AOA SOD Update

Hi everyone, things are beginning to ramp up for the upcoming season.  Here is what’s on the radar…

 

SOD Fall Fitness Testing Weekend

Mandatory for OCup racing, some MHRC athletes have tested their metal in the past, testing is scheduled for October 19 and 20 at the Toronto Track and Field Centre, York University. Preregistration online is mandatory and will close October 11th, walk-ins will not be accepted. For the Testing Protocol click here and testing results submission form. Schedule is as follows:

 

Saturday Oct 19

8:00-8:45 am Check in for morning session

9:00-12:00 pm U16 and U19

Noon-12:45 pm Check in for afternoon session

1:00-4:00 pm U14

 

Sunday Oct 20

8:00-8:45 am Check in for morning session

9:00-12:00 pm U12

Noon-12:45 pm Check in for afternoon session

1:00-4:00 pm U14

 

Events Calendar

A draft schedule has been posted on the AOA website; SOD/Snowboard Ontario SX schedule is included on the schedule. The SOD Cup schedule has yet to be formally posted, but a prospective schedule has been developed. We will have this posted on the MHRC website later this month. What can be shared is the U16 Race Fest will be run on the weekend of Feb 8/9 and U14 Race Fest will be run on the weekend of Feb 22/23;  format will be 1 run SL/1 run GS at the venues (TBD).

 

U19 Registration / Schedule

As we know all U19 registrations require the FIS license and the deadline is December 15th, thereafter late fees apply. U19 require to complete the FIS athlete declaration form and medical form.  Please send completed forms to Lisa Linhares  memberservices@alpineontario.ca and let our Race Admin, Juliette Lamb, know as well with a brief confirmation email.

 

After much discussion at this year’s AOA Spring Conference we’re pleased to announce that this season, in an effort to maintain robust U19 participation and help to sustain the social atmosphere within the senior racing groups at the club level, U19 FIS Provincial licensed athletes will participate with their U16 friends in the U16 SOD Cup (4 races) as a combined group with separate age category results. U19’s will also have opportunities to race in FIS races provincially and participation in SX events. The U19 Ontario Winter Games 2020 will take place at Mt St Louis Moonstone (MSLM) from Feb 25 – 28 (SL,SX,SG). This is really great news all around and bodes well for an engaging U19 season!

 

Officials

Anyone who took the Level 1  Officials training must register with AOA annually to maintain their certification ($25.00).  Officials must take an update every two (2) years.  New recruits taking a Level 1 course will be sent a coupon code after the course to register as an Official at no cost. Juliette Lamb is currently working with AOA to arrange training for MHRC members later this fall. It is incredibly important for the Club to have a pool of trained individuals at our races, it makes the whole ball of wax run so much easier. We’ll post training dates and sign-ups soon!!!

 

SOD Skills Camp dates:  Registration open

For the eager beavers who already have their 2020 calendars up and running, here are some dates you want to pencil in:

 

Jan 31 – Mansfield U10/U12 Slalom

Feb 13/14 – Heights of Horseshoe U10/U12 Slalom/SX (TBC)

Feb 14 – Devil’s Glen U14/U16 Slalom

Mar 21/22 – Beaver Valley U12/U14/U16 SX/Speed

 

On December 6-7, a “Back to Snow” camp for U10/12/14 is being held at MSLM in conjunction with Glacier Ski Club and AOA. A great opportunity to test out new gear and get those ski legs back. The camp will be led by AOA’s U12 Athletic Consultant Bennett Carter (Craigleith Ski Club) and Mitch McDermid, Head Coach Glacier Ski Club, along with leaders from the Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance (CSIA) and Canadian Ski Coaches (CSC). Complete schedule and details here>

Snow is coming!!!!!