Derek Livingston dreamed of attending the Olympic Winter Games since he was named to the national snowboard team in 2009. That dream came true at Sochi 2014, where he finished 19th. He was the top ranked Canadian male halfpipe snowboarder, missing a spot in the semifinal by one place. He was also the top Canadian in men’s halfpipe at PyeongChang 2018, finishing 17th.
He made his World Cup debut in February 2009 at what was the official test event of the Vancouver 2010 venue at Cypress Mountain. He earned his career-best World Cup result, sixth place, in February 2011 in Calgary. Livingston competed at the FIS World Junior Championships in both halfpipe and slopestyle in 2010 and 2011, posting his best result of 10th place in the halfpipe in 2010. He went on to compete at the FIS World Championships in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. In 2016, he made his first X Games appearance and finished ninth in Oslo. Livingston won back-to-back national titles in 2016 and 2017.
A little more about Derek
Getting into the Sport: Started snowboarding at age eight when he and his brother were given boards for Christmas… Was driven to catch up to his brother’s ability level… Outside Interests: Works for a painting company… In the off-season enjoys skateboarding, hiking in the mountains, camping… Odds and Ends: Nickname: D-rock… Used to work as a lifeguard… Favourite Olympic memory is watching the Turin 2006 halfpipe finals with his family and friends at a resort lodge… Has had seven broken bones throughout his career… His aunt Janice Cannon competed in moguls when freestyle skiing was a demonstration sport at Calgary 1988…
|2014 Sochi||Snowboard||Halfpipe - Men||19|
|2018 PyeongChang||Snowboard||Halfpipe - Men||17|
Notable International Results
Olympic Winter Games: 2018 – 17th (HP); 2014 – 19th (HP)
FIS World Championships: 2017 – 26th (HP); 2015 – 25th (HP); 2013 – 51st (HP); 2011 – 31st (HP)