The LSDA Board, our Member clubs and our Local Championships ROC are very pleased to announce that Thunder Bay has won the bid to host the National U16 Championships Feb. 21 to 25, 2017!
Congratulations have been received from AOA Executive Director Scott Barrett. Alpine Ontario is excited to have Thunder Bay host the first National U16 Championships in a decade. After our super performance hosting the U16 Ontario Championships in 2015, AOA is happy to let us set the tone for the next generation of U16 events across Canada.
Since 2017 is Canada`s 150th birthday, the event will be infused with the Canada 150 theme complete with fun activities that will bring all provincial teams together as Canadians. What better place to host this event than Thunder Bay parked smack dab in the centre of this great country of ours?!
This National event will also act as a springboard for fundraising for various projects including the work needed to increase the vertical drop of the GS hill. So not only are we attending to the needs of our current group of U16’s we are also contributing to the future generations of ski racers.
It is going to take a lot of work to maximize the outcomes of the event both from the athletic development and sport development perspectives. Since we have been through hosting a major championship in 2015, we know where we can improve things right off the hop.
We will be looking for lots of volunteers and sponsors. Please mark your calendars and plan to volunteer and/or attend the events to watch the show. Our Chief of Volunteers will be Stephanie Chow. She can be contacted at email@example.com
We thank you in advance for your support of the U16 Nationals. Let’s show Canada what we can do!
As a Club Coach you will work under the direction of the Head Coach and Program Director to deliver NAC’s entry level program to U8 / U10 / U12 level athletes. The focus of this program is on skill development and building future ski racers. You will be directly responsible for the development and supervision of a group of 6 to 10 young racers over the course of the season. These are part-time positions, and you must be able to commit to Saturdays and/or Sundays for the duration of the season. Additional hours may be available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings during twilight training. Professional development sessions will also be offered on Friday nights over the course of the season.
We hope everyone has had an exciting and active summer!
Over the summer, we have been working on updating club programming. Program and registration information will be updated on the website shortly. Registration will continue to be completed on-line just like last year.
We are excited to announce that Thunder Bay has been selected to hold the U16 National Championships this year! The event will run from February 21 - 25, 2017 welcoming the top U16 racers from across Canada for the first time in a decade!
Please check back for updates regularly, there is lots of activity happening in the background that is going to make for an exciting ski season. Jason and the staff at Loch Lomond are hard at work with improvements to the ski area, the new Super G track will come into action with the U16 Nationals, a dedicated Ski Cross track is in the works, and we will continue to expand on last season's successful racing activities.
We are working on establishing a date for the AGM and registration night in October - stay tuned for more info...
As Assistant Coach to the U14 training program you will work with the Head Coach and Program Director to deliver the U14 competitive training program. This is a part-time position and hours will be based on the group’s training schedule. Regular training times are Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday during the day. Additional hours may be required around race events during the season. Responsibilities will include:
As Head Coach you will work with the Program Director to develop and implement all aspects of the 2016 /2017 training program.
Scott Barrett, Cam McKenzie, Will Gyles and OST members and alum participate in the Centurion at Blue Mountain this past weekend!
Norwesters Alpine Club