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  • 09 Sep 2021 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lots of focus on facility preparation as we go into the fall and back to school.  So many folks are coming out and helping which has been great.  Fall registrations are open with more opening soon.  Here is what's going on at SS Freestyle.

    THIS WEEK

    • Sun Country Cycle fall rides (Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, & Oct 1) Click here
    • September Water Ramps (Sept 10 &/or 11) - registration Click here
    • Skevik Karl Jr. Ski order - Click Here - Deadline September 15
    • Snowsports Academy - Click Here
    • Volunteer Work-parties - Lets Go! Click Here
    NEXT COUPLE WEEKS
    • Trail Running (Sept 13, 20, 27 & Oct 4) Click Here
    • Grey Road Trampoline facility is coming back! - Click here
    • Airhouse Kelowna (Block #1 - Wednesdays Sept 15,22,29 Oct 6,13)
    • Treeline Park - This is dry-slope Rails and Trampoline facility targeted to open this fall!  
      • Development Teams, Jr Dev Team (Ski/Snowboard)
      • Comp Team - Tramps and Rails (Ski/Snowboard)
    • Attridge Fall ski / snowboards movie premiers - Click Here
    • Beer and Burger Fundraiser - TBA

    Winter 2021-22

    • Winter Program registration - Ski and Snowboard Registration - October 1st

    More updates coming next week!

    Huge thanks to those working behind the scenes on SS Freestyle Facilities this summer and fall:

    • SCV Contractors and Waste Solutions
    • BG Land Construction
    • Paul Dick Excavating
    • RE Postill & Sons LTD.
    • Pinnacle Earthworks
    • Silver Star Mountain Resort
    • Crispin & Raffaella Lipscomb - Treeline Park
    • Monica and Tony Friesen
    • Lauren and Gord Carr - Grey Road Trampoline Facility
    • Stella-Jones - Poles
    • Airhouse Kelowna
    • Silver Star Freestyle Board of Directors


    Yours Truly,

    Wade Garrod, Program Director

    Email - wade@ssfreestyle.com

    Text - 250-550-5322



  • 03 Aug 2021 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SS Freestyle is seeking a Communications Coordinator for the 2021/22 season.  This volunteer position can start ASAP.   Click here to view the job description.  Contact: president@ssfreestyle.com

  • 12 Feb 2021 10:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WARNING - Cold Temps

    The weather forecast is COLD.  SS Freestyle will operate its programs as per usual this weekend.  Here are some things to prepare for:

    • Extra layers and protection from cold
    • explain to your children what frost bite is and how it feels 
    • coaches will ask kids to hike features rather then ski long runs
    • there will be frequent warm-ups to promote being active and staying warm
    • groups will warm up at the Chillcoot center

    2021 SS Freestyle Raffle - Over $5500 in prizes

    Ticket book PICK-UP starts today! All members are asked to sell two books of tickets.  Find out how to pick up your raffle tickets NOW!  Click Here

    "We are excited once again for our annual Silver Star Freestyle Club raffle!  Every year the raffle provides the club with funds to support your child’s programming to send it large each weekend.  Last year we raised over $9000 and with everyone’s effort this year we are hoping to sell out and raise a whopping $10,000." -  Luke Friesen, SS Freestyle Director

    Play It Forward

    Silver Star members are encouraged to support "Play it Forward" presented by Silver Star Mountain and POWDR.  Click here for the initiatives that support our local community.

    Events for 2021

    Well although there hasn't been a lot of competitions we have seen a ton of progress from SS Freestyle riders and skiers on the hill.  To showcase what athletes are learning on the hill this season there are some virtual events taking place:  Click here for all the info.


  • 05 Feb 2021 9:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Events for 2021

    Well although there hasn't been a lot of competitions we have seen a ton of progress from SS Freestyle riders and skiers on the hill.  To showcase what athletes are learning on the hill this season there are some virtual events taking place:  Click here for all the info.

    February Presidents Message - Click here 

    2021 SS Freestyle Raffle - Over $5500 in prizes - Click here

    "We are excited once again for our annual Silver Star Freestyle Club raffle!  Every year the raffle provides the club with funds to support your child’s programming to send it large each weekend.  Last year we raised over $9000 and with everyone’s effort this year we are hoping to sell out and raise a whopping $10,000." -  Luke Friesen, SS Freestyle Director

    All members are asked to sell two books of tickets.  Find out how to pick up your raffle tickets NOW!  Click on the link above.

