Alpine Ontario Eyeing Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI)
New Partnership with Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
TORONTO- (August 22nd, 2018) — Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) and are proud to announce a new partnership for the upcoming season. AOA is pleased to continue building their relationship with the CSIO by providing high performance skiers expert leadership, services and programs. CSIO and AOA staff members will work together to provide a wealth of knowledge and support to athletes as they strive towards the podium.
Over the last year, AOA has worked hard to align with the CSIO by expanding its high performance pathway at all levels. AOA is regarded as a leader in Canada for introducing athletes to the national team as well as scholarship opportunities both in Canada and the United States. By continuing to build a team of world class coaches and staff members, AOA looks to continue to jolt the organization to the next level.
“The Alpine Ontario Program is rapidly developing into one of Ontario’s premier high performance programs producing some of the country’s best up and coming junior and senior skiers” said David Bentley, CSIO’s Sport Physiologist. “The partnership between CSIO and Alpine Ontario is exciting on many levels, and I am sure the relationship between the two organizations will further enhance the athletes and the sport for years to come.”
Over the last number of months, Kip Harrington, Ontario Ski Team Head Coach and Program Director, and Pierre McCourt, CSIO Director, Performance Services, have worked to develop the partnership.
Harrington comments, “Alpine Ontario is grateful for the support and resources we are receiving from CSIO. David Bentley and his team at CSIO have been working hard with our coaches and athletes to raise the sophistication and performance level of our programs. Our athletes are inspired every time they step inside the Pan Am Sports Centre, where so many Olympic athletes also train and test. We look forward to a strong and successful partnership with CSIO!”
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About Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) is the provincial governing body for the sport of alpine ski racing in Ontario. Alpine Ontario’s newly refined mission is to provide leadership and structure for high quality, sustainable and affordable programming and to communicate the competitive, recreational and lifestyle benefits of ski racing to the community. AOA represents four divisions, 44 member clubs and over 30,000 active athletes, coaches and officials (volunteers). AOA coordinates several successful programs across the province and continues to foster the development of “state of the art” ski-racing programs from the grass roots level to the elite level.
About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes and coaches to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. CSIO offers athletes a range of sport science and sport medicine services including nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, strength & conditioning, mental performance, sport therapy and life services. CSIO also delivers programming and services to National and Provincial Sport Organizations and coaches to work towards building a stronger sport system in Ontario and Canada.
CSIO services approximately 700 high performance athletes and 250 coaches, at its main facility at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, its satellite location at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, and in daily training environments across Ontario. CSIO is part of a larger network of 4 institutes and 3 multi-sport centres across the country known as the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee. CSIO is further supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada, along with the National and Provincial Sport Organizations within the sector. www.csiontario.ca