We are Moving Closer to Ski Country!

C.S.I.A Ontario is moving closer to some of our best skiing!

We are excited to announce that our office location has moved to Collingwood! Our new address is: 637 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2N6, (416) 426-7261. This move comes after a challenging season at our Toronto location. The Sport Alliance of Ontario (a governing body which subsidized rent) folded its operation. This left building owners in Toronto needing to re-establish leases with a number of organizations. Understandably this also presented an opportunity for the office space to be re-evaluated and priced at Toronto market values. The cost to continue renting our office space increased to the extent that we decided to relocate. Moving to our new Collingwood location puts our facility in close proximity to a number of great Ontario ski resorts and clubs. We are confident that his move will make C.S.I.A. Ontario an even stronger and more vibrant organization.

After 19 years of dedicated service to the C.S.I.A Ontario region, Shelagh Mulveney will be concluding her tenure with us this coming spring. Shelagh has long been the glue that held this region together; she has supported the regional board, its members, and our events tirelessly for longer than many of us have been members. We are thankful that she will be assisting us through this coming season in a transition role, working from her home. We look forward to celebrating Shelagh’s contributions to the success of C.S.I.A. Ontario at our AGM this coming spring!

We are also pleased to announce that C.S.I.A Ontario will be searching and securing a new Programs Administrator to work from the new Collingwood office. This will be a contract ½ time role. It will commence this fall for the duration of the season. Interested candidates can click here for a full job posting and to apply online.

This has clearly been a fairly busy fall for us so far! It is always good to be able to share good news with our members. Hopefully Mother Nature will present us with early cold weather and we will have more good news to share soon!

Looking forward to sliding with you this season!

AJ Leeming

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Chair – C.S.I.A Ontario Inc.

CSIA High Performance (HP) Camp is coming to Ontario!

CSIA 2015 Demo TeamOntario is very excited to be able to host CSIA HP Camp at Alpine Ski Club:  Feb. 18-19

This is a National Event – 3 Education Credits.                    Register for HP Camp 

WHAT IS IT?

Open to any member, this program focuses on individual development in a fun team environment. Using brushes, small group tasks and problem solving, the coaching staff directs participants toward specific skiing objectives. The focus is development and understanding of skiing fundamentals to build similarity in the group. The camp is open to all members every season, while also serving as the training ground and selection process for the CSIA High Performance Team and the Interski Team.

If you are working toward your Level 2, 3 or 4 HP camp will accelerate your development this season.  This is the first HP Camp Ontario has ever hosted.

On Snow daily starting at 9:00AM

There will be a CSIA Aprés Social on Thursday at Alpine after we get off snow! Open to all members, so come out and join us.   We will have a slideshow of the first day + cash bar/appetizers available.

Lift Tickets will be available at a discount rate for all attendees.

 

CSIA Demo Team

 

As a special added bonus there is a limited space (only 16 spots) Pre-HP camp PTS offered by the Ontario Region on Wednesday Feb. 17th where you can spend the day with an Interski Member, at Craigleith Ski Club.  Click for Details and registration.

 

 

 

 

 

Updated Level 1 Schedule for December and Early January

Due to the warm weather preventing snow making we have had to reschedule several Level 1 courses for December.

Here is the updated course schedule as of today:  Dec. 9th 2015.  Any further changes or course additions will be updated on this post.

Courses are filling up very quickly with the condensed schedule, so please sign up to make sure you can get on course during the Holidays.

 

Alpine Dec. 26 – 28
Brimacombe Dec. 26 – 28
Beaver Valley SC Dec. 26 – 28
Calabogie Peaks Dec. 26 – 28
Devil’s Elbow Dec. 26 – 28
Mount St. Louis Dec. 26 – 28
Hidden Valley Dec. 26 – 28
Snow Valley Dec. 26 – 28
Mansfield Dec. 26 – 28
Sir Sam’s Dec. 26 – 28
Craigleith Dec. 27 – 29
Devil’s Glen Dec. 27 – 29
Batawa Dec. 29 – 31
Boler Mt. Dec. 29 – 31
Caledon Dec. 29 – 31
Chicopee Dec. 29 – 31
Heights of Horseshoe Dec. 29 – 31
Dagmar Dec. 29 – 31
Glen Eden Dec. 29 – 31
Hockley Valley Dec. 29 – 31
Mount Pakenham Dec. 29 – 31
Lakeridge Jan. 1 – 3
Laurentian Jan. 1 – 3
Searchmont Jan. 1 – 3
Horseshoe Resort Jan. 1 – 3

 

Register Here:  

https://www.snowpro.com/en/courses/schedule-registration/level-1

 

CSIA Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Following a strategic planning workshop held last June in Montreal, key National staff and the chairs of the Regional CSIA provincial committees met to discuss the future of all aspects of the CSIA.  As a result of this meeting the CSIA Strategic Plan 2015-2018 was developed.  It is available for download and viewing at the following link.

