01/06/2019, Welcome to the 2018/19 season of racing and shaping up to be a good one!
Master’s Competitor Card:
A reminder to register online at Alpine Ontario Registration for the upcoming season by selecting the Master’s National Card (select the ‘AOA 2018/19 Season Registration Masters’ program) or the Master’s FIS Card (select the ‘AOA 2018/19 Season Registration (FIS)’ program).The Master’s National Card is the best option if you intend racing in more than one event – refer to Alpine Ontario Fees for the fee schedule and reasons for paying ACA, AOA and division fees. A Master’s competitor card is required for sanctioned events only e.g. Ontario/Eastern/National Championships.
Note: If the card is purchased during December or prior, then every Friday your card is activated by AOA, but from January onwards it is activated on demand; check for activation on the new website Alpine Points
Mark your Calendars:
The Ontario races are as follows:
FRI, 11-Jan-19 08:30 AM, GS & SL, Mansfield Ski Club Masters’ Cup
Race notice : Race Notice
Register at Mansfield Registration
FRI, 08-Feb-19, GS & SL, Sir Sam’s, FRiday GS & SL Double Header *
WED, 20-Feb-19, SL, Earl Bales Ski Centre, ON Night Slalom *
FRI, 08-Mar-19, SG x 2, The Georgian Peaks Club, Super G Classic
SAT, 09-Mar-19, GS, Alpine Ski Club, ON Masters’ Championships *
SUN, 10-Mar-19, SL, Alpine Ski Club, ON Masters’ Championships *
* Sanctioned event.
Go to Alpine Canada Masters’ Race Calendar for the full Masters’ National calendar for 2018/19 including Mike Wiegele Eastern Masters’ Championships in Stoneham, QC, from 01 – 03 March 2019, the Western Masters’ Championships in Nakiska, AB, from 22 – 24 March, and the Masters’ National Championships in Panorama, BC, from 29 – 31 March 2019.
The Ottawa Masters’ Ski Racing Club holds races every Wednesday night from early January through to March with the finals in Mont Cascades, QC, on 16 March 2019; for more information go to Ottawa Masters
AOA Masters’ GS Camp – Tuesday, 05 February 2019:
Join AOA and some of the best coaches, including Ontario Ski Team Head Coach, Kip Harrington, at Georgian Peaks for an AOA Masters’ Camp from 12:30-2:30pm. Train on Rogers being the only FIS homologated GS run in Ontario. This is a unique opportunity to ski Georgian Peaks on a closed day, reserved for AOA use only, with some of the best coaches in the province. Cost is $70 including HST lift ticket and coaching; Non-AOA members will be charged $75 and must sign a waiver. Login and register at GS Camp Registration Note: The fourth and last race of the Interclub series is on 9 February 2019 at Georgian Peaks so take advantage of this training camp!
Masters’ Training Camps:
Six weeks of slalom training is offered by Fenninger Racing on Tuesday and/or Wednesday evenings, from 08/09 January to 12/13 February, at Earl Bales Ski Centre. For more information, go to http://www.fenningerracing.com
Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) released their 2018-19 National Competition Rules document Competition Rules that clearly states, in section 222, that for Masters’ national competition events that are ACA sanctioned, « FIS conformed helmets (label « RH2013″) MUST be used for GS/SG/DH events, no exception. » Helmets that meet these requirements contain the non-removable label (under the top gel coat) reading « Conform to FIS Specifications RH 2013 ».
Note: This helmet requirement does not apply to non-ACA sanctioned GS/SG/DH
2019 Alpine Ontario Masters’ Team:
F 70-74, SHEPPARD Judi, Osler
F 60-64, UNDERWOOD Lee Anne, TSC
F 55-59, EAST Patti, Osler
M 70-74, FENNINGER Lou, Fenninger Racing
M 65-69, WATSON Jim, Fenninger Racing
M 60-64, HANNA Terrence, Jozo Weider
M 55-59, NIGHSWANDER Dave, Glacier
M 50-54, PATTEN Jerry, Craigleith
M 45-49, MCDERMID Mitch, Alpine
Unfortunately I will not be skiing this season after suffering a really bad bicycle accident in July 2018, but I will try to be at most events for support, results and WC points.
ON Masters’ Representative