An update on what’s up at Arctica and the steps we are taking to operate safely and help our community thru the Covid-19 pandemic.
I feel incredibly fortunate to be part of the skiing community. I appreciate how valuable my time on the slopes is with my family and friends. Skiing connects us. It has brought all of us together and is the reason you’re reading this message now. I feel immensely grateful for your support of Arctica. Thank you.
Just as US Olympian Heidi Voelker inspired a young Mikaela Shiffrin to ski faster than her competition with the mantra Always Be Faster Than The Boys (A.B.F.T.T.B.), Mikaela is now inspiring a new generation of young ski racers with the mantra as well. We’d like you to meet two young girls we know who live by this mantra every day.
It’s that time of year again, time for the annual ski swaps. Here’s a comprehensive list of 2017 ski swap dates and locations. Please be sure to visit the swap website and/or contact the organizers to confirm details before you drive great distances to one of these ski swaps.
For first year U19 New York Ski Education Foundation (NYSEF) ski racer Sarah Coombs, it’s all about balance. Sarah has managed to find balance between school, ski racing and friends and family that enables her to enjoy all of these things and thrive.
This past May the FIS Council held their annual meeting to discuss all things that affect FIS racing worldwide. Here is a summary of the decisions from that meeting that affect FIS Alpine ski racing.
This month we are featuring Ethan Seigwart from Petoskey Michigan. In addition to high school ski racing, he is also a U19 with the Boyne Flyers Team Elite.
There are so many dads out there that have had a profound impact on ski racing. Whether you are a coach or a parent on the side of the hill, we know it takes a lot of work to foster this sport we all love. Thanks for doing what you do, ski racing dad. Happy Father’s Day!
This past May at the USSA Congress, the Alpine Sport Committee revised last years ski length regulations affecting U19 and older ski racers. For 2017, they adopted new USSA equipment rules that will be more inclusive to all.
Fifteen year old, Anastasia Seator-Braun has dedicated her life to training and ski racing. She aspires to race on the World Cup circuit and go to the Olympics someday. Originally from New Zealand, but living in the US, Anastasia has the unique opportunity to train and race in both countries.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the ski racing moms out there. Thanks for being a driving force in the sport of ski racing. We couldn’t do it without you.
Meet Dylan Roussel. He’s a 15 year old Freshman at Rutland High School in Vermont and he’s the feature of our Ski Racer spotlight this month. Dylan races USSA as a U16 for the Pico Ski Club Alpine Race Team and also for the Rutland High School Ski Team.