For Immediate Release
TORONTO- (September 21, 2018) The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) and Alpine Ontario are proud to announce a new performance partnership.
Over the last year, Alpine Ontario has worked hard to align themselves as an organization to ensure athletes receive the proper support when they enter the performance pathway and strive for high performance success at the highest levels. Alpine Ontario is regarded as a leader in Canada for introducing athletes to the national team and to scholarship opportunities. By building a team of staff members and coaches that have world class experience in training and competition, Alpine Ontario has taken their organization to the next level.
Alpine Ontario and CSIO have developed a partnership over the last 18 months to provide testing for athletes, in conjunction with the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC). In addition, Alpine Ontario’s new elite U16 High Performance Program (HPP) has immensely impacted both the athletes and the organizations by increasing the level of service and support.
Over the last four months, Kip Harrington, Alpine Ontario Director, High Performance, and Pierre McCourt, CSIO Director, Performance Services, have worked to develop this sport specific Sport Science and Sport Medicine plan.
“We are very excited for the opportunity to work with Alpine Ontario in developing the next generation of high performance athletes and future members of the Senior National Team. There has always been a strong base of Alpine Skiers in Ontario and the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is looking forward to working with and supporting the athletes as they progress through the high performance pathway” added Debbie Low, CEO Canadian Sport Institute Ontario.
About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Located at the new Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, the largest legacy facility of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes and coaches to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. CSIO offers athletes a range of sport science and sport medicine services including nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, strength & conditioning, mental performance and sport therapy; as well as life services and assistance with transitioning in to and out of sport. CSIO also delivers programming and services to National and Provincial Sport Organizations and coaches to work towards building a stronger sport system in Ontario.
As a key partner in the sport systems of both Ontario and Canada, CSIO services approximately 700 high performance athletes and 250 coaches and is part of a larger network of 4 institutes and 3 multi-sport centres across the country. CSIO is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and the Coaching Association of Canada, along with the National and Provincial Sport Organizations within the sector.
David Chu, Director, Corporate Services and Partnerships
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Tel: 416.596.1240 ex 202