May 27, 2018

L2C Saturday May 26th Schedule change

  1. L2C Saturday May 26th Schedule

note the practice time has moved up to 8:30am

8:30 -11:00 Classic Rollerski from Gellatly to the top

11:00 – 12:00 eat, change and drive to tree planting

12 – 3 tree planting

 

Nickelplate Spring skiing

Grooming at Nickelplate will be on Friday May 18th and Sunday May 20th,  ski conditions are reported as good.

I will be going up only Sunday and if anyone is interested in carpooling let Ross know.

 

 

Spring Skiing at Nickel plate May 17-21

Nickelplate will be open for spring skiing May 17-21.  Athletes from Canada’s Paranordic ski team along with athletes from the Foothills Nordic and Rocky Mtn. Racers ski club will be skiing.

Coach Ross is planning on attending early Saturday and Sunday and will provide more details later in the week as plans may change due to the warm weather.  I’ll update the website later in the week.

The plan is for the trails to be groomed and skiers will be asked to contribute to the grooming costs.

L2C / T2C Injury Questionnaire

L2C and T2C athletes:

A pilot injury questionnaire has been emailed to either your or your parent’s email address.  Please print and return to Ross at practice, or scan and email back.  If you haven’t received it please contact me.

Your assistance is appreciated!  Ross

 

 

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 coach.ca.

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

Plan:
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!