Sunday, 5 August 2018

Primary School Ski and Snowboard Races

Mt Cheeseman Ski Area is the venue for the Canterbury Primary and Intermediate Schools Ski and Snowboard Races, an event where teams representing their schools participate for both individual and team awards.
The minimum number to enter the Teams competition is four; if a school has fewer than four entrants, they can still enter, and will compete individually, but the school will not be entered in the team event (the same forms are to be completed, including the Team form).
For the first time, the 2018 Races will include a separate boardercross course for snowboarders. The boardercross is an individual only event and will not contribute to the Teams competition. 
The fun skiing event consists of a dual slalom course for children of all age groups from Year 1 to Year 8.  No previous ski-racing experience is necessary, merely sufficient skill to ride a T-bar Ski Lift and to ski groomed, easy slopes.  
There will be medals for individual performance, plus an overall team trophy for both primary and intermediate school teams.
The emphasis is on fun, and introducing children to the excitement of ski- and snowboard-racing.  Most of the children’s time will be spent skiing freely and enjoying other activities on the day.

Race Day:  Sunday August 19th 2018

Postponement day:  Sunday August 26th 2018

Entries close:  Friday August 10th 2018

Practice Day:  Sunday August 5th 2018

If you are interested, please let the class teachers know asap and we can forward you the registration details but please note that registrations close this Friday 10th August.

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