After the great success and popularity of last years Ex RACING ICE 2, the 2017 Army Novice, Junior and Senior Championship promises to be a larger event than ever before. Regiments and Corps from across the Army will send competitors to race a 2 man Bobsleigh, Skeleton bobsleigh or Luge Bobsleigh in a professional yet fun environment. The aim of the week is primarily to decide, through competition, who the male, female, novice, junior and senior Army Champions may be, switching to training and selecting participants to return to the ISC in March in order to race in the Army team. Those successful at Ex RI 2 will stand a good chance of being selected to represent the Army at the Inter Service Championships. This is a serious championship exercise with the intent to train and select athletes for future events, the AWSA will be looking for quality not quantity.
HOW TO APPLY
Ex RACING ICE 2 is open to all army personnel from regular and reservist units. All participants must be medically fit, have an annual membership with the Army Winter Sports Association (AWSA) and be members of the Army Sports Lottery (ASL), holding a full complement of tickets. Only individuals who have successfully completed a Novice Ice Camp may drive a 2-man, skeleton or luge bobsleigh. Absolute novices may attend but ONLY as a 2-man Bobsleigh Brakeman or in exceptional circumstances at the discipline Chairman’s discretion.
REGISTRATION / PROGRAMME
EX RACING ICE 2 will consist of two parts:
Staff Depart 11/02, Arrive 12/02
Competitors Arrive 12/02
Slide 13/02 to 16/02
Race Day 17th February
Participants are to ensure that they have written evidence of their insurance policies, EHIC cards and medical clearance from their units for inspection. Failure to produce any of the above documents will result in a person being unable to slide.
Note that some individuals may be selected to represent the Army at the Inter Service Championships. Those selected will be issued with an administration instruction upon return to their base location.
MOVEMENT AND TRANSPORT
Individuals and teams should seek to use their home unit MT department for support. Participants will require their own transport to and from their home units. £125pp may be claimed for transport for Germany based units and £175pp may be claimed for transport for UK based units.
The estimated cost for an individual to attend Ex RI 2 is £450.00 per person. This should include; travel, fuel, insurance, equipment, accommodation, feeding and track fees. All costs are to be paid by individuals or units.
A guide to the breakdown of costs per person, are indicated in the table below (all costs are approximate figures and in £):
|Accommodation||247||Half board – 7 nights|
|Vehicle hire/fuel card||0||MT|
|Track Fees||0||AWSA Funded|
|Equipment hire||0||AWSA Funded – tbc|
|Personal safety equipment||50-100||Helmets, Gloves etc|
|Lunch||70||Approx £10 per day|
|Ice sports insurance||25||Per person per week|
Units are requested to support individuals to keep costs to a minimum. Individuals should expect to pay no more than 1/3 of the total cost to attend as a personal contribution.
Other costs can be covered from CILOR, Army Sports Lottery grants, COPF, Berlin Memorial Fund (if applicable).
EQUIPMENT and INSURANCE
All equipment is provided, less the following, which individuals are to provide:
- Bob – Crash helmet, gloves and needle spikes (further info from firstname.lastname@example.org ;
- Luge – Gloves (issue flying gloves/cross country skiing gloves recommended) (further info from email@example.com);
- Skeleton – Gloves and needle spikes (further info from firstname.lastname@example.org).
All participants must have valid ice sports insurance and a valid EHIC card. Insurance can be obtained from Towergate Wilson (01242 533792) or Insignia Underwriting (tel: +44 (0) 1722 597980 ), and EHIC cards are available free of charge online through www.ehic.org.uk. Note that other websites may charge up to £50 to middleman the application, so please ensure your soldiers use the official NHS/Gov site.
Video from the 2013 Ice Camp – Exercise Racing Ice
** warning contains mild expletive at the end of vidoe**