The Disabled Sports USA Golden Cup Series memorializes US and World Champion adaptive skier, Diana Golden and is intended to promote the sport of ski racing and snowboarding to athletes with disabilities on the East coast. The Diana Golden Level I race is open to adaptive skiers and snowboarders and takes place on Lower
By Russ Funk, ASF Race Team Coordinator
Even though Old Man Winter is still sleeping the Race Team is wide awake. We had a full week of fun activities and great work outs over the holidays.
Sunday, we all got together and started the day off with a great little flick from 1941. “The Art […]
by Kim Seevers, Staci Mannella’s guide
ASF Race Team member Staci Mannella and I recently returned from Down Under where we raced in the season’s first World Cup competitions. We were excited to join the US Paralympics National Team that competed in New Zealand and Australia at the end of August (remember, their winter is […]
Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Our Race Team members have already begun to make strides towards a better 2012 by following the goals defined in the Slide4Life program. Slide4Life is a four-pillared program that encourages participants to develop good fitness and nutrition habits and meshes with the ASF’s mission. ASF is working together […]
We’ve just returned from Soelden where we got to watch the men’s GS. Ted Ligety won! As the crow flies, Soelden is probably about 30 miles from here. As the van drives, it’s almost three hours. Because almost 30,000 people are all trying to make their way up an extremely tight mountain pass to the […]
What do you get when you mix a 15 year old teenager, a 50 something old lady, a ton of baggage, and an overnight flight to Munich? One exceptionally LOOOOOONNNNNGGGG day. The boarding passes are printed, the bags and skis are packed, and that’s exactly what Staci and I have to look forward to tomorrow. […]
ASF athlete Staci Mannella and her guide, Kim Seevers, will head across the big pond (that’s the Atlantic Ocean of course) to Austria for training with the US Paralympics Alpine National Team. The girls leave Thursday, October 13th on an overnight flight to Munich, Germany. They’ll arrive at their destination, Hintertux Resort, at lunchtime on […]
“You’re not going to catch me trying to wrap my foot around my head.”
“Yoga? No way. I don’t bend like that.”
“Me? Do yoga? You’ve got to be kidding.”
These are some typical comments people make when presented with the opportunity to practice yoga. However, in the last few years people of varying ages, […]
ASF Race Team member Staci Mannella spent the 2010-2011 season training and competing in local, regional, and national adaptive races. Staci, a 15-year-old skier, was born with a rare eye disease called achromatopsia. She began skiing at the Adaptive Sports Foundation at the age of four and joined the race team when she was 11.
70 racers and over 160 volunteers made the Hartman Race a spectacular, fun and celebratory final event for the 2010-11 ASF winter season. The fun race was set up on the lower half of Windham Mountain’s trail, Whiteway. Competitors ranged from mono-skiers, bi-skiers, and 4 trackers to snowboarders and skiers with cognitive disabilities. A great […]