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Assessment Day for Fundamentals

Good Evening Fundamentals parents, athletes and coaches,

I hope everyone is excited for the fundamentals assessment day tomorrow (Jan 8). We will have all the fundamentals athletes at the hill from 11 to 1 PM tomorrow (Jan 8) and skiing with the coaches as one big group. The coaches will assess each athlete on their skiing abilities, techniques, jumping skills, rail skills, etc. The athletes will then be put into different groups based on their skill level.

Fundamentals 8 week program will start January 15th at 11am and run until 4pm. The program ends March 5th, providing the hill does not close due to cold weather.

You can drop your athlete off at 1030 am, but not earlier. Please make sure your athlete arrives at least 15 minutes prior to 11AM so they are ready to be on the snow by 11AM. If your athlete will be late or will not be at training, please make sure to text your athletes coach to let them know. Should your athlete arrive late, please have them wait at the bottom of the hill for their coach and text the coach to let them know your athlete will be late. The training day finishes at 4 PM, often the athletes are still making their way down the slopes, but please make sure you or whomever is picking up your athlete are there on time, as the coaches are not expected to stay after 4 PM.

Yukon Freestyle has a lunch room at Mt. Sima for our athletes to use during training days. The athletes are able to put their bags in the trailer, eat and warm up in the trailer. There is a microwave as well, so the athletes can heat up their lunches. There is no running water and no bathroom in the trailer, so athletes will need to use the lodge for this. Athletes are encouraged to bring a lunch to training, as the lunch line is normally busy and coaches will not be waiting for athletes that are buying lunches. Please remind your athlete to clean up after themselves when in the lunchroom. The Freestyle lunchroom located next to the staff lodge at Mt. Sima. You can’t miss it, it’s an ATCO trailer that looks like it's in the parking lot. When dropping your athlete off, please park at the back of the trailer, and not by the entrance, as this is sima staff parking and you may be towed. What to bring to freestyle ski training:

  • Ski’s (twin tip, if possible)

  • Poles

  • Helmet

  • Ski Boots

  • Warm outside gear

  • Extra Mittens

  • Hand and feet warmers

  • Lunch, snacks and water

  • Lift pass

Coaches contacts (Please be mindful and respectful that the coaches are busy people and are coaching on a part-time bases for YFSA) Justin B - 867-333-5156 Luke M - 613-986-3399 Tom L - 867-334-8850 Lyndsey B - 867-689-8441 Chris A - 867-687-3267 Thanks so much and I hope your athlete is super excited.

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