The official ski racing game of FIS, the Road to Cortina, is now underway.
Can’t race in person right now? Put on a virtual BC Ski Team speed suit and join us in an online World Championship race in Cortina. Virtual qualification races for the title event began on December 3rd, and leads to the virtual venue of the first FIS Esports Alpine World Ski Championships, February 6 – 21, 2021.
Get in on the action!
– Update or install World Cup Ski Racing, the Official Alpine Racing Game of FIS (free)
– Anyone with an iOS or Android mobile device can compete to qualify for one of 30 coveted invitations
– The official qualifying events on The Road to Cortina are run in-game (see schedule, venues and detailed rules below)
– A 1st place in any of the qualifying events guarantees a spot in the Esports World Championships for that event. Players qualify once for an event. A player can qualify for different events, by winning (or earning enough World Cup points) in multiple events.
– The remaining invitations are awarded based on combined World Cup Points earned over the Road to Cortina season (Dec 03, 2020 – Feb 02, 2021). Qualifying players will receive a unique code that grants in-game access to the official FIS Esports Alpine World Ski Championship events, on the virtual slopes of Cortina d’Ampezzo. Real-world prizes and rewards await the podium finishers, and for the winners, the right to claim their title as the first FIS Esports Alpine World Ski Champions.
50% of the revenue from the in-game sales of the BC Ski Team speed suits comes back to BC Alpine in return for partnering with Session Games and FIS.
Due to current gathering restrictions, the Sun Peaks Racers’ 9th Annual Oktoberfest has been moved to an online format for this year! Raffle Tickets, 50-50 Tickets, Buy-It-Now Items and Silent Auction Items are all up for bid starting today! Oktoberfest is their major fundraiser of the year helping to keep the club operating with low program costs. 100% of ticket sales and donations made go to support the Sun Peaks Alpine Club and youth alpine sports. We encourage all BC Alpine families to check out the Sun Peaks Racers Oktoberfest Online Auction. Raffle tickets include 4 Grand Prize Draws including 2 Nights Luxury Stay at the Sun Peaks Grand, pair of Rossignol Skis and more! Silent Auction items include a piece of Sun Peaks History, a chance to own your very own Crystal Chair!! Other exciting Auction Items include a coveted custom handmade Clock made from parts off the Crystal Chair, “Day in the Life of a Ski Racer” for 8 Friends with Wade Rettie and Cam Watson, beautiful Artwork, Gift Certificates and more!
For Immediate Release – September 17, 2020 (North Vancouver, BC) – The Grouse Mountain Tyee ski club is honoured to announce the hiring of Ryan Jazic as head coach of the U16 program for the upcoming 2020/21 season. Ryan brings to the role over 25 years of coaching experience throughout all stages of development, working with the National, Provincial and Coast Zone club teams over the years. Growing up in the Whistler and the Sea to Sky area, Ryan ski raced with the Blackcomb ski club and competed for the BC ski team of his day. In his most recent coaching position, Ryan worked six full seasons with the provincial ski team, helping foster the latest generation of BC high performance athletes, including Tyee Alumni Antonia Wearmouth, Kristina Natalenko, Nicole Mah, Francis MacDonald and Sam Mulligan.
“I’m extremely excited for this opportunity to be a part of the Tyee Ski Club. To sum up the last 25 + years of coaching I have seen that you can’t fake the fundamentals if you want success. That’s why I’m really excited to be working at the development level again and really bring an understanding of what it takes to succeed technically/mentally, both on and off the snow. This is a great age to develop these habits while having fun skiing at the same time. As to what drew my eyes to the Tyee program in particular, I’d love to say it is the great hot dogs but that’s just a bonus! While coaching during many FIS series here over the last 7 years I’ve been impressed by the passion that this club has for the sport, and knowing Mike Janyk for such a long time I can see that it is being led in a great direction, and it was something I wanted to be a part of. Can’t wait for the snow to fly!” – Ryan Jazic
With a current team of 25 athletes, Ryan will be leading a strong and fun group of 14- and 15-year olds. “The club’s been building the older age programming over the last few years with a goal of inspiring the athletes to ski through two years of FIS (U18) and onto the Provincial ski team. Everyone comes with different goals, whether it’s high performance aspirations, becoming a coach, or to simply develop their skills to full potential while enjoying time with friends, our programs aim to fulfil them all. Ryan adds a high level of expertise, warm personality, and inclusive coaching style to support these individual and program goals. We’re stoked to have him and excited to see the team continue to grow.” – Mike Janyk, Program Director
Joining Ryan on the Coaching staff as an assistant is Titouan Olanié. Titouan worked with the U12 and U14 programs over the last two seasons and brings a level of continuity and youthful energy to the team. With everything going on in 2020, we are grateful to have a staff that matches the commitment and involvement of this current group of athletes, they deserve it!
Mike Janyk Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club Program Director
viaSport and the Province of B.C. are pleased to announce that the Local Sport Relief Fund is now open and accepting applications from eligible organizations until October 16, 2020
The Local Sport Relief Fund has been developed to provide one-time financial relief for non-profit, community level sport organizations, clubs and associations at risk of collapse or insolvency due to the impacts of COVID-19. The fund is supported by the Province of B.C. and administered through viaSport British Columbia.
The goal of the funding is to support local sport organizations that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. The Province of B.C. recognizes the importance of community-based sport organizations and has allocated this funding to help in their recovery.
Eligible organizations are invited to apply for up to $7,500 to help offset fixed and operating costs. Funding must support administration and operational needs for an eventual return to sport, and new sport programming or initiatives are ineligible.
View the grant guidelines and find out how to apply here. For questions regarding the grant application process or to discuss your application, please email localsportfunding@viaSport.ca
What organizations are eligible?
Applications may be submitted by organizations that are:
Non-profit local sport organizations
Non-profit local sport organizations, which exist for the sole purpose of serving underrepresented populations and have well-established sport programming. Underserved populations include Indigenous peoples, girls & women, LGBTQ+, low-income individuals, persons with disabilities, ethnic or religious minorities, and newcomers to Canada or refugees.
All organizations must be located in British Columbia and focus on sport delivery at the local or community level. Organizations must be not-for-profit and have a B.C. registered society or CRA charity number. For-profit organizations and those with a provincial scope of delivery are not eligible, including viaSport’s funded Provincial Sport, Disability Sport, Multi-Sport and Regional Alliance partners.