Look for news below about multiple contests, some great opportunities, a change in the equipment season rental program, and more!
Become a school program instructor and share the fun of cross-country skiing with kids who might not have an opportunity to ski! Details below.
Season rental change
There has been a change to the way Mount Washington does season rentals for Rabbits and Masters. Mount Washington needs to record the rental numbers every time now. You don’t need to sign the form, but they need the inventory numbers on the new form every time.
- When you come into rentals, you can skip the line for the first till and come to the second till.
- They will scan your season rental pass and it will print out a form with your sizes on it.
- Next, processed into rentals to get your skis, boots, and poles. (If there is a change to the sizes on your sheet, just let a rental staff person know.)
- If you would like to be helped by a staff member, please wait at the pink line.
- If no changes, you can get your own stuff, but give your form to a staff member with the inventory numbers on it before leaving the rentals area.
This process does take a few minutes, so keep that in mind. If everyone shows up at 9:55, there will be a line up for people to get season rentals!
We need instructors for the Elementary School Program!! If you are interested, we have a CANSI course and honorariums of $25 per lesson or $50 per day.
The CANSI Level I Course happens this weekend on February 2 and 3 — so act now. Call or email Karla for details. 250.898.9087 firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also a Level II Course organized by Mount Washington for those that are interested. It will be running every second Friday morning with a weekend towards the end of the season. Please contact Karla if that interests you.
If the Feb 2/3 weekend is not convenient for Level I, then perhaps Friday mornings work, and we can cover your material as a Level I/II combined course?
Many options available for those that are interested, but we need to know who you are! Contact Karla for details. 250.898.9087 email@example.com
Our apologies to Luke Damery for missing his name last week. Luke came in second place out of about 10 skiers at the Teck Coast Cup 2 at Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley. Way to go, Luke!
Devo Coach Dave has created a fun video to capture the spirit of the Devo program! Check it out.
You could create a fun video of your program or skiing family and friends, upload it to YouTube, and share it with us too.
If you feel inspired, Cross Country Canada is holding a video contest, “Tell us why your club rocks!” — but don’t delay because the entry deadline is February 5. See details here.
Best wishes for clear roads, fast skis, and happy times to our Junior and Masters Racers, Coaches, and support crew as they make the long trek to Prince George for the BC Championship races this weekend.
Strathcona Nordic Cup
You can view updated race information and point standings on the new Strathcona Nordic Cup webpage.
The next event in the series is a Twoonie race on Sunday, February 9. Join us at 1:00pm for a Team Sprint. Make your own team or let us find you a partner.
Teams of 2 will complete 6 laps of a sprint course, 3 laps each, in a relay format. Each team will be in a semi-final and then a final heat, so each skier will ski the course a total of 6 times.
Cross Country Canada wants your opinion! Fill in the anonymous survey and let them know how you feel about the future direction of the organization. Fill it in ASAP because the deadline is February 8. They say, “Every opinion counts!” Use this Survey link.
Volunteer at nationals
You may have heard that the 2013 Haywood Ski Nationals are taking place in our back yard (and during spring break) this year at Whistler Olympic Park from March 22 to 30. Our club will have a team of over 30 skiers participating in this big event, which will see over 650 skiers from across Canada vying for National honors.
To add to the excitement, Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Nationals will also be taking place at the same time as Ski Nationals, so there is the added rare opportunity to also see some live ski jumping! This event includes the famous Canadian women as they prepare for their hard won Olympic debut in at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
In terms of numbers of athletes and events, the combined Nationals event will be bigger than the Olympics - without the expensive ticket prices and overlay – and this event is free to spectators! What better way to take in the event than to be part of it as a volunteer! For club officials, volunteering at a tier 1 event like this is a part of your development and certification requirements – so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity.
To sweeten the pot, the organising committee together with Whistler Olympic Park are offering a volunteer incentive program where you will earn reward vouchers for a variety of products and services, including retail items, ski waxing, lessons and trail passes at Whistler Olympic Park. These are transferable (to share with family and friends) and will be distributed in advance of the event based on the number of days you sign up to volunteer.
To register as a volunteer for the event or for more information please visit the volunteer section at the Nationals website.
If you are looking to buy, sell, trade, or recover gear–check out our Gear page on the website. There are many items listed on the page!
If you have postings on the gear page that are no longer relevant, please email us to have them taken down. info@StrathconaNordics.com