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SSA Futures - Pre Season Camp AIS Canberra June 1 & 2

The SSA Futures Pre-Season Camp at the AIS Canberra June 1 & 2 aims to prepare snow-sports athletes for the upcoming season and give developing athletes aged 12-16 years an edge to make the most out of their winter training and competitions. The camp integrates the expertise, services and facilities of the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra to deliver a two-day program targeted at snow-sport athletes from all disciplines. This is a unique opportunity for young athletes to experience the pinnacle of high-performance training at the AIS and learn more about what it takes to become an elite athlete in Australian sport.

What is it?

The two-day camp has a residential option and will include sessions on; Acrobatics, Goal Setting, Recovery, Nutrition Fundamentals, Injury Prevention, the Athlete Pathway. Coachability, Talent and Skill progression. Parents are encouraged to attend some of the educational sessions with their children on Sunday afternoon.

Who is it for?

12-16 year old developing snow-sport athletes that wish to enhance their winter training and competition seasons, as well as maximise their opportunities to progress in the performance phases of their athlete pathway.

Spaces are limited so please book soon to avoid missing out.

Camp Information

Register Here

Draft Program

Canberra Community Little Shredders and Gliders Sessions

Want to learn how to ski and snowboard or cross country ski before hitting the slopes this winter? Ski & Snowboard Australia is offering a choice of two "off snow" programs for primary aged children in Canberra aimed at teaching children the basics of snow sports, utilising custom-made modified equipment built specifically for off snow use.

You can either sign up for Little Shredders (Ski & Snowboard) OR Little Gliders (Cross Country Skiing).

The program involves 4 lessons (45 minutes per lesson) over 4 weeks. Each lesson will build on the skills learned in the previous lesson.

*Please note that the sessions are run at the same time so you can only register for either Little Shredders or Little Gliders.

Who Can Register

The program is free and is offered to children:

  • Little Shredders - Kindergarten to Year 6
  • Little Gliders - Year 3 to Year 6

To register for either program you must have Snow ID. A Snow ID is obtained by membership with Ski & Snowboard Australia.

You can become a Snowracer member for free. You can look up Snow ID here: https://www.snowracer.com.au/member-finder/ or new participants can be registered here: www.snowracer.com.au/registration/

Dates

The program runs over 4 weeks at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Bruce, on the following days and time:

  • Thursday May 23 - 4.00pm to 4.45pm
  • Thursday May 30 - 4.00pm to 4.45pm
  • Thursday June 6 - 4.00pm to 4.45pm
  • Thursday June 13 - 4.00pm to 4.45pm

Location

Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Leverrier St, Bruce on the Synthetic Field.

As this is an outside venue, the lesson will need to be rescheduled if it is raining.

Program Enquires

For any program questions, please call Wendy on 0422 240 483 or email wolsen@skiandsnowboard.org.au

Please note that the ‘Golden Ticket’ is no longer available after completing the program.

Register Here - https://www.skiandsnowboard.org.au/events/39294/

2019 Amelia McGuiness Events

  • Amelia McGuiness XC Sprints, Perisher Trails – Sunday 18th August
  • The Amelia McGuiness Alpine GS, Ski Cross & Snowboard Cross Time Trial, Perisher - Monday 19th August
  • Amelia McGuiness Alpine ‘Masters & Apprentices’ Time Trial, Perisher – Monday 19th August

ABOUT

The Amelia McGuiness Australian Snowsports Development Foundation (AMASDF) was established in memory of Amelia McGuiness who tragically died in a skiing accident in 2009.

All monies raised are distributed to our emerging athletes via the Amelia McGuiness Scholarship Program, applications to open in mid-September each year. This scholarship is dedicated to providing practical support (for equipment, training and resources), for up-and-coming winter snowsports athletes from the age of 10 to 18 years old, across all disciplines including Para winter athletes.  2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of Amelia’s passing and since then, the foundation has distributed $194,860 in funds to emerging athletes.

These events are the perfect opportunity to practice in Alpine GS, Ski Cross, Snowboard Cross, and Cross Country events before the SSA Northern States Interschools Championship.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Online registrations for all Amelia McGuiness events will open via the SSA Events Portal on Monday 6th May and close on Monday 12th August.

Late entries may be taken on the day of the event, providing the maximum quota of participants has not been reached.

 

AMELIA McGUINESS CROSS COUNTRY SPRINTS & TEAM RELAYS

Amelia McGuiness Cross Country Sprints is an individual Junior event only.  The Amelia Cross Country Sprints are a chance to gain valuable Cross Country event experience before the SSA Northern States Interschool Championship, while raising funds to support emerging winter athletes.

Individual Cross Country Time Trials will be followed by Team Sprints (teams assembled by event organisers on the day based on Sprint times).  Bring your skate skis or your classics – whatever you will have the most fun on!

Location:          The Nordic Shelter, Perisher Cross Country Centre.

Date:                Sunday 18th August 2019

Course:            Perisher Cross Country Trails

Race Times:      1pm – Time Trial with the Team Sprints to follow

Cost:                $30 per entry.  $50 per entry if registered on the day of the event.

Entries:            Entries open Monday 6th via the SSA Events Portal and close Monday 12th August 2019. Late entries may be accepted at the bib registration desk during bib collection times.

