January 21, 2019

T2T/L2T Holiday Schedule

Season’s greetings all. I trust the past few days have treated you well.

Thursday December 27th

Time: 10:00am

Location: Sovereign

Technique: Skate

While it is snowing at Telemark (YAH!), we had already planned to ski at Soverign on Thursday. This practice session will be skate, during which time we’ll be doing video analysis and technique work.

Saturday December 29th

Time: 10:00am

Location: Nickel Plate

Technique: Classic

We will be skiing Nickel Plate in preparation for the BC Cup/Okanagan Cup Races the following weekend. Be there and ready to depart on skis at 10:00.

T2T/L2T – Week of Dec. 10th

Fantastic racing this weekend everyone! You made me proud and you all should feel great about your achievements. Furthermore continue to learn from the experiences gained. 

Well!!!….As we anxiously await more snow, this week will be a bit adaptive depending on how conditions improve at Telemark.

 Two options for tomorrow (Tuesday 11th):

 1.       There will be a run/strength practice being held at 634 Bonjou Rd. (Coach Hilary’s house). Please be there and ready to run at 6:00 sharp.

2.       Coach Michele will be skiing at Sovereign with Sofie and Kaelin and anyone is welcome to join them as well. It will be classic skiing. They will depart the Sovereign Stadium at 6:00 sharp. Please let Michele know if you plan to attend.

Thursday Dec. 13th

Being that I’m an optimist and there’s snow in the forecast, I’ll leave the calendar as it is to be skiing at Telemark. However, this is subject to change. Have you early season classic “rock” skis shined up and ready just in case.

Saturday Dec. 15th

If conditions are suitable at Telemark, skiing will be there. Otherwise the plan is to do a long adventure ski up and over Silver Star. Coach Allison will provide an update later in the week as to location and practice format.

 Note: I will be Canmore for the week at NorAM races. Have a great week everyone and work hard!

Parent and Coaches Wax Clinic – Important!

Date: Thursday November 29th 

Time: 18:00h

Location: 2847 Bentley Road, West Kelowna

Coach Adam and his trusted and assistants (Kyle and Ross) will be running a Parent/Coach wax clinic in Kyle’s garage while the athletes are out running. Please bring a pair of classic skis to work on, your wax kit (scrapers, iron, glide wax, grip wax (hard and Klister), corks, etc.) and a wax bench/form if you have one that is portable. This is an important clinic that we’d like to have good participation in to make the race days run smoothly and efficiently so our athletes have positive experiences. 

L2T/T2T Final Week of November

Good evening everyone! With the race season nearly upon us, here’s the plan for the week:

Tuesday November 27th – I know I said last week would be the last roller ski but the snow gods have failed us. Tomorrow will be the last night! I promise!  We’ll meet at the Apple Bowl Tennis Courts again of Spall Road and proceed north for intensity work-out.

Thursday November 29th – Mount Boucherie Run and strength. This week we will meet at the Hawes’ house situated at 2847 Bentley Road – just past Constable Neil Bruce Middle School. Parents/Coaches, we will be running a Parent/Coach wax clinic in my garage while the athletes are out running. Please bring a pair of classic skis to work on, your wax kit (scrapers, iron, glide wax, grip wax (hard and Klister), corks, etc.) and a wax bench/form if you have one that is portable. This is an important clinic that we’d like to have good participation in to make the race days run smoothly and efficiently so our athletes have positive experiences.

Saturday Dec. 1 – We’ll be back at Sovereign in final prep. for the NorAM, which is the following weekend! Crazy!

Below is the Race Schedule for the season for you to consider. The NorAM Supertour registration is open on Zone4 (https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=19491&lan=1&cartlevel=1 ). The following weekend I’ll be in Whistler with the older athletes helping Adam and Ross. Then there is the BC Cup 1 in PG at the end of December. This is the Canada winter Games Trials. See below for the complete list.

 See you tomorrow night.

 Cheers!

Kyle

 

 

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 vale77@telus.net  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!