COVID - 19 WINTER SAFETY PLAN
SKI AND BOARD SWAP
The weather forecast is COLD. SS Freestyle will operate its programs as per usual this weekend. Here are some things to prepare for:
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
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.
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.
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 all families who have children in the "Freestylerz" programs - please click on the link to read a memo regarding Lunchtime Information - Click here
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!
Silver Star Freestyle Board Member
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
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!
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.
Freestyle Ski - https://freestylebc.ski/resources/return-to-sport/
Snowboard - https://www.canadasnowboard.ca/en/covid-19-updates/
Provincial Orders -
Non Medical Mask
SS Freestyle is asking all members to wear non-medical masks that cover mouth and nose during these times:
Please note this means that masks may have to be under a traditional face covering.
Thanks to all members for working together to keep SS Freestyle skiers skiing and riding!
SS Freestyle Covid-19 Safety plan and information:
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.
Meeting LOCATION - A Zone
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
Morning session families will need to book parking through SS Mountain website. CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to view your groups for the first day. Volunteers and coaches will be on hand to welcome you.
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:
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to express your interest.
Program Coordinator Volunteer Posting.pdf
Freestylerz ~ Zone C
Comp Ski Team ~ Zone D
Dev Team Ski ~ Zone D
Comp and Dev Snowboard ~ Zone C
Map of LOCATIONS AND TIMES
Fundamentalz ~ Zone A
Riders Half-day ~ Zone B
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:
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 email@example.com.
Reservations can now be made. Click here.
To SS Freestyle skiers and riders,
We have a few updates this week:
Work Party Saturday - 9am Silver Star
Presidents Message - November update
SS Freestyle AGM - Zoom call November 23, 6pm
Have a great weekend!
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.
A big thank you to all of our sponsors!
We would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia