Silver Star Freestyle Club Newsletter

January 2016

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Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and are ready for an action packed month. First of all....WELCOME to all of our Jumps & Bumps Athletes! We are so excited to have you start your programs this weekend. This coming week our Freestyle Athletes are off to Pentiction, Apex Mountain Timber Tour/Super Youth Competition - good luck to all of you. For the first time ever Silver Star Freestyle will have an official representation at the Whitewater Smith Optics Freeski Competition this month - go show BC how awesome you guys are.
January is also the start of planning for our own Silver Star BC Champs Timber Tour/Super Youth Competition. YES it's a go! We have the support of Silver Star Mountain and now we will be looking for volunteers....we need people for everything from set up/take down of the events, announcing, registration, competition office, on site knoll masters, jump tenders, starters, choppers at the events........the list is HUGE. We can train you so don't worry if you have no idea what a chopper is! Please read on and look for the google spreadsheet to sign up - coming soon!
Enjoy the sun & snow,

In the NEWS:

  • Silver Star Freestyle Jumps & Bumps Program Details
  • Apex Mountain, Timber Tour/Super Youth Competition
  • Whitewater Smith Optics Freeski Competition
  • Wade's World (An Update from our Program Director)
  • Silver Star Freestyle Timber Tour/Super Youth Competition
  • Pine Bow Party - We need your help January 14
  • Coaches Corner - Girls Rock
  • Silver Star Snow Report
  • Event Pictures & Silver Star Freestyle Shwag Update
  • Sponsor THANK YOU's - Pleasant Valley Dental
  • Gold Sponsorship Highlight - Buy-Low Foods & Owner Rick Christensen

Airbag Rolling...it's a new sport!

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The Start of Jumps & Bumps 2016 Season

It's not too late to join! Spread the word to friends around the valley. We still have room for more Jumps & Bumps athletes and would love to fill all those spots. If you can think of anyone that might be interested have them contact Wade 250-550-5322.
This weekend we geared up for our new and returning members to Jumps and Bumps.
We leave the village at 9am and head over to the top of the air bag for games and warm up. If you find yourself late please text Wade 250-550-5322. Or bring your child over to the top of air bag site. We go over via the magic carpet. Groups will return to the meeting point at 12pm.

Here is a list of things we need to do and be ready for at the beginning of the first J&B's session:

  • With a permanent marker please write the parent or guardians mobile number(s) on the back of your child's pass.
  • Please ensure each child has their season pass, a light snack in a pocket, and is dressed appropriately for the weather.
  • Each skier will receive a Silver Star Freestyle Club J&B's jersey. There are pink and red options available.
  • Please inform our volunteers if your child has any allergies - medications or food/environmental.
  • Please ensure your child has their current Can Freestyle 1/2 license
SS Freestyle implemented an extensive coach training program this fall. We are very excited to bring you an excellent group of coaches. Our priority is to ensure your children get a FUN, SAFE, LEARNING experience.

New Coaches Jackets!

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How great do our coaches look these days? Awesome job Board with your decision to outfit everyone - they look GREAT!

Apex Mountain Timber Tour/Super Youth Freestyle Competition

ClICK HERE to check out the Apex Freestyle Club's Invitation


The APEX Schedule of events... CLICK HERE
Are you planning on attending the Apex Competition? The volunteer sign up sheet is now posted...add your name and meet some great new people while you watch your kids ski! CLICK HERE
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White Water Smith Optics Freeski Event - January 29, 30 & 31, 2016

This year not only do we have a Comptition Team attending the White Water Competition, we have a whole lot of Freestylerz joining in the fun! Silver Star will be well represented and we wish everyone a great ski and good time! If you are interested in checking out what this competition is about CLICK HERE to check out the website.
Registration will open Monday, December 21 at 9:00am. Please click HERE to register for the 2016 SMITH Junior Freeski Open.
2015 Smith Optics Whitewater Junior Freeski Open

