Officials Program

Officials play a vital role on competition day and it’s an exciting way for volunteers to be part of the action.

The purpose of the Officials Training Program is to provide snowboard officials with a greater understanding of the role they will assume during a competition and to introduce them to the rules of snowboard competition, the International Rules of Competition (IRC) of the Fédération International de Ski (FIS). Canada Snowboard has a three-level program to ensure officials will have the best opportunity to have all necessary knowledge and experience.

Official Pathway

Level 1

This will give you a basic understanding of the execution of snowboard competitions in all discipline and will allow you to assist in a variety of roles at an event. Online or In-class level 1 course (approx. 1-2 hours) and practical on hill experience is required to achieve your Level 1 Certified Designation.

Level 2

This will give you the necessary knowledge to officiate in many different leadership and senior officiating roles. You will gain a strong understanding of the FIS rule book and learn how to use it while working in the field of play. In person theory course (1 day) and completion of practical requirements is required to achieve your Level 2 Certified Designation.

Level 3

This will give allow you to develop in your senior official roles and to lead and support the local organizing committee with the competition. In order to become a level 3 official your PTSA (Ontario Snowboard) or the Canada Snowboard Officials Working group will nominate you. Completion of both in person theory (2 days) and multiple practical components are required to achieve your level 3 certified designation.

Please refer to the Officials Operation Manual for more information about the officials pathway.

 

Membership

All officials on-site at any event, regardless of your level trained, certified or your previous involvement must have a current official or volunteer membership. All Ontario Snowboard memberships can be acquired here. New Volunteers or Level 1 certified members require the volunteer membership, Level 2 training and above officials require the Officials Membership.

 

Officials Management Platform

The official management platform (Race Roster) will allow Ontario Snowboard and Canada Snowboard to keep track of all officials (new and old) in our system. This system will create your official “resume” by tracking your education and events that you have completed. You will have a full history of all events that you have been a part of and the role that you assisted in. It will also provide the event organisers with information such as your role preferences, whether your snowboard/ski etc.

Registration on the officials management platform allows individuals to register to volunteer/ officiate at an event, sign up for officials courses and register for updates through online and in person education modules.

To Start your Official Profile:
  1. Create at Race Roster account here.
  2. Create your Official Profile and Bio (step 1) here.
  3. Sign-up for education courses, modules updates and Events/Competitions

Questions about officiating/ volunteering in Ontario send us an email.

For more information on the Canada Snowboard Officials Program please visit their website.