Sponsorship Basics

Overview

Alberta Freestyle is an established non-profit society with an income statement averaging $300,000 annually.  Our revenue is generated from Alberta provincial sport grants, casino fundraising, membership fees, event hosting proceeds, and high performance team fees.  We do not have any major partners other than the Alberta Sport Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation so sponsorship is important.

The recent addition of Ski Slopestyle and Ski Halfpipe to the 2014 Olympics created new opportunities for young Alberta Athletes. Alberta Freestyle is committed to provide training and programming to all ages and levels of Freestyle skiers as they advance on the pathway to the Canadian National Team and grow with opportunity for success.

Alberta Freestyle Skiing Association represents:

  • 869 members
  • 724 athletes
  • 84 coaches
  • 15 members clubs

Certified coaches instruct youth from 5 to 20 years of age, safely in moguls, terrain parks and halfpipe at 13 different Alberta ski areas.

The 2014 Olympic debut of Alberta athletes has raised the profile of freestyle and it is the fastest growing ski sport among young skiers.

Alberta Freestyle annually hosts’ three provincial series competitions featuring moguls, dual moguls, halfpipe, big air and slopestyle events that culminate in the Alberta Championships.

Alberta Freestyle hosts two Canadian National and a World Cup event annually.

Alberta Freestyle provides training for coaches, officials and volunteers.

Alberta Freestyle supports a provincial mogul team of 9 elite athletes with two coaches in an extensive program that has placed an athlete on the National Team in each of the past three years.

Alberta Freestyle’s high performance programs have also advanced Alberta athletes to Junior Winter Olympics and FIS Junior World Championships in 2010 and 2012.

Alberta Freestyle has provided the youth training for 9 current National Team members, 5 where members of the 2014 Canadian Winter Olympic Team.

Alberta Team Sponsor: Moguls, Half Pipe or Slopestyle $40,000 / Team

Athletes on an Alberta Team are members of a full year training program run by high-level certified coaches. Training programs include diet, sport psychology,  dry land training, tramp training, water ramp training, on snow training at a variety of locations plus competition preparation as well as a full competition season.

Alberta Freestyle halfpipe programs have produce more National Team athletes than any other province or programs. The Alberta Mogul Team has advance members to the National Team two consecutive years.

Sponsor benefits include: 2 banner locations at all Alberta events, on all Team athlete clothing and gear, in all printed materials, prominently on all electronic media and communications, 2 VIP Passes to the Calgary Freestyle World Cup.

Alberta Competition Sponsor $20,000 / Season

Competition is the important training opportunity for all successful athletes. Alberta Freestyle hosts competitions in Moguls, Halfpipe and Slopestyle at 7 different ski areas every season. Events are one to three consecutive days and attract 40 to 100 competitors from all of Alberta Freestyle’s 16 member clubs.

Sponsor benefits include: multiple banner locations at all Alberta events, on all competitor bibs, in all printed materials, prominently on all electronic media and communications.

Focused On Snow Training Camps $5,000 / Camp

Each Camp is two days long and attracts 30 to 50 ‘up and coming’ athletes from clubs across Alberta. A National Team coach, current National Team members and Olympians lead all Camps. Two times Olympic Medalist, Jenn Heil, initiated this concept because she saw the opportunity to motivate talented young athletes on their path to national level performances. The Camp Programs are an excellent way to receive support provided by National Team Athletes and Coaches giving Alberta athletes exposure to high performance, successful role models.

Sponsor benefits include: Name Branding the Camp, recognition in all printed materials, prominently on all electronic media and communications.

Camps include:  Jenn Heil Girls Mogul Camp, The Alberta Boys Mogul Camp, The Alberta Halfpipe Camp, The Alberta Slopestyle Camp

Freestyle Uncorked Hosting Sponsor $3,000

Alberta Freestyle hosts its first annual Fundraising Gala at the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame this November 8th. Rory Bushfield, internationally known Freestyle skier and native Albertan will emcee an exciting evening celebrating the 25th  Anniversary of Olympic Freestyle Skiing. The Event will bring together many of  Alberta’s past Freestyle Olympians with our current Olympic Athletes and the  Athletes still hoping to make the Team. Funds raised will be used for Youth   Performance Programs, Coach Development and the Athlete Support Fund.

Sponsor Benefits include: banner at the event, recognition in the event program, public recognition and thanks from the emcee, recognition in all                 printed materials, and prominently on all electronic media and communications.

Athlete Support Fund $1,000 and up

Becoming a top athlete is expensive. Many athletes and families cannot afford the cost required to achieve the higher levels of Athletic accomplishment. This fund helps the athletes that need it the most.

Sponsor Benefits include: recognition in all printed materials and on all electronic media and communications and if desired, direct communication with the individuals benefiting from your contributions.

Our Sponsors

Alberta Sport Connection