Upcoming 2015/16 Timber Tour/Super Youth Events

  • Timber Tour #1 - Apex Mountain Resort, January 7-10, 2016
  • Timber Tour #2 - Whistler-Blackcomb, January 28-31, 2016
  • Timber Tour #3 - Silverstar Resort, March 31-April 3, 2016

Silver Star Freestyle Club is Hosting the BC Championships Timber Tour and Super Youth Competition

We are going to need everyone's help this year as we plan, organize and pull off the most amazing competition of the season. Our club is hosting the BC Championships March 31 - April 3, 2016. Part of the finale includes a year end banquet: Dinner, Awards & Silent Auction for 200 athletes and their parents, an awesome "Coaches Huck Your Meat Fest" into our airbag & BBQ, not to mention our Main Event....which inludes a Competition Race office (NATC Building) housing all Registration, Volunteer workers, Scoring, Judging, Coaches Meetings, 6 Courses on Silver Star -
  • The Face Timber Tour Moguls Course
  • Bibs Bumps Super Youth Moguls Course
  • Big Air Timber Tour
  • Freestyle Medley Super Youth
  • Rockstar Terrain Park Timber Tour L & XL Course
  • Rockstar Terrain Park Super Youth S, M & L Course
Set Up Take Down of Venue's, Awards in the Village every night and of course all the fun to be had by our kids.
The list goes on.....and we have alot of work to do to be ready for such a huge event. Stay tuned for Google Sign Up Spread Sheets and don't be shy....we can train you!

Party Time....bring your electric hedge trimmers, clippers and join in the fun.

As everyone has witnessed in the past, sometimes the fog rolls in at Silver Star and we can't see the moguls on the courses very well. So we stock pile Christmas tree pieces (in garbage bags) that we pack up to the courses and throw out on the hill. We need your help to fill about 15-20 bags with pine bows. Please come and help - EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
We are looking for a small generator to run the electric hedge trimmers - if we have 2-3 of those it will make our night go very fast!
When: Thursday January 14 @ 6:30pm
Where: 20th Street & 47th Ave St John's Ambulance Lot (Across from the BMX track)
January News
Time is flying and so are is the Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club. May everyone be healthy, happy and prosperous in 2016.
We hosted the “Club Coach” course just prior to Christmas. The Silver Start club recruited 7 new coaches for this season. The Silver Star Freestyle Club also did a safety training session with coaches to ensure our children are taken care of in the best way. It was great to find out that Silver Star has some of the best access to first aid and care of any ski hill in BC. They have an excellent track record in being able to assist those that do find them self in need of patrol.
Since the start of the season Competitive Team has trained over 15 days. The athletes have put in a good effort so far this season. The comp. teams have had about 55-60 training/competing in free-skiing, park, moguls and air planned for this season. The teams are also hard at work in front of the camera. We are looking forward to seeing some amazing edits!
Eighteen very cool girls started up with the Clubs G-team program on December 19th. The girls are working with their coaches on skiing improvements and having tons of fun. The girls are very excited to start hitting all of what Silver Star has to offer this season.
The Snowboard Team is back and looking good. A lot of familiar faces. New this year is the Can Snowboard Riders program curriculum. This partnership gives coaches tools they can use to help improve the riders skill set. The club is so pumped to have a snowboard program it has re-designed its logo. If you know a snowboarder interested in Freestyle let them know about this amazing program!
The Development Team program is going very well with a plenty of focus on free-skiing and basic skill so far to date. As we head into the Super Youth Competition at Apex the coaches have taken a more competitive focus implementing some competition simulations and building for success. These kids seem to be having a great deal of FUN!
The Competitive Freestylerz have been getting a lot of skiing all over the mountain. With a lot of new faces the coaches are focusing on building skills before attending competitions near the end of the season. The laid back freestyle skiers are ripping it up too. At a little slower pace they get to learn the same freestyle ski skills.

