Hello B Team Families!
We have another action packed weekend ahead, some are heading to Sugarbush, and a few will give the ECS A competition a try, home at Stratton. (More on how thats possible below)
Before we look ahead, I wanted to discuss last weekend's 2019 Stratton FIS Freestyle NorAm Cup. What an incredible opportunity for our young athletes to watch some of the world's best athletes! Our athletes do drills and work on perfecting their mogul skiing skills constantly. It's important for them to see and understand what is possible, and what better way to show them than by having some of the best skiers in the world right here on our home hill. Our athletes got a very up close look on what they will need to do as they progress through the sport. Many parents were delighted for this opportunity, and many volunteered for the event, thank you for your help in defining Stratton as World Class!
This weekend our B Team will be at Stratton, The Sugar Slide at Sugarbush has been cancelled.
There is a rule at the A level that we made mention of at the Parent Presentation at the beginning of the season, and we are going to use it this weekend. ECS Rule 4.1.7 & ECS Rule 4.1.5 can be found in the Eastern Rules Addendum and allow for our B athletes to take part in our home A event. PLEASE NOTE, IF DOING SO YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO REGISTER ONLINE, YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO REGISTER DAY OF THE EVENT STARTING AT 7:46AM.
The following athletes are invited to compete at the Stratton A event under ECS Rule 4.1.7: Carmen Dipietro, Nora Scheid, Ava Chiappinelli, Lexi Kruger, Charlie Henne, Finn O'Hanlon, Zane Rosenberg, Tyler Grodsky. Congratulations, you are guaranteed a spot at the Rod Baird Mogul Challenge. Your selection is strictly based off the Eastern Points List after the Killington Event.
Athletes that wish to compete under ECS Rule 4.1.5. I recommend you brush up on the rules and see you at Registration at 7:46am Saturday Morning.
Please note, the A event will be on World Cup, the course that the NorAm athletes skied last weekend, only it will be slightly more challenging with the freeze thaw cycles that happened this week. This course is not for the faint at heart.
Now, Sugarbush... The event is cancelled.
Looking ahead we are offering our President's Week Mini Camp Tuesday, February 19th - Thursday, February 21st. The cost for SWSC athletes is $175 for the camp. To sign up please see our website calendar here: http://www.strattonwintersportsclub.com/freestyle-events-calendar/377. Program will run as scheduled Monday AND Friday of Presidents week.
If you have not volunteered for an event this winter, we would like to ask to you pick up a shift at the Rod Baird Mogul Challenge. Click the links here for Saturday or Sunday. This is your last chance to fulfill your parent volunteer requirement.
If you like going to the gym, we have a fantastic sunrise work out that gets you up the lift first and is a blend of cardio, upper body and balance. This fitness class is completely free and you will feel invigorated once you complete it. Please join the coaching staff outside the Mountain Sports School at 7:15am ready to ski and come get one of the best workouts available Saturday & Sunday morning!
Sam will see those of you at Sugarbush and I hope the rest of the B team has a great weekend at Stratton!
All the Best,