Central Division Ski Patrol Festival – Save the Date

The Alpine Skill Development Workshop is now The Central Division Ski Patrol Festival

This unique opportunity to receive training exclusive to members of the National Ski Patrol will be held on four dates throughout the 2022-2023 ski season.

More information will be published in the upcoming weeks but the key information is as follows:

NOTE: ALL INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE

WHO:

Division Supervisors and any patroller who would like to learn the skills.

While we would love to see everyone at all four weekends, the intention is that each patrol sends 1-3 people to one weekend, whichever is closest or has the best date. Naturally, anyone seeking certifications will need to attend the March sessions.

WHEN & WHERE:

  • December 2-4, 2022 – Wild Mountain  (MN)
  • December 9-11, 2022 – The Highlands  (MI)
  • March 10-12 2023   – Crystal Mountain (MI)
  • March 24-26, 2022 – Granite Peak  (WI)

WHAT:

TENTATIVE Training Workshops:

  • PSIA/AASI  L1 Exam
  • OET IT Prep Clinic
  • Movement Analysis Clinic

TENTATIVE Certification Programs:

  • ASE Certification  (March only)
  • New OET Instructor Sign-Off (March only)
  • QA Clinic  (March only)
  • TES for Senior Candidates  (March only)
  • SES for Senior Candidates  (March only)
  • Final OET Instructor Sign-Off (March only)

Additional topics which we would love to offer a workshop on if demand allows and instructors are found:

  • Mountain Travel/Rescue
  • Avalanche
  • OEC
  • Young Adult Program group activities
  • Women’s Program group activities
  • Pre Certified Event Certified Modules Education
  • Alumni group activities
  • Tele groups

If you wish to lead one of these workshops please notify Anne Blaedow, Guy Day, or Les Robinson.

How Much

TBD

Hotel, Lift Tickets, Registration Fee’s, Food, etc.

TBD

Central Division Fall Meeting 2022 Registration and Agenda

This event has been completed. We encourage you to attend the next Central Division Fall Meeting! Details will be published as they become available.

The Central Division Fall Meeting is the annual opportunity for all of the patrols in the Central Division to come together for a weekend and participate in training and fellowship as an organization.  The evening consists of a banquet with an awards presentation. To make the most of this opportunity, your patrols Patrol Director, IT, OEC Instructors, and others actively involved with your patrol should attend.

Date and time

Fri, Sep 9, 2022, 11:00 AM – Sun, Sep 11, 2022, 2:00 PM EDT

Location

H Hotel Midland, 111 W. Main St, Midland, MI 48640


Friday, September 9th:

11:00AM Golf Midland Currie 9 holes https://www.curriegolf.com

1:00PM Kayak from Tridge /Ike’s Mobile Kayak

7:00PM Dinner Academy Lounge

Saturday, September 10th:

9AM-12PM General Session/Academy Lounge

12:30PM-4PM BOD/Gold Room

12:30PM-4PM Adaptive First Aid and Chair Evac Seminar/Chippewa Pavilion. Presented by Ty Damon, Co-Author OEC-6 Chapter 32, Adaptive Athletes

12:30PM-4PM Awards Advisors Face to Face/Copper Room. Led by Mike Husar, Division Awards Advisor.

12:30PM-4PM OEC recertification (by invitation)/Silver Room Kim Zambole and Rae Ruddy

12:30PM-4PM MTR Face to Face/Titanium Room. Led by Jon O’Dell

12:30PM-4PM Mountain Bike Ride/Midland City Forest. Led by Jon Mehl.

6PM Cocktail hour-cash bar/H Hotel Courtyard.

7PM Awards Dinner/ H Hotel Courtyard.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

9AM-11AM NSP Bike Patrol Round Table/TBD. Led by Jeremy Verbeke NSP Program Director and Mary Dunphy CD Bike Supervisor

Event Contact:

Allison LaVene
(810) 938-7930

Meeting Link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/390552281387

Hotels:

Conference Hotel: The H Hotel Midland

https://book.passkey.com/event/50350516/owner/3093874/home

Fairfield Inn & Suites Midland

506 East Buttles Street Midland, Michigan 4864

Map showing distance between the two hotels

COST:

Meeting Registration                      $10

September 9th Dinner                      $45 – H Hotel-Academy Lounge; 7PM; Cash bar

September 10th Awards Dinner      $55 – H Hotel Courtyard; 6PM Cash bar ;  7PM Dinner

AGENDA

Break Out Sessions Details:

Saturday Afternoon

Adaptive First Aid and Chair Evac Seminar
Session Overview:

We will do several interactive group activities:

  • Cognitively Impaired patient empathy exercise
  • Blind/V.I. patient “leading” scenario
  • American Sign Language communication practice
  • Outrigger removal hands-on practice
  • Sit Ski removal hands-on practice
  • Lift evacuation for sit skiers dry-land practice
Objectives:
  • To increase awareness of the wide variety of Adaptive Athletes, and the many forms of
    adaptive equipment they utilize
  • To provide you with strategies you can utilize to better care for injured Adaptive Patients:
    • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
    • Blind/Visually Impaired
    • Cognitively Impaired
    • Three/Four-Track Skiers
    • Boarders
    • Sit Skiers
  • Give you an awareness of the added challenges in performing lift evacuation of Adaptive
    skiers and riders
  • Create advocates for the integration of Adaptive Athletes at your local resort and into
    your patrol

Presented by Ty Damon, Co-Author OEC-6 Chapter 32, Adaptive Athletes

Senior Trainer/Evaluator Recertification Course

This recertification course is designed for trainers and evaluators that are also region administrative
staff of the OEC and Aid Room Modules of the Senior Program. At the end of this course,
participants will:

  • Be current as an OEC and Aid Room MSP Trainer/Evaluator
  • Be trained to use an enhanced training program for OEC MSP candidates
  • Be trained in the Aid Room Module training program for candidates

What to bring with you:

  • Pack/Vest with normal materials
  • Dress comfortably (we will be completing senior-level scenarios)
  • Working watch/timer (you will be evaluating!)
  • A great sense of humor – let’s have fun!!
Space is limited to Region OEC Administrators, Region Senior Training Coordinators, or their
designee that are current Trainer/Evaluators of the OEC and Aid Room Modules of the Senior
Program.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Zambole at OEC@nspcentral.com
Region Awards Advisors are invited to meet with Mike Husar, Division Awards Supervisor.
Further, Region MTR Advisors are also invited to meet with Jon O’Dell, Division MTR
Supervisor.

Sunday Morning

NSP Bike Patrol Round table

Join the National Bike Program Director, Jeremy Verbeke, Central Division Bike Supervisor,
Mary Dunphy, and Region and local patrol leadership in a roundtable discussion about NSP
Bike Patrols. Learn what is out in development, come up with bike patrols, and have the
opportunity to network with other patrols to share information and best practices. If you are in a
bike or ski patrol looking to transition into year-round patrolling, this is the session for
you.

Let me know if you have any questions,
Thanks

Presented by: Jeremy Verbeke, National Bike Program Director https://nspserves.org/bikes/


Other area attractions:

Dow Gardens 1809 Eastman Avenue Midland, MI 48640

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens 2203 Eastman Avenue

www.dowgardens.org

Alden B. Dow Home and Studio-An Oasis of Architecture and Inspiration

315 Post Street Daily Public Tours

www.ABDOW.ORG

Chippewa Nature Center 400 Badour Rd. Midland

www.chippewanaturecenture.org