e-News June12 |WMSC Re-opening and Return to Sport Plans
I certainly hope that each of you and your families are doing well. I wanted to share with you some encouraging news as the Province begins to slowly reopen and we return to sport. Our Provincial Sports Organization (PSO) BC Alpine has just released their guidelines for member clubs to reopen, and we are currently amending our documentation and registration to reflect the new guidelines.
In this e-news you will read about our plans for several Saturday fitness sessions, as well as plans to reopen the gym and additional summer activities. It is our full intention to offer similar to last summer, a couple of fitness camps through the summer months and then initiate “Sport Saturdays” in the fall. These programs will be executed based on the existing limitations regarding both physical and social distancing protocols.
There is no question this has been a trying time for all of us however, I am excited for our return to sport, albeit in somewhat of a limited fashion. Your Lead Coaches and Blanca have worked tremendously hard to ensure that all the appropriate guidelines and policies will be implemented as we begin to reopen.
If you have not had a chance to see the 2020-21 Canadian Alpine, Para-Alpine and Ski Cross Teams nominations, check this link out Alpine Canada Alpin WMSC is so proud of our many alumni athletes who will compete on the world stage this coming season! There is something very inspirational when we see these athletes in action and we can say, they began their careers at WMSC.
The annual membership survey should be arriving in your inbox this week. We hope you will find the time to complete the survey as it becomes a critical component in all that we do at the club.
Our ski club is a community rich in tradition and building lifelong friendships; we are ecstatic to initiate our reopening plans and begin to welcome everyone back.
Message from your Lead Coaches
We are excited to announce that we will be kicking off our* Spring and Summer programs* with* Sport Saturdays* starting June 20th. Our goal is to bring athletes together and provide a safe environment for us to gather. Sport Saturdays are open to all ages please find details on your age categories TeamPages, live Thursday, June 18. Our meeting location, time and activity will change week to week, TeamPages will have this information on the calendar as well as in your Lead Coaches updates. Although there is no charge with Sport Saturdays, in order to participate in any of the Club’s activities, we require you to register to the 2020-2021 WMSC Season and head to “Active Works” to sign up. We are limited in the number of people we can gather and need to know who will be attending.
Along with Sport Saturdays we will be hosting two Summer Camps July 6th – 10th and August 17th – 21st. These Summer camps will be multi sport based and will have a combination of fitness sessions and activities. We are still laying the groundwork regarding these camps and more information will be released in the coming weeks once we have the details confirmed. Summer Camps will be open to U14 athletes and up with a modified Camp program for our U12 athletes.
- June 20th
- June 27th
- July 6th – 10th
- August 17th – 21st
All Summer programs are contingent on the Club abiding by the new Return to Sport Guidelines. Registration will be open on Thursday, June 18.
Conrad, Drew, Henry and Mat!
2020-2021 WMSC Season Registration | Opens on Thursday, June 18
In order to participate in any activities organized by Whistler Mountain Ski Club, including the Sport Saturdays and Summer Fitness Camps, all members must register on line for the 2020-2021 Season. This process will require:
- Renew your Family Membership
- Renew your BC Alpine Membership and purchase a Competitor License
- Review, Agree and Sign all Club’s policies at registration including our WMSC COVID-19 policy – Return to Sport Plan.
- Athletes must submit to their Coaches their signed and parent co-signed Teamship Values and Athlete Code of Conduct prior to participation
- All new families must complete the Respect in Sport Program
2020-2021 WMSC Program Fees and calendar are still being finalized; however, to be able to participate in the Sport Saturdays and/or Summer Fitness Camps run by WMSC and to comply with our insurance requirements, you need to follow the above. Any questions, please contact Blanca de la Rosa at email@example.com
Please note that there may be limitations on the number of attendees for our Saturday sessions and Summer programs based on new physical distancing guidelines as define on our new Return to Sport Plan.