Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Air Awareness Tour for Young Freeskiers


Air Awareness Tour for Young Freeskiers

If you’re planning to hit the terrain park and half pipes this winter, check out the Free Ski Association of New Zealand’s (FSANZ) Air Awareness Tour from 24 June – 9 July. Aimed at kids with big air aspirations, the Air Awareness Tour brings the mountain to the city with the help of a trampoline, providing kids with the opportunity to learn safe halfpipe and terrain park skills.

Under the expert eye of FSANZ Junior Development Coach, Jacob McCleary, participants will learn the basics of big air safety and, depending on their skill level, move to the most technical tricks.

“Trampolines are a great way to train the body and mind to have strong air awareness so, when you get on the snow, whether you’re spinning, flipping or combining the two, you always know where you are in the air,” said McCleary. “The tour is also a good safe way to introduce youngsters to the concept of big air in the safety of a controlled environment. Plus it’s a great chance to catch up with other free skiers in the city and there are heaps of spot prizes and giveaways up for grabs.”

The Air Awareness Tour also provides young skiers with the opportunity to find out about forthcoming FSANZ events and school holiday camps at mountains throughout the New Zealand, including the first ever Junior Free Ski Nationals on 5-7 August at Cardrona Alpine Resort.

The dates for the Air Awareness Tour are as follows with a cost of $10 per person:

24 June Auckland North Harbour Gym Centre 6-9pm
27 June Hamilton Fraser High School 5-7.30pm
28 June Wellington Capital Gymnastics 6-9pm
30 June Christchurch QE2 Gym Centre 7.30-10pm
4 July Dunedin Dunedin Gymnatics Centre 7.30-9.30pm
5 July Invercargill YMCA Stadium 6-9pm
9 July Lake Wanaka Mt Aspiring College 6-9pm

The FSANZ is a non-profit organisation dedicated to growing the sport of free skiing in New Zealand and providing support for athletes to compete on the world stage. For details on how to join, as well as to find out more about the Air Awareness Tour, visit


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

Negotiations Begin: Equal Conditions For Men & Women In Professional Football

The trade union representing New Zealand's professional footballers has initiated bargaining for an agreement securing equal terms and conditions for men and women. If negotiated, it will be the first agreement of its kind in the world. More>>


New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Conflict & Resistance - Ria Hall's Rules of Engagement

From the aftermath of war through colonisation to her own personal convictions, Hall's new CD addresses current issues and social problems on multiple levels, confirming her position as a polemical and preeminent voice on the indigenous NZ music scene. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland