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U16 PROVINCIAL RACE SERIES

Location
Discipline(s)
Start Date
End Date
Mt. Norquay, AB, CAN 1GS, 2SL 2017-01-06 2017-01-08
Nakiska, AB, CAN Speed Camp 2017-01-18 2017-01-20
Lake Louise, AB, CAN TRG, 1SG, 1AC, 1GS 2017-02-02 2017-02-05
Nitehawk, AB, CAN 2SL, 1 PSL 2017-03-10 2017-03-12
Mt. Norquay, AB, CAN PSL 2017-04-02 2017-04-02
Sunshine Village, AB, CAN 1SG, 1GS, 1SL 2017-04-21 2017-04-23

U16 CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS*

Title
Location
Start Date
End Date
U16 Canadian Championship Thunder Bay, ON, CAN 2017-02-18 2017-02-26
ACA Topolino Folgaria, Trentino, ITA 2017-03-10 2017-03-11
U16 Western Canadian Championships Silver Star, BC, CAN 2017-04-07 2017-04-09
Whistler Cup Whistler, BC, CAN 2017-04-13 2017-04-16

*Note: The U16 CAN Championship, Whistler Cup, and European Race Project are limited entry events; please refer to the Limited Quota Competition Policy.

SEE FULL CALENDAR

Who: Competitors aged 14 and 15 (as of December 31st of the current year)
Skill Level: Alpine Integration Model, Learn to Race
Where: Provincial and National

INTRODUCTION

The U16 Series is a provincial program which is intended to refine the skills required to perform at the Learn to Race stage and to prepare the athlete for more intensive training and competition at the junior level. The program provides a competitive series for 14 and 15 year old skiers, which allows them to test their skills against their peers at a provincial level.

The U16 program also develops ski specific physical and mental skills and continues to develop the athlete’s technical and tactical skills.

PROVINCIAL AWARDS
  • The total of the competitor’s points earned in all series races will determine his / her placing in the Provincial Series and the top three male and female Provincial Series point holders will receive awards.
  • In the event of a tie in a race or series final, both racers will recieive the points and the awards for the tied position.  The position following the tie will be unassigned.
  • The top 10 athletes in each race will be recognized for their efforts.
  • All U16 aged participants are eligible for awards and series points regardless of PSO/NSO membership.


Calendar Updates: Any changes to the U16 Calendar will posted on the calendar section of the website.

STANDARDS
  • Each competitor must be a member in good standing of an Alberta Alpine club and registered with Alberta Alpine for a National Competitor Card.
  • Each coach must be a member in good standing of the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation (CSCF) or the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance. A minimum of Development (Level 2) coach certification is recommended for each club’s U16 Head Coach.
  • Course setters will be determined by the appropriate PAC age group representative.  Mentor coaches are available for those coaches with lesser experience.
  • Competitions must be sanctioned by Alberta Alpine and Alpine Canada Alpin and conform to the Kinder standards of the International Competition Rules (ICR) and the Alpine Canada Alpin policies.
  • The use of crash helmets is compulsory for all events. Helmets used must be specifically designed and manufactured for Alpine Ski Racing.
  • The use of crash helmets is strongly recommended for coaches and volunteers.
  • The use of mouth gurads and back protectors specifically designed for Alpine Ski Racing is strongly recommended for all competitors.
  • Competitors’ equipment must conform to Alpine Canada Alpin National Equipment Rules. Physical development, ability and skills must be considered for equipment.
  • Athletes competing in FIS events (Whistler Cup, Lascara, etc) must compete on equipment that complies with FIS rules.
  • The age standards allow athletes to remain in U16 for an extra season when it is indicated by their athletic development. Junior age athletes who are not racing FIS on a full time basis may compete in U16 events. If there are sufficient entries the Race Organizers may also award prizes in the Junior category.

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