See you on the slopes.

Wade Garrod, Program Director


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Dr. Sean Bicknell - YOU ROCK!

Thanks to Pleasant Valley Dental our competition teams are geared up with the COOLEST (and safest) mouthguards EVER! Your sponsorship to this organization is truly amazing - Thank you!

Team Calendars

Have you marked your calendars with all the program dates? Check them out here.
CLICK HERE for the Jumps and Bumps Calendar
CLICK HERE for the Freestylerz Calendar
CLICK HERE for the G Team Calendar
CLICK HERE for the Competition Development Team Calendar
CLICK HERE for the Freeski Competition Team Calendar
CLICK HERE for the Freestyle Competition Team Calendar
CLICK HERE for the Snowboard Team Calendar

Silver Star Light Up

The G Team is GROWING!

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Thanks Elena Gaskell for coming out and skiing with the Girls!
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Coaches Corner - Welcome to all of our new coaches

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Buy-Low Foods is the largest food wholesale distributor to independents in Canada, servicing nearly 1,800 supermarket, convenience and specialty produce markets. With 24 corporate and franchise supermarkets, Buy-Low Foods also provides quality products at low, low prices directly to consumers in communities throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Each store is unique, but shares one thing in common: a commitment to delivering great quality products at low, low food prices.

Buy-Low Foods banner is committed to delivering the best prices everyday on products that matter to customers the most. Buy-Low Foods is committed to delivering great value to every community through all of its retail operations.

A look at Vernon's Buy-Low Foods

Rick Christensen, for those of you who haven't had the pleasure of meeting is one of the friendliest, most helpful and generous men in the valley. It's rare to find a fourth generation grocer in Canada and we have one right here in town. Rick's Great Grampa started Maple Leaf Grocery on Main Street in the 1920's back when it was a dirt road.

His Grampa carried on the family tradition and then his father after that. At 11 years old Rick started to work for his own father and today he owns one of the few remaining franchises of Buy-Low Foods which he built in 1997. The store names may have changed but the Christensen's traditions haven't.

Rick prides his store on their friendly staff that come with local knowledge and local experience. He has Manager's in the store today that have been with the family business for over 35 years. When asked about his staff, Rick couldn't be happier to say he has the best staff in town with over 45 people calling Buy-Low a great place to work.

For such a small store, Buy-Low Foods in Vernon is a pretty busy place. Rick has turned this store into the number one wholesale customer for Buy-Low Foods in Canada. They carry a large mix of products and are always happy to special order in anything new you may be looking for. It's this focus on service and their amazing location that makes them not only convenient but a friendly place to shop.

A huge part of their tradition includes the community and helping many local organizations. In fact, I personally have witnessed Rick's passion for giving back as he darted across town delivering to 3 different fundraisers in one morning. The store supports Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation and their Auxilary as well as many of the valley's school's and sports associations. He loves giving back to kids and families in the area.

Buy-Low advertises locally in the Vernon Morning Star in print and with distribution of their store flyer as well as on the Buy-Low Coporate website every week.

We are lucky to have such a great store in our own backyard and I know Rick and Buy-Low are proud to carry on the family tradition.


All of our stores and staff are committed to supporting the communities in which we live and do business. We have been involved in community support for over 40 years.

On a store level we invite our shoppers to discuss opportunities that we can get involved in together to support fundraising and projects. We are involved in assisting schools in adding equipment, protection of historic sites, providing meeting rooms for volunteer organizations, holding hot dog sales for sports teams, school bands and local clubs.

As a company, each year we make a major contribution to Variety - the children’s charity through our programs, "Kids in the Park", "Variety Vintage Market" and, our annual Retailer/Supplier Golf Tournament. We are committed to the communities we service.

Do you have a community event or link that you would like to promote? Please call the store manager in your community or e-mail us at: events@buy-low.com
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