About FSO

Our Mission

In
 partnership
 with
 the
 Canadian
 Freestyle
 Ski
 Association
 and
 the
 freestyle
 skiing
 community,
 Freestyle
 Skiing
 Ontario
 enhances
 the
 growth
 and
 development
 of
 quality
 programming
 and
 sport
 excellence
 that
 aligns
 with
 LTAD,
 and
 emphasizes
 safety
 in
 a
 participant
 centred,
 ethically
 based,
system
 encouraging 
lifelong 
participation 
in 
the 
sport 
of
 freestyle 
skiing
 in 
Ontario.



This 
is 
done 
by:
 

• Increasing
 the 
number 
of 
active 
freestyle 
skiers 
in 
Ontario

• Providing
 the
 appropriate
 governance
 structure
 consistent
 with
 standards
 for
 a
 Provincial
 Sport 
Organization

• Promoting
 and
 develop
 the
 sport
 of
 freestyle
 skiing,
 including
 event
 promotion
 and
 hosting,
 development 
of
 athletes 
the
 National 
Team
 calibre;
developing 
an
 adequate 
succession
 plan that 
ensures 
the 
sport 
and
 organization 
remains
 strong 
and 
continues 
to 
develop.



The 
sport 
of 
Freestyle 
Skiing 
is 
defined 
as
 the
 following 
event 
disciplines:
 


MOGUL SKIING

Skiers
 race
 individually
 or
 head
 to
 head
 down
 a
 steep
 pitch
 covered
 with
 Moguls
 (mounds
 of
 snow).
 Moguls
 are
 created
 naturally
 by
 skier
 traffic
 and
 can
 be
 as
 large
 as
 compact
 cars.
 Skiers
 must
 perform 
two 
different
 jumps 
during 
their 
run 
and
 are 
judged 
on
 speed, 
technical 
turns 
and
 aerial
maneuvers.



SLOPESTYLE AND HALFPIPE
 



The
 “newschool”
 movement
 of
 Freestyle
 features
 competitions
 in
 Half
 Halfpipe,
 Slopestyle
 (rails,
 boxes
 and
 jumps)
 and
 Big
 Air.
 Park
 &
 Halfpipe
 skiers
 must
 perform
 in
 several
 disciplines
 and
 are
 judged
 on
 technique
 (height,
 tricks,
 spins,
 and
 landing
 (in
 the
 Halfpipe
 –
 number
 of
 tricks
completed 
in 
a 
single 
Halfpipe 
run)) 
and
 difficulty 
and
 creativity 
of 
the 
maneuvers.


Our Vision

Freestyle
 Skiing
 (Slopestyle,
 Halfpipe
 and
 Mogul
 skiing)
 is
 an
 exciting,
 dynamic
 and
 attractive
 sport
 which
 is
 seeing
 rapid
 growth
 in
 recreational
 and
 competitive
 athlete
 development
 in
 Ontario.


FSO
 will
 be
 recognized
 as
 the
 leader
 in
 directing
 freestyle
 skiing
 to
 develop
 and
 become
 sustainable 
in 
Ontario. 
It 
will
 achieve 
this 
through
 working 
in
 partnership 
with 
Ontario 
Ski 
Clubs
 and
 Ski 
Areas
 to 
encourage 
greater 
involvement 
of 
youth
 in
 freestyle 
skiing.



The
 result 
will 
be 
a 
highly 
participative 
sport 
which 
is 
beneficial 
to 
recreation 
and
 healthy 
living
 and 
in 
promoting 
tourism 
in 
the 
province.

 

Values

FSO
 aligns 
its 
values
 with 
its 
National 
Sport
 Organization:


EXCELLENCE



Participants
 perform
 to
 their
 maximum
 potential
 and
 achieve
 success
 at
 their
 level
 of
 participation
 in
 the
 Association.



INTEGRITY



Participants 
engage 
in 
Association 
activities 
by 
acting 
honestly, 
morally 
and 
ethically 
at 
all 
times
 and
 by 
adhering 
to 
the 
CFSA’s 
Code 
of 
Ethics.



RESPECT



Participants
 maintain
 positive
 and
 respectful
 relationships
 with
 athletes,
 coaches,
 volunteers,
 officials, 
judges,
 FSO
 and 
CFSA 
employee 
and service 
providers, 
venue 
and 
facility 
operators 
and
 our
 corporate 
and
 governmental 
partners.



ATHLETE‐FOCUSED



FSO’s 
programs 
and 
services
 are 
developed 
and
 implemented 
with 
a 
focus 
on 
providing 
athletes
 with
 the
 best
 coaching,
 technical
 skills,
 support
 and
 experience
 so
 they
 can
 achieve
 their
 maximum
 potential.



FUN



Participants 
have
 fun
 and
 enjoy 
participating 
in 
freestyle 
skiing 
activities.



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