February 27th School Race Cancelled Due to Extreme Cold

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By , February 27, 2015

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.

Results from Elementary School Race #1

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By , February 11, 2015

Attached below are the results from last week’s elementary school race.  Great work by all the participants!



Full Moon Ski Cancelled Tonight

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By , January 30, 2015

Due to the extreme cold weather, the full moon ski scheduled for tonight (January 30) has been cancelled.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Video Clip from Breakfast Television

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By , January 18, 2015

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!)

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By , January 17, 2015

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!

We need:

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 drdoug@surenet.net or call 705 789 0327

If you’ve already volunteered, thanks so much.  You will receive a briefing email early next week.



2015 Muskoka Loppet On-Line Registration Now Open

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By , December 3, 2014

The on-line registration for the 2015 Muskoka Loppet is now open.  Please go to the Muskoka Loppet page to learn more about this fun and challenging event!

Ken Parsons

Waxing Clinic on December 6th, 2014

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By , November 29, 2014

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!


Cathie Raynor

Secretary, Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club

Track Attack Instructors Needed!

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By , November 2, 2014

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  meghan.delagran@gmail.com

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

2015 Season Program Registration Now Open!

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By , October 14, 2014

Our on-line registration is now open for the 2015 season!  Please go to our registration page to get there!

February 28 Elementary School Race Cancelled due to Cold Weather

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By , February 28, 2014

As communicated earlier via e-mail, the elementary school race for Friday, February 28, 2014 is cancelled due to extreme cold weather.

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