November 19, 2018

Hallowiener Week for T2T/L2T







Hi everyone the plan for this week is as follows:

Tuesday Oct. 30

Ecoscape Rail Trail Roller Ski

Start time 18:00

Meet at Ecoscape Office (Neave Court) to ski north along rail trail then along John Hindle Trail. Please be to Ecoscape office and ready to depart skiing at 18:00. Headlights and rear-facing light mandatory! High vis vests/clothing mandatory.

Thursday Nov. 1

Rose Valley Hill Bounding

Start time 18:00

Bring bounding poles and proper clothing. Headlamps required.

Saturday Nov. 3

June Springs Time Trial (T2T)

Start time 11:00

Meet at South East Kelowna Elementary. The time trial will start at noon due to anticipated colder road conditions. Practice to start at 11:00 to review and initiate a pre-race warm-up.



This week in the T2T World!

Happy Monday everyone! Quick update for this week as reflected yesterday in the calendar:

Tuesday October 23rd – Critical Strength and Speed Test.  Start time – 5:00pm at Apple Bowl Track. Come ready to run (fast!) and rock out some killer pushups, pullups, box jumps, etc.

Thursday October 25th – Roller ski (SK). Start time – 6:00pm from tennis court parking lot next to the Apple Bowl track (access off Spall). Head lights, tails lights, and high-viz vests a must or no skiing.

Saturday October 27th – Team Day and AGM! Start time – 9:00am . Meet at Telemark Chalet for trail run (bring pole bounding poles). Afterward there will be some more trail maintenance and grooming with help from other club/team members.

Rest up!


Reminder about Consignment Drop-off for Ski Swap!

Consignment Drop Off – Friday, 10 am – 8 pm

We will have a table set up for the Telemark club members to bring their equipment to. If people have a list of the gear they want to consign they can send it to me  so I can start imputing ahead of time.

Val will need description of the items, size, brand and price.

Day Sale: Saturday, 8 am – 3 pm
Payout and unsold Items pick-up: 6pm – 8 pm on Saturday
Admission to Saturday’s Sale: $2/person
Location: New Life Church (2041 Harvey Ave – behind MEC)


T2T/L2T weeknight practices (October 9th and 11th)

I hope everyone had a belly-busting Thanksgiving weekend! This Tuesday we will be running/pole bounding at Knox Mountain. Please meet in the parking lot next to tennis courts ready to run at 18:00h. On Thursday, we’re going to try something new and meet at the Ecoscape Office (Coach Kyle’s day-time hangout). The rail trail is right next door, so we’ll ski the north section and the hills along the John Hindle Road paved path. The office is situated at 102-450 Neave Court (click the image below to enlarge). Headlamps, rear beacons, and high visibility clothing are now a must!


T2T/L2T Pole Bounding Rose Valley – Tuesday Sept. 11

Fresh on the heels of the Regional Camp, which was awesome BTW!, we’ll be hill bounding tomorrow night at Rose Valley Elementary School.

Please also bring a foam pad for the damp grass for the post-bound strength work. Also, please remember water and drink belt to stay properly hydrated.

See you tomorrow!


T2T/L2T Rose Valley Run this Thursday!

Hi everyone.  Great to see the strong turn-out for the triathlon this evening and good effort by all! In advance of the Regional Camp this weekend, we will be running at Rose Valley this Thursday at 6 pm. Please be at the school ready to run at 6.

Come prepared with proper running shoes, rain jacket or shell, headlamp, gloves…etc. Essentially we’re skiers. Come ready for anything!

Also please bring foam mats for strength afterward.


T2T Summer Road Wolf Moon TT Results

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for a fun practice and good effort today under gorgeous skies. Below are the time trial results.

Looking forward to seeing you Thursday for some low intensity skate skiing with a little fun speed work. For those leaving for Whistler tomorrow and Thursday, safe travels!  We’ll see you down there Friday.

Intermediate Wax Clinic for Parent/Team wax technicians

It is with great excitement I announce that Doctor Klister (Paul) Shipley will be directing an intermediate ski prep/waxing clinic next Tuesday (Dec. 5) at Telemark. The clinic will begin at 18:05 – just after the start of the L2T/T2T practice. All parent/team wax techs are strongly encouraged to participate to ensure high quality and efficient ski prep on race day. Thanks in advance for your contribution to an excellent race season!

What to bring:

Skate and classic skis to wax
Wax  and tools

We will cover waxing at the BC Cup level.  Glide waxing and structuring, grip waxing and klister mix application and removal.