The AOA Provincial Officials’ program is for volunteers interested in supporting the sport of alpine ski racing. The program provides education, certification and standards that are essential for volunteers to become Officials. With the Officials certification and practical experience, volunteers can provide race organization, officiating skills and safety requirements to match the alpine ski competitors’ performance level and the athlete’s program goals. For more information please see the Alpine Canada website http://www.alpinecanada.org/officials
Who should take the Level 1 Officials course?
All Race Parents of course!
The Level I Alpine Officials course is an excellent introduction to the organization, rules and procedures for Alpine ski racing. It is recommended for all parents who will ever be involved helping out with races (e.g. gate judge, timer or record keeper, or even coat runners to know how the race course is organized and where you can and cannot safely go), and especially for team managers (e.g. involvement in scoring and race DSQs, and generally helping to shift burden away from coaches to let them focus on the racers on-hill). It is also a critical step to provide both the Alpine Officials and the racers access to the Canadian Snowsports Association’s comprehensive liability insurance coverage should anything unfortunate happen during the conduct of a race. It can also be a lot of fun, especially in a year that the Alpine events at the Olympics are expected to draw a lot of widespread interest and coverage.
Look to the Related Documents section to find information about the AOA courses to assist your learning requirements as a certified race official, detailed race organization information, official’s job descriptions and race forms to assist you with your race event.
Visit the ACA website to ensure you have the most up to date documentation including Alpine Rules, Course Materials, Timing, Gate Judge Materials and much much more.
Objectives of the Officials Program
- To standardize the methods and techniques of organizing and officiating at ski races
- To ensure that ski competitions are fair, safe and consistent with prescribed standards
- To ensure uniformity with respect to rule interpretations
- To ensure that required numbers of qualified Officials are available at all races.
- To offer opportunities to anyone, anywhere to become an alpine ski Official
- To offer opportunities, through established programs, for Officials to progress from club Officials to International Officials.
- To establish criteria for Officials certification which reflects the current standards in racing
- To offer recognition to Officials for their achievements
- To offer support to Officials as they apply theory to practice i.e.: The inexperienced become experienced.
A special thank you to all Ontario officials and volunteers for adding to a program that would not exist without the dedicated time, knowledge and help of all of you.
How do I pay my annual officials dues?
On the AOA website. Please login with your username and password here.
Where do I find out when, and where the Officials Courses are?
Officials courses are listed on the Calendar on this website.
Alpine Ski Club will be hosted an Officials Update Sat Dec 2, 2017 in the afternoon. Click on the calendar for more information.
How do I sign up for a course?
Please sign up on-line. All course fees can be applied to AOA Annual membership fees. Once you have completed your course, AOA will issue a coupon code so you can register as an official for the season and have the course fees waived on the total.
How do I request a ACA Officials course to be run 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 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.
How do I find out what my current officials status is? Do I need to attend an update during the 2016-17 season to stay current?
Please click here for a list of those officials who have attended a course or update during the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. If you are not listed on this document, you must take a update this season to work/volunteer on-hill at any AOA sanctioned event. An update or course must be taken every 2 seasons to stay certified.
- ACA National Rules and Policies
- ACA National Competition Rules
- FIS International Competition Rules (ICR)
- AOA Program Guidelines
FIS Officiating Forms
- FIS Entry Form
- FIS Race Notice
- FIS Team Captains Meeting Attendance
- FIS Team Captains Meeting Checklist and Minutes
- FIS Team Captains Meeting Checklist
- FIS Team Captains Meeting Minutes
- FIS Program
- FIS Minutes of Jury Decision without Protest
- FIS Minutes of Jury Decision with Protest
- FIS Protest
- FIS Referee Report
- FIS Notes TD Report
- FIS Timing and Data Technical Report
- FIS Injury Report
- FIS TD Accident Report
Please send Timing and Data Technical Report to firstname.lastname@example.org for all OCUP races within 3 days of the race.
OCUP Forms – recommended for all division racing as well
- OCUP U14 Race Notice
- OCUP U16 Race Notice
- OCUP U19/U21 Race Notice
- OCUP Team Captains Meeting Attendance
- OCUP Team Captains Meeting Checklist
- OCUP Team Captains Meeting Minutes
- OCUP Program
- OCUP Minutes of Jury Decision without Protest
- OCUP Minutes of Jury Decision with Protest
- OCUP Protest
- OCUP Referee Report
- OCUP Technical Delegate Report
- Timing and Data Technical Report