December 16, 2017

L2T/T2T – Week’s Plan

Good evening everyone. Update for this week:

Tuesday (Dec 5): Classic Skiing at Telemark. Please arrive early enough to allow for waxing and be ready to ski by 6:00. Don’t forget Parents – there is also an intermediate waxing clinic tomorrow night at Telemark by none other than One-Arm P. Shipley. Bring both classic skis and skate skis to work on along with your assortment of hard waxes and klister.

Wednesday (Dec 6): NorAm course pre-ski at Sovereign (This is optional and intended for athletes doing NorAms this coming weekend). If you need a ride, the Team Van will be departing Constable Neil Bruce Middle School (West Kelowna) at 4:00, subsequently stopping at Coach Brent’s (1902 Abbott Street), then at 1505 Pinehurst. Otherwise please be at Sovereign Lake ready to be skiing at 6:00.

Thursday (Dec 7): Since there is a parent meeting down town, we will be running/hill bounding at Knox Mountain. Please meet at the tennis courts at 6:00 with bounding poles, head lights, and appropriate clothing. Athletes racing in the NorAms Saturday can focus on rest and good nutrition Thursday night.

Saturday (Dec 9): For athletes not racing Saturday, Coaches Allison and Alex will be running practice at Telemark.  It will be skate technique since some athletes will be doing Sunday’s skate race at the NorAms.

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
Grins

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

L2T/T2T – Final Week of November!

So hopefully this will be our official last week of mixed dryland and snow. Consistent with the previous two weeks we will be running from 634 Bonjou Rd on Tuesday (Nov 28th). Come ready to run! On Thursday (Nov 30th) we will meet at Bankhead Elementary for roller skiing (skate). The plan will be no poles so we can focus on improved weight shift, balance, and agility. Saturday is our first race of the season at Nickel Plate (start time – 10:00am). It is Day of Race Registration from 8:30-9:30. It is a Mass Start. Please come prepared to wax your own skis for this fun season opener race. Plan to be there between 8:15 to allow time for registration, ski prep, and warm-up.

CCC Racing Licenses and Athlete Benefits

As the competition season approaches, I’d like to remind everyone that skiers in Midget and older categories (born in 2005 and earlier) require either a CCC Racing License or a CCC Day License. This applies for athletes planning to compete in the BC Cup Series, Western Canadian Championships, or Nor Ams. The benefit of purchasing a CCC Race License before the start of the season is so the results of all the sanctioned races will be reflected on the Canada Points List (CPL). This means athletes will have the opportunity for seeding and better start positions in both interval and mass-start competitions. In addition, they will not be required to purchase race-day licenses. Thus in the end you can save money!

To fill out the application:

coach:Adam Elliot

NCCP# 984975

coach level: Train to Compete, T2C (level 4)

club official: Brent Hobbs

Please see the link below for the CCC Race License registration Page:

https://store.cccski.com/apps.asp

http://www.cccski.com/Events/License-Applications.aspx

Week of November 6th for L2T/T2T (TJR/TR1) – More Snow!

Wow! After an incredible first day on snow (Thank-you Mother Nature!), we will plan to continue practicing on the white stuff this week. The temperatures are forecast to stay cold with more snow on the way. Trails are being rolled at Telemark. Therefore, Tuesday and Thursday practices will be at Telemark. We will be on classic skis both days. Due to early season conditions, wear your rock skis. If conditions deteriorate at Telemark before Thursday’s practice we will be running Mount Boucherie (meeting at CNB school). If this is the case, we’ll update the Calendar Wednesday.

Hips Forward!

Monday practice instead of Tuesday (Halloween) for L2T/T2T (TJR/Tr1)!

Since Halloween falls on our standard Tuesday night practice, we will be moving the L2T/T2T practice forward to Monday night, 6:00 pm at the Parkinson Rec Center. We understand that some may have other commitments already on that night and that’s OK.

We encourage you to come with a ski friendly costume (i.e. no mask and things to trip on). We will be doing fun costume sprint relays.

We will meet next to the tennis courts situated on the east side of the Rec center.

Thursday (Nov. 2nd) we will be meeting at the Mission Sports Field (the playground) on Lexington Drive at 6:00 for a run and agility workout.

Happy Halloween!

This week in L2T/T2T (TJr/Tr1)

Thanks to Coach Paul and the Shipley’s for their hospitality last Saturday for the wax clinic and barbeque.

This week we will be hill bounding at Rose Valley on Tuesday.  So please bring your bounding poles and, as always, your energy and positive attitudes. On Thursday, we will be meeting in the main parking lot at Parkinson Rec. Center (instead of Bankhead Elementary). This was proposed by Coach Deepa. We will ski from here on our usual routes along the Rails to Trails pavement, but will finish off with strength/agility in the new playground and outdoor fitness facilities. On Saturday we will be doing a long run around Rose Valley Reservoir. Please come prepared with snacks and adequate water and proper clothing for the forecasted weather as the adventure will likely be around 2.5 hours. Parents are encouraged to join us!

T2T Post turkey burn-off

Hi everyone.  I trust you all gobbled your gobble.  This week we have the following:

Tuesday: Knox Mountain Park hill bounding.  Yes this means bring your hill bounding poles. Also bring headlamps, suitable layering for running and possibilities of rain, and a mat of some sort for strength work after as the ground is starting to get soggy.

Thursday: We will be at SEK for the last time this season (with the short day light). We will be roller skiing (SK) – with everyone’s favorite intensity.  This will be a great primer for the up-coming Regional Camp on the weekend. Please be ready to depart SEK school at 6:00pm sharp and remember that high vis. vests and proper functioning headlamps and rear lights (red strobe/flashy ones) are mandatory.