Swap & AGM
It’s all happening this weekend at the Comox Rec Centre. Learn what’s going on in your ski club, find some quality used gear, get your skis snow-ready, attend a waxing clinic, buy some tasty baked goods, and more!
Here’s the schedule for the day:
9:00 – 11:30 –Drop off sale items
10am – 3pm — Ski waxing (For $8/pair let the JR team get your skis ready for the snow!)
11:00 – 11:30 — Waxing clinic with Coach Dave (free!)
11:30 – 12:00 — Chili lunch for a small fee
12:00 – 1:00pm — AGM (Everyone Welcome!)
1:00 – 3:00 — Swap/Sale
3:00 – 4:00 — Pick up unsold items
Note: The ski club will retain 15% of all equipment sales at the swap.
Also note: Those attending the AGM get in first to the swap.
Our resident ski expert, Coach Dave, will be at the swap to answer your gear questions. Al from Ski Tak Hut will also be there to answer questions and show a sampling of new nordic gear.
Don’t forget to bring some change because you’ll want to buy some delicious baking from the Devos who will be raising money for their exchange with the ski team from Quebec.
See you at the Swap & AGM at the Comox Rec Centre on 1855 Noel Avenue, Comox!
Coaches & Officials
There is still time to sign up for next week’s awesome courses!
Coaching–The L2T Dryland coaching course will be held at Comox Rec Centre 1855 Noel Avenue in Comox with times as follows:
- November 3 from 6-9 pm
- November 4 from 8- 5 pm
- November 5 from 8-1 pm
Contact Doug for more info firstname.lastname@example.org
Officials Level 1—Become a certified Level 1 Race official! This course will be held all day Saturday, November 5 (totalling 10 hours) in Courtenay. Contact Alison for more information and to register email@example.com
Come out to learn some ski-specific dryland exercises that will help your skiing this winter! These sessions are especially for participants in the Strathcona Nordics Recreatonal Masters programs (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) and for any keen Masters Strathcona Nordics Club members.
Join us for one or two special dryland sessions at 7:30pm at Valley View School gym in Courtenay on:
- Wednesday, October 26
- Wednesday, November 16
The exercises will focus on coordination, balance, core strength, and ski technique for both skate and classic skiing.
- Please wear athletic clothing suitable for active exercise and clean dry shoes for the school gym.
- Bring an exercise or camping mat for some of the floor exercises.
- Come to one or both sessions. Arrive a bit early, please, so we can start promptly at 7:30.
- There will be a $5 charge just to cover costs.
For further information, contact Marilyn Atkinson firstname.lastname@example.org
This weekend, you can begin getting ready for the ski season with the AGM and ski swap. It’s a great place to find skis in good shape for those growing Rabbits! Here are some tips for finding the right sized skis for your child:
- Skis: Children just starting out in the sport (i.e. Bunny Rabbits) require a ski that allows the most maneuverability while restricting speed. The skis should be roughly the same height as the child. For older, more experienced children, classic skis should reach just below the wrist of the child, standing with an arm stretched overhead. Skate skis should be 3-4 cm taller than the child. Avoid the temptation to buys skis longer than needed; it is much better for a child’s ski development to grow out of skis rather than to grow into them.
- Bindings and Boots: The two major systems on the market are NNN and SNS, which are not compatible – be sure the boots you pick up match the bindings on the skis you’re buying (or vice versa). Whichever system you choose, the boots must be comfortable! If too big, they will be awkward to ski in. If too small, they will be too restrictive, making it hard to keep feet warm. Consider having children wear the socks they plan to ski in when trying boots on.
- Poles: Classic style poles should hit between the armpit and mid-shoulder when the tip is on the ground. Skate type poles should come up to the child’s chin. Bunny Rabbits and early Level 1 Rabbits do not need poles and actually benefit from not having them at all.
There will be many experienced SNSC club members on hand at the swap who are happy to help out with fitting.
Perserverance Creek Trail Run
Join your fellow club members on the Perserverance Creek Trail Run in Cumberland this Sunday. Registration is open until 11:59pm on Friday, October 28. Visit their website for more information and to register.