Amelia McGuiness Events

2019 Amelia McGuiness Events

ABOUT

The Amelia McGuiness Australian Snowsports Development Foundation (AMASDF) was established in memory of Amelia McGuiness who tragically died in a skiing accident in 2009. In August, several fundraising events are being held to support the foundation, as well as offer an opportunity for participants to practice snow sports competition before the SSA Northern States Championships. 

All monies raised are distributed to our emerging athletes via the Amelia McGuiness Scholarship Program, applications to open in mid-September each year. This scholarship is dedicated to providing practical support (for equipment, training and resources), for up-and-coming winter snowsports athletes from the age of 10 to 18 years old, across all disciplines including Para winter athletes.  2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of Amelia’s passing and since then, the foundation has distributed $194,860 in funds to emerging athletes.

2019 EVENTS

Entry is by Individual entry through the SSA portal. Entries close August 12. Late entries may be taken on the day of the event, providing the maximum quota of participants has not been reached.

Amelia McGuiness Cross Country Sprints and Team Relays

The Amelia McGuiness Cross Country Sprints is an individual Junior event only. The Amelia Cross Country Sprints are a chance to gain valuable Cross Country event experience before the SSA Northern States Interschool Championship, while raising funds to support emerging winter athletes.

Individual Cross Country Time Trials will be followed by Team Sprints (teams assembled by event organisers on the day based on Sprint times). Bring your skate skis or your classics – whatever you will have the most fun on!

Location: The Nordic Shelter, Perisher Cross Country Centre.

Date: Sunday 18th August 2019

Course: Perisher Cross Country Trails

Race Times: 1pm – Time Trial with the Team Sprints to follow

Cost: $30 per entry. $50 per entry if registered on the day of the event.

Entries: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER via the SSA Events Portal. Entries close Monday 12th August 2019. Late entries on the day may be accepted.

Snow ID: All Participants must have a current SSA SnowID in order to register. If you do not have a SnowID or are unsure if you have a SnowID, please visit https://www.snowracer.com.au/registration/ Once you have obtained a SnowID you will be sent a Username via email to use when you register. Please ensure that your SnowID details are up-to-date and your membership is active.

Bib Collection: From 12 NOON at the Nordic Shelter.

Presentation: Presentation will be held at the Nordic Shelter immediately after the Team Sprints. Presentations are informal as this is a fun event that focuses on participation and gaining experience. Participation certificates will be available to download closer to the event.

Results: Results will be available on the Interschools website after the event.

Contact: Leslie Ludwig nswxc1@gmail.com

Amelia McGuiness Memorial Time Trials

This fundraising event is open to school-aged participants and is an individual event. It is a great training opportunity for skiers and snowboarders in preparation for the SSA Northern States Interschools Championship while supporting emerging winter athletes through the foundation. The Amelia McGuiness Time Trial will be open to a maximum of 250 participants.

Resort: Perisher

Date: Monday 19th August 2019

Discipline: Alpine GS, Ski Cross (Div 6 to Div 1) & Snowboard Cross (Div 5 to Div 1)

Course: Front Valley and Centre Valley

Race Times: 9.00 am (subject to change)

Cost: $40 per entry, per discipline (2 timed runs in each event). $50 if registered on the day of the event.

Entries: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER via the SSA Events Portal. Entries close Monday 12th August 2019. Late entries may be accepted on the day providing the maximum quota of 250 participants has not been reached.

Waivers: Each participant must complete a Interschools Participant Waiver at the time of entry.

Bib Collection: Bibs can be collected from the Interschools Race Room. Times to be confirmed.

Presentation: Presentations will be held at 4pm, location to be confirmed. Participation certificates will be available to download closer to the event.

Results: Results will be available on the Interschools website after the event.

Note: Helmet use is mandatory for all participants (including adults) whilst on course for inspection and during the Time Trial. Any participants who arrive at the top of the course without a helmet will not be able to participate. Please note that race suits will not be permitted in all divisions at this Time Trial event. Participants must have a valid Lift Ticket for the day of the event. No discount tickets will be available.

Contact: Wendy Olsen – SSA Northern Operations Manager wendy@nswinterschools.com.au

Cathy Lambert – SSA Northern Admin Manager cathy@nswinterschools.com.au

Amelia McGuiness Alpine ‘Masters & Apprentices’ Time Trial

AMASDF and the SSA Northern (NSW/ACT) Alpine Community are pleased to announce the inaugural Amelia McGuiness Alpine ‘Masters & Apprentices’ Time Trial to be held Monday 19th August at Perisher. The ‘Masters & Apprentices’ Time Trial will be held following the completion of the Amelia McGuiness Memorial Time Trials.

Have you left school, do you love to race, are you a tertiary student, parent, teacher, coach, Master-in-Charge or involved in Alpine skiing in any way?

Fun, prizes and lots of egos guaranteed!

 

Resort: Perisher

Date: Monday 19th August 2019

Discipline: Alpine GS

Course: Front Valley

Race Times: 12 NOON (subject to change)

Cost: $40 per entry (2 timed runs in each event). $50 if registered on the day of the event.

Entries: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER via the SSA Events Portal. Entries close Monday 12th August 2109. Waivers must be submitted at the time of entry along with payment via credit card. Late entries may be accepted on the day, providing the maximum quota of 150 participants has not been reached.

Snow ID: All Participants must have a current SSA SnowID in order to register. If you do not have a SnowID or are unsure if you have a SnowID, please visit https://www.snowracer.com.au/registration/ Once you have obtained a SnowID you will be sent a Username via email to use when you register. Please ensure that your SnowID details are up-to-date and your membership is active.

Bib Collection: Bibs can be collected from the Interschools Race Room. Times to be confirmed.

Presentation: Presentations will be held at 4.30pm. Location and time to be confirmed. 

Results: Results will be available on the Interschools website after the event.

Note: Helmet use is mandatory for all participants whilst on course for inspection and during the Time Trial. Any participant who arrives at the top of the course without a helmet will not be able to participate. Please note that race suits will not be permitted at this Time Trial event. Participants must have a valid Lift Ticket for the day of the event. No discount tickets will be available.

Contact: Wendy Olsen – SSA Northern Operations Manager wendy@nswinterschools.com.au

Cathy Lambert – SSA Northern Admin Manager cathy@nswinterschools.com.au