Bib Collection:  From 12 NOON at the Nordic Shelter.

Presentation:   Presentation will be held at the Nordic Shelter immediately after the Team Sprints.  Presentations are informal as this is a fun event that focuses on participation and gaining experience. Participation certificates will be available to download closer to the event.

Results:            Results will be available on the Interschools website after the event.

Contact:           Leslie Ludwig nswxc1@gmail.com

 

All Participants must have a current SSA SnowID in order to register.  If you do not have a SnowID or are unsure if you have a SnowID, please visit https://www.snowracer.com.au/registration/  Once you have obtained a SnowID you will be sent a Username via email to use when you register.  Please ensure that your SnowID details are up-to-date and your membership is active.

 

AMELIA McGUINESS MEMORIAL TIME TRIAL

This fundraising event will only be open for school-aged participants and is an individual event. It is a great training opportunity for skiers and snowboarders in preparation for the SSA Northern States Interschools Championship while supporting emerging winter athletes.   The Amelia McGuiness Time Trial will be open to a maximum of 250 participants.

Resort:             Perisher

Date:                Monday 19th August 2019

Discipline:        Alpine GS, Ski Cross (Div 6 to Div 1) & Snowboard Cross (Div 5 to Div 1)

Course:            Front Valley and Centre Valley

Race Times:      9.00 am (subject to change)

Cost:                $40 per entry, per discipline (2 timed runs in each event).  $50 if registered on the day of the event.

Entries:            Entries open Monday 6th May via the SSA Events Portal and close Monday 12th August 2019. Late entries may be accepted at the bib registration desk during bib collection times, providing the maximum quota of 250 participants has not been reached.

Waivers:            Each participant must complete a Interschools Participant Waiver at the time of entry.  

Bib Collection:  Bibs can be collected from the Interschools Race Room.  Times to be confirmed.

Presentation:   Presentations will be held at 4pm, location to be confirmed.  Participation certificates will be available to download closer to the event.

Results:            Results will be available on the Interschools website after the event.

 

Note:               Helmet use is mandatory for all participants (including adults) whilst on course for inspection and during the Time Trial. Any participants who arrive at the top of the course without a helmet will not be able to participate. Please note that race suits will not be permitted in all divisions at this Time Trial event.  Participants must have a valid Lift Ticket for the day of the event.  No discount tickets will be available.

 

Contact:           Wendy Olsen – SSA Northern Operations Manager wendy@nswinterschools.com.au

                        Cathy Lambert – SSA Northern Admin Manager cathy@nswinterschools.com.au

 

All Participants must have a current SSA SnowID in order to register.  If you do not have a SnowID or are unsure if you have a SnowID, please visit https://www.snowracer.com.au/registration/  Once you have obtained a SnowID you will be sent a Username via email to use when you register.  Please ensure that your SnowID details are up-to-date and your membership is active.

 

 

AMELIA McGUINESS ALPINE ‘MASTERS & APPRENTICES’ TIME TRIAL

AMASDF and the SSA Northern (NSW/ACT) Alpine Community are pleased to announce the inaugural Amelia McGuiness Alpine ‘Masters & Apprentices’ Time Trial to be held Monday 19th August at Perisher.  The ‘Masters & Apprentices’ Time Trial will be held following the completion of the Amelia McGuiness Memorial Time Trials.

Have you left school, do you love to race, are you a tertiary student, parent, teacher, coach, Master-in-Charge or involved in Alpine skiing in any way?

Fun, prizes and lots of egos guaranteed!

 

Resort:             Perisher

Date:                Monday 19th August 2019

Discipline:        Alpine GS

Course:            Front Valley

Race Times:      12 NOON (subject to change)

Cost:                $40 per entry (2 timed runs in each event).  $50 if registered on the day of the event.

Entries:            Entries open Monday 6th May via the SSA Events Portal and close Monday 12th August 2109. Waivers must be submitted at the time of entry along with payment via credit card.  Late entries may be accepted at the bib registration desk during bib collection times, providing the maximum quota of 150 participants has not been reached.

Bib Collection:  Bibs can be collected from the Interschools Race Room.  Times to be confirmed.

Presentation:   Presentations will be held at 4.30pm. Location and time to be confirmed.  Participation certificates will be available to download closer to the event.

Results:            Results will be available on the Interschools website after the event.

 

Note:               Helmet use is mandatory for all participants whilst on course for inspection and during the Time Trial. Any participant who arrives at the top of the course without a helmet will not be able to participate. Please note that race suits will not be permitted at this Time Trial event.  Participants must have a valid Lift Ticket for the day of the event.  No discount tickets will be available.

 

Contact:           Wendy Olsen – SSA Northern Operations Manager wendy@nswinterschools.com.au

                        Cathy Lambert – SSA Northern Admin Manager cathy@nswinterschools.com.au

 

All Participants must have a current SSA SnowID in order to register.  If you do not have a SnowID or are unsure if you have a SnowID, please visit https://www.snowracer.com.au/registration/  Once you have obtained a SnowID you will be sent a Username via email to use when you register.  Please ensure that your SnowID details are up-to-date and your membership is active.