Please check the AOA Events calendar for Officials Training dates and locations. Should you have any questions please contact the AOA Officials Chair, Nathalene Hagar at officials@alpineontario.ca .
ANNUAL UPDATE
Review of updates and rules from FIS, ACA, AOA, and the Ontario Divisions: LSDA, NCD, NOD, SOD.
LEVEL 1 Introductory Roles in Alpine Ski Racing
No Prerequisites
½-day / no exam
This is the entry-level course. It is an overall introduction to race organization and the various Official positions with particular emphasis on timekeeping and gate judging. There are no course pre-requisites or required experience. Participants will benefit more if they have practical experience. Course attendance automatically qualifies the participant as Level 1 Official. Parents of entry-level and U12 level racers find this course an excellent introduction to race officiating and in gaining an insight into the racing program as a whole.
LEVEL 2 Supervisory Roles in Alpine Ski Racing
Level 2 Prerequisites – please click here
1 day or 2 ½-days / 1-hour open book exam
This course is designed as a detailed informative course to ski racing and the roles and duties of various Official positions. It is a fairly intensive course that does not repeat the material covered in Level 1 and does require some prior knowledge and experience in order that the material covered is absorbed to the best advantage.
LEVEL 3 Management Roles in Alpine Ski Racing
2 days or 4 ½-days / 2-hour open book exam
The Level III course is an interactive one in which there is an emphasis on discussion and exchange of ideas, opinions, and experiences by the participants and the instructor(s). The course is designed for Officials with considerable practical experience. It covers rules to particular disciplines as well as the work and duties of the Jury and Technical Delegate in detail. Also covered are the duties of senior Officials, course preparation, maintenance, and setting, as well as calculations of points and penalties. Throughout the course, participants take part in many case studies taken from actual experiences and will be asked to make decisions on these as well as participating in Jury decisions.