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SKI AND BOARD SWAP
Hello Freestyle Parents and Athletes,
It is a bit of an understatement to just say the last couple of weeks has been not only a disappointment from a club perspective but a challenging and unique time in world history. The current pandemic and the social, economic symptoms that come with it are presenting some unique situations for everyone.
The Silver Star Freestyle Club is no different. The decisions made to cancel all remaining Freestyle Canada sanctioned events plus the one week closure of Silver Star Mountain Resort and now season ending closures of other resorts near by, are by all means very appropriate decisions. The recommendations of Health Canada and Provincial Health Authorities to socially distance ourselves, practice good hygiene, and stay close to home are prudent and necessary.
Given these recommendations and the current status of mountain operations it is also necessary for the SSFC to cancel all remaining programming for the winter season effective immediately. Your board has met frequently over the past week and had suspended final judgement on programming for the season until now, hoping that we could put something together that was safe, responsible, and appropriate. At this point full-filling that mandate is not possible and cancelling the remainder of the season is the right thing to do.
Please note that your board will continue to meet and will communicate further regarding this decision including if refunds, credits, or make-up programming are necessary. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
By no means should the end to this season be a reflection on the amazing accomplishments our club has achieved this year. From record breaking membership numbers, resurgence of our Fundamentalz numbers, a massive G-Team, the clubs largest snowboard contingent ever, to an outstanding number of provincial and national competition invites. This season was loaded with great things and has set the tone for a wicked off-season and Winter 2020-2021.
Ryan Johnson, President
There are tons of great freestyle stuff coming up in March:
VSC invites all SS Freestyle 7-11 year olds capable of confidently skiing blue runs. Non-club affiliated racers will be assigned a representative. One day BC Alpine membership included in race cost.
Click here for event info!
Seismic 2020 Schedule - Click here
Click here for the latest info from the Whistler Timber Tour organizing committee.
The March 6 Presidents Message is must read for all members! Thank you Ryan Johnson for being an amazing leader and keeping all the pieces of SS Freestyle moving forward! Click Here to read Ryan's awesome message.
All the details and registration are at this link:
If you have not registered for the moguls jam please do so no later then Friday night (NOW).
Check-in at the NATC. Please note check in times:
Fundamentalz, Riders Snowboard and Vernon Ski Club
Saturday 7:45 to 8:30am
Gteam, Freestylerz, Big Mtn., Jr. Team, Comp Team, Dev Team
Sunday - 7:45 to 8:30 am
8am each day
Sign-up on-line: click here
3:30pm Ski Awards each day
This is an amazing event. This is the 4th season. It is super fun and run by passionate driven Riders
Check in time at NATC is: 8:30 to 11am - $25 entry fee
1pm Jump Jam - 2pm O'neill rail jam
Prizing approx 3pm - Village
Silver Star Freestyle had amazing event at neighboring Sun Peaks last weekend. Both Timber Tour and Super Youth athletes put it all on the line and competed in Slopestyle, Moguls and Big Air. Sun Peaks rose to the occasion and took on the Timber Tour late in the game. SS Freestyle is so lucky to have an event like this so close to home. Congratulation to all the athletes that attended from SS Freestyle.
This freestyle ski event was MASSIVE milestone for athletes like Natasha Vienneau, Nathan Glowa, Kael Hunter, Kael Keens, Tye Johannson, Maddex Macaulay and Leo Fogel who all competed in their first AWAY competition. As one parent put it "set aside the results because they don't matter when your child is having so much fun, building confidence and being surrounded by other kids who support them. Its been an incredible first event and now my child is hooked! Not to mention the parents have been fun too. "
For all the results from Sun Peaks Freestyle BC Timber Tour click here. Thirty skiers from Silver Star attended this event.
Jr. Nationals - Another outcome of the athletes from Silver Star that trained hard and poured there heart, soul and passion for the sport into this season is that several SS Freestyle athletes who attend the 12+ Timber Tour events at Panorama and Sun Peaks were selected to ski at the Freestyle Canada Jr. Nationals. There is two Jr. National events each year in the following disciplines.
Red Deer Alberta March 12-15 - Moguls/Aerials/Dual Moguls
Quebec City Stonham March 17 - 22 - Slopestyle/Big Air/Half Pipe
Here is the list of athletes that qualified for the events:
In order of gender and rank:
Red Deer - Makenna Christensen, Ella Garrod, Tate Garrod, Alex Sewell, Caleb Johnson
Attending - Ella Garrod and Alex Sewell
Quebec City Stonham - Ella Garrod, Makenna Christensen, Sharon Van Schalm, Kristin Hoivik, Mason Land, Tate Garrod
Attending - Mason Land
Congratulations to those that were selected and good luck to all those attending! This is a huge achievement!
Snowboard Jr. Nats - Big Shout out to Head Snowboard Coach Crispin Lipcomb and his team at Jr. Nationals in Calgary this weekend. Put it down guys!
