Air awareness tour for young freskiers
Learning to be safe on the rails
If you’re planning to hit the terrain park and
half pipes this winter, check out the Free Ski Association of
New Zealand’s (FSANZ) Air Awareness Tour from 24 June – 9 July.
Aimed at kids with big air aspirations, the Air Awareness Tour
brings the mountain to the city with the help of a trampoline,
providing kids with the opportunity to learn safe halfpipe and
terrain park skills.
Under the expert eye of FSANZ Junior
Development Coach, Jacob McCleary, participants will learn the
basics of big air safety and, depending on their skill level,
move to the most technical tricks.
“Trampolines are a great way to train the body
and mind to have strong air awareness so, when you get on the
snow, whether you’re spinning, flipping or combining the two,
you always know where you are in the air,” said McCleary.
“The tour is also a good safe way to introduce
youngsters to the concept of big air in the safety of a
controlled environment. Plus it’s a great chance to catch up
with other free skiers in the city and there are heaps of spot
prizes and giveaways up for grabs.”
The Air Awareness Tour also provides young
skiers with the opportunity to find out about forthcoming FSANZ
events and school holiday camps at mountains throughout the New
Zealand, including the first ever Junior Free Ski Nationals on
5-7 August at Cardrona Alpine Resort.
The dates for the Air Awareness Tour are as
follows with a cost of $10 per person:
24 June Auckland North Harbour Gym Centre
27 June Hamilton Fraser High School 5-7.30pm
28 June Wellington Capital Gymnastics 6-9pm
30 June Christchurch QE2 Gym Centre 7.30-10pm
4 July Dunedin Dunedin Gymnatics Centre
5 July Invercargill YMCA Stadium 6-9pm
9 July Lake Wanaka Mt Aspiring College 6-9pm
The FSANZ is a non-profit organisation dedicated
to growing the sport of free skiing in New Zealand and providing
support for athletes to compete on the world stage. For details
on how to join, as well as to find out more about the Air
Awareness Tour, visit www.freeskier.co.nz.