14 & 15
Athletes must be 14 or 15 years of age as of December 31st of the current
season to be eligible for the U16 racing program.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The U16 program is aimed at providing 14 and 15 year old athletes with a continuation of the ACA Learn to Race and Train to Race phases of development. U16 competition events are focused on the development of ski racing skills and promoting performance on demand. Athletes will ski SL and GS events and may be introduced to Speed events.
Our program starts with optional dryland training in the fall, which is included with registration and plays a part in preparing athletes for ski season. Dryland training happens once a week for 4 weeks with activities relating to general fitness (core strength, endurance, agility, and balance). You will be notified of the dates and location in advance, and will be asked to sign up for each date that you wish to attend.
On-snow activities start with a 4-day Christmas camp from December 27th – 30th 2022, where skiers get reacquainted with snow training, working both on and off the course. Christmas camp runs from 9am to 3pm, with a one-hour unsupervised lunch break. Please note that camp dates and hours may be reduced should weather and snow conditions create an unsafe environment or limit terrain availability.
U16 racers may be able to opt in and participate in some additional away races, approved by Brimacombe Racing. Please note there is an additional fee per additional race and that eligibility is dependent on weather conditions and the hosting club’s race quota criteria. You will be notified when registration for additional races is open.
Our regular season is a 9-week full-day program, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 3pm with a one-hour unsupervised lunch. There are no prerequisites. Racers will train as a team at our home hill and will race at home and at neighbouring ski clubs in 4 fun-focussed race days. These races will include a combination of Slalom, GS, and Kombi. The program includes dryland training, Christmas camp and an end of year banquet.
See Registration tab for fee details.
The team at Brimacombe’s retail store, Slopeside, has all of the equipment and expert advice needed for your racer. It is the PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that their child has properly fitting and properly functioning equipment.
Please refer to the AOA Equipment Guide here: https://www.alpineontario.ca/download/aoa-equipment-resource-chart_2018/?wpdmdl=13460
Alpine Ontario Program Link : https://www.alpineontario.ca/alpine-programs/