I’M AN OFFICIAL…OR I’D LIKE TO BE ONE
What is an Official? Officials are trained volunteers who play a crucial role in supporting Alpine Ski Racing by organizing secure and fair races, which provide opportunities for athletes to participate at all levels of the sport, from local competitions up to international events hosted in our province. There are many Officiating “tasks” at every race event, and there can be a role for everybody: on course, in timing and in administration. Everyone’s participation leads to successful experiences for all the athletes, coaches and officials.
How many Official Levels are offered? The Officials program is governed by Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and includes four courses – Level 1, 2, 3, 4. In addition to offering ACA Officials Courses, AOA runs Officials Updates at the beginning of every season. In order to keep your Officials Levels current, you must attend an “Update” course at least every other season. Learn more about the ACA Officials Program here>
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
STEP 1: Register as an Official/Volunteer with AOA this season so you can assist at any race in Ontario.
You will then be covered by Commercial General Liability insurance as an AOA member.
You will also be entitled to any other AOA membership benefits, including the Sporting Life discount card.
STEP 2: Sign up for an Officials Course by visiting the AOA Events calendar here. Once you find a date and location that suits you, sign up! You will meet others who share a passion for ski racing and learn more about the sport.
How do I request an Officials course to be hosted at my club?
Please email email@example.com your proposed date, location, time and desired course (Level 1, 2 or 3 or update) a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the proposed date so we can find a facilitator. In most cases, all ACA Officials courses are open to all and facilitators must come from outside the host club.
We invite everyone to join our great race community and support our other officials and volunteers, athletes, and coaches! Please email Nathalene, AOA’s Officials Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Resources for Officials
Race documents will be available after October 3, 2018
ACA National Competition Rules (PDFs and Forms > National competition rule book)
AOA Program Guidelines will be available after November 4th, 2018
Robert S. Shore Ontario Officials Award
The Robert S. Shore Ontario Officials Award is awarded annually at the Ontario Ski Racing Awards in recognition and appreciation of a person’s dedicated, continued commitment and contribution to Alpine Ski Racing. Learn more about AOA Awards here>
- 2018 Bruce Twible
- 2017 Marc Nielsen
- 2016 Irene Pawson
- 2015 Nathalene Hagar
- How do I get started? Register online with AOA for AOA Season Registration (Official/Volunteer) and then look for an Officials Level 1 course in your area.
- How do I remain a current Official every season? (The season runs from July 1 – June 30.) Register online with AOA for AOA Season Registration (Official/Volunteer) and then attend an Officials Update, or take an Officials Level 1, 2, or 3 course at least every other season.
- Where can I get more information? Email Nathalene, the AOA Officials Chair at Officials@alpineontario.ca
- Where do I send Race Document packets? Email to AlpineResultsAOA@gmail.com
- Where do I send TDTRs? Email to AlpineResultsAOA@gmail.com