December 12, 2018

Jakroo Store Open to Purchase Uniforms


The Jakroo store is open to purchase uniforms.  It would be best to order within the next 14 days as the costs is likely going to go up outside the first purchase window.

Please see the web-site page with all the details:

Please note that the HEIMDALL one-piece race suit is for the Post-Secondary team only.


Saturday Trail Clean-up Info

Hello Parents and Skiers,

Any parents who are interested in helping clean-up trails, I will be at Telemark at 9:00AM and we can get some work done.

Athletes, you will be helping out at 12:30.

We are responsible for cleaning up the Race Trails (Loop #1 behind the lodge needs the most work) and the dark side of Rabbit (this also needs a lot of work).

The club has some tools, weed wackers, pruners etc., but not enough for everyone.

So, if you have the following please bring: Eye Protection, Work Gloves, Pruners (Long and Hand), and obviously your boundless energy!!!

Thanks, hope to see a crew up there doing some good work.

James W.

2018-19 Group Hotel Bookings

The following accommodations have been booked for Team Telemark: (thanks Sean Siever)
Please call and take one of these reserved bookings for your skiers/family.  These rooms will be released from the reservation pool by the date indicated.
BC Cup 1 – Prince George
Prince George Super 8, $99/night
20 x double queen
Arrive December 28
Depart December 30
Release date: Dec 7/18
Breakfast, pool
BC Cup 2 – Revelstoke
Revelstoke Days Inn, $169/night
20 x double queen
Arrive Jan 25/19
Depart Jan 27/19
Release date: Jan 15/19
Breakfast, hot tub
BC Championships – Salmon Arm
Best Western Salmon Arm, $117.29/night
20 x double queen
Arrive Feb 28/19
Depart March 3/19
Release date: Feb 14/19
Breakfast, pool

Call for Interest – International Children’s Winter Games Lake Placid 2019

Hello Parents,

I am putting out this post as a ‘call of interst’ to see who might be interested in attending the 2019 ICWG in Lake Placid.  This is a multi-sport winter games and is much a cultural experiences as a competetive race experience.  To find out more about what the ICWG is please go to

The city of Kelowna team can accommodate 2 cross country skiers this year;  one boy and one girl aged 12 (as of January 1st, 2019)  to 15 (as of  Dec 31st ,2019). One coach will also be required and that is TBD.

The event is scheduled for January 6th to 11th.   Here is a link to the cross country technical package to see complete event information including the dates and race events.

If there is sufficient interest and we need to make a selection we will follow the selection procedure similar to the one we utilized back in 2016 when a group of Team Telemark skiers attended the ICWG in Innsbruck.  Please contact Ross McKinnon if you are wondering about what that experience was like as he was the coach and his son Grayson attended.

If you and/or your child are interested please let me know ASAP. Email me at



Team Telemark Having Fun and Success this weekend across Canada

Team Telemark is busy this weekend with one group of skiers bracing the cold temperatures of Prince George whilst another group is freezing over in Ottawa.

Not to let that dampen spirits, the PG group had a lively evening of bowling.  For full race results from today please see:

Ian Williams made the podium in yesterday’s Junior Men Sprint at Easterns. For full race results please see:

Congrats to the entire team and to coaches Ross, Brent, Kyle, Deepa, Michelle & Alistair up in PG & Chris and Paul in Ottawa.

NYE Time Trial Results

Rank Name Time
1 Gareth 15:12.1
2 Michael 15:25.9
3 Tallon 15:32.6
4 David 15:34.8
5 Greg 15:39.7
6 Ian 16:00.3
7 Alex 16:03.4
8 Fran 16:53.4
9 Grayson 18:11.1

Kelowna Toyota Patches

I have patches for anyone with the older clothing.  Please sew, or have someone put them on your warm ups as the picture illustrates, this way they will match the new clothing.  Lycra race clothing cannot have the patches sewn on, and an iron on patch was not an option as the fabric does not like high heat.  We may also have enough to add patches to older Team toques and headbands later.  Please do your best to get them on as we want to give Kelowna Toyota exposure and hopefully keep them as a sponsor in years to come.



Ski Swap Volunteer Sign-up

Hello Ski Fans,

This Sunday, directly after the club AGM, is the annual ski swap.  15% of all sales go to Team Telemark. We are looking for volunteers to help setup, give good gear advice, take money, tag items, door security and tear down.

Please see the volunteer signup to grab a great job and thanks.