Club Membership

Welcome to the club information page! Here, you will find essential information about club sanctioning requirements, member management, activity sanctions, insurance, and accident reporting.

Please ensure that you read all documents in the drop-down menus below before submitting a club sanction request.

Club sanction requests will go live in early June. A club cannot operate under the umbrella of Freestyle Canada until its sanction request is formally approved. Individual membership will open in late June for the 24/25 Membership year. Note that CGL coverage is only available starting Jul 1, 2024.

Important Changes for 24/25 Membership Year

1. All clubs and PSOs must use SnowReg to complete program and event payments. This is to align with our insurer’s suggestions on risk mitigation and management. Clubs that complete the majority of their payments through e-transfer or cheque will be able to continue to do so, SnowReg will waive all fees associated with offline transactions. How to set up offline transactions will be reviewed during the SnowReg Training Sessions. More information below.

SnowReg will offer four training sessions on May 15, June 5, September 4, and October 16, 2024. Training in French will take place at 12 pm EST/9 am PST and in English at 1 pm EST/10 pm PST. All Club Administrators will be required to get their administrator access account going by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible. 

2. Club Membership Fees for Not-for-Profits and For-Profit Clubs will increase by $275 this year. This will cover the costs of the SnowReg platform. SnowReg will not charge clubs any annual user fees. There will be transaction fees for credit card payments (2.9% + $0.30 for credit card charges and 1% capped at $10 for SnowReg). All offline transactions will be free of charge.

3. There will be a new competition, special event sanctioning, and an out-of-country sanctioning form through SnowReg. All Clubs and PSOs must complete this form to gain sanctioning to host any regional, provincial, or national event. Additionally, any activity not completed during the Club Sanctioning process will need to be completed using the same form, i.e. adding a training camp at another resort. Clubs can submit COI Requests through this portal for all competitions and additional/special event sanctioning. All Out-of-Country Sanction Requests will be moved to this portal. Traveling teams will submit a list of athletes, their Out-of-Country Sanction Request Form, and verification of SAIP status through the portal.

Event & Out of Country Sanction Application

To REGISTER or RENEW your club membership, select your province or territory from the options below.

Club Sanctioning Requirements

Club sanction requests are subject to approval by both Freestyle Canada and the Territorial/Provincial Sport Organisation (T/PSO).

A club’s sanction request will only be approved if the club meets all the requirements listed below.

1) The club reviews and agrees to abide by the Freestyle Canada’s:

2) Meet the following requirements :

  • Input the correct information in the National Database
  • Pay all registration fees for programs and competitions through the National Database;
  • Ensure that all members hold an active membership (this includes board members, volunteers, coaches, athletes, etc.);
  • Assign a Screening Officer to execute Member and Freestyle Canada screening requirements for athletes (non-minor) and coaches, volunteers and officials of the Club (refer to Freestyle Canada’s Screening Policy);
  • Agree to be subject to and comply with Freestyle Canada’s policies, procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Ensure that the Head Coach of the Club holds a Freestyle Canada coaching certification;
  • Ensure that coaches follow the requirements listed in Annex A in the Club and Activity sanction policy;
  • Pay membership fees as prescribed by Freestyle Canada, and, as applicable, have paid any outstanding debts to Freestyle Canada and their Member from any previous membership period;
  • Be a Member in Good Standing at all times during the Club Sanction Period with both Freestyle Canada and the relevant Member;
  • Review and agree to comply with and be bound by the Canada Snow Sports Risk Management Guidelines;
  • Agree to be bound by and subject to their Member’s safe sport policies, including, without limitation, the Member’s Code of Conduct and Ethics, Discipline and Complaints Policy, and Appeal Policy or, where their Member does not have its own safe sport policies, agree to be bound by and subject to Freestyle Canada’s safe sport policies;
  • Be a registered member of the Member in which they operate;
  • Obtain a signed letter of permission or operating agreement from a Ski Resort or area acknowledging that the Club is permitted to operate Freestyle Canada sanctioned activities. The Ski Resort or area must be from within the province of the P/TSO the club is applying with.

Screening Requirements Matrix

Club Sanction Request processing times are 5-10 business days.

Activity Sanctioning

An Activity Sanction request is required for all FREESTYLE CANADA special activities.

Types of special activities include:

  • Try Freestyle;
  • Trampoline training;
  • Air bag training;
  • Water ramp training;
  • Dry Slope;
  • Big Mountain;
  • Skateboarding;
  • Water skiing;
  • Recreational Mountain biking / Road cycling;
  • Open house / Fundraiser / Special Events / Meetings / Dinners / Banquets.
    • These activities must be directly related to the Club and pose no risk to the General Public.
    • Clubs must indicate if any alcohol will be served. If yes, clubs must indicate if volunteers are certified to serve alcohol within their province or territory (e.g., Serve It Right, Serving It Safe, Smart Serve or Action Service training).

Standard activities that are included in your club sanction request include the following:

  • Recreational freestyle skiing;
  • Competitive freestyle skiing;
  • Attending sanctioned competitions;
  • Hosting sanctioned competitions;
  • Coaching courses;
  • Dryland training/Conditioning programs – provided that these are established, set-up, controlled and monitored by suitably trained specialists, include:
    • Running;
    • Hiking;
    • Swimming;
    • Road cycling
      • Only as a training activity as prescribed by a coach or sports science regardless of the type of bike used in that activity
    • Mountain biking (off the road “mountain biking” training activities)
      • Only as a training activity as prescribed by a coach or sports science
        Note: Mountain biking must not be done alone, must be supervised.
      • Third party coverage ONLY which means that there is insurance coverage if the athlete runs into and is sued by a hiker on the trail.
      • NO second party coverage (there is no coverage when the athlete gets injured and sues the coach or another athlete for negligence for suggesting that the athlete train on that trail.)
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