    ATTENTION "FREESTYLERZ" skiers - Lunch location changes 

    Attention all families who have children in the "Freestylerz" programs - please click on the link to read a memo regarding Lunchtime Information - Click here



  • 05 Feb 2021 8:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello Freestyle Families,

    We are excited once again for our annual Silver Star Freestyle Club raffle!  Every year the raffle provides the club with funds to support your child’s programming to send it large each weekend.  Last year we raised over $9000 and with everyone’s effort this year we are hoping to sell out and raise a whopping $10,000.

    A big thank-you to our sponsors who directly support this event by providing fantastic prizes.  This year’s line-up is once again going to make these tickets hot hot hot!

    1.       Silver Star Mtn Family ski pass courtesy of Silver Star Mountain Resort,  Approximate value:  $2100

    2.       Skevik Skis courtesy of Skevik Skis, Approximate value: $1000

    3.       Sun Country gift Certificate, $750 courtesy of Sun Country Cycle

    4.       Sun Country gift Certificate, $750 courtesy of Sun Country Cycle

    5.       2 night stay at Sparkling Hill & Spa Resort courtesy of Vernon Hyundai, Approximate value $700

    6.       Buy-Low Gift Certificate, $500 courtesy of Buy-Low Foods

    With COVID guidelines in effect and our desire to ensure everyone stays healthy, we will be having to do things a little different this year. Please read the following carefully as it applies to all families with athletes registered in the Silver Star Freestyle Club. 

    Each registered athlete is required to sell at least 1 book of tickets. (10 tickets at $5 = $50).  This is different than previous years due to the constraints of pick-up and drop-off due to COVID.  As this is a registered BC gaming event, please ensure all ticket books are sold and returned within the Feb. 11-March 6 window. 

    Ticket book pick-up:  Please make every effort to pick up your athletes ticket books (pre-packaged in a Ziploc bag) at the following times and locations:

    ·         Friday Feb. 12, 1328 Phoenix Dr. between 6:00-8:00pm

    ·         Saturday Feb. 13 Silver Star Freestyle athlete drop off area (Buy-Low tent)8:00-9:30am, 4:00-6:00pm 1328 Phoenix Dr.

    ·         Sunday Feb. 14 Silver Star Freestyle athlete drop off area (Buy-Low tent)8:00-9:30am, 4:00-6:00pm 1328 Phoenix Dr.

    Ticket book return:  All ticket books with money must be returned in the Ziploc bag at the following times and locations:

    ·         Saturday Feb. 27 Silver Star Freestyle athlete drop off area (Buy-Low tent) 8:00-9:30am

    ·         Sunday Feb. 28 Silver Star Freestyle athlete drop off area (Buy-Low tent)8:00-9:30am

    ·         Friday March 5, 1328 Phoenix Dr.  between 6:00-8:00pm

    ·         Saturday March 6, Silver Star Freestyle athlete drop off area (Buy-Low tent)  8:00-9:30am, 4:00-6:00pm 1328 Phoenix Dr.

    ·         Sunday March 7 Silver Star Freestyle athlete drop off area (Buy-Low tent)8:00-9:30am

    Draw Date:  March 7 @ 4:00 pm at Silver Star Mountain – As there will be no gathering, the draw will be videotaped and the winners will be contacted. 

    We have a strong club and with your support of this fundraiser we will continue to be able to support the great programming and coaches we have to give your child a great freestyle experience!

    Stay well! 

    Luke Friesen

    Silver Star Freestyle Board Member


  • 08 Jan 2021 1:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Folks,

    Hope everyone is rested and staying healthy after the holidays. Please see the following included in this weeks updates:

    Presidents Message - Click Here

    Covid-19 Update - Click Here

    • Please note the province has extended return to play orders for sports like freestyle until February 5, 2021
    • In the event that a member of the club tests positive for Covid-19 please to report these immediately to wade@ssfreestyle.com to help reduce the spread in our community. 

