COVID - 19 WINTER SAFETY PLAN
SKI AND BOARD SWAP
Thanks to everyone who has registered for fall and winter programs! We are grateful for your patience as SS Freestyle navigates through the unforgiving process. The Club is currently at 90% capacity for winter ski programs and at the 30% capacity for winter snowboard. We thank you for your support.
Comp teams and Dev Teams are the last programs to be posted for winter registration and will be done so in sync with invitations from those head coaches soon.
As we build out the winter coaching team for the 2020/21 ski season SS Freestyle would like to welcome the Head Coach Team:
Comp Ski Team Head Coach - Hayden Person
Comp Snowboard Team Head Coach - Crispin Lipscomb
Development Ski Team Head Coach - "Coach Svin" aka Tom Swiecicki
Development Snowboard Team Head Coach - Daniel Curtis
We have an amazing lineup of coaches coming on board to work as a team in itself. This Head Coach team shapes the programs for the entire club. Thank you Coaches! More announcements coming soon.
Please note we have a fall volunteer campaign going on. Every Saturday mornings this fall at 9am - 12. Click here for details. When you can help please use the registration system so we can send out any unscheduled changes, special instructions and keep track of the support we are getting. Your support is invaluable and if chips in the work loads are easier:)
Have a great Thanks Giving weekend. All the best to you and your families.
Existing SS Freestyle members have been invited via email to pre-register for Winter Programs. Please check your spam files if you haven't received the email. Contact email@example.com if you have questions.
This is the best and toughest kids freestyle ski available. And its made right here in Vernon BC. This local company will ship skis anywhere or you can pick the ski up at their factory. This year there are three top sheets and three lengths exclusively designed for freestyle kids. Click here to buy now. Sunday is the last day to purchase.
SS Freestyle is seeking held with clean up and winter preparation at Silver Star. Please save some of the following dates to help out at Silver Star:
More details coming next week.
Registration is now open for Airhouse in Kelowna. Every Wednesday night SS Freestyle has two training options for its members. Click here for details and registration.
SS Freestyle is celebrating back to school with lots of FALL PROGRAMS.
Click here for SKI
Click here for SNOWBOARD
SS Freestyle is anticipating a surge of new members for the 2020/21 skis season. For the first time we would like to offer current members the opportunity to early bird registration. Regular winter winter program registration will open OCTOBER 1. Early bird registration for current members will open September 25. To get on the list please ensure we have your up to day Freestyle BC / Snowboard BC 20/21 athlete license on file. To confirm send your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you participated in Summer programming your license should be on file already.
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SS Freestyle Testimonial Edit
Watch the 2020/21 SS Freestyle video: Click Here
It may be summer but SS Freestyle is stoked to offer training opportunities to its members this summer.
SS Freestyle Club Members are welcome to come join coaches for some trampoline and/or rail training Thursdays to Sunday's from Aug 6 to September 7.
Please note - All programs have strict Covid-19 restrictions and procedures in place.
What to expect:
Click here for summer SKI programs.
Click here for summer SNOWBOARD programs.
Click Here to view SS Freestyle's "Shredit BC" edit on You Tube
On more day to submit your #ShreditBC edit. Showcase your season!
Go to: freestylebc Contest details:
Trying to find things to do to keep engaged with your Freestyle friends and family, while stuck at home? Why not put your creativity to the test and create a mini edit (15s - 1min) that will blow the boots off of our judges, and earn you some fantastic prizes!
All entries should have freestyle skiing as the central theme, and must not exceed 1 minute in length. Your edit should have some great skiing, sweet royalty free beats (NO FOUL LANGUAGE or CHOICE WORDS), a catchy storyline, and to keep the STOKE alive! Edits should feature yourself and other skiers from your, or other Freestyle Clubs. Contest open to all the skiers in BC, of all ages.
What we're looking for:
-Most creative way to stay active while social distancing
-Best dryland or trampoline move
-Alternate sport – best clip of doing something you love
Submit your edit anytime from now until .
Post & tag @freestylebc, #shreditBC + DM from camera roll!
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.
A big thank you to all of our sponsors!