Note, we still require more participants for both the L2T Dryland and the ICC otherwise they are in danger of being cancelled.
Begin or continue your development as a coach with coaching courses this season. Coaching helps you improve your ski technique, adds to your skills, builds our ski community, and gets us all outdoors in the winter!
* Learn to Train Dryland (L2T dryland) – Courtenay – November 14-16 - Cancelled
* Intro to Community Coaching (ICC) – Courtenay – November – 21-22
* Community Coaching (CC) – Courtenay – December 12-14
* Learn to Train On-snow (L2T on-snow) – Mount Washington – January 2-4
Visit the Coaching webpages for course descriptions. Contact info@StrathconaNordics.com to register and learn more.
Canmore, Alberta was the site for the first ski race of the season combined with a national “super camp”. Top level athletes from across North America – including the Canadian and US national teams, Canadian national para-nordic team, national and provincial development centres, training academies, and provincial ski teams from BC, AB, Yukon and Ontario – spent last week on Frozen Thunder, a 2.4km figure 8 loop classic and skate track of harvested snow, stock piled last spring, stored over the summer and shovelled onto the trail this fall.
Avalon Wasteneys, named to this year’s National Talent Squad (NTS), joined other NTS skiers for a week of on-snow training and informal racing in the spirit of developing individual skills and ski community growth. Alec Stapff also participated in the supercamp with the WinSport Academy in Canmore. Andrea Stapff enjoyed the super camp as it provided an opportunity for coaches from across the country, club to national level, to work together, learn from each other, share their expertise and passion for the sport. Way to go Strathcona Nordics!
We are hiring 4 full time instructors for the School Program this season at a rate of pay similar to Mount Washington Nordic’s pay scale.
We are working with Mount Washington to hire those individuals who would be able to work for the program Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, along with possible Mondays if there is demand, and then also work for Mount Washington as a Nordic Instructor for at least one day of the weekend or more. Instructors need to have CANSI Level 1 or NCCP Community Coaching as a minimum qualification.
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On December 28, ALL new and returning Bunny Rabbit and Jack Rabbit coaches, co-coaches, and substitute coaches are welcome & encouraged to attend a fun-filled planning and skiing day with Coach Andrea and Headhare Marika. Please mark it on your calendar.
Thanks to everyone for their help with the ski swap last Saturday! Special thanks to the people on the front lines of equipment intake and equipment sales. Those were busy stations! Final tallies coming soon.
Congratulations to all club members who participated in the Perseverance Trail Run! We only have the results here for the racing teams — so please email us if you have more club results to report!
The club racing teams had 21 members participate from Devos, JRs, Masters, and coaches. (we missed Callam in the photo), and they hauled in some hardware too: 3km event – Gabe was fastest boy, Naomi was fastest girl (and 3rd overall), 7 of top 10 runners were our athletes – jrs and devos. 10km – Mado 2nd in under 19 category, Tallon 2nd and Connor 3rd in under 19 category. Yay team!
Biathlon coaching course
Vancouver Island Biathlon Club are offering a Community Coaching course to those interested in helping out with our Biathlon Bears course, adult programs, and programs offered through Vancouver Island Mountain Centre to groups. This will take place all day on Dec 6 and 7.
No experience needed just a desire to have fun, help others, and develop a new skill and interest.
Call Pat at 250-338-6247 or email email@example.com for more information.