Ski Slalom Events

On Friday 5th October Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre are hosting the 2019 Autumn Dual Slalom Series. The Dual Slalom Series comprises of nine regional qualifying events around the country during September / October. Each event is a friendly round-robin dual slalom race, with teams racing in Primary or Secondary categories. Each race is a head-to-head relay, with each team scoring points for both winning and finishing. Teams scoring the most points and finishing top of their event will be entered into the finals taking place at Snow Factor, Braehead at the end of October.

To ensure children are skiing at or beyond the appropriate level we are holding a practice session on the ski slope to introduce and develop ski racing skills. This will take place on Wednesday 11th September from 4.30pm – 6.00pm at the ski centre (Cost £8 – made payable to the ski centre at the start of the session on Wednesday 11th). From this practice session, team(s) will be chosen to represent the school. This practice session is aimed at children who can ski at Advanced/Intermediate level or Advanced level. Children currently skiing in a race programme are welcome to attend or alternatively can send me an email to let me know their interest. If chosen for the team(s) the cost of the event will be £12 per person – more information will follow after the practice session.

PLEASE NOTE – your child does not need to ski in the schools ski lesson to take part.

Helmets are compulsory at this level of skiing. Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre recommend you provide your own so that you can ensure that your child’s helmet is safe and correctly fitted and to enable you to keep track of the history and hygiene of it. Snowsports helmets can be purchased from all good ski and snowboard retailers in shop or online.

If your child is interested in attending the one-off race practice session and if chosen can represent the school on Friday 5th October 2019 from 3.00pm, please email Kerry Comerford comerfordk1@ea.e-renfrew.sch.uk with your child’s name, class and school before Monday 9th September 2019.

Yours sincerely,
Kerry Comerford, Active Schools Coordinator