The U19/U21 Racing Program caters to racers ages 16+ as of December 31st of the current season.  The U19/21 age group provides the most diversity for an athlete to compete in any racing series in Ontario, on a pay as play basis (for example an athlete registers for  Provincial Registration and opts to do a few Ontario FIS races and a few National Points races, they can go back and forth between the two streams as they wish), or on a more competitive team should they wish to compete Nationally and Internationally. The following visuals outline possible opportunities.

U18
U21

The U19/U21 program is aimed at providing athletes with programming based on the ACA LTSD Learn to Race phase and progressing to the Train to Race and Train to Win phases of the ACA LTSD. At this level, athlete performance becomes a strong focus of the competitions; while the development of strong skiing skills remains a crucial element of the program. Athletes may ski SL, GS, Speed (DH and Super G) and Ski Cross either in competition or at skills camps dependent on registration.Save

U19/21 PROGRAM OPTIONS

Athletes entering U19-21 may not know what stream they wish to pursue or where. The best person to help an athlete with this decision skiers’ skiers immediate coach and/or the club Head Coach. You should be seeking realistic input to determine the best path for academic and athletic success. Athletes have three main options to chose from:

CLUB U19-21 PROGRAMS

Many AOA clubs offer competitive race programs for this age group that take in to account the athletes wish to pursue person goals such as; skiing skills, racing performance, learning about coaching, exposure and/or improvement in speed races, lowering National or FIS points, etc.  These program would expose athletes to regional FIS races, which could potentially serve as a stepping stone to the SOD (Southern Ontario Division) Ski Team and possibly the Ontario Ski Team.

FIS CARD REGISTRATION FEES:
A Provincial U19/U21 FIS Card is $320.00 (recommended for regional only racing)

Provincial Registration becomes the only registration needed to participate in all “Alpine Ski Racing” event FIS or otherwise within the province of Ontario, in any division. This is a change from years past when there was also a National Points registration.

The Provincial registration will allow U19/21 athletes to participate in any FIS *race in ON.  (*that is not restricted by a points quota i.e. FIS University)

Learn more about FIS Fees here> 

REGIONAL FIS TEAMS & ACADEMIES

Each AOA division has its own FIS team including the well established National Capital Ouatouais (NCO) Team based in Ottawa and the emerging and growing Southern Ontario Ski Team (SODT) based in Collingwood. LSDA & NOD both strive to have FIS programs that often travel throughout Ontario and Canada competing. Please learn more about these teams here.

Collingwood is also home to the National Ski Academy. 

FIS CARD REGISTRATION FEES:
A national U19/U21 FIS Card is $409.52 (includes Class 3 SAIP Insurance) which is required if you are interested in participating in FIS events outside Ontario.

An International U19/U21 FIS Card is $723.00 (includes Class 2 SAIP Insurance) which is required if you are interested in participating in FIS events outside of Canada.

Learn more about FIS Fees here> 

ONTARIO SKI TEAM

The OST is a main property of AOA and very rarely accepts atheletes to its program directly from the U16 program. Learn more about the team and view its criteria here.

FIS CARD REGISTRATION FEES:
A national U19/U21 FIS Card is $409.52 (includes Class 3 SAIP Insurance) which is required if you are interested in participating in FIS events outside Ontario.

An International U19/U21 FIS Card is $723.00 (includes Class 2 SAIP Insurance) which is required if you are interested in participating in FIS events outside of Canada.

Learn more about FIS Fees here> 

REGISTRATION PROCESS

All U19/21 athletes must be registered through the AOA online registration system and have a signed waiver prior to a camp or competition.  A medical evaluation is required to be signed by a doctor along with a FIS declaration.  These documents once complete can be scanned and sent to AOA offices attention Member Services memberservices@alpineontario.ca

Learn more about FIS Fees here>