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GET WINTER READY! Banff Alpine Racers Ski & Sports Swap 2018

BANFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – 325 Squirrel Street, Banff

CONSIGNMENT: Saturday October 6th, 9-5pm
EARLY BIRD SALE: Sunday October 7th, 9-11am
SALE: Sunday October 7th, 11-5pm
PICK UP: Monday October 8th, 9-11am

  • Swap details available on website: SKI & SPORTS SWAPS
  • Retailers please contact prior to swap.
  • Early Bird tickets available at the door or at consignment.  $10 per ticket, valid for 1 adult (one child included).  devans_18032018_Danevans_129

 

 

REGISTER NOW! School’s back, and there’s snow on the mountains!

2018/2019 season is here!  BAR athletes have been skiing in Saasfee, and our younger athletes just spent a weekend at a Back Country Hut!  Make sure you don’t miss out on our great programs for kids aged 5-19!

Registration can be found on www.zone4.ca

Banff Alpine Racers: U14, U16 and FIS athletes.
*New FIS Post Graduate Program
https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=18392&lan=1&cartlevel=1

Bow Valley Quikies: Ages 5-13 athletes
*9 different programs to choose from to suit your family
https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=18393&lan=1&cartlevel=1

Program details posted on http://www.banffalpineracers.com
Questions can be sent via Contact Form

Registration for 2018/2019 Season NOW OPEN!

2018/2019 season is just around the corner, don’t miss out and register today!

Registration can be found on www.zone4.ca

Banff Alpine Racers: U14, U16 and FIS athletes.
*New FIS Post Graduate Program
https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=18392&lan=1&cartlevel=1

Bow Valley Quikies: Ages 5-13 athletes
*9 different programs to choose from to suit your family
https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=18393&lan=1&cartlevel=1

Program details posted on http://www.banffalpineracers.com
Questions can be sent via Contact Form

 

End of a Great Season with BAR

April 28th, Banff Alpine Racers members joined together for the end of season celebration at Lone Pine Lodge, Mt Norquay.   Guest’s of honour included Alumni from Alberta Team, Canadian Team and past Canadian Ski Team Members.

Andre Quenneville – General Manager of Mt Norquay, Maggie and Damien Mills were recognized for their hard work during the lead up to Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics.  Andre and his crew assisted Team Canada water inject Silver Legacy to provide training for Olympic Hopefuls – Trevor Philp, Erik Read and Phil Brown.  On their last day of training, the Mills made sure the trio were sent off with a bang.  BAR and BVQ athletes signing a Good Luck Banner presented to the BAR Alumni.

June Kindrachuk, and Cole Krause were awarded with most Improved for U10, and Isabella Donohoe and Jaxson Ross receiving the Sportsmanship award.  Shea O’Brien and David Zivot received Top Female and Male awards second year running for U12.  Carmen Hannema and Thomas Blishen worked hard and earned Most Improved.  Michael Crysdale and Samantha Robertson received Sportsmanship Award.

U14 saw Nuha Machhiwala and Thomas Binley-Ewing  taking the Top Female and Male awards.  Claire O’Leary received Most Improved and Madeline Skeans Sportsmanship.  U16 Top Male and Female were close to call, and came down to the U16 Finals at Sunshine Village.  Aidan MacAulay and Emma Carmichael proved to be BAR U16 Top Athletes.  Most Improved was a tough call, with two athletes receiving the award – Matthew Naruzny and Connor MacKenzie.  Jessie Ferguson was awarded the Rob Bosinger Trophy.  Katrina Van Soest and Luka Bozinovski  worked hard in their second year in FIS with BAR, receiving the Top Junior Awards.  First year athlete, Dan Molesky was awarded Most Improved and Bennett Erickson received Sportsmanship Trophy.

Alumni Claire Timmermann was recognized for her great season with Alberta Ski Team. Claire being Women’s Overall Champion Alberta Cup 2017.2018.

Peer voted award – Tiger Cup is to recognize a BAR athletes who shows commitment  to the sport and their team, willing to help team members, shows strong team spirit, courage, passion and desire for excellence within Alpine Skiing.  Eric Dalton clearly showed all these qualities, with a strong vote from his peers.

Luke Patterson – Head FIS Coach and Charlie Leonn – Head U10/U12 Coach were presented with Coach of the Year Belt Buckles, both well deserving coaches.  Mills Family were acknowledged for their hard work as Club Builders. Mr. Beeman taking the infamous golden rake award.

BAR Avalanche Education

Last season, Banff Alpine Racers were lucky to receive a Grant from Banff Canmore Community Foundation & True Sport, towards 15 Avalanche kits.  This season we are committing to educating our young athletes on Avalanches within the ski resort and in the back country.  Athletes and coaches will be educated in the safe environment in bounds, at local resorts.

Last week U12 and U16 athletes learnt the affects, causes and risks that are involved with avalanches.  It definitely caught the attention of the young participants.  U12 attended an age specific course learning the basics of avalanche equipment and search techniques.

U16 athletes were able to engage in a more detailed avalanche course.  Athletes finished the day working as a team to find 2 buried packs in a scenario on Boundary Bowl, Mt Norquay.   This initiative can only make our Club members more aware of their surroundings and make sure their friends and family understand the risks and make smart decisions within the ski environment.

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