Try Freestyle - March 22 @ 8:45
SS Freestyle has teamed up with Silver Star Mountain, Freestyle BC, and Freestyle Canada to present a Try Freestyle event. Tell all your friends interested in freestyle skiing to sign-up NOW! Click here
Moguls Course - 9am & 1pm Chop request both Jump landings
Moguls on Turn Around Run
March 7 and 8 wear your best Hawaiian Theme outfit and wear your COOL Shades to annual SS Freestyle club wrap-up event. Registration is required for the Mogulz Jam (click here) by Wednesday March 4. All groups will ski the Freestyle Skillz Challenges with their coaches. Complete details and schedule for all groups here.
Fundamentalz - ALL DAY March 7 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gteam and Freestylerz - ALL DAY both March 7/8
Thanks to all the participants, volunteers, coaches and community partners who took part in the Send It Land It Nailed it. There was just shy of 100 participants from Silver Star, Sun Peaks and Prince George at the event hosted over the Family Day long weekend. Results are posted here.
MOGULS FEB. 16/20 SEND IT. LAND IT. NAILED IT. Here
SLOPESTYLE FEB. 17/20 SEND IT. LAND IT. NAILED IT. Here
Thank you to everyone for such an awesome weekend!
Congrats to all the Silver Star Athletes who attended the 2020 Big White Freeski Jr. IFSA event! Coach Svin and Jackson took team of 12 to Big White over the Family Day long weekend. Lots of great results. Click here.
With all the great donations for prizes from SS Freestyle community partner the 2020 SS Freestyle Raffle raised over $9000. Thanks! Also huge thanks to all those who purchased tickets!! And thanks Luke and Jen Freisen for leading the charge on the Raffle fundraiser!!! Congrats to the 2020 prize winners:
96 skiers are registered for this weekends Send It Land It Nailed It. Check in is open 8am at the NATC Saturday for all SS Freestyle athletes registered. Coaches will meet athletes after check in at the SS Freestyle hut. Click Here for all the details and event schedule.
Volunteers are asked to report to the NATC each morning. Click Here to sign-up for specific positions.
Good luck to all the competitors!
Monday at awards (4pm) the lucky winners will be drawn for this years Raffle. PLEASE return your tickets to the lunch room Saturday and Sunday mornings. Contact Luke to make alternative arrangements. Click Here.
There are still tickets available for the Matchstick Production "Return to Sender" Sunday night. Doors open 5:30. Movie at 6:30. Bring funds for the concession! Everyone welcome. Click here to RSVP your tickets now.
Good luck to all the SS Freestyle athletes competing at the Biggie Jr. Freeski event this weekend!
The 2nd of the Smith Optics Rail Jam Series takes place Saturday afternoon. Sign-up up at Guest Services or come check out the action in the village. Click here for details.
This event starts today! Big shout out to BC Snowboard, Silver Star Mountain, Head Coach Crisping Lipscomb for pulling this event together at Silver Star! Some Volunteer opportunities still available. Click on the above link for all the info.
This week is project build moguls. All parents, volunteers, coaches and athletes will need to be involved as SS Freestyle gets ready for the Send It Land It Nailed It. Click on the above link for more details.
Less then 20 spots remaining! Click on the link for the following details:
There is a ton of freestyle action coming our way for the remainder or the 2020 winter at Silver Star and around BC. Click on the the above link to get more info on events:
Freestyle BC invites interested individual in taking the FBC officials clinic with Evan Phillips, Andrew Clough and Valerie Linton just prior to the Sun Peaks Timber Tour. The dates, details and link to register are available at the link above.
This is a great opportunity for some of your newer freestyle parents to learn how to run all aspects of a competition, from chief of course, events, scoring, timing, maintenance, etc.
BC Winter Games 2020 - With the upcoming 2022 BC Winter Games at Silver Star it might be a good idea to get a few extra parents from the Star tuned up. As well it would be nice if we can support the local OC at Sun Peaks, since this is their first major event on top of it being their first official season as a club (branched away from ski school).
Click here for course content and detailed schedule.
ALL TICKET BOOKLETS HAVE BEEN PICKED UP!
If you are looking for tickets to purchase, head to Sun Country Cycle.
Fully sold books & proceeds can be returned to the brown bag room this weekend:
Sat. Feb. 8, 8:30-9:00
Sun. Feb 9, 8:30-9:00
FINAL DEADLINE TO TURN IN:
Sat. Feb. 15, 8:30-9:00
Sun. Feb 16, 8:30-9:00
DRAW DATE: FEBRUARY 17th
Lots of awesome gear! Check it out and get in style... SS Freestyle. Order now at the above link.
