Alpine Updates - October 6th, 2021

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Alpine Updates - October 6th, 2021

Dear Team Summit Alpine SRD, Age Class and Ability Parents; All U16 and Older athletes; Alpine Coaches:
 
Many of you have been asking for and patiently awaiting this season’s race calendar.
 
This year, COVID restrictions regarding field size and other health limitations have been lifted as of October 1. At this time, there are no ski area or local restrictions that should affect the race calendar. Calendar information below.
 
Team Summit has been awarded the opportunity to host a number of competitions. Our goal is to have at least one event at each level (YSL, Age Class, Sync and FIS) to provide our racers the opportunity to race at home on familiar venues, as well as, save expense for hotels, restaurant meals, travel and lift tickets.
 
Hosting events also carries a responsibility for Team Summit and our membership to staff the many volunteer positions needed to conduct an event. Both skilled (certified officials) and non-skilled volunteers are needed. These are great opportunities to be “behind the scenes” producing the race and be able to be productively involved in your child’s activities. Please check the volunteer sign-up for volunteering opportunities.

Team Summit is seeking to increase the number of certified officials within its membership. A deeper involvement and understanding of the sport and engagement with the club and its races are among the benefits. Resorts we race at are often recruiting visiting officials providing access to the races, complimentary tickets, lunch and so on. Information about the certification process will be in an upcoming update or you can go to the Rocky mountain Ski Race Officials site to learn more: http://rmsro.org
 
Team Summit partner shops Podium Sports and The Racers Edge and, for our front range families, the Denver Sports Lab are offering economical options for professional initial ski set-up and on-going maintenance. Details below.

Please reach out to your respective Head Coaches with any questions.

See you on Zoom or on-snow soon!
 
Aldo

Aldo Radamus
TEAM SUMMIT COLORADO
Alpine Director
aldo@teamsummit.org
970.390.4219
 
Contacts for your Head Coach or Administration:
FIS: doug@teamsummit.org
U16: aldo@teamsummit.org
U14: jared@teamsummit.org
U12/10: davidw@teamsummit.org
Devo: samantha@teamsummit.org
Conditioning: jack@teamsummit.org
Membership Services: lili@teamsummit.org
Athletic Trainer and COVID Coordinator: rfreeman@vsortho.com


In This Update:
- Race Calendars
- Ski Tuning Programs
REMINDER - Education Series: Equipment Set-Up and Maintenance
 
Race Calendar
We have received a preliminary race calendar from USS/RMD. Not all sites are determined yet and dates may still shift slightly. Remaining details TBD.

Youth Ski League (Ski Racing Devo)
January 17 – Skills Quest: Vail
January 30 – Giant Slalom (GS): Location TBD
February 13 – Slalom (SL): Location TBD
March 6 – Kombi (K): Location TBD
March 19-20 – YSL Finals: Winter Park

Age Class
January 8-9 – Age Class U14, U12, U10 SL – (W 8th, M 9th): Keystone
January 17-18 – Age Class U12, U10 Duals/ Skills Quest – (M+W ea. day): Steamboat
January 29-30 – Age Class U14 Qualifier GS – (W 29th, M 30th): Steamboat
February 5-6 – Age Class U12, U10 GS – (W 5th, M 6th): Loveland or Crested Butte*
February 11-13 – Age Class U14 Qualifier SG – (M+W ea. day): Breckenridge
February 12-13 – Age Class U12 SG – (M+W ea. Day): Ski Cooper
February 25-27 – Age Class U14 Qualifier SG/SL (M+W ea. day): Aspen
February 25-27 – Age Class U12, U10 GS/SL – (M+W) ea. day: Sunlight or Loveland*
March 5-7 – Council Cup U14 SL/GS/SG – (M+W ea. day): Ski Cooper
March 12-13 – RMD U10 Champs – (M+W ea. day): Telluride
March 13-17 – Rocky/Central U14 Championships – (M+W ea. day): Vail
March 19-20 – RMD U12 Championships – (M+W ea. day): Powderhorn
March 26-27 – South Series Championships – (M+W ea. day): Taos**
April 2-3 – GS Spectacular – (M+W ea. day): Vail (Scored), Loveland (Unscored)
April 9-10 – Loveland Derby SL – (M+W ea. day): Loveland
*Assignment of clubs to venues has not been completed yet
**Optional race event 

Ability
Ability FIS and Sync Race dates, sites and other details are being uploaded to TeamSnap.
 
The calendar and individual race announcements will be posted and updated on the RMD page of the US Ski and Snowboard website: https://usskiandsnowboard.org/sport-programs/regions-divisions/rocky-central-alpine-region/rocky-alpine-division-calendar

Ski Tuning Programs
In order to facilitate an economical yearly tuning program, we are pleased to present several options for you to consider. Our partner shops; Podium Sports in Frisco and A Racer's Edge in Breckenridge and for our front range families, Denver Sports Lab in Golden are offering a package including the following:

1. Initial new ski Set-up
- Grinding the ski flat
- Hand shaping of the ski
- Removing excess sidewall
- Setting base and edge bevels
- Two Wax cycles
2. Mid-Season
- Re-grinding of the ski and setting base bevels
- Repair of minor base damage
- Shaping and removing sidewall as necessary
- Adjusting base structure for the season
- Two Wax cycles
3. Spring
- Same as Mid-season
- Spring snow base structure

With professional ski service three times per season and diligent, daily maintenance, every pair of skis can be prepared to professional standards. It is impossible to overstate the importance of properly prepared equipment for every day of skiing.
 
The 3 service program is being offered at the following cost per pair of skis:
A Racer's Edge - $270
Podium Sports - $300
Denver Sports Lab - $200
There are various other options available at each tuning center and slight differences in the provided services. The services at each of these shops is of the highest quality. Please contact your preferred provider below to sign up for a program.

Chuck Ginsburg
A Racer's Edge
114 Lincoln Avenue
PO Box 270
Breckenridge, CO  80424
Shop: 970-453-7600
Cell: 970-390-5600
chuck@aracersedge.com
https://www.aracersedge.com
 
Jared Hawn
Podium Sports 
711 Granite Street, Frisco, CO 80443
Shop: 970-668-9996
Cell: 970-393-0066
sixfootpike@gmail.com
http://podiumsportsgroup.com/world-class-tune-center/

Leif Sunde
Denver Sports Lab
15744 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd #5049 
Golden, CO 80401 
Cell: 720-383-8999
Contact@DenverSportsLab.com
https://www.denversportslab.com
 
REMINDER - Education Series: Equipment Set-Up and Maintenance
Now that you have bought or ordered equipment for the season, the real fun starts!

To maximize the performance of your equipment and ensure that every day of skiing is as productive as possible, the proper set-up of boots and skis followed by daily maintenance of skis is critical. This is the area where parents can make the most significant impact on their children’s progress and where athletes U14 and older can remove a critical variable determining progress towards your goals.
 
An educational Zoom will be offered to present information and answer questions on Thursday October 7 from 5:30 – 6:15 PM. Please join using the following meeting information:

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