Happy Autumn! We have news for you below about deadlines, opportunities, sales, smiles, and more. Read on.
Racers worked hard at last weekend’s Teck Regional Fall Dryland Camp.
Season’s Passes – alert!
If you are purchasing a season’s pass this year–don’t delay! Sunday, September 30 is the last day for earlybird prices on Mount Washington season’s passes. Remember, you need a Mount Washington nordic season’s pass or nordic trail pass to ski on the trails this winter.
You can buy a season’s pass, or a special 10-week SNSC program pass (buy it in early January), or a day trail pass (every time you go skiing). Follow these links:
* Nordic Season’s Pass
* 10-week program trail pass, good only for your SNSC program day
SNSC winter program registration opens on Monday, October 1 online. Starting on Monday, there will be a link to registration on the club website, StrathconaNordics.com. Visit the Programs page to learn more about winter programs.
Saturday programs begin on Saturday, January 12. Sunday programs start up on Sunday, January 13. Programs run for 10 weekends. Racing programs are currently running dryland training sessions. If you are interested in racing programs, contact us. info@StrathconaNordics.com
Calling All Coaches!
All new and returning coaches are asked to attend a meeting on Sunday, October 21 from 9-11am at Queneesh Elementary school in Courtenay. Head Coach Dave Battison and Coaching Director Doug Herchmer will present exciting news from the world of cross-country ski coaching!
Let Doug know if you can make this meeting or not. Doug firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbit coaches, please contact Alix and let her know if you’ll be coaching again this year. email@example.com
Swap & AGM
Mark Saturday, October 27 on your calendar! It’s the annual SNSC Swap and AGM–a great opportunity to find some gear and catch up on club news. This year we are swapping and meeting at Mark Isfeld School in Courtenay. Here’s the schedule:
Mark Isfeld Secondary School
1551 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay
- Equipment drop off, 9-11:30am
- Waxing clinic, 11-11:30
- Join us for lunch, 11:30-12:15
- AGM, 12:15-1pm
- Nordic gear swap, 1-3:30
- Unsold gear pick up, 3:30-4:30pm
Don’t miss the Wax-o-rama! You can bring your classic and skate skis to the Junior Race team, and they will prep them for the new ski season. You can enjoy a treat from the Devo Bake Sale table while you wait!
Note: Everyone is welcome! People attending the AGM get in first to the ski swap. All gear must be in reasonably good condition.
Volunteers! Contact Sue to volunteer at the Swap firstname.lastname@example.org
Let the JR team prepare your skis for winter 2013 at the Swap and AGM!
If you would like to begin coaching this year or continue your progression in the national coaching program, here is the list of coaching clinics:
*November 2-4 – L2T Coaching Clinic (dryland)
* November 16-17 – ICC Coaching Clinic
* November 30 – Earlybird price deadline for SNSC winter programs
* December 7-9 – CC Coaching Clinic
* January 4-6 – L2T Coaching Clinic (on snow)
Coaching courses are free to SNSC coaches. For more information about the NCCP coaching courses, see the Coaches webpage and contact Doug. email@example.com
Teck Regional Fall Dryland Camp
Last weekend, 31 racers enjoyed the cross-country ski race camp held in the Comox Valley and sponsored by Teck Resources Ltd. Coaches Dave and Andrea led the participants through two days of roller ski drills, strength and balance exercises, and games. The camp ended with a gruelling race up the Strathcona Parkway. Congratulations to all participants and to the uphill race prize winners:
14 km: 1st – Jamie Wasteneys, 2nd – Sheridan Meckert, 3rd – Alec Stapff
10km Boys: 1st – Connor McGrady, 2nd – Ross Lamon, 3rd – Mark Grant
10km Girls: 1st – Ariel Becherer, 2nd – Avalon Wasteneys, 3rd – Morgan Meckert
5km Devos: Annelise Henckel, Taz Oldaker
Race camp participants admired the new Strathcona Nordics Ford truck.
If you received a copy of the CCBC magazine “Ski Cross Country,” make sure you read the three articles written by our club members. See if you can find the photo too!
Ski Tak Hut
Ski Tak Hut has sales on last year’s stock, and they’re having “Ladies Night” on Friday, September 28 from 5:30 to 8pm. Check their website for more details.
Thanks to the Thrifty Foods shoppers who have been using their Smile Cards when they shop. Thrifty’s recently deposited $188 into the club fundraising account. Contact Berend to pick up an SNSC Thrifty Foods Smile Card or to learn more. firstname.lastname@example.org