Congrats to all the athletes that participated for SS Freestyle team at the first Timber Tour event of 2020. Here is a list of results:
Nia Perreault - 3rd moguls, 1st slopestyle, 1st Big Air
Bobbi Wooden - 1st moguls, 1st slopestyle, 1st big air
Charlie Ball - 2nd moguls, 1 slopestyle, 3rd big air
Ryan Sewell - 1st moguls, 2nd big air
Lucas Ball - 1st moguls, 1st slopestyle, 1st big air
Indio Truscott - 7th moguls, 4th slopestyle, 5th big air
Oliver Astin - 17th moguls, 14th slopestyle, 12th big air
Drew Christensen - 2nd moguls, 1st slopestyle, 1st big air
Lucas Heppner - 10th Moguls, 9th Slopestyle, 7th big air
Ella Garrod - 1st slopestyle, 2nd Moguls
Makenna Christensen - 2nd slopestyle, 5th moguls
Sharon Van Schalm - 3rd slopestyle, 9th moguls
Kristen Hoivik - 2nd slopestyle, 4th moguls, 2nd dual moguls
Brandon Van Schalm - 10th slopestyle, moguls
Alex Sewell - 6th slopestyle, 4th moguls
William Erickson - 10th slopestyle, 11th moguls
Max Ball - 12th slopestyle, 10th moguls
Tate Garrod - 1st slopestyle, 8th moguls
Mason Land - 2nd slopestyle
Caleb Johnson - 16th slopestyle, 12th moguls
Next Events for SS Freestyle.
Full results here.
Feb 7, 2020
We are two and a half weeks away from the raffle draw and still have approximately 50 full booklets of tickets to sell. That is worth $2500 in revenue for the Freestyle Club. The tickets sell themselves because the prizes are so great and the cost of each ticket a great deal. We just need as many families as possible to participate by selling 1-2 booklets of tickets. Ticket booklets can be picked up in the brown bag room at Silver Star this Saturday and Sunday morning as well as money and ticket stubs can be dropped off. If you are unable to make it up the hill to pick up tickets, but want booklets, please email me at email@example.com to arrange a time to pick up tickets this Thursday evening.
To all SS Freestyle members,
2020 Freestyle Raffle is set to begin. This is an important fundraiser as it has the potential to raise $10 000 for the club if every ticket is sold. Last year we raised over $8000, but we believe we can raise the $10 000 as the prizes are amazing and the price of each ticket is only $5! We are very thankful to the following club sponsors for the prizes they have provided.
Silver Star Mountain Family Ski Pass Courtesy of Silver Star Mountain Resort, Vernon, BC skisilverstar.com Approx. Retail Value: $2100
$1000 Gift Card from Sun Country Cycle Courtesy of Sun Country Cycle, Vernon, BC suncountrycycle.com Retail Value: $1000
1 Pair of Handmade to Order Skevik Skis Courtesy of Skevik Skis, Vernon, BC skevikskis.com Approx. Retail Value: $1000
2 Vancouver Canucks Tickets and Hotel Accommodation for March 27 game (Vancouver vs. Calgary) Courtesy of Buy Low Foods Approx. Retail Value: $1000
With over 200 registered freestyle skiers in the club we do not even need every skier to sell 1 booklet of 10 tickets. We are asking that every family sells at least one booklet, but know that many families are going to want several booklets to sell since the prizes are so great!
Raffle Booklet Pick-Up and Return:
Please collect your raffle ticket booklets in the brown bag room at Silver Star starting Saturday January 18 and Sunday January 19 from 8:00-9:00am.
In order to return a raffle booklet, ALL TICKETS IN THE BOOKLET MUST BE SOLD. Returns, with money will be collected each Saturday and Sunday from 8:00-9:00am in the brown bag room at Silver Star starting Saturday January 25 and 26 with the last possible date to hand in tickets and money on Sunday Feb 16.
February 17, 2020, at the Silver Star Mountain National Altitude Training Centre, SilverStar Mountain Resort BC V1B 3M1, on Silver Star Road
Thanks for your participation and support for the Silver Star Freestyle Club.
Luke Friesen, Director
Hope everyone is enjoying the best winter snow conditions in recent history right here at Silver Star Mountain!
Good luck to all the SS Freestyle athletes at the Smith Jr. Freeski event at Whitewater this weekend!
Silver Star is hosting the first Smith Optics Rail Jam Series event Saturday. Click here for details.
Click here to see what to help with this weekend.
Thanks to all those that joined the parent sessions. For those that couldn't make it click here to download the meeting notes.
SS Freestyle Competitions Calendar
Freestyle BC Events - Register now before they fill-up
Freestyle Canada Events
IFSA Jr Events
NEW! - SS Freestyle is stoked to launch its own line of merchandise with SS Freestyle Branding. New stuff coming on-line in the new year as well.
Click here for direct link to the SS Freestyle Store.
Session 1: 9:15am Saturday Jan 4 / National Altitude Training Center
Freestyle Facility Tour: 10am
Session 2: 1pm Saturday Jan 4 / SS Freestyle Drop-off Tent
Session 3: 9:15 Sunday Jan 5 / SS Freestyle Drop-of Tent
A big thank you to all of our sponsors!