Water Ramp and Airbag Schedule 2021
Fortune Freestyle organizes water ramp and airbag camps where athletes can safely practice jumps on both trampoline and on skis jumping into a pool or onto an airbag.
This year we are hoping to run camps at three facilities over the summer and into the fall:
Lac Beauport (facility located at the Le Relais ski area)
The Horseshoe and Lac Beauport water ramps are very user-friendly and cater to athletes of all skill levels and disciplines (moguls and slope). This is a great place for newbies trying their first ramp camp, as well as more experienced athletes attempting their first flips and continuing to progress their skills. The Maximise airbag facility is targeted towards higher level athletes, and therefore best-suited for athletes who have experience with bigger jumps and hitting an airbag or water ramp. Overall, these camps are welcoming to athletes of all abilities and, of course, a lot of fun!
More information regarding who should attend water ramp and airbag camps is provided below. Our current proposed schedule is as follows:
July 2-3-4: Lac Beauport
July 16-17, 18 OFF, July 19-20: Maximise
July 17-18: Horseshoe
July 31-August 2: Horseshoe
August 7-8: Maximise
August 16-17-18, 19 OFF, 20-21-22: Maximise
August 20-21-22: Beauport
September 18: Maximise
October 2: Maximise
October 16: Maximise
Please note that the above schedule is subject to change, including as a result of changes in COVID restrictions, and having the minimum number of athletes registered for each date. As such, when booking accommodations, please carefully consider cancellation policies.
You can register using the links below:
If you are an existing Fortune Freestyle athlete, please indicate your availability in Teamsnap (the above dates are all entered in the Rec Roster calendar) ASAP to facilitate planning (we need to know the number of athletes to plan coaching, and if not enough athletes are signed up, training days may be cancelled).
If you are new to Fortune Freestyle, please contact Dillon Mallory (firstname.lastname@example.org) to indicate your interest, or if you have any questions.
Please note that we will be ensuring that public health COVID guidelines are respected and enforced during the camps (athletes will be required to be pre-screened each day, respect physical distancing andgroup size). Parents are responsible to be informed about public health recommendations and to ensure their child understands them. More specific information about COVID measures at the camps will be shared closer to the date of the camps.
Who should attend ramp camps:
Athletes must have a valid CFSA membership. You have to renew your Freestyle Canada membership (This ski season year expires on June 30th). A provincial-level licence will be required to attend camps at Maximise or Lac Beauport.
The athlete is comfortable with medium size jumps.
The athlete should have a consistent take off (pop) and able to execute straights air with solid landingson smaller jumps.
The training sessions are physically demanding; athletes are required to walk up the hill with their equipment, jump multiple times per session and engage in trampoline training in between jump sessions. The athlete should have the physical and mental stamina needed to train for a long duration.
The athlete is interested in practicing/training to improve their jumps for the coming season.
The athlete is interested in working towards a jump that requires qualification before it can be attempted on snow (inverts, off axis tricks etc...)
Athletes will need:
1 or 2 pairs of older skis. Note that skis often break when water ramping, and ski edges will be ground at the facility before use on the Maximise airbag (rendering them unusable on snow).
Ski Boots (poles are optional)
Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved skiing helmet (not a bike helmet) with ear covers.
Lifejacket (tres important!)
Wetsuit (optional, but definitely recommended for cooler weather)
Gloves (recommended if athlete is doing grabs - prevents cuts)
Mouthguard (highly recommended especially for inverts)
Bathing suit and towel
Yoga mat or camping chair
Water bottle (labelled)
Tethers (e.g. long shoe laces) to attach your skis to you when water ramping (so that you don’t lose your skis in the lake or pool!)
Wax (waxed skis run better on the water ramp)For additional information about water ramp and airbag camps please contact Dillon Mallory (email@example.com)