FIS Raymond James NorAms, Georgian Peaks, Osler Bluff & Alpine
This event met all the criteria of a great event.
1 – Amazing collaboration between the three host clubs in SOD
2 – Not one ‘hiccup’ with timing, safety or timing holds – it was 100% professional and executed to perfection!
3 – We saw 100s of little kids, coaches, CAST alumni and more at the finish line. This event pulled together the SOD crowd setting a new standard for FIS races in Ontario.
4 – Athletes from all over the world had a great time – 8 countries were represented and AOA received dozens of compliments and ‘asks’ to come back next year.
U14 OCUP Finals,
Thunder Bay is quickly becoming the gold standard in ski racing events!
1 – The team in TBay knows how to host a world-class event from building a dedicated website, hiring videographers, photographers, securing live timing and ensuring the kids all have a very, very good time! The team does all of this and more by securing sponsors and partners and making sure the event is welcomed by the entire community. They embody teamwork and collaboration.
2 – The event was professional, timing and safe for all participants.
3 – Fun is what this place is all about. Not only did the kids have fun on the slopes but they took part in Cultural Tour and Indigenous drum circle learning more about the area, the country and themselves. These are events that will stay with them longer than any medal could.
The Muskoka Rodeo attracted 300 U10/U12 athletes from all over Ontario.
The event could not have happened without the amazing teamwork from the many volunteers, sponsors, host club and visiting teams.
Fun would be an understatement for the participants in this race. 100s of kids enjoyed the season finale of their season with a skills competition and tons of prizing thanks to the organizing committee.
This event is one of the only 3-day series for kids this age and many look forward to this all season long.
U16 Eastern Finals,
Calabogie Ski Racing Club (CSRC)
The U16 Eastern Finals replaces the former Quebec and US Can-Am races that have always been in Sugarloaf and Tremblant.
It was a collaborative event including the National Capital Division (NCD), the Calabogie Ski Racing Club (CSRC), Calabogie Peaks Resort (CPR), the Township of Greater Madawaska and the County of Renfrew. Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport attended the event and the region secured significant media leading up to the races. This team worked closely with the Canadian Ski Council to invite 250 local students to the Friday Ski Cross and many of these future racers returned on Saturday as well. The banquet included the Calabogie traditional ‘tug of war’ and smores stations and guest speaker and former Olympian JP Roy spoke to the athletes about his career. On Sunday the area received over a foot of snow and the CSRC race crew worked tirelessly as they always do to prepare the track.
Perhaps the biggest success was the first ever Ski Cross incorporated into a finals event. This was a huge highlight for the athletes and coaches.