Unfortunately today’s forecast shows the temperature is getting colder and the wind increasing. We have a lot of little kids coming, plus a lot of volunteers who will be standing around in the cold for several hours – including those who have to set up the course at 8 am when it is -24! We want it to be a fun event for both kids and volunteers. We consulted with several teachers, parents and volunteers, and most feel we should cancel. Very sorry for the short notice. We don’t have a rain date.
Attached below are the results from last week’s elementary school race. Great work by all the participants!
Due to the extreme cold weather, the full moon ski scheduled for tonight (January 30) has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Kudos to everyone who went out to the park at 6 am in -15 degree weather – Really fun to watch and a great promotion for the park! 5 segments in total.
Help! Loppet Volunteers Still Needed! (Desperately!)
Sunday, Jan 25th
Qualifications: ability to smile and cheer on racers
No experience necessary – we will train!
Perks include delicious soup, toe warmers, fun people, and the sincere thanks from all the racers who think our volunteers are the best!
Controllers: posted at course junctions to record bib numbers, and cheer on racers Meet at 9 am. Finished about 1:30. Need 5 more
Food stations: give out drinks/snacks at finish line and out on course, including kids’ cookie station. Some meet at 9 am and some meet at 10 am. Need 5 more
Parking: Direct cars to parking areas and make sure we fit everyone in. 7 am to about 10:30 am. Need 3 more people plus a shuttle driver (warm job! Grab it quickly!)
Set up/Clean up: Saturday at 3 pm – need 1 more person
Sunday at 7:30 for last minute set up – need 1 person.
Sunday after race – need 2-3 people
Bib Washers: pick up bibs, wash and sort – need 2-3 people
Cookies: people to make cookies, muffins or squares for the skiers’ lunch – as many as possible
Proceeds from the Loppet support all our club programs.
Please email Cathie Raynor at email@example.com or call 705 789 0327
If you’ve already volunteered, thanks so much. You will receive a briefing email early next week.
Don’t know how to wax your skis, or want to learn how to do it better?
We are having a ski WAXING CLINIC next Saturday, Dec 6, at 2 pm at the Mayflower Warm up Shelter in Arrowhead Park.
Suitable for both beginner waxers and also those who want to improve their technique and learn some new tips. Petr will start with the basics and then move to more advanced techniques. If you want to wax your skis, bring them with you along with some glide wax and a scraper and brush.
This is a fundraiser for our racing team, so a $10 donation would be appreciated! Refreshments to follow!
Secretary, Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club
Track Attack instructors needed!
Our Track Attack program is becoming very popular and growing under the great leadership of Meghan deLagran.
The position requires you to teach cross country skiing skills to children ages 9-13 each Saturday morning from 9:45-12:15 (January and February). The program requires fun, creative, outdoorsy people who are ready to pass a love of skiing on to the children of our community. Adults and teens are encouraged to apply. An honorarium is given.
We will train you! Minimum coaching certification is Cross Country Canada’s Community Coaching Course. We’d also like to have some instructors with the next level of certification, Learn to Train. Both of these courses will be offered this month or next. The club will reimburse instructors who take these courses.
Please apply to Meghan deLagran at firstname.lastname@example.org
Include an outline of your ski and teaching experience in your application.
If you are interested at all, please contact Meghan right away for more information so you don’t miss upcoming courses.
Track Attack is a 3 year program that builds on the Jackrabbit training for ages 9 to 13 years. The track attack athlete will develop confidence in all aspects of the sport in either recreational skiing or racing (the focus is up to the child). Track Attack will develop each child’s skill level and knowledge of the sport through games, play, and direct instruction. Special activities include ski orienteering, off the track fun, Xtreme cross country, snow camps and participating in local races.
Thank you! Cathie Raynor
Secretary, Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club
Our on-line registration is now open for the 2015 season! Please go to our registration page to get there!
As communicated earlier via e-mail, the elementary school race for Friday, February 28, 2014 is cancelled due to extreme cold weather.