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November 30, 2016

Dear Freestyle Weekend Program Families:

The first day of CVA’s 2016-17 Weekend Program, is this Saturday, December 3rd! We will meet all freestyle athletes inside the Bill and Joan Alfond Competition Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. and head out for skiing with coaches in groups from 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. and again from noon - 2:00 p.m.  A freestyle parent meeting will be held in the Competition Center on December 3rd, beginning at 2:30 p.m. During the meeting  coaches will be introduced, an overview of the freestyle program will be provided, and parent questions answered.

The RUTT mogul pants are here and will be available for pick-up at the Competition Center on Saturday morning or at the 2:30 parent meeting.  If you are intending to keep the pants for a holiday gift, please send me an email.  If the pants are a gift, I will keep them in a separate spot, so as not to spoil the surprise!

Please be advised that parking is not permitted in the lot and road closest to the Competition Center - Gondi Village lot and Adams Mountain Road. Pick up and drop off in the Gondi Village lot is also strongly discouraged. Instead, please park in day parking lots below the Sugarloaf Hotel or in 60 minute parking. CVA, the Sugarloaf Ski Club and USSA stress how important it is for clubs to do all they can to maintain positive interactions with resort customers. Parking and driving legally is one way Weekend Program parents can show respect for the resort and their hometown club. Thank you!

Looking forward to seeing you this Saturday! THINK SNOW !!

Joan Dolan
Freestyle Weekend Program Manager
Carrabassett Valley Academy
jdolan@goCVA.com

(207) 215-8741

November 16, 2016

Dear Freestyle Weekend Program Families:

December 3rd, the first day of CVA’s 2016-17 Weekend Program, is fast approaching! We will meet all freestyle athletes inside the Bill and Joan Alfond Competition Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. and head out for skiing with coaches in groups from 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. and again from noon - 2:00 p.m.  A freestyle parent meeting will be held in the Competition Center on December 3rd, beginning at 2:30 p.m. During the meeting  coaches will be introduced, an overview of the freestyle program will be provided, and parent questions answered.

CVA’s Weekend Freestyle Program trampoline club is filling up fast!   Be sure to register online soon so your young athlete doesn’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to take their upright and inverted tricks to the next level at CVA’s trampoline facility at the Anti-Gravity Complex (AGC).Trampoline club meets on most Saturdays from 2pm-4pm December through March and includes transportation from Sugarloaf Mountain to the AGC.

Volunteers are key to the success of Sugarloaf events and opportunities for all athletes. The Sugarloaf Competition Department and the Sugarloaf Ski Club invite you to the annual season opening Volunteer Party in the Gondola Room at the Bill and Joan Alfond Competition Center. Meet Lev Steeves, Competition Center Volunteer Coordinator, Jim McCormack, Competition Director and Laurel Lashar, Competition Administrator and learn how to volunteer for on-hill events this season. There is no commitment to volunteer necessary – just feel free to come and see what it’s all about.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
4:30-6:30 pm
Casual cocktails and snacks
RSVP to llashar@sugarloaf.com
 

November 25th is the last day to order your holiday wreath from CVA. Proceeds from the sale support educational, cultural, and athletic projects at CVA, all contributing to the thriving educational and athletic environment at Carrabassett Valley Academy. Order online.

CVA Freestyle Winter Training Camp at Sugarloaf:  January 3-6, 2017.  Improve your freestyle skiing skills with CVA coaches and complete your homework from your school in a monitored study hall. All the information and online registration is available here.

 THINK SNOW !!

Joan Dolan
Freestyle Weekend Program Manager
Carrabassett Valley Academy
jdolan@goCVA.com
(207) 215-8741
 
 

November 8, 2016

Dear Freestyle Weekend Program Families:

The snow guns at Sugarloaf were turned on this week! December 3rd, the opening day for the CVA Weekend Freestyle Program, is fast approaching.  If you haven’t registered your young athlete(s) for the program, please click on https://www.gocva.com/Athletics/freestyle/CVA/weekend/training/program to sign them up today!

The Rutt Mogul Pant order for the CVA Weekend Freestyle Program will be placed on Friday, November 18th. It’s not too late to send me an email jdolan@gocva.com to let me know you’d like to order the white team mogul pants for $160 each. Rutt Mogul pants ordered separately from our team order will cost $200 each.  The knee patches on the pants are removable and interchangeable, making them a good option for mogul athletes as well as those who prefer to focus on freeride competitions.

L.L. Bean CVA Jackets are ready for you to order: http://www.gocva.com/llbeanjackets. If you are interested in purchasing a team jacket, you are encouraged to order within the next week or two, some sizes are already unavailable.

CVA’s Weekend Freestyle Program trampoline club is filling up fast!   Be sure to register online soon so your young athlete doesn’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to take their upright and inverted tricks to the next level at CVA’s trampoline facility at the Anti-Gravity Complex (AGC).Trampoline club meets on most Saturdays from 2pm-4pm December through March and includes transportation from Sugarloaf Mountain to the AGC.

Check it out! CVA has recently launched a new facebook group to facilitate the sale and purchase of used gear and clothing for Weekend Program and Academy parents and athletes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CVAGearSwap/  

Please plan to join us for the Bill & Joan Alfond Competition Center Opening Celebration! December 10, 2016 at 2:30 PM. More details to follow.

