01/17/2018,Sharon Chadwick: Welcome to the 2017/18 season of racing albeit Mother Nature has just given us the big January thaw here on the Niagara escarpment! The conditions over the Holidays were amazing and now this thaw over the past 4 days!!!
Master’s Competitor Card:
A reminder to register online at https://registration.alpineontario.ca/default.aspxfor the upcoming season by selecting the Master’s National Card (select the ‘AOA 2017/18 Season Registration Masters’ program) or the Master’s FIS Card (select the ‘AOA 2017/18 Season Registration (FIS)’ program). The Master’s National Card is the best option if you intend racing in more than one event – refer to the fee schedule at http://www.alpineontario.ca/online-program-registration/alpine-ontario-fees/
Note: A Master’s competitor card is required for sanctioned events only and for the two races in the Interclub series if you are an « outsider ».
Mark your Calendars:
The Ontario races are as follows:
SAT, 20-Jan-18 10:00 AM, GS, Jozo Weider/Blue Mountain, Interclub Series *
SAT, 03-Feb-18 13:00 PM, SL, Caledon Ski Club, Interclub Series *
FRI, 16-Feb-18, GS, Craigleith Ski Club, Track 3 Friends & Family Race Day https://track3.org/
FRI, 23-Feb-18, GS & SL, Sir Sam’s, ON Masters
FRI, 09-Mar-18, SG x 2, The Georgian Peaks Club, Super G Classic
SUN, 11-Mar-18, GS & SL, Osler Bluff Ski Club, ON Masters’ Championships **
* The Interclub races are not sanctioned so the FIS compliant helmet is not required for the GS race; outsiders require the Master’s competitor card and to pay a fee of $60.
** Details and dates still to be confirmed.
Go to https://alpinecanadamasters.racing/?page_id=1070&lang=en for the full Masters’ National calendar for 2017/18 including first-ever Masters’ Eastern Championships in Stoneham, QC, from 23 – 25 March 2018 and the Masters’ National Championships in Panorama, BC, from 30 March to 1 April 2018.
The Ottawa Masters’ Ski Racing Club holds races every Wednesday night from early January through to March; for more information go to http://www.ottawamasters.ca/
Masters’ Training Camps:
Six weeks of slalom training is offered by Fenninger Racing on Tuesday and/or Wednesday evenings, from 09/10 January to 13/14 February, at North York Ski Centre. Registration is open at http://www.fenningerracing.com/forms/16458-Register-for-SL-Training-At-Earl-Bales-2017-18
Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) released their 2017-18 National Rules & Policies and National Competition documents that all PSOs must adhere to; this stipulates that for all ACA sanctioned Masters’ races that helmets must « be in accordance with FIS compliant rules ». ACA have interpreted that helmets must be certified to specification ASTM 2040 EN 1077 A and must pass an additional specific test under EN 1077 but at a higher speed of 6.8 m/s. Helmets that meet these requirements contain the non-removable label (under the top gel coat) reading « Conform to FIS Specifications RH 2013 ».
2018 Alpine Ontario Masters’ Team:
SUNDBERG Hannele, F 55-59, Jozo Weider
BOECK Herbert, M 80-84, Chicopee
FENNINGER Lou, M 70-74, Fenninger Racing
WATSON Jim, M 65-69, Fenninger Racing
GIROUX Michel, M 60-64, Jozo Weider
SLABON Karol, M 55-59, Chicopee
DAUB Brian, M 50-54, Chicopee
SHAWYER Scott, M 45-49, TSC
WALKER David, M 40-44, Jozo Weider
PEIRSON Garnet, M 35-39, Milton
See you on the hill and let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
ON Masters’ Representative