The Skating surface is firm and on many of the trails Terry has widened the snowshoe area to the right of the diagonal track. Hope to see you all on the trails tomorrow before Spring hits on Wednesday!
Archives for February 2016
Check out more information on the upcoming Gander invitational – only 7 days away!
All trails are freshly groomed. Terry was on the Piston Bully Friday night and finished the last trail at 12:30 am. The trails should set up well with the low temperatures overnight. Looks like excellent skiing for Saturday.
Special Olympics Snowshoe Competition
Joe and the SO team are setting the courses in the stadium area at 8 am and the athletes will begin their warm up at 10:30, their different races following after. The competition will be centered in the stadium area and skiing will not be affected.
Lots of skiing left
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The last snow system gave us good snow cover and good snow for grooming. The skiing is excellent. Every inch of trail is groomed. Joe is out on the Bearcat and Ginzu and is well ahead with the grooming. He’s set a new track on many of the trails and firmed up the skating surface. Get out and enjoy the beautiful day
Here is a notice from Paul :
Seeing how the snow has finally returned, seemingly for the season, and that snow coverage is good we will start our smaller, more casual club races in the coming days. These “events” are VERY casual and all skiers are welcomed to attend. (They’re basically just to be viewed as a workout more than a race).
Friendly 5k Fridays
This season we are going to try doing weekly 5k events. THESE ARE NOT GROUP START, meaning skiers will simply go out individually from the start line at 1minute intervals (This is done to take away that “race” feeling), so it basically just like going out for a 5k workout. No pressure. Skiers will do the stadium, purple and the red and then finish back at the stadium. NO placings, NO rankings, just times for marking self progress. Start time this week will be 4:30pm so if interested, please show up a few minutes before. These start times will get later as the days get longer.
( This would be fun practice for anyone considering doing the Gander Invitational next weekend 😀 )
Tuesday Night Sprints
The 1.5 km Tuesday evening sprints will begin on this coming Tuesday. Skiers will ski down the stadium, around lower then upper blue and then back up the stadium. These mini “races” have been happening for a few seasons now and attendance is growing steadily. Anyone is welcome to come out, skate or classic, adult or junior. Start time is 7pm so all we ask is that interested skiers get there a few minutes before so that we are ready to go on time…also, as always, there are prizes(!)
If you have any questions about either event, please email email@example.com . Neither event will interfere with regular skiing so if you have no interest in these but just want to go for a ski, hopefully we’ll still see you on the trails 🙂
The parking lot has been plowed and Terry has begun grooming with the Piston Bully. Lights are on tonight and the hut is open.
Please pass on to friends or family the information below about the free skiing and beginners lessons for Snow-Break on Sunday morning
I’ve also included info about the Gander Invitational which is only 10 days away. We want a good number of our club’s skiers involved. Put the event on your calendar for you and the family Please pass on to skiing buddies from elsewhere who might be interested in getting involved. We still need volunteers.
Snow Break 2106 Free skiing and beginners lessons
On Sunday, the Airport Nordic Ski Club is offering with hot chocolate in the Ski Hut. There will also be free ski lessons for beginners between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Some ski equipment is available for loan. The Airport Nordic Ski Club ski trails are 3km West of Gander on the TCH. Go to www.airportnordic.ca to find out more about the ski trails.
Gander Invitational 2016
The Twelfth annual Gander Invitational Ski Meet is on for Sunday, February 21 . There will be Classic (diagonal stride) and freestyle (skating) categories for the 5k, 10k and 15k distances with shorter 200m, 500m, 1k and 2k events for children. The race caters to all ages and to racers and non-racers. Participation is as important as the competition.
The distances for Paranordic and Special Olympics will be determined in consultation with the coaches of the athletes involved.
Registration at Zone 4 will soon be open.
GI 2016 Schedule:
- Registrationat hut for 200M, 500m, 1km and 2km 10.00 am to 11:00 am
- Registrationat hut for 5k, 10k, or 15k 10.00 am to 11:30 am
- Start200M, 500m, 1km and 2km for children 11:30 am
- Start5k, 10k, & 15k freestyle and classic 12.00 noon
- Start 1 km Para Nordic 12:15 pm
- Starts for Special Olympics TBD