< NSSAF CAPITAL REGION SNOWBOARD RACES 2016 >

Details: Format

Changes: must be approved at NSSAF Workshop prior to implementation

Dates: Open Friday 19 Feb 2016 @ Martock

Metros Wednesday 24 Feb 2016 @ Martock

Regionals Monday 29 Feb 2016 @ Martock

Provincials Monday 07 Mar 2016 @ Martock

Registration: Register your team(s) by email to Zeno at the address below

Register by 4pm on the last school day before the race

Number of racers per team is 5 (top 4 count)

Each school can enter more than one team

Maximum of one team per school per division per classification is eligible

to advance to provincials

Classifications are Senior/Intermediate and Boys/Girls (no juniors)

*senior under 19 as of 30 September

* intermediate under 16 as of 30 September

See attached for roster format.

Fees: $30.00 per team per race (3 teams = $90) paid to Martock

$5.00 per athlete from the school for the season - paid to Auburn

$20.00 racer lift tickets

Provincials are covered by the NSSAF fee billed to schools.

Results: Emailed

Gate Judges: Please have at least one representative per school to volunteer with

management tasks, such as gate judges, starters, timers etc.

Contact Info: Zeno MacDonald (Citadel High School)

(902-441-8844 (cell)

(902)-494-4444 ext 2831005 (work)

macdonaz@staff.ednet.ns.ca

Dan Ray (Auburn Drive High School)

(902) 932-8872

dray@hrsb.ca

www.auburnathletics.ca

REGISTRATION

Could you please send your rosters in this format if possible.

Teams need to be a minimum of 4 and max of 5 racers.

Spares can be sent and do not need to be part of a team.

*** Please include division (senior boys, intermediate girls etc) ***

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Nova Scotia Department of Education

Physical Education and Safety Guidelines

for Skiing (Alpine)/ Snowboarding Grades 4-12 only

Equipment

- A first aid kit and phone must be readily accessible. (See Generic Issues.)

- All bindings must be in working order and set to the proper tension.

- All bindings must meet with current approved guidelines.

- When renting equipment, boards, skis, and poles of the proper length must be

selected for each student. The edges and bases must be in good repair.

- Boots and bindings must be thoroughly compatible.

- If equipment is borrowed, bindings must be inspected and adjusted by a

knowledgeable equipment technician on site.

- Helmets must be worn at all times.

- An emergency action plan must be established.

Clothing/ Footwear

- No long scarves.

- Long hair must be tied back or tucked in.

- Clothing must be adequate for winter out-of-doors activity.

Facilities

- Only commercially operated ski facilities with suitable teaching areas (gentle

slopes) must be used. The area must be patrolled by members of a recognized ski

patrol.

- Define the skiing area to the students so they are aware of the boundaries for the

activity.

Special Rules/ Instructions

- Students must be taught the importance of skiing/snowboarding in control at all

times. Students must not be doing hot-dogging or jumping activities.

- Students must be thoroughly familiar with alpine safety rules (including lift

procedures) and the role of the ski patrol.

- Prior to the activity, discuss proper clothing and how to recognize and treat

frostbite and hypothermia.

- Parents must be informed by letter of their child's involvement in skiing and be

made aware of the importance of suitable clothing and equipment.

- Parents must be informed of the importance of sun protection (See Appendix A).

- The teacher must be aware of the students with a history of medical ailments (eg.

asthma, seizures, heart conditions, severe allergies).

- All students must be tested and grouped appropriately as determined by a qualified

ski instructor. Those identified by the instructor as needing instruction must

participate in a lesson.

- Students must ski in areas identified as appropriate by the qualified ski instructor

and must be supervised in those areas. The qualified ski instructor also identifies

which ski trails students may not ski on.

Supervision

- In-the-area-supervision

- Duties of the supervisors must be clearly outlined including circulating to all hills

that students are using for skiing and snowboarding.

- A vehicle must be accessible for emergency purposes.

- Designate a supervisor (e.g., teacher or parent) to transport an injured student to

hospital. This parent must not be in charge of the trip.

- Supervisor: student ratio, 1:8 (1:15 for Sr High)