CSIA Strategic Plan 2015-2018 EN Members

Toronto Snow Show 2015

 Come join us at the CSIA Ontario Booth at this years Toronto Snow Show!

 

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TORONTO –The kickoff event of snow season is just around the corner. Start your winter at the Toronto Snow Show. Ski and Snowboard enthusiasts looking to get a jump on the season will regroup this year as Canada’s largest ski, snowboard and travel show comes to Toronto from October 15-18 at the International Centre, Hall 5.
The Toronto Snow Show is the best place to start your winter countdown. From the best deals on the latest equipment, innovations and holiday packages, to tips from industry experts and exhilarating tricks from the hottest pro snowboarders and skiers, the Toronto Snow Show is the place for ski and snowboard lovers with a hunger for the outdoors.

The Show appeals to all skill levels from novices to professionals.  Guests will see the newest equipment from manufacturers and retailers such as Burton, Rossignol, Elan, Nordica, Blizzard, Corbett’s, Sanction, and Skiis & Biikes  as well as resorts from across North America will be represented at the Show, offering enticing winter destination options to get you in the mood to trade those flip flops for snow apparel.

Winter starts at The Toronto Snow Show.

2015 Show Highlights:

Rail Jam
Come watch as some of Canada’s top pro and amateur snowboarders and skiers take to the newly revamped Urban Street Style Rail Jam to show the audience what they’re made of. This highly acclaimed event is FREE with admission and runs with scheduled times for the duration of the show.

Baby Camp at Burton Riglet Park
It’s never too early to get your little one in a pair of skis or on a snowboard. Presented by Burton and back by popular demand is the Burton Riglet Park, a miniature terrain-based snowboard park that utilizes small terrain features, combined with Burton’s Riglet Reel technology, to guide young snowboarders through the movements and sensations of snowboarding. Our expert child instructor will have your little ready to hit the hills in no time.

Canada’s Biggest Ski and Snowboard Swap
If you’re looking to upgrade your skis or board but aren’t looking to break the bank, consider taking part in the Canadian Ski Patrol’s Winter Ski & Board Swap – the largest and best equipment exchange in the country. With thousands of brand new and pre-owned skis, boards, and boots for purchase, you’re sure to find the right equipment for you.

What:              The 2015 Toronto Snow Show

When:

Thursday, October 15, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, October 16, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where:            International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga

Parking:         FREE

Tickets:          Save and get your advance tickets for $15 on the Toronto Snow Show website now until October 8!

General Admission: Adults: $18; Juniors: $10 (Ages 11 to 17); Seniors: $10 (Age 65+) Children (10 years and under): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family Pass: $45 (includes two adults and two juniors)

Complete Show information is available at: http://torontosnowshow.com/, or follow us on Twitter @TorontoSnowShow and like us on Facebook.

 

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Fun Day Photos 2015 – Beaver Valley Ski Club

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The Genge Family Synchro Team – Bond Style!

A huge thanks to everyone that came out for Fun Day at Beaver Valley Ski Club this past weekend!

It was a bluebird day full of smiles, great snow James Bond Girls, Villains and FUN.

Wendy Webb (CSIA L3 and L1 Course Conductor and amazing photographer) was gracious enough to come out and capture some fantastic shots of the day for us, the pictures are available on her website for free!  High resolution version of the images are available for a small fee, just click the shopping cart icon at the bottom of the image preview and proceed to the check out – if you would like to print and frame some of these awesome shots for the office wall!

Big Thanks to Ben, Clayton, Cheryl, Dina and the entire Beaver Staff for the fantastic hospitality and of course Anik for putting the entire day together and recruiting an awesome team of volunteers.

See you all at the CSIA Ontario AGM and Awards banquet May 28th at the Delta Markham to close out another awesome Ontario Ski Season, tickets will go on sale April 15th!

You can download the awesome photo’s by clicking here:

Wendy Webb Photography CSIA Fun Day 2015

 

CSIA Ontario Holiday Office Hours

The Ontario office will be closed for the holidays from 12PM Dec 24, reopening Jan. 5. If you have an urgent matter during this time, please contact us via email at info@csiaontario.com as voicemails will be returned after the holidays.

Be sure to take lots of photos of your adventures and courses over the holidays, make sure to share them with us, and like us on Facebook.

The entire Board and staff wish you all the best over the holiday season and look forward to seeing you on the slopes!

