Benvenuti nella pagina FIPS / Beijing. In questa pagina vogliamo onorare quei pattugliatori di sci FIPS che hanno dedicato fino a tre mesi della loro vita ad aiutare con le Olimpiadi e le Paralimpiadi invernali di Beijing 2022. Alcuni sono stati coinvolti dall’idea nell’aiutare ad allenarsi con le squadre mediche cinesi, mentre altri si sono uniti in seguito per partecipare all’allenamento e agli eventi olimpici e paralimpici. Di seguito puoi scoprire chi erano e condividere la loro esperienza.

Ni hao (Chinese for “hello”)! My name is Sue Elder. I am a proud member of the Canadian Ski Patrol, and this is my 30th year of patrolling. I live in Kamloops, BC, Canada, and patrol at Sun Peaks Resort. I work as a paramedic. This is my report on the 2 months I spent in Yanqing, China, as a paid ski patroller at the 2022 Olympics and Paralympics.

Beijing 2022 was not my first Olympics/Paralympics. I also volunteered at the 2010 Olympics/Paralympics at Whistler. After getting hurt early on, I was given a desk job as a team leader. It was a wonderful, fulfilling experience and I have very fond memories of my time at Whistler, even though I did not get to be a patroller out on the mountain.

Before and since 2010, I have volunteer patrolled the yearly Winterstart World Cup speed events in Lake Louise, Alberta. I have loved every second of it and have learned so much from this high functioning, professional, funny and friendly team.

Fast forward to January 2020. A team of us from the Lake Louise Winterstart patrol were set to fly to Beijing in order to work the pre-Olympic “test events”. I went early in order to tour around China. While I was in the air, the pandemic exploded. All tourism in China was shut down and the races got canceled. I got one of the last flights out.

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Ni hao (Chinese for “hello”)! My name is Sue Elder. I am a proud member of the Canadian Ski Patrol, and this is my 30th year of patrolling. I live in Kamloops, BC, Canada, and patrol at Sun Peaks Resort. I work as a paramedic. This is my report on the 2 months I spent in Yanqing, China, as a paid ski patroller at the 2022 Olympics and Paralympics.

Beijing 2022 was not my first Olympics/Paralympics. I also volunteered at the 2010 Olympics/Paralympics at Whistler. After getting hurt early on, I was given a desk job as a team leader. It was a wonderful, fulfilling experience and I have very fond memories of my time at Whistler, even though I did not get to be a patroller out on the mountain.

Before and since 2010, I have volunteer patrolled the yearly Winterstart World Cup speed events in Lake Louise, Alberta. I have loved every second of it and have learned so much from this high functioning, professional, funny and friendly team.

Fast forward to January 2020. A team of us from the Lake Louise Winterstart patrol were set to fly to Beijing in order to work the pre-Olympic “test events”. I went early in order to tour around China. While I was in the air, the pandemic exploded. All tourism in China was shut down and the races got canceled. I got one of the last flights out.

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