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.

Classic Ski Tuesday December 18th 2018

Switching the technique to Classic for all groups skiing including L2C.
Cleean your skis so that they are ready for Harries. Prepare Harries in advance if possible.

Part Time Position: Program Coordinator Train to Train / Learn to Train

The Telemark Nordic Club has an opportunity for an enthusiastic and good communicator to take on the role as Team Telemark Program Coordinator for Learn to Train and Train to Train.

Duration of Position: 4 months
Employments Terms: Part Time. The expected weekly time commitment to fulfill the

duties is 12 hr. / week

Description of Position:

The Coordinator will be responsible for working with the Head Coach and Volunteer Team Coaches to ensure successful implementation and coordination of the Team Telemark L2T and T2T Programs. This position requires a good understanding of cross country skiing, athlete development and training, technique, the values of athlete and coach mentorship, and race management and planning. Responsibilities of the Coordinator will include but are not limited to:


Qualifications: ? Certification Minimum: Learn to Train Certified

? Experience Minimum: 2-3 Years’ Coaching
? Qualities: communicates well with athletes, coaches and parents;

strong