THINK SNOW!!
 
Joan Dolan
Freestyle Weekend Program Manager
Carrabassett Valley Academy
jdolan@goCVA.com
(207) 215-8741

 

October 24, 2016

Dear Freestyle Weekend Program Families:

Registration is still open for the Freestyle Weekend Program.  If you haven't registered  your athlete(s) for this season, this is a good time to do so, as our opening day (December 3rd) is only 6 short Saturday’s away.  If you have family or friends with children that may be interested in joining our weekend program, please encourage them to register and to get in touch with me if they have any questions.  We always welcome new families into the program and it’s fun to see new faces out on the slopes.  

L.L. Bean CVA Jackets are ready for you to order: http://www.gocva.com/llbeanjackets. We encourage you to order this week for the best selection. This winter, we will be ordering team mogul pants from Rutt Mogul Pants. Check out the Rutt Mogul Pants website www.RuttMogulPants.com for detailed sizing information. Our team color will be white to blend in with the snow better, making it less likely that the judges will notice minor technique flaws during competition.  The pant sizes begin with children’s size 7-8, and sizing goes all the way up to adult large pants. They regularly cost $160 per pair along with a $40 per pair shipping charge.  By placing a team order, the shipping fee will be waived.  I plan to place the team order the week of November 14th. Email me by November 7th at jdolan@goCVA.com to let me know you plan to order mogul pants. Once I receive an email from you, I will reply with an order form and payment information.

We will have an after-skiing parent/team meeting at 2:30 p.m. on December 3rd at a location to be determined. We will discuss competition schedules and other program logistics.  This meeting will be followed up with a Holiday Vacation week meeting at a date/location also to be determined.

If your child needs new ski equipment, please plan to visit Jerrod Dicentes at The Downhill Supply Company on a Saturday before the program begins.  Jerrod has years of experience and knows exactly what skis, boots and bindings will work best for freestyle athletes.  Boots that fit and flex properly are critical for young athletes; please don’t make the common mistake of buying boots that are too big, as they make it very difficult to turn quickly. Generally speaking, entry level freestyle program athletes should be skiing on weight and ability appropriate twin tip skis.   If your athlete can ski comfortably and aggressively on all terrain, their skis should fall somewhere between their nose and forehead.  If your athlete falls into the advanced-intermediate or beginning-expert categories, or is quite light in weight for their age, the recommended ski length would be between chin and nose. If you can’t make it to the mountain before ski season, we will be holding a “fit night” in early December at Downhill Supply Company at a date to be determined.

The majority of CVA freestyle weekend program athletes will be competing in USSA competitions this winter.  The USSA schedule has yet to be finalized, but should be posted soon at www.EasternFreestyle.org  which has a wealth of information on competing in our sport.

Trampoline Club:

Improve your performance and confidence on the snow by joining our Trampoline Club.  The Trampoline Club is offered exclusively to WP athletes. Our coaches will teach you upright and inverted tricks at our trampoline facility at the Anti-Gravity Complex complete with harness and spotting apparatus.

Trampoline Club is for athletes ages 8-19. We will meet on select Saturdays at 2pm-4pm from December to March. CVA will provide Transportation from Sugarloaf Mtn. The pick-up spot is at the stairs below Delle's Restaurant.  A CVA van will depart at 2pm for the Anti-Gravity Center.

For more information on the Trampoline Club contact Joan Dolan, 207-215 8741 or register online..

Dates (Not available during Christmas & February Vacation):

December  17th.

January  7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.

February  4th, 11th, 18th.

March  4th, 11th, 18th, 25th.

We understand that athletes will be competing on some of these weekends, We have scheduled trampoline training every Saturday that the AGC is open to our program this season. It is our hope that each athlete could attend at least 9 sessions of the 12 that are offered.

Winter Training Camp: SAVE THE DATES

Save the dates for our upcoming  winter training camp at Sugarloaf. More information and registration will be coming soon.

January 3rd-6th  

THINK SNOW!!
Joan Dolan
Freestyle Weekend Program Manager
Carrabassett Valley Academy
jdolan@goCVA.com
(207) 215-8741

 

 

Hello Weekend Program Families! 

We hope you are enjoying your summer and have transitioned from goggle to farmer's tans. We are both very excited to once again be a part of the CVA community – USSA’s 2016 Club of the Year! – and look forward to seeing you and your children. We are talking with parents, coaches and Sugarloaf personnel, creating calendars, inventorying equipment and designing programming to help ensure this season builds upon the program’s proven excellence. We will continue to be in touch as more plans are finalized and details become available.

Key notes today:

Weekend Program Registration for the 2016/2017 season is NOW LIVE. Please note: to save $75 on your registration fee you must submit all forms and payment by October 11th. 

The program will run from December 3rd, 2016 to April 2nd, 2017. All other aspects (times, training during vacation weeks) of the program will remain unchanged. The price is the same as last year. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on opening day!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact either of us. 

Nate McKenzie
CVA Freestyle Program Director
207-441-4759
nmckenzie@gocva.com 
 
Joan Dolan
CVA Freestyle Weekend Program Manager
207-215-8741

jdolan@gocva.com

Athletics

3197 Carrabassett Drive
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947

207.237.2250

Fax: 207.237.2213
Email: dsmith@gocva.com