This is an overview of the opportunities for alpine ski racing volunteers in the OSZ/NCD

This is an overview of the opportunities for alpine ski racing volunteers in the OSZ/NCD:

1. All Hands Meeting

The All Hands Meeting is for all volunteers and coaches from all clubs. It is a 2 hour presentation with relevant information for running ski races and for athlete safety. In order to stay certified, all Level 2 Officials much attend an All Hands Meeting at least once every 2 years.

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM to 8 PM

Location: J. A. Dulude Arena – 941 Clyde Avenue, Ottawa, ON

2. Level 2 Official Course:

Description: This is the only level 2 course in the OSZ this season. It is for volunteers that are interested in learning more about how a ski race is run and interested in taking on roles of responsibility on race day. This is a full day of course material by qualified and experienced FIS and Level 3 Officials, with the exam at the end.

Information about Officials Courses:

Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018

Time: 9 AM to 6 PM (until exam is complete)

Location: 335 Catherine. between Lyon North and Bay, just west of the bus station. Parking for 30 cars and free street parking.

Cost: OSZ club members: $15 (you will be notified about payment after you register with this form)

NCD: TBD (you will be notified about payment after you have been registered with this form)

Prerequisite: Level I certification and practical experience in at least 3 different Official’s positions from 2 different categories that covers a minimum of 8 days race experience.

Exam: 1 hour – multiple choice, T/F, and short answers. Open book.

Registration: Click on this to register for Level 2 Registration is due by Wednesday, November 14

3. Level 3 Official Course:

The course will run only if there is enough interest.

If you are interested in taking a level 3 Official Course please forward your ski racing volunteer resume to Jeff Harvey at This applies to coaches as well.

Pre-requisites for this course are:

Level II certification and practical experience since obtaining Level 2 as follows:

a) Chief of Race and one of the following positions:  Chief of Course  Chief of Timing and Calculation  Chief of Gate Judges  Chief of Administration (Race Administrator)

b) Two assignments as voting/non-voting jury member (other than Chief of Race);

c) An assignment different from the above at the FIS level excluding the positions with an asterisk on previous page.

The candidates have to attend a Level 3 course and pass the exam.

Course Description: Time required: 12 hours. Generally given on a weekend but can be given over 4 evenings.

Pre-requisites: It is only open to those who have the necessary pre-requisites as detailed above or are identified as being very close to having the necessary practical. Must be recommended by Jeff Harvey (NCD) or Jane Macintyre (OSZ)

Exam: 2 hour open book exam. The Level III course is an interactive one in which there is emphasis on discussion and exchange of ideas, opinions, and experiences by the participants and the instructor(s). The course is designed for Officials with considerable practical experience. It covers rules to particular disciplines as well as the work and duties of the Jury and Technical Delegate in detail. Also covered are the duties of senior Officials, course preparation, maintenance and setting, as well as calculations of points and penalties. Throughout the course, participants take part in many case studies taken from actual experiences and will be asked to make decisions on these as well as participating in Jury decisions.

More information about Officials Courses:

4. NORAM Races Volunteers Needed!

If you would like to volunteer for the NORAM Races –
Men’s Slalom and Parallel Slalom – Camp Fortune January 3 – 5 email Andrea Holland –
Men’s GS – Mont Ste Marie – January 6 – 7 email Julie Klotz –

If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact me at