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Academy Snowboard Rec - Level 7

Ages 8-12

Our Snowboard Rec 7 program develops young riders in the exciting and expressive sport of freestyle snowboarding. Athletes in this program must be able to confidently ride alpine terrain with an athletic body position and correct turn shape. The athletes will spend time developing technical riding skills, including position and balance, edge control and timing & coordination. They will learn the essential tools to jump correctly, ride boxes or rails, and be introduced to spins and grabs. This program aligns with the Freestyle Canada curriculum and is designed to be fun and progressive in a non-competitive environment. Its development is in alignment with our competitive stream should any athletes decide to move in that direction. Athletes in this program are in the “Active for Life” phase of their long-term athletic development.

Prices do not include GST.

Days/Class Duration

  • Monday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Additional Info/Costs

  • A valid season pass is required to participate in this program. Please note as a member of a club/academy program you are eligible to purchase a youth season pass at the extreme early bird rate upon registration.
  • Mandatory Freestyle Canada General Membership - CAN FREE 1 & 2
  • Rentals will not be available this year for Academy athletes.
  • Programs will run with a 1:6 coach to athlete ratio.
  • There will be no offsite training or competitions.

Key Goals

  • Riding Skills:
    • Develop technical riding to further freestyle skills
    • Developing confidence in all types of freestyle terrain
    • Comfortably ride switch on intermediate terrain
  • Jumps:
    • Establish proper body position through takeoff and landing
    • Introduced to spinning in all directions and can perform a left and right 360
    • Can perform 3 different grabs
    • Can confidently take off a small jump switch
  • Rails:
    • Can 5050 or boardslide a box/rail confidently
    • Introduced to spinning off rails
  • Halfpipe:
    • Develop stronger fundamental riding skills in the super pipe
Pre-requisites
  • Riding Skills:
    • Completed WinSport Podium Pushers Level 6 or equivalent
    • Able to confidently ride all terrain at WinSport
    • Comfortably ride blue terrain at mountain resorts
    • Link switch turns on beginner terrain
  • Jumps:
    • Comfortable hitting small to medium jumps
    • Introduced to some basic grabs
    • Perform 180 spin on a jump
  • Rails:
    • Can slide boxes or rails

Length Start Time Start Day Price
1 day/week
Thursday - 6:00 p.m. Dec 3
$921.90
2 day/week Monday & Wednesday - 5:30 p.m. Nov 30
$1,388.40

Register - 1 day/week Register - 2 day/week

Academy Snowboard Rec - Level 8

Ages 8-12

Our Snowboard Rec 8 program develops riders beyond the basics of freestyle snowboarding by introducing more advanced features, developing a stronger skill set and building a larger bag of tricks. The focus of this program is to develop higher-end freestyle skills in a fun, safe and progressive non-competitive training environment. Athletes will develop technical riding skills such as position and balance, edge control and timing and coordination, to compliment their freestyle riding. This program is aligned with the Freestyle Canada curriculum and our competitive programs should any participants decide to move in that direction. Athletes in this program are in the “Active for Life” phase of their long-term athletic development.

Prices do not include GST.

Days/Class Duration

  • Monday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Additional Info/Costs

  • A valid season pass is required to participate in this program. Please note as a member of a club/academy program you are eligible to purchase a youth season pass at the extreme early bird rate upon registration.
  • Mandatory Freestyle Canada General Membership - CAN FREE 1 & 2
  • Rentals will not be available this year for Academy athletes.
  • Programs will run with a 1:6 coach to athlete ratio.
  • There will be no offsite training or competitions.

 

Key Goals

  • Riding Skills:
    • Developing advanced skills on groomers, halfpipe, and slopestyle course
    • Can ride switch confidently on intermediate terrain demontrating proper edge control
  • Jumps:
    • Demonstrate proper body position though takeoff and landing
    • Can perform left and right 360’s with a grab
    • Able to perform a switch 180 in both directions off a jump
    • Able to perform a switch 360 on a small/medium jump
  • Rails:
    • Comfortably 5050 & boardslide rails
    • Can hit a rail switch
    • Can spin frontside and backside 180 off a rail
  • Halfpipe:
    • Can reach top of coping in the super pipe
    • Able to perform Alley-Oop in Superpipe on both walls
Pre-requisites

 

  • Riding Skills:
    • Completed Winsport Snowboard Rec level 7
    • Develop technical riding to further freestyle skills
    • Developing confidence in all types of freestyle terrain
    • Comfortably ride switch on intermediate terrain
  • Jumps:
    • Establish proper body position through takeoff and landing
    • Introduced to spinning in all directions and can perform a left and right 360
    • Can perform 3 different grabs
    • Can confidently take off a small jump switch
  • Rails:
    • Can 5050 or boardslide a box/rail confidently
    • Introduced to spinning off rails
  • Halfpipe:
    • Develop stronger fundamental riding skills in the super pipe

Length Start Time Start Day Price
1 day/week
Thursday - 6:00 p.m. Dec 3
$921.90
2 day/week Monday & Wednesday - 6:00 p.m. Nov 30
$1,388.40

Register - 1 day/week Register - 2 day/week

Snow School Disclaimer
Participation in WinSport’s snow school program (the “Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by the participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. This will include a Waiver for the Program and a Waiver for COVID-19. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers will be provided for review and signature prior to the start of the Program, and can also be found on our website for immediate review.