Falls Creek will have an event this month for female cross country skiers with a need for speed.
GIRLS just want to have snow at Falls Creek, as they gear up for an Aussie-first event.
On July 7 Fast and Female Australia Inc are bringing the first ‘Fast and Female’ cross country event to Falls Creek on the back of the ski de femme.
Female skiers got a taste of Fast and Female in 2012 at Falls Creek, held under the Canadian Fast and Female banner, the concept was designed in the Land of the Maple Leaf in 2005.
The event is aimed at females between the ages of 9-19, and will be run in conjunction with the annual Ski De Femme program, which invites all mums, daughters, sisters, aunts and grandmas to come along for a free ski lesson.
Fast and Female is a new concept aimed at promoting a healthy and fit lifestyle, and to motivate and inspire girls to stick with a sport and try maintain an outdoor lifestyle.
Some of Australia’s top female skiers, Fast and Female ambassadors, will teach participants a range of ski skills, through workshops and games.
Speed and race starts, development of uphill and downhill techniques and strength and agility are some of the skills that will be taught.
An optional race afterwards offers participants to try out their new skills and to take on the personal challenge.
After the snow activities there will be a chance to unwind the mind and body with a Yoga class, which will be followed by a talk by the Fast and Female ambassadors, about their triumphs and challenges of competing at an international and Olympic level.
Tickets are available online at www.fallscreekfastandfemaleaus.eventbrite.com.au and are $12.50 for early bird online registration or $15 on the day.
Cost includes ski activities, Fast and Female Buff, ski race entry, healthy snack/ lunch.
FAST AND FURIOUS:
Fast and Female ambassadors (from left) Belinda Phillips, Jacinta O’Neill, Aislinn
Kildea, Katarina Paul, Alecia Phillips, Georgia Merritt, Aimee Watson,
Esther Bottomley, Ashleigh Spittle, and Casey Wright. Photo: Fast and Female