OCup Racing Program

What is the Ontario Cup Series or “OCup”?

  • The OCup is a provincial wide race series that will bring together the best racers from across the province and is the highest standard of competition for the U14/U16 age groups in Ontario.
  • The OCup consists of events specific to U14 – U16 that align with the train to race ratio as recommended in Alpine Canada’s AIM2WIN for each age group. • Any athlete that has participated in the past or plans to participate in a high performance or extended program should register in Ocup.
  • Point races are typically organized as follows (indicative only and based on AOA OCup schedule released on August 28, 2019):
    • Mid-Winter races
      • 4 days at escarpment clubs from January 30 to February 2, 2020 for both U14 and U16.
    • Finals:
      • U14: 5 days from March 13 to 17, 2020 in the Collingwood area (racers must qualify).
      • U16: 4 days from February 20 to 23, 2020 in Thunder Bay (no qualification).
  • Practice races are available throughout the season at various escarpment clubs.

Glacier Program Outline and Objectives

  • Program operated by Glacier Ski Club with coaches employed by Glacier Ski Club.
  • Maximize number of days on snow with regular training at both MSLM and escarpment clubs.
  • Leverage practice races on escarpment early in the season and before point races to complement Glacier training days on escarpment.
  • Include Mealey Classic for both U14 and U16 (February 10 to 16, 2020):
    • Exciting hill with lots of terrain, different from MSLM and escarpment clubs;
    • Participation in AOA speed camp and exciting SG/SL/GS multi-day event; and
    • Great point opportunity.
  • Pre-season camp to be held in Western Canada in November (details to follow).
  • Limited optional training will be available in early April to prepare for Whistler Cup – location dependent on snow conditions.

Training program outline

Ontario Cup Program (52 Days)

  • 52 days on snow
  • Two dedicated coaches for 10 to 14 athletes.
  • 15 weekends training at MSLM starting December 14 and ending March 29 (30 days).
  • Thursday or Friday training at escarpment clubs starting January 10 and ending March 27 (12 days).
  • Mealey Classic (4* days training/speed camp and races, February 10 to 16, 2020)
  • Christmas Camp (6 days December 27-30 and January 2-3).
  • Races (including practice races and point races) to be determined by the coaches subject to AOA calendar and in collaboration with parents
    (*Friday, Saturday and Sunday already included as part of regular program)

Ontario Cup Program (36 Days)

  • 36 Days on snow
  • Starting December 14 - March 29 = 30 days (Saturdays & Sundays)
  • Christmas Camp December 27 - 30 & January 2 - 3
  • Plus regular Point and Practice races on the Escarpment on weekends according to the AOA Calendar
  • Coaching costs & Coaching Travel Expenses for weekends

Price

Ontario Cup Program (52 Days)

  • $3,500/athlete
    • Includes all coaching fees and coach travel expenses for days included in the program

Ontario Cup Program (36 Days)

  • $2,500/athlete
    • Includes all coaching fees and coach travel expenses for days included in the program

Extras:

  • AOA Registration Fees
  • AOA Speed Camp Fees
  • AOA Fitness Testing (Mandatory)
  • All Race Fees
  • Dryland Training (Recommended but Optional)
  • Pre-Season Camp (Recommended but Optional)
  • MSLM Seasons Pass
  • Escarpment Lift Passes
  • Coaching Fees & Expenses for Races on days not already included in Program (36 day program this will include all week-day races & training you wish to attend)
  • OCup Finals
  • U14 Whistler Cup

Registration and Payment Options


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