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Feb
28
Mon
Alpine – Development Level Coaching Course
Feb 28 – Mar 4 all-day

Alpine Ski Nova Scotia

DEVELOPMENT LEVEL COACH – LEARN TO TRAIN AND TRAIN TO TRAIN

Development level (DL) coaches are working with skiers in the Learn to Train and Train to Train development stages. 

Coaches in this pathway understand and use specific drills and exercises to develop fundamental ski technique in the free ski, gate training and competitive environments in preparation for the Train to Race stage. 

Development level coaches are educated in the course setting principles used in slalom and giant slalom at the U14 and U16 levels. Coaches safely apply fundamental teaching and learning principles during training and competitions to promote the consolidation of a skiers technique and application of tactics in giant slalom and slalom. Development Level certified coaches have the knowledge and expertise to safely guide skiers when learning speed and ski cross terrain management skills. 

Development Level coaches complete their Development Level Coach Portfolio prior to undertaking their Development Level Evaluation. Development level coaches focus on the developing proficiency in the coaching core competencies prior to evaluation: valuing, leading, interacting with people, problem-solving and critical thinking.  

Mar
5
Sat
NSSBD – Night GS
Mar 5 all-day

GIANT SLALOM (GS)

In Giant SlaloNightm (GS), riders race down a course turning through a series of gates.

The Giant Slalom Course:

The Giant Slalom course consists of gates that riders must turn around. The course typically has a vertical drop between 120 and 200 metres and is 400–700 metres in length, with a minimum of 18 gates. Gates are set up with a distance of approximately 20 to 25 metres between each one.

How Giant Slalom is Judged:

Riders are timed individually each run.  Riders have two or three runs each, with their best time being used.  The fastest time wins.

Differences for Groms:

Grom riders use the same course and are timed the same as provincial riders.

http://snowboardnovascotia.ca/  

Mar
6
Sun
NSSBS Parallel Giant Slalom
Mar 6 all-day

Alpine – Parallel Giant Slalom
The most notable change in 2002 was that the Giant Slalom discipline contested in 1998 had been changed to a dual event – the Parallel Giant Slalom. PGS features head-to-head competition. All competitors race the clock in the qualification round and the fastest 16 racers advance to the elimination round. These 16 competitors battle it out on two, side-by-side courses. After run one, the riders switch courses and in run two, the gate of the person that won the first race opens first, equivalent to the amount of time they led by. This ensures that the second run of each round really is a ‘first past the post’ race. The winner after the second race advances to repeat the process while the other heads to the stands to watch the outcome.

Mar
9
Wed
SASC Kell Antoft Day
Mar 9 all-day

https://www.skiatlanticseniorsclub.ca/founder.php

Mar
11
Fri
NSSBD – GS Provincials
Mar 11 all-day

GIANT SLALOM (GS)

In Giant Slalom (GS), riders race down a course turning through a series of gates.

The Giant Slalom Course:

The Giant Slalom course consists of gates that riders must turn around. The course typically has a vertical drop between 120 and 200 metres and is 400–700 metres in length, with a minimum of 18 gates. Gates are set up with a distance of approximately 20 to 25 metres between each one.

How Giant Slalom is Judged:

Riders are timed individually each run.  Riders have two or three runs each, with their best time being used.  The fastest time wins.

Differences for Groms:

Grom riders use the same course and are timed the same as provincial riders.

http://snowboardnovascotia.ca/  

Mar
12
Sat
NSSBD Slopestyle Provincial
Mar 12 all-day

SLOPESTYLE (SS)

In Slopestyle (SS), riders ride down a course with various rails, boxes and jumps performing tricks to receive the highest score.

The Slopestyle Course:

A Slopestyle competition takes place in a resorts terrain park.  There is a mix of jump and rail features that riders hit.  A slopestyle course is split up into multiple sets of features. Each set has two or more features for the rider to choose from.  a course will have a minimum of four sets of features, two sets of rails and two sets of jumps.

How Slopestyle is Judged:

In Slopestyle there is a panel of judges that score each riders run out of 100.  Riders are scored on multiple factors including the difficulty of their tricks, their amplitude (height), their execution (if they land), their variety (not doing the same trick), and their flow. The rider gets three runs, and their best score is used.  The highest score wins.

Differences for Groms:

Grom riders may use the same course as provincial riders, or may have their own course depending on the terrain park setup of the resort.  Grom riders will generally have smaller features and will be scored more generously than provincial series riders.

http://snowboardnovascotia.ca/

Mar
13
Sun
Ski Patrol – World Snow Day (Rescheduled)
Mar 13 all-day

https://world-snow-day.com/About

Mar
14
Mon
Nova Schools March Break
Mar 14 – Mar 19 all-day
Mar
20
Sun
Adrenalin Divas Park Days
Mar 20 all-day

http://www.adrenalinedivas.com/

Snowboard Registration: https://snowreg.com/#!/events/adrenaline-divas-park-day-martock
Ski Regisrtation: http://www.adrenalinedivas.com/elleboard-2022-events.html