Secondary - Interschool 2023
High Risk Activity
- Consult OFSAA Playing Regulations for skiing.
- For more information, consult OSBIE/OSRA’s School Board/Snow Resort Safety Guidelines for Out of school Trips for Winter Sports Education Program.
- Students must check all equipment prior to use and report concerns to coach.
- In practice and competition, students must wear: a properly fitted (as per manufacturer’s guidelines) and properly worn hard shell crash helmets (designed for Giant Slalom alpine ski racing) which provide complete head protection (front and back) and full ear protection. Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) approved slalom helmets with a chin guard attached to the helmet and bearing the following certification codes (ASTM F2040, CEN 1077, or Snell S98)
- When renting equipment, the facility operator must provide:
- skis and poles appropriate for the size and ability of the student;
- skis with edges and bases must be in good condition;
- an inspection and adjustment of boots and bindings by a knowledgeable equipment technician on-site;
- snow sport helmets that are in good condition and are certified by a recognized safety standards organization (for example, ASTM F2040, CEN 1077, Snell RS 98);
- a check that rental helmets are properly fitted (as per manufacturer’s guidelines) and properly worn.
- There must be a functioning, reliable communication system covering the course.
- Appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activity must be worn (for example, use layering principles, hats, mitts or gloves). (“Comfort Tips” guidelines within the Safety and Risk Awareness section of the Ontario Snow Resorts Association website can assist skiers in determining appropriate clothing for a comfortable outdoor snow sport activity.)
- Long scarves are not permitted.
- Only commercially operated ski facilities with suitable teaching areas must be used.
- The facility provider must define skiing area to the students so they are aware of the boundaries and hazards for the activity.
- Course poles must be full-length breakaway style, and in good repair.
- Race course must be set by experienced, qualified course-setter.
- Course must be away from dangerous obstacles.
- Safety walls, nets or barriers must be placed where required.
- There must be a clear run-out at the end of the course.
- Proper racing techniques must be taught prior to competition.
- Students must be taught the importance of skiing in control at all times.
- Students must ski in areas identified as appropriate by the qualified instructor.
- Communicate to students the importance of being aware of the location of other skiers, around them, to avoid interference and collisions.
- In-the-area supervision is required.
- Certified Alpine Officials must preside over all racing competitions.
- Members of a recognized ski patrol must patrol the area and be present on the course when a race is in progress.
- At least one alpine skiing coach must possess one of the following coaching qualifications:
- NCCP Instruction Coach – Entry Level Course
- NCCP Competition – Development Level Course
- Completion of alpine skiing NCCP level 1 and/or level 2 certification in the past.
- Accreditation as a NCCP Alpine Skiing Learning Facilitator
- Attendance at a clinic or workshop within the last three years provided by an instructor who is knowledgeable of the activity (for example, appropriate skills and progressions), and where safety is addressed as outlined in the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education (OPASSE)
- Past experience within the last 3 years as a coach in alpine skiing having knowledge of the activity (for example, appropriate skills and progressions) and current safety practices as outlined in the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education.
Information for Parents/Guardians
- Parents/guardians must be informed:
- that their child/ward must wear a properly fitted (as per manufacturer’s guidelines) and properly worn snow sport helmet certified by a recognized safety standards organization (for example, ASTM F2040, CEN 1077, Snell S98) as appropriate for skiing
- that when their child/ward uses their own personal equipment or borrows equipment:
- of the importance of instructing their child/ward on how to wear their helmet properly
- an equipment inspection by a knowledgeable equipment technician must take place prior to the activity to ensure:
- skis and poles are appropriate for the size and ability of the student
- all bindings are in working order and set to the proper tension
- all bindings meet current manufacturer’s guidelines
- boots and bindings are compatible
Information for Students
- Prior to the competitions review the following with students:
- A properly fitted (as per manufacturer’s guidelines) and properly worn snow sport helmet certified by a recognized safety standards association (for example. ASTM F2040, CEN 1077, Snell S98) as appropriate for skiing must be worn
- Students must receive instruction on safety procedures related to environmental conditions and be made aware of ways to protect themselves (for example, frostbite, hypothermia)
- Safety procedures related to cold weather conditions (for example, temperature, wind chill) and methods for preventing frost bite and hypothermia
- Selection of proper clothing for the weather of the day
- The Alpine Responsibility Code
- Lift use guidelines
Fri, 08/25/23 09:51 am