Join Us for the 2024 ARNOLD CLARK parallel lines RACE series

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The Parallel Lines race series is a fun open race, for both skiers and snowboarders, aimed at riders with disabilities and assisted needs but open to everyone!

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Checkout Out the photos of last year’s events.

Where can i take part?

Running over the summer of 2024 across multiple venues, the races are slalom races suitable for a wide range of abilities, taking pace in various indoor snow centres across the UK. The format will allow for athletes to train and then have as many runs as they can fit into the 2 hour race window with your best time taken towards the results*. The results will be given a time factor based on age and nature of disability and then compared to a time set by a forerunner. With your factor taken into account you will be awarded either gold, silver or bronze depending on how close your time is to the forerunner. This is an ideal event for a family to compete together or with friends (see Who can come). There will be winners for the individual races and for the overall series. 

Milton Keynes

19th May 2024

11:00 – 13:30

 

castleford

8th June 2024

11:00 – 13:30

 

TAMWORTH

6th July 2024

19:30 – 21:30

Manchester

1st September 2024

17:30 – 19:30

COACHES

BLAKE WILLIAMS

BASI ISTD Level 4 AlpineUKCP Level 2

Snowsport Scotland

Blake has worked with the Paralympic Para Alpine Programme and Development since 2020, coaching at the Beijing Paralympics and Para Alpine World Champs in Norway and Spain. Blake has been a BASI trainer for 10 years and has coached and instructed internationally for 15 years.   for 12 years in many countries around the world.

ALASTAIR NASYMTH

ISTD, UKCP L2, BASI 4 SnowboardUKCP Level 2

Snowsport Scotland

Alastair has been the GBS para snowboard development coach since 2021 and also coaches freestyle at a club in Edinburgh. He has also instructed for 12 years in many countries around the world.

FAQs

If there is anything else you need to know please click below  to contact us.

Who can come?

Anyone! The race is an opportunity for anyone to get into racing. The races are suitable for all skiers and snowboarders, including everyone with physical disabilities, acquired injuries, intellectual disabilities and sensory processing differences. We will try and accommodate everyone. 

If you normally ski or snowboard with a guide or helper they are more than welcome and will not need to buy a ticket. If you need a helper to be provided get in touch and we will do our best to find a volunteer from our pool. If you normally have a helper but they don’t ski then again get in touch and we will try and find a volunteer to help. If you want to race with your family and friends they are also more than welcome to enter as a racer. 

Cost

£41 per event

Minimum Standard

Your ski or snowboard level is such that you can turn safely and proficiently down a blue run or equivalent and use the drag lift.

Minimum Age

All ages as long as you meet the minimum standard. 

Categories

Age categories U12, U18, 18-40, 40+ . Gender (see below). Classification non para, sitting, standing and visually impaired.

Tickets

£40 for Snowsport Scotland, England or Wales members or affiliated clubs and limited to 30 per session.

Gender Categories

Competitors must also be categorised by gender class. In an effort to be more inclusive, we have moved away from the traditional male/female gender classifications. We will now use the following gender classes:

OPEN [O] = (Male sex at birth, transgender and non-binary) FEMALE [F] = (Female sex at birth) . We welcome conversation if this system does not reflect needs, please get in touch. 

 

Lift Pass

Included in the price

Equipment Required

Regular ski and snowboard equipment is available from the centre (boots, boards, skis, poles and helmets). If you use specialised adaptive ski or snowboard equipment (such as sit skis or outriggers) we encourage you to bring your own but if you don’t have your own equipment please get in touch in advance and we will do our best to source you what you need.

Sample Race Day Schedule

16.00 – Registration open 

17.30 – Registration Closes 

17.30 – 18.30 – Race practice 

18.30 – 20.00 – Timed runs 

20.30 – Results and Medals 

Times vary for different venues

Thanks to Our Sponsors & partners!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors, without them it simply would not be possible to make the Parallel Lines series happen.

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