Snow Park Technologies to Join CA Productions
The veteran team at Snow Park Technologies (SPT), a consulting, snow building and event management team for action sports experiences on and off snow has joined CA Productions, part of the family of CA companies including CA Skateparks and CA RampWorks. SPT’s build crew and team of project managers will continue under the leadership of long-time SPT Vice President and General Manager Sarah Castaneda. SPT will continue to offer special project and event course builds, terrain park and half pipe construction, year-round project management and competition services including sport organizing, athlete services and course operations.
As the new President of SPT and CA Productions’ Event Operations, Sarah will continue to oversee the SPT brand including management of all SPT projects and services. In addition, she will be responsible for event operations for CA Productions, bringing SPT’s high level of organization and execution to the company. Sarah has been with SPT for the past 15 years, where she started her career with the company as its Marketing Coordinator. Since 2011, Sarah was SPT’s General Manager and Vice President.
“Joining with CA Productions presents new opportunities for our team at SPT to collaborate across multiple action sports categories, while also allowing us to continue to build and manage top tier global events and special projects,” said Sarah Castaneda. “Most importantly, our team at SPT will bring the high standards, services and reputation synonymous with our brand to our partnership with CA Productions, resulting in a greater benefit to our collective clients as we move forward.”
SPT’s core team of experienced park and pipe operators and event organizers have been involved with hundreds of clients and projects including ESPN X Games, Dew Tour, Burton US Open, Peace Park, Nitro World Games, Air + Style, Red Bull, Fenway Big Air, and many more.
“When I launched SPT in 1997, it was more of a concept than a company,” said SPT founder, Chris Gunnarson. “Together with this talented group of people, we built a brand that took us all over the world and helped shape an industry. It was a team effort that created what became SPT, and it is this team that will propel it into the future. As I move on, I couldn’t be more proud and excited to see where they will take SPT with their new partnership with CA Productions.”
SPT recently completed work on X Games Aspen, Dew Tour Breckenridge, Burton US Open and Air + Style LA, and will be involved with X Games Norway, Dew Tour Long Beach, X Games Minneapolis and Nitro World Games later this year.
“SPT not only consists of an experienced, talented team of creative event managers and builders, they have a strong reputation within the industry for their commitment, dedication and follow through,” said Brian Harper, Sr. Vice President for CA Productions and CA Skateparks. “Partnering with SPT was a no brainer for us. The opportunity for our teams to collaborate and leverage each others skill sets will only elevate the offering available to each of our clients in the future.”
Learn more about CA Productions at www.caproductions.com.
About Snow Park Technologies
An iconic, highly respected name in the resort and action sports industries, the Snow Park Technologies (SPT) team is a collection of the most experienced, talented event organizers and freestyle park and pipe innovators in the world, whose dedication and passion has redefined the winter action sports landscape. SPT’s expertise in the action sports world transcends snow sports as the company’s offerings have expanded over the years to include action sports event management and production, event development, sport organizing and athlete services. The company’s comprehensive array of services enables their partners to offer some of the most progressive and innovative projects on and off snow. For more information, visit www.snowparktech.com, follow SPT on Instagram @snowparktech or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/snowparktech.
About CA Productions
CA Productions offers full service event management for pro and amateur action sports events in both public and private facilities. With over 20 years experience, CA Productions has managed events for the biggest promoters in the world including Nitro World Games, Dew Tour and X Games. The company has also conceptualized, managed and promoted local and grassroots events at skateparks around the country, and has developed skatepark training programs that use proven training techniques and curriculum. CA Productions offers staff training programs designed to educate skatepark participants in proper skatepark safety, usage and etiquette. Learn more at www.caproductions.com.
About California Skateparks
California Skateparks (CA Skateparks), a CA Global brand, is the industry leader in top-quality skate park design and construction services. Established in 1998 by Joe Ciaglia, CA Skateparks has designed, built and landscaped over 350 parks globally. Through innovation, design, landscape integration and focus on quality, the company’s expertise ranges from small community skate parks to regional destination skate parks, private training facilities and professional event courses. CA Skateparks is credited with advancing the progression of skate park design and skateboarding. In addition to California Skateparks, CA Global brands include CA RampWorks, CA Landscape & Design and CA Productions. www.CaliforniaSkateparks.com