Early Season Race Program Updates 2019-20

Oct. 10 Newsletter

Jay Peak 

This camp is an excellent start to the ski season for kids and parents alike. Time on snow is maximized on excellent terrain for 6 full days. Open to racers U10 to U19 and parents are welcome. The athlete fee for 2019 is $1790.00 and the adult fee is $1150.00. Prices are based on quad occupancy and include 7 nights accommodation, 2 meals/day, lift tickets, training lane fees, waterpark pass and all coaching costs. Join us this year at the Jay Peak camp which continues to be a resounding success!

October 19th & 20th – Alpine Ontario Fitness Testing @York University
All O-Cup racers will be required to complete a fitness test this fall.

SOD is hosting a mass fitness testing weekend at the Toronto Track and Field, York University Oct 19/20 weekend from 9am-4pm. Cost will be $30 for registration on the AOA website. Registration will close on Oct 11 at www.alpineontario.ca. We will not accept ‘walk ins’ morning of the event Saturday Oct 19 U16 testing(AM) and U14(PM)  and Sunday Oct 20 U12 (AM) and U14 (PM) session.

Fitness Testing will include: Pente Jump, Medicine Ball Throw, Vertical Jump, Hex Rail, Movement Screen, Box Jump and Beep Test. All athletes planning on participating U14 & U16 OCUP series and OCUP Finals must submit a fitness test dated Sept 1-Dec 31, 2019 to AOA before Dec 31, 2019 to be eligible.

Saturday Oct 19
8:00-8:45am Check in for morning session
9:00am-12:00pm U16(2004/2005) and U19
Noon-12:45pm Check in for afternoon session
1:00-4pm U14 (2006/2007)

Sunday Oct 20

8:00-8:45am Check in for morning session

9:00am-12:00pm U12(YOB 2008/2009)

Noon-12:45pm Check in for afternoon session

1:00-4pm U14

Don’t Forget To Register With Alpine Ontario 
Reminder to all U10 (optional) U12, U14, U16 & U19 Mansfield racers – it is time to register with Alpine Ontario for the season to participate in the regional and provincial race series.
Please go to www.alpineontario.ca to complete your registration. U19s will automatically receive their Provincial FIS licence upon registration with AOA. This will allow them to race in all the regional SOD races AND any provincial FIS races that they choose.

Racer’s Night – The Sign Of The Skier
Wednesday October 23rd  6pm. The Sign will be offering special pricing for Mansfield Racers on the latest, greatest and fastest race equipment. Join them at their Toronto location 2794 Yonge St, Toronto for this special Mansfield night.

Sept. 26 Newsletter

Welcome New Head Coach – Mike Stratton 

Join us in welcoming Mike Stratton, our new Head Coach! Mike started skiing when he was three years old. A passion and love of the sport was evident right away and very quickly Mike found himself in a racing a program and never looked back.

He enjoyed a successful career representing his province and country and soon found himself at a crossroads with injury setbacks. By chance, Mike decided to get into coaching. In just six months he was able to achieve his level 3 CSCF at the age of twenty. A new way to love the sport had been ignited. He has been a lead Coach at Caledon Ski Club, Program Director for Prince George Alpine Racers in BC and spent some years as the Men’s Head Coach at Ruapehu Mountain in New Zealand.

He looks forward to bringing his experience, knowledge and energy to the MSC family.

Sat, October 5th – Sign of the Skier Equipment Assessment at AGM 

The Sign Of The Skier’s boot fitting and race team will be on premises at this year’s AGM. Bring your race boots, skis, poles and helmets in to be assessed for the 2020 season.

October 19th & 20th – Alpine Ontario Fitness Testing @York University

All O-Cup racers will be required to complete a fitness test this fall. This is an excellent facility and opportunity for bench-marking and networking. More information and registration can be found on the Alpine Ontario web site. Testing is open to all U12/U14/U16/U18 athletes.

Dryland Training 
Dryland training is set to begin on Sunday September 22nd from 10am until noon at the Base Borden fitness complex. The Mansfield Dryland Program is open to all program participants ages U12 and up. Off season fitness training is so important to improve strength, speed and agility that will directly influence a skiers ability on the snow. Many of our racers engage in a wide variety of physical activities over the summer which contribute to their overall fitness level. The Mansfield Dryland sessions are meant to supplement individual fitness routines, work on specific skills, and bring us together as a community as we prepare for another ski season.

The Base Borden Fitness Centre is a 20 minute drive from the ski club and offers excellent training facilities.  Half day sessions will run every other Sunday morning 10am-12pm from now until December. (Week 2 – Oct.5th training will be held here at the club in conjunction with the AGM – details to come). These sessions are automatically included for our OCup racers and open to all other Mansfield members on a pay-as-you go basis.

Sessions will be run by our new Head Coach Mike Stratton. Please email him directly the week of, (mike@mansfieldskiclub.com ) to RSVP so he can prepare for accurate numbers going forward. Pay as you go rates will be $20 (Price included for U12 Extended/U14 O-Cup/U16 O-Cup) and you can expect to pay $8 for a day pass to the fitness centre upon your arrival. We hope to see you soon!

Training Dates:
Sunday Sept. 22nd    Base Borden
Saturday Oct. 5th (SATURDAY – Mansfield AGM) – 10:30 – don’t forget to bring your equipment!
Saturday/Sunday Oct. 19th/20th – York University  AOA fitness testing – More information to follow
Sunday Nov. 3rd  Base Borden
Sunday Nov.17th Base Borden
Sunday Dec. 1st Base Borden

Racer’s Night – The Sign Of The Skier
Wednesday October 23rd  6pm. The Sign will be offering special pricing for Mansfield Racers on the latest, greatest and fastest race equipment. Join them at their Toronto location 2794 Yonge St, Toronto for this special Mansfield night.

Jay Peak Ski Camp 

Jay Peak is on again, dont miss the ski camp that continues to be a resounding success! This camp is an excellent start to the ski season for kids and parents alike. Time on snow is maximized on excellent terrain for 6 full days. Open to racers U10 to U19 and parents are welcome. The athlete fee for 2019 is $1790.00 and the adult fee is $1150.00. Prices are based on quad occupancy and include 7 nights accommodation, 2 meals/day, lift tickets, training lane fees, waterpark pass and all coaching costs.