Nov. 2nd All Star Line-Up for the 2014 FCTS

Just TWO Days to Go – Get Your Tickets Now

REGISTER TODAY to secure your opportunity to interact with these incredible speakers at this year’s CSIA Ontario Fall Conference and Trade Show (FCTS) Sunday November 2nd – Space is limited, lunch is included.

Keynote Speakers

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Dara Howell, CSIA Level 1, Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist at Sochi in Slopestyle Skiing
After obtaining her Level 1 instructor and Park & Pipe certification from the CSIA, Dara Howell sky rocketed to reach Olympic stardom. Find out how she found the motivation focus to stay on path to reach her goals.

 

 

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Jeff Ord, Executive Director of Freestyle Skiing Ontario
As freestyle skiing continues to emerge and grow, it will become a requirement for the next generation skier. These skills are essential for a skier to enjoy all aspects of on and off-piste terrain at ski resorts. Integrating the fun, excitement, and spectacle of freestyle into ski programming will enhance the service offering from skiing professionals to their clientele while remaining relevant in an evolving industry.

 

Breakout Sessions

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Jason Young, CSIA Level 4, MS of Sport Management & Marketing Sport and Recreation at Western University
Looking for tips to help you pass a new level or become a better teacher or skier?  Explore the psychology behind success, how to keep your training focused, and develop strategies to be successful.  Discuss resiliency, energy management and tapering for performance success.

 

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John Gillies CSIA Level 4, Level 4 Course Conductor, CSIA Eastern Manager of Educational Development
Do you want to know more about the new Level II and Level III modules? This session is for you. Learn about new pathways for instructor development and certification. Experiential education is a key concept in our new way of doing things.

 

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Jeff Sinclair CSIA Level 4, Level 4 Course Conductor, Director of Snow Sports & Technical Director of Just For Fun Ski Club, NTSC, Heights of Horseshoe
This interactive presentation will demonstrate how to use video as a development tool to improve skiing and teaching.  Led by your feedback, you will learn how to shoot the best video, when to watch it, how to improve your assessment and how to present it.

 

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Adam Lowe, Head Coach of Snowboarding at Caledon Ski Club, CSIA Level 2, CASI Level 3 and CASI Level 2 Course Conductor
Take a quick look at history of positive response in marketing and integrate these tactics in your teaching to become an outstanding teacher. Audience participation is key so come with a smile and keep it positive!  

 

 

John FortinFunctional flexibility and strength

John Fortin CSIA Level 3, Teacher & Owner of Power Yoga Canada
This is an opportunity to develop practical tools to develop strength and flexibility in a functional and dynamic environment. The session will be a physical practice related to the anatomy of skiing as well as an opportunity to learn how physical training can lend itself to mental focus and discipline. Bring your yoga mat and some comfortable clothing as this is an active session!

 

Ariel Amaral Sharing the StokeSharing the Stoke of SUP (Stand Up Paddling)

Ariel Amaral, Blue Wave Ambassador and Team member, SUP Instructor
Be inspired by Ariel’s SUP journey as she shares the “Stoke of SUP” with people of all ages and abilities. SUP is a great way to train and allows everyone and anyone to feel free, confident, powerful and calm all at the same time!

 

 

Peter 2014It’s all about the edge…is it?

Peter Hibbard, CSIA Level 2, kUu Sport representative, ski tuning technician, and ski coach
As many of us know, having the right gear and skis that can grip is an integral part of our ski performance.  Join Coach Turbo as he leads us through a ski tuning session – Learn the tricks of the trade and the must have items of the ski tuning toolbox as well as if having sharp edges is really the only thing you should be mindful of!

 

Closing Address

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John Gillies, CSIA Level 4, Level 4 Course Conductor, CSIA Eastern Manager of Educational Development
Explore the paradox of mixing teaching methodologies and one of the greatest freedom sports.  Reflect on the role of instructors and snow schools in defining the image of our sport.

 

 

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Welcome to the New CSIAONTARIO.COM

Welcome – From Home or Away

Access all CSIA Ontario events from home or away.  Access the new website and simplified registration system from either your computer or mobile device.  Just try not to lose your phone in the snow – We can’t help with that.

Access our most up to date calendar of events so you can plan your winter and ensure you’re in on all the courses and events you can handle.  When you see an event you like, our simplified registration process means you’ll be able to register faster and spend more time on the slopes.

Set yourself up for the season:  Create a profile now!

1) Click the “Login / Set Up” link on the top right corner of the page.
2) Create an account or login using your Facebook page.  It’s up to you.

That’s it, you’re done.  Now, whenever you see an event you want to attend, just login, register and we’ll see you there!

 

We hope you enjoy this website and enjoy discovering many more of its great features as the season goes on.  Feedback is always appreciated and don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for all the latest in regional news and updates.

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