HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL STRATHCONA NORDICS!!
On behalf of the Board of Directors, warm wishes for an enjoyable and ski-filled holiday. As we gear up for the start of our programs, we look forward to seeing club members out enjoying our wonderful terrain and facilities while
learning and improving their skiing.
May 2010 bring you good glide and all of the right wax choices!
The view from Lake Trail last weekend.
January 2nd – Club Race and BC Winter Games Trial Race. Come out for the first local race of the season. It is an individual start classic race.
For those born in 1995 and 1996, it is the trial race for the BC Winter Games, so be sure to enter. Entries are on Zone4, and close at Noon on December 31st. See the Race Notice on the Races page for more details.
We would like to apologize for mixing up the dates on the Masters Recreational programs. The start dates for the Master Recreational program for the 2010 ski season are:
Intermediate Masters — January 9th
Beginner Masters — January 10th
More Masters rec details coming your way soon. Note: these programs usually run concurrent with the Rabbits program, but the Rabbits are starting a week later this year to accommodate coach training.
COACHING — REFRESH!
New and returning Rabbit coaches of all levels are encouraged to take advantage of the Coaching Refresher Clinic with Head Coach Dave Battison on Sunday, Dec 27 from 9-11am. This is a fantastic opportunity to review ski skill breakdown and evaluate your own technique. Everyone who has attended it in the past has greatly benefited.
Registration deadline for Rabbits is Dec 31. Parents who have not yet selected a volunteer opportunity can do so by going to the club website and clicking on the Rabbit icon in the top left corner. Thank you to those parents who have already made their selection.
All Rabbit parents are encouraged to check out the newly expanded Rabbits section on the club website. Here you will be able to find information about your child’s program and events and lots of additional information which you will find helpful throughout the season. Look for new additions and improvements each week.
Congratulations to all our Elite Racers for their great results at the intensely competitive Haywood NorAms in Canmore these past 4 days!
Camp–All racing team members can enjoy a Holiday Race Camp with Coach Dave starting December 27 10 am. Meet at the Raven Lodge each morning. See Coach Dave for details!
Mount Washington Nordic is doing a one-time special order for Neo overboots, which they have extended to SNSC members. Cost will be $56 for Villager, regular $80. This is the one they have in rentals. Non-insulated. The cost is $94.50 for Explorer, regular $135. This is the one that the Canadian Ski Team wears. Insulated. The cost doesn’t include taxes. Order your boots from Nordic Retail in the Raven Lodge by Jan 3rd. Boots should be here with in 2 weeks.
A CHRISTMAS STORY for you from the Head Hare!
T’was the morning before practice and all through the course
Not a skier was stirring, and none had remorse.
The ski bags were hung on the wall with care,
In hopes that the coaches soon would be there.
The skiers began stretching on the outside deck
While visions of racing formed cramps in their neck.
And Coach Dave in his skisuit and Marilyn in her touque
Tim M, Laura J, and Mark B, arrived with fresh fruit!
Before we jump in said the coaches to all
Let’s look at the poster, we stuck on the wall.
The four food groups it showed and examples from each,
This is something; however, coaches didn’t want to preach.
Nutrition is important to ski your very best,
Just as training is, goal setting and rest.
But you don’t have to eat fresh broccoli and beets,
We just want you to think before you go to heats.
Whether fresh from a tree or sliced in a bowl,
An apple or orange will fill that hungry hole.
Maybe some crackers or how ‘bout some cheese
Anything that’ll last a day in cool breeze.
Yogurt is good for those pre-race hours,
Get rid of those chips, chocolate doughnuts and sours.
If you must have something for your true love of sweets,
Eat fruit gummies or ju-jubes, only after all heats.
If you only remember one thing, and no more,
The most important foods are the ones you can pour.
Be it water or juice – apple or peach;
You must remain hydrated to keep goals in your reach.
Saying “I’m thirsty” is unfortunately too late,
Sip readily from a bottle, do not hesitate!
After practice was over and the kids had gone home,
The coaches went skiing, in the forest all alone.
They left from the lodge with clear sky, not a storm,
And away they all skied with technique and good form!
But they were heard exclaiming as they skied out of sight,
“Healthy eating tomorrow and to all a good night!”