    Volunteer Program Coordinators 

    Thanks to all the program Coordinators that have volunteered to support the coaches and programs at the meeting locations each weekend. Program Coordinators were organized but Teresa Hoivik the SS Freestyle volunteer director.  She will be sending out requests throughout the season when help is needed is needed for various positions.  Thanks Teresa and everyone who stepped up this week!

    All the best to everyone in 2021!


  • 08 Jan 2021 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Provincial Updates

    As of Jan 8 BC Snowboard and Freestyle BC has been asked to hold in Phase Two Guidelines as per British Columbia and Interior Health orders.

    Guidelines

    Freestyle Ski https://freestylebc.ski/resources/return-to-sport/

    Snowboard - https://www.canadasnowboard.ca/en/covid-19-updates/

    Provincial Orders -

    https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions#pho-order

    Club Updates

    Non Medical Mask 

    SS Freestyle is asking all members to wear non-medical masks that cover mouth and nose during these times:

      • when less then 3 meters apart
      • meeting locations
      • lift lines, riding all lifts and unloading lifts.
      • when indoors

    Please note this means that masks may have to be under a traditional face covering.

    Other updates

    • Max 8:1 athlete to coach ratio for all programs
    • Three meters distancing (NOT two meters)
    • A Social Media restriction is now in place for SS Freestyle skiing and snowboard sanctioned activities.  ie. skiing or riding with your coach during program times.  Feel free to post away on your own time:)
    • Parents - if you watching freestyle club activities  please spectate outside the active zone, stay 3 m apart and wear a non-medical mask when closer then 3.
    • Volunteers - Please stay 3 m apart and if you have to be closer then 3m wear your non-medical mask. 
    • Should a club member receive a Covid-19 positive test SS Freestyle asks that it be reported to wade@ssfreestyle.com immediately to reduce the spread in our community.

    Thanks to all members for working together to keep SS Freestyle skiers skiing and riding!

    SS Freestyle Covid-19 Safety plan and information: 

    https://silverstarfreestyleskiclub.wildapricot.org/COVID-19-WINTER-SAFETY-PLAN


  • 02 Jan 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    COVID-19 ALERT! 

    Our community is in high alert and under strict health authority restrictions. Please ensure your family has read, understands and follows the SS Freestyle Covid-19 Safety Plan.  CLICK HERE.

    To Fundamentalz Skiers!

    Happy New Year! This is a reminder that SS Freestyle Fundamentalz starts this weekend! January 2 & 3 and goes for the next 10 weeks.

    Where and When:

    Saturday AM & Sunday AM (mornings)

    Meeting LOCATION - A Zone

    Important TIMES:

    • 8:30am ~ meeting time
    • 8:40am ~ skiiing time
    • 11:30am ~ return time

    Saturday PM & Sunday PM (afternoons)

    Meeting LOCATION - A Zone

    Important TIMES:

    • 12:30pm ~ meeting time
    • 12:40pm ~ skiing time
    • 3:30pm ~ return time

    Meeting location (ZONE A):

    The Freestyle Fundamentalz meeting place is conveniently located next to the drop-off area.   Look for the Silver Star Freestyle Club Tents and Fundamentalz sign.  For map and general information on locations and times click on the following link:

    LOCATIONS and TIMES 

    Parking

    Morning session families will need to book parking through SS Mountain websiteCLICK HERE

    Groups

    CLICK HERE to view your groups for the first day. Volunteers and coaches will be on hand to welcome you. 

    • Check to ensure you are in the time slot you registered for
    • Please identify you coach group names ahead of time. 
    • When you arrive please go to the coach group you are assigned to. They will be holding up a sign with their names on it. 
    • Remember to wear your mask over nose and mouth during this time and stay 3 meters apart. 
    Groups will be decided in the first couple laps and separated into smaller groups based on ability and friend requests.  There will be some moving around in groups over the first couple weeks until we get settled.  Please remind the coaches of your friend requests.   

    Other Information

    What If I am late?

    We leave the village at promptly at the "skiing time" and will go up the Comet for games and warm-up. If you find yourself late please txt Wade. 250-550-5322.  

    Where do I pick up my Child?

    At the end of each session we return your children ZONE A. Same as drop location.  Please contact us if you are going to be late.

    WOW!  So much information... Is there a Checklist?

    Here is a list of things we need to do and be ready for at the beginning of the first Fundamentalz session:

    Before leaving home:

    • Review SS Freestyle Covid-19 Information 
      • MASKS are mandatory for all participants, coaches, volunteers, and parents
      • Perform Covid-19 self EVALUATION prior arriving for the program
      • SPACE OUT 3m at all times
    • Book parking
    • With a permanent marker please write the parent or guardians mobile number(s) on your child's pass.

    • Please ensure each child has their season pass, a light snack in a pocket, and is dressed appropriately for the weather.
    • Equipment check - skis, bindings, poles, helmet, gloves/mits, goggles
    • Please double check your child has their current Club Athlete Licence
    At the hill - Enjoy the moment - Don't stress it will be fun!
    • Have FUN and LEARN freestyle skills SAFELY
    • Each skier will receive a Silver Star Freestyle Club Fundamentalz jersey. There are pink and red options available. 
    • Please inform our coaches if your child has any allergies or other conditions. 
    • Follow Covid-19 Protocols

    Coaching

    SS Freestyle implemented an extensive coach training program the last couple years. We are very excited to bring you an excellent group of coaches. Our priority is to ensure your children get a FUN, SAFE, LEARNING experience.  If your interested in learning more about the Fundamentalz program CLICK HERE.

    SS Freestyle has huge community support.  We encourage everyone to support SS Freestyle sponsors, partners and local business. It's because of the many volunteers efforts that SS Freestyle can offer quality programming at competitive rates. 

    See you on the slopes!



  • 11 Dec 2020 9:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    With the COVID-19 precautions put into place meeting locations are very spread out and too much for coaches to manage on their own. SS Freestyle is looking for volunteers that can help set up the meeting locations and coordinate program groups each day we are running programs.  This is approximately 30 to 45 minutes of time.  Please contact Wade at volunteer@ssfreestyle.com for more information or to express your interest.

    Program Coordinator Volunteer Posting.pdf

    Coordinator Meeting Times

    Dec to March Sat & Sun (and holiday sessions)

    Freestylerz ~ Zone C

    • 8:10am
    • Help set-up

    Comp Ski Team ~ Zone D 

    • Morning 8:10am
    • Break ~ 1:20 to 1:10 pm
    • Help set-up
    Gteam ~ Zone A
    • 8:45am
    • Help tear down

    Dev Team Ski ~ Zone D

    • Morning 8:45am
    • Break ~ 12:20 to 1:10 pm
    • Help tear-down

    Comp and Dev Snowboard ~ Zone C

    • Morning 8:45am
    • Help tear-down

    Map of LOCATIONS AND TIMES

    Coordinator Meeting Times - Jan to Mar - Sat & Sun 

    Fundamentalz ~ Zone A

    • 8:10am
    • Help set-up

    Riders Half-day ~ Zone B

    • 8:10am
    • Help set-up
    Riders (full day) ~ Zone B
    • 8:45am
    • Help tear-down
  • 18 Nov 2020 9:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To SS Freestyle Members,

    Thanks for registering for programs for the 2020-21 Winter season.  It is looking good at Silver Star Mountain for an opening date of December 4 as planned.  SS Freestyle Club is officially releasing its Covid-19 Safety plan.  This is found in the red banner at the top of www.ssfreestyle.com

    Direct link: https://silverstarfreestyleskiclub.wildapricot.org/COVID-19-WINTER-SAFETY-PLAN

    There is critical information found on this webpage and in the links throughout:

    • SS Freestyle Covid-19 Safety Plan
    • Question and Answer Covid-19 reference
    • NEW - Meeting locations and times for most programs
      • *Please do NOT use your original program confirmation as a reference for when and where to be.  They will not be accurate.
    • All members must have a face covering and distancing 2 meters apart
    • Ten minute timelines for drop off and pick-up - maximum 50 people per zone 

    To ensure we can continue operating programs SS Freestyle asks that ALL families, members, skiers, riders and coaches take all precautions required to keep everyone safe. 

    Questions regarding the Covid-19 Safety Plan please contact wade@ssfreestyle.com.

    Silver Star Parking

    Reservations can now be made.  Click here.

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