Bruce just finished going over all the skating surfaces with the Ginzu. The skating surface will be in excellent shape today. The diagonal track is still good but is hard wherever it’s been exposed to the sun. There was not enough loose snow to set a new track.
Even with temps below zero the sun has a lot of power to melt the snow. The snow can then quickly refreeze once the shade sets in. Through the day the snow keeps changing and in places the track can become pretty slick. Yesterday the first hill on the Red got icy in the afternoon shade. Bruce was able, however, to use the blades on the Ginzu to break up most of the places on the skating surface that had hardened in yesterday afternoon and evening.
Gander Invitational tomorrow
Sign up your kids or yourselves for the Gander Invitational tomorrow. Online registration closes 11 pm tonight. Tomorrow morning between 10 and 11 am there will be late in person paper registration for an added charge of $5 per skier. Go to http://airportnordic.ca/gander-invitational to find the registration link and information about the event. Reply to this email if you can volunteer.
Ashton will have Airport Nordic fleece ski tuques for sale at the Invitational and Loppett for $25 each. Sizes XS-XL. See a pic at https://www.facebook.com/AirportNordic