Nordic Skiing

1. Dates

Race Date Location/Time
Prelim #1 Wednesday Dec. 19 Windy Lake/2:30 Start (Note: No skate skis available for renting)
Prelim #2 Thursday Jan. 10 Laurentian/2:30 Start
Prelim #3 Tuesday Jan. 15 (Back up Date Wed. Jan. 23) Walden/2:30 Start
City Championships

Wednesday Feb. 6 (Back up Date Thurs. Feb. 7)

Laurentian/12:30 Start, Relay Start 2:30

NOSSA Tuesday Feb. 12 North Bay
OFSAA Thursday Feb. 28 – Friday Mar. 1 Duntroon

 

2. Ryan and I would love to have your entries prior to Prelim #1.  We ask that you please use the following link to add your entries (under the ‘Entries 2018-2019’ tab) before December 14, 2018:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13OuDkYc9Ts2_yfJSx7LFTZda7NERJx8XdR3zVUVWxDs/edit?usp=sharing

Additionally, you will see 4 other tabs at the bottom of this editable document.  In order to better facilitate the organization and recruitment of volunteers for various tasks at each event this year, we’ll ask that you please sign-up for a volunteer duty.  If we’re able to get the volunteer jobs secured before race day, we’ll be able to have a better idea of how many other students/parents we’ll have to recruit.  Thank you in advance for helping to make each event run as smoothly as possible.

3. If training at Laurentian Nordic:  Skiers will need a membership.  Memberships at Laurentian Nordic are $50 (through zone4.ca).  This $50 is a full membership and allows kids to ski any time they want (if there are students in financial need who cannot afford this fee, the club will waive the fee but the students can only ski when their teacher-coach is present twice a week (decided on an individual case by case basis by either Perry Sakki or Kerry Abols).  Essentially, the teacher/school accepts all responsibility for the student.

*When trails are ready, and we are allowed to use rentals, you will be notified that you can begin practices at L.U.

4. After school practices at Laurentian Nordic: Lo-Ellen Park (Mondays and Wednesdays), Lockerby Composite and SSS (any days they want), all others Tuesdays and Thursdays and/or Fridays.

5. Equipment at Laurentian Nordic and Otherwise: Students should have their own equipment.  First year skiers/participants who have a membership can have limited access to the Laurentian Nordic rental fleet on their schools designated practice days when their teacher coach is present.  Teacher-coach is responsible for communicating with Perry Sakki or Kerry Abols about their first year skiers equipment needs.  Laurentian Nordic equipment is for use on the Laurentian trails only.  The teacher-coach is responsible for signing-out and returning borrowed equipment (not students).  Again, returning skiers in financial need can access the rental equipment on team practice days and teacher-coaches should communicate this need with Kerry Abols or Perry Sakki.  Students borrowing rental equipment are encouraged to have their own ski boots.  Students with memberships can rent equipment on weekends and pay the normal rental rate.  Laurentian Nordic will likely not have daily paid staff in the stadium chalet on weekdays this season, so although Konrad may be around (former daily paid staff), it will not be his responsibility to look after borrowed rental equipment or handle day fee/membership fees.  Issues pertaining to high school skiers at Laurentian Nordic should be directed to Kerry Abols or Perry Sakki.

If you have any questions, please let either Ryan or myself know.

Happy skiing!

 

Colin Ward – wardc@rainbowschools.ca
Ryan Lafraniere – lafrenr@rainbowschools.ca