Ullr Gala 2018

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November 2018
08:00 AM PST
December 2018
03:00 PM PST
GOAL $35,000.00
23.2% To Goal

About Our Auction

Freestyle Whistler is spearheading the creation of a National Training Centre (NTC) for Freestyle Skiing in Whistler. In partnership with Freestyle Canada and Whistler Blackcomb, we have identified a site and secured the generous support of the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. We need to match this $300,000 donation to complete the centre and are currently looking for your support to make this dream a reality and help produce the champions of the future from right here in the Sea to Sky corridor!

To date we have raised just over $60,000 of our $300,000 goal. Our hope for this year's Ullr Gala is to raise $35,000 and get us one third of the way to our Whistler Blackcomb Foundation match.

Project Details:
• The NTC will include a World Class Mogul course and event site and Judges stand, along with a permanent Airbag Training area, to allow for safe training of acrobatic snowsport skills, throughout Whistler’s 6 month long winter season.

The Location:
• Located right next to Blackcomb’s world class terrain park and halfpipe, making this a real hub for Freestyle skiing and ensuring Whistler will offer one of the best training facilities for Freestyle Skiing in the world.
• Located in a prime spot on the mountain close to the newly renovated Rendezvous Lodge in a sunny location, the centre will be seen by millions of skiers each year.
• By adding snowmaking we can ensure the centre will be fully operational from the start to the end of WB’s long ski season.

Who will use it:
• The centre will be used for both training and events, across different disciplines and sexes, from young beginner freestyle skiers in the ‘Freestyle Devo’ Ski School programme, to teens in the local clubs, as well as host provincial, national and international teams to train and compete in Whistler.
• As acrobatic snowsports continue to evolve, offering safe training environments is key to success and longevity – aspiring Freestyle, Snowboard and Big Mountain skiers will all be able to train safely.

An Olympic Legacy:
• Freestyle skiing is one of Canada’s most successful winter sports.
• Canadian Freestyle skiers continue to thrive, with impressive medal hauls at the 2014 and 2018 Olympics and at World Cup events each winter, along with strong and growing enrolment at the grassroots level.
• The NTC will help us to train and develop the champions of the future right here in Whistler.

Learn More at www.freestylewhistler.com

About Freestyle Whistler

Freestyle Whistler is a non-profit freestyle ski club that has been coaching both competitive and recreational freestyle skiers since 1988. Freestyle Whistler trains all athletes to confidently and safely pursue freestyle skiing. We aim to produce both recreational athletes, along with athletes who may strive to achieve excellence beyond the local level. Freestyle Whistler believes that no matter an athletes level, each participant should be able to train with their friends, in a fun, inclusive, supportive environment. We aspire to develop well rounded skiers and to foster a love of skiing that will last a lifetime.

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Live Event Information

Live auction bidding to take place at Ullr Gala, December 1st, Audain Art Museum, Whistler, 6:30pm-midnight.
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