In partnership with Freestyle Canada and the freestyle skiing community, Freestyle Ontario enhances the growth and development of quality programming and sport excellence that aligns with LTAD, and emphasizes safety in a participant centred, ethically based, system encouraging lifelong participation in the sport of freestyle skiing in Ontario.
• Increasing the number of active freestyle skiers in Ontario
• Providing the appropriate governance structure consistent with standards for a Provincial Sport Organization
• Promoting and develop the sport of freestyle skiing, including event promotion and hosting, development of athletes the National Team calibre; developing an adequate succession plan that ensures the sport and organization remains strong and continues to develop.
The sport of Freestyle Skiing is defined as the following event disciplines:
Skiers race individually or head to head down a steep pitch covered with Moguls (mounds of snow). Moguls are created naturally by skier traffic and can be as large as compact cars. Skiers must perform two different jumps during their run and are judged on speed, technical turns and aerial maneuvers.
SLOPESTYLE AND HALFPIPE
The “newschool” movement of Freestyle features competitions in Halfpipe, Slopestyle (rails, boxes and jumps) and Big Air. Park & Halfpipe skiers must perform in several disciplines and are judged on technique (height, tricks, spins, and landing [in the Halfpipe – number of tricks completed in a single Halfpipe run]) and difficulty and creativity of the maneuvers.
FO will be recognized as the leader in directing freestyle skiing to develop and become sustainable in Ontario. It will achieve this through working in partnership with Ontario Ski Clubs and Ski Areas to encourage greater involvement of youth in freestyle skiing.
The result will be a highly participative sport which is beneficial to recreation and healthy living and in promoting tourism in the province.
FO aligns its values with its National Sport Organization, Freestyle Canada:
Participants perform to their maximum potential and achieve success at their level of participation in the Association.
Participants engage in Association activities by acting honestly, morally and ethically at all times and by adhering to the Freestyle Canada's Code of Ethics.
Participants maintain positive and respectful relationships with athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials, judges, FO, and Freestyle Canada employee and service providers, venue and facility operators and our corporate and governmental partners.
FO's programs and services are developed and implemented with a focus on providing athletes with the best coaching, technical skills, support and experience so they can achieve their maximum potential.
Participants have fun and enjoy participating in freestyle skiing activities.