will remain in close communication with each of you and provide on updates as we receive them.
Considering the evolution of the outbreak worldwide, and the rapid changes in all scenarios, the Whistler Cup recommends anyone booking travel to consider the possibility for flight/hotel cancellation and change insurance, as a preventive measure should disruptions arise.
For more information, please visit: https://alpinecanada.org/news/alpine-canada-coronavirus-covid-19-information
Whistler Cup announces O2E Brands as new title sponsor to renowned youth ski race
January 21, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Whistler Cup organizers are pleased to announce O2E Brands as new Title Sponsor of the renowned international youth ski race taking place in Whistler, BC, April 16 to 19, 2020.
“On behalf of the Whistler Cup Organizing Committee and the Whistler Mountain Ski Club we are extremely excited to announce our new Title Sponsor O2E Brands, said Jim McGovern, Chair of the Whistler Cup. “Their major financial contribution to the event will ensure the continued success of one of, if not the largest, youth ski races in the world. “This year, celebrating our 28th anniversary, we will welcome over 400 racers from around the world to compete for the coveted Whistler Cup on the famed Dave Murray National Training Center. This annual event is critical to the development of alpine ski racing in Canada, as every year young Canadian racers witness and race against the best in the world in their age groups.”
“I was incredibly inspired by WMSC’s philosophy of "Developing Champions in Life and Sport,” said Brian Scudamore, Founder & CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK and O2E Brands. “As a parent volunteer at last year’s Whistler Cup, I was in awe of the difference that this sport is making in the developing lives of young athletes from around the world. I wanted to be a part of that and so O2E Brands sponsorship (where we make the ordinary business of home services exceptional) was a no brainer.”
The Whistler Cup was created by Max Meier, the parent of a young Whistler ski racer. He and the Whistler Mountain Ski Club Program Director at the time, Joze Sparovec, were inspired to bring an international juvenile ski race to Canada. With the help of the third founder, Jim Yeates, the inaugural Whistler Cup was held in 1993 and has grown in stature and influence. This year’s race celebrates 28 years of successful international ski racing at Whistler Blackcomb.
The Whistler Cup has a long track record of showcasing future stars. Former participants include the USA’s Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin, Slovenia’s Tina Maze, and Austrian champions Anna Veith (Fenninger) and Marcel Hirscher. Many of Canada’s biggest World Cup and Olympic alpine and ski-cross stars have also graced the event over the years, experiencing international competition for the first time on their journey toward success on the world stage.
ABOUT O2E Brands
Brian Scudamore is the serial entrepreneur behind O2E Brands, the umbrella company for 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING and Shack Shine.
O2E Brands was unveiled in 2014 to amalgamate Scudamore’s three home-service brands. O2E stands for “ordinary to exceptional” because each service focuses on providing excellent customer service in traditional industries. Each brand offers uniformed employees, up-front pricing, and clean, shiny trucks.
For more information, please contact:
Whistler Mountain Ski Club on behalf of Whistler Cup
Janice Avon, Media contact
Senior Manager, Communications & Events
THE CUP STAYS HOME!
Congratulations to Team Canada on their victory of the Whistler Cup, the first home soil victory since 2013!
Read more about the final day of racing