March 19, 2018

Nutrition tips for skiers

Nutrition tips for skiers

Athletes and parents here a few links with great advice on nutrition for athletes.

Link #1 from the Canadian Coaching Association website

This article discusses very practical advice on consuming fluids and foods during training and competition

Link #2 from our own website more information on nutrition with some great easy to follow advice from the Canadian Sports Institute



BC Cup Prince George Trip – RSVP required

Prince George BC Cup

Back by popular demand Team Telemark is planning on attending the PG BC Cup (Feb 3-4th, 2018)

We will be taking the Telemark Team Van.

Coaches: Brent, Kyle and Ross

Depart Kelowna Thursday Feb 1st at 4:30pm driving to Williams Lake staying in a hotel / motel

Feb 2nd Depart for Prince George ski trails

Feb 3rd Ski Race

Feb 4th Ski Race, departing for Kelowna immediately after races

Priority for the trip will be given to Juvenile skiers not attending the Eastern Canadian Championships. Juvenile and Midget Skiers Only – we will have seats for 12 athletes.

Estimated Cost:
Hotel $300 per athlete based on 2 -3 per room ( I have block booked rooms)
Food $75 – We will do some group meals at the hotel
Van Trip Fee $120

RSVP to Ross immediately to reserve a spot, before Dec 8th as I will then have to cancel any rooms we don’t need.

Race Season Ski Marking – IMPORTANT

Athletes and parents, as our race season is approaching please ensure that classic ski grip zones are marked clearly.  This makes wax techs happy, especially those with old eyes…plus you run the risk of not having optimal grip and glide!

If your skis are new to you, you have grown and/or gained weight, please use wax remover and a cloth or fibertex to remove all the old marks.

Once the skis are clean or if they are new then grip zones need identified.

Here is what we would like:

  1. Your name clearly marked on the skis
  2. Whether the skis are Hardwax or Klister skis.  If you only have one pair then don’t worry about this.

Go to your friendly neighbourhood ski store and ask them to help you with marking your skis using a pressure gauge.  Coaches Paul and Ross can assist with this.

  1.  For the front grip zone: Apply 50%  body weight 8cm behind the balance point.  Use feeler gauges to mark .05mm, .1mm, .2mm, .3mm and .5mm on the skis.  These can be marked as .5, 1, 2, 3 and 5 beside the vertical mark.
  2. For the rear grip zone; Apply 66% of body weight 15cm behind the balance point.  Use feeler gauges to mark .05, .1mm, .2mm, .3mm and .5mm on the skis.  These can be marked as .5, 1, 2, 3 and 5 beside the vertical mark

Please mark the skis grip zones with either a black or silver sharpie (for dark sidewalls).  It is an athlete’s responsibility to remark the lines if they are removed due to cleaning.  Marking the top sheet of the ski is a great idea to help remark the sidewall of the ski.



Race Team Mommies’ Night In

The race team moms enjoyed their second annual “night in” at the McKinnon house.  They enjoyed conversation, food and drink, lots of drink, without having to worry about driving home.  They were fortunate enough to have door-to-door delivery courtesy of the “Telemark bus”, driven by this handsome devil, snappily dressed in his Telemark chauffeur uniform.  Thanks to all of the ladies who came to make this year another success.  To the few who were not able to attend, we’ll catch you next year!

Non Frozen Thunder L2C Learn To Compete (old TR2) athletes Oct 30-Nov 4th

This week while Adam is away, Coach Ross will be running the L2C practices

Tuesday Oct 31st (yes I know its Halloween) RVE 5pm trail run (headlamps mandatory), also bring an exercise / yoga mat for core

Thursday Nov 2nd – Meet at Bankhead 5pm, skate ski to Knox Mtn. for intervals with Shuttling

Saturday Nov 4th – Gellatly Classic 9am (with classic TT)

Second Annual Race Mommies’ Night In

Second Annual Race Mommies’ Night In

What: A night to socialize, eat, drink, meet new Mommies and have a lot of laughs.

When: Saturday, November 11th, 7:00 pm

Where: McKinnon House @ 1092 Caledonia Way


Please bring whatever you prefer to drink and something nibbly to share.


It’s getting dark out…Visi-vests, front lights and rear blinkers required for Rollerskiing

Sunset tomorrow is approx. 7:15pm

All roller ski groups are by Telemark policy required to adhere to the following;

Approaching official sunset:

  • Any training event that occurs on open roads and is not complete before 15 minutes prior to official sunset requires the use of reflective vests (“visi-vests”) as an absolute minimum. Lighting is recommended.
  • Any training that occurs during weather that limits visibility, such as heavy rain or light fog, requires the use of reflective vests (“visi-vests”) as an absolute minimum. Lighting is recommended.
  • Roller ski training will not occur in dense fog.

Approaching civil twilight:

  • Neither the CCBC policy nor civic laws prohibit roller skiing after dark. The CCBC policy only restricts roller skiing when visibility is limited.  According to civil law, bicycles are required to have a forward facing white light and a rear facing red light, as well as reflectors, after civil twilight.  The Telemark Race Team requires the same guidelines if the workout will not be concluded prior to civil twilight.

Full policy Telemark Rollerski safety link here

Very cool “High Performance Herd” T-shirts

Hi Everyone (from Chris Halldorson)

Several members of Canada’s national nordic teams are fund raising by selling “High Performance Herd” T-shirts.
You can select a graphic to support the following athletes:
Biathlon – Rosana Crawford (2 x Olympian)
Biathlon – Brendan Green (2 x Olympian)
Para Nordic/Biathlon – Mark Arenz (2 x Para-Olympian)
Para Nordic – Brian McKeever (Lots x Para-Olympian)
Cross Country Skiing – Knute Johnsgaard (World Cup Medalist)