Calendar

Dec
24
Mon
Public School Holiday Break
Dec 24 2018 – Jan 2 2019 all-day
Jan
3
Thu
CASI Members Session
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

QuickRide Update Sessions: Get the latest tips and tricks on beginner teaching methods, using the QuickRide System, and some general riding improvement training. Duration: 2.5 hours.

Note: Pre-registration is required for all sessions. Use the “Schedule” tab above to find and register for a session near you. Please ensure you register before the deadline to ensure these sessions run.

https://casi-acms.com/index.php/en/courses/training-sessions

Jan
5
Sat
Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors – Park Level 1
Jan 5 – Jan 6 all-day

Who Should Take This Course?
You should take this course if you are a Level 1 instructor with a love of freestyle snowboarding. You should have a desire to introduce new students to snowboarding in the park safely and successfully. You should also be confident and comfortable both communicating and demonstrating in front of a group.

Am I Ready?

The Park Instructor Level 1 standards require you to pass both riding and teaching evaluations. In order to help you achieve success on the course, we suggest you take the following steps in preparation, if they are available to you:

Spend time working as an instructor, honing your presentation and class management skills.
Take a session with a current CASI Park Level 1 Evaluator to get feedback on your riding ability in relation to the technical standard.
You may also take the Park 1 course as a non-testing participant. Participate in the course and improve your teaching and riding skills without participating in the exams. Non-testing participants will not receive the Park 1 certification but at the completion of the course will receive a certificate of participation.

Pre-requisites: 
Current CASI Level 1 Instructor
Must be fluent in either English or French
Able to demonstrate comfortable and safe riding skills on intermediate terrain, as well as basic terrain park features.
Description:

The CASI Park Instructor certification course is open to members with a minimum Level 1 Instructor Certification. Candidates on the course will spend time exploring snowboarding technique and teaching methods as they relate to introductory terrain park and freestyle snowboarding.

The Park Instructor course is an introductory course, designed to give successful candidates the skills necessary to introduce students to the terrain park and freestyle snowboarding safely. Progression-based teaching methods, understanding of basic freestyle techniques, as well as lesson planning and effective communication skills will be addressed. Candidates will receive coaching on their snowboarding, as well as feedback on their teaching skills, with the goal of reaching the Park Instructor standard in both of these areas. They will also receive suggestions and strategies for long-term development. The successful candidate is certified to take students into freestyle terrain, and teach introductory / basic manoeuvres on beginner terrain park features.

Course Duration:
2 days totalling a minimum of 12 hours (including evaluations). 

https://casi-acms.com/index.php/en/courses/park-instructor-1

Jan
6
Sun
CASI Members Session
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

QuickRide Update Sessions: Get the latest tips and tricks on beginner teaching methods, using the QuickRide System, and some general riding improvement training. Duration: 2.5 hours.

Note: Pre-registration is required for all sessions. Use the “Schedule” tab above to find and register for a session near you. Please ensure you register before the deadline to ensure these sessions run.

https://casi-acms.com/index.php/en/courses/training-sessions

Jan
8
Tue
Bent Ridge Women’s Night Women’s Night – Starts
Jan 8 all-day

Taught by women for women – develop your skills, build confidence & meet new friends in this social setting. Get ready to have a great time.

We’re pleased to have our neighbors from across the road, Bent Ridge Winery, as our program sponsor!

Ages 18 & up – Novice to Intermediate Skiers
Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm
January 8 to February 26

Season Pass/Lift Ticket is Required. Season Pass NOT included

Women’s Ski Clinic

Burton Snowboards / Bent Ridge Winery Women RIP (Rider Improvement Program) – Starts
Jan 8 all-day

Ages 18 & up – Novice to Advanced
Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm
January 8 to February 26, 2019

This program is the perfect balance of fun, social and skill development. The Women’s RIP will develop your skills to ride wherever you ride or want to ride. Our experienced instructors will show you a great time and our partner Burton Snowboards provides great swag at the end of the season social.

We’re pleased to have our neighbors from across the road, Bent Ridge Winery, as a program sponsor!

Season Pass/Lift Ticket is Required. Season Pass NOT included

http://www.martock.com/product/burton-snowboards-women-rip-rider-improvement-program/

Martock Snowboard Team Speed – Starts
Jan 8 all-day

Provides higher-end coaching for snowboarders interested in competing or just becoming better riders.

Ages 12 & up – Intermediate to Advanced Riders

Speed (Superfriends) – SBX & PGS
Tuesday & Thursday – 6:30pm
January 8 to February 28, 2019

Coach Greg K has made the Superfriends a Martock institution. Fun, skill development and a focus on going fast have made this program perfect prep for regional, provincial, national parallel slalom and/or snowboard cross racing and beyond.


http://www.martock.com/product/martock-snowboard-team/

Jan
9
Wed
Adult Ski Improvement – Starts
Jan 9 all-day

A fun, social program that develops skill and confidence. Perfect for parents with children in any of our morning ski and snowboard programs and any other adult wanting to improve in a relaxed atmosphere.

Ages 18 & up – Novice to Intermediate Skiers.
Wednesday, January 9th-February 27th – 10am-noon or
Sunday, January 13th-March 3rd – 9:30-11:30 am

Season Pass/Lift Ticket is Required. Season Pass NOT included

**All programs require a minimum of four participants to run**

Martock Snowboard Team Freestyle – Starts
Jan 9 all-day

Provides higher-end coaching for snowboarders interested in competing or just becoming better riders.

Ages 12 & up – Intermediate to Advanced Riders

Freestyle – Park
Wednesday 6-9pm & Saturday 10am-Noon
January 9 to March 2, 2019

Martock has an inspiring freestyle legacy. This program is a great next step after the Riders Program or for anyone interested in honing skills to compete in Slope style.

http://www.martock.com/product/martock-snowboard-team/

Season Pass/Lift Ticket’s are Required. Season Pass NOT included

Jan
10
Thu
PRO-Spects (boys) & PRO-Girls (girls) (Riders Black) – Starts
Jan 10 all-day

Registration includes a full C~S membership & free registration in 3 C~S Riders events for participants 11 & younger.

Ages 9-14 – Advanced Riders (4-6 years of riding experience) Riders Black participants should have taken part in the Martock RIP or Riders Green and Blue. Pro Skates knows snowboarding! We’re stoked to have them providing support to ProSpects and ProGirls.

Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30
January 10 to February 28, 2019

Overseen by licensed coaches who have also received additional RIDERS training and support from Canada Snowboard. RIDERS BLACK facilitates a confident transition for athletes and families in the competitive Snowboard NS community while developing strong riding skills with a focus on competition.

The Canada Snowboard Riders Program is a confidence-building and skills-orientated introduction for young athletes to the sport of competitive snowboarding. The focus of the eight-week program is on developing the fundamentals required to excel in the sport’s multiple disciplines.

The program is also further enhanced by Riders Events hosted by SBNS, which combine snowboarding basics with fun and competition using a multi-discipline skills course to help develop the ABC’s for fundamental skills: Agility, Balance & Coordination. Click here for an overview of the Canada Snowboard Programs.

http://www.martock.com/product/pro-spects-boys-pro-girls-girls/

Season Pass/Lift Ticket is Required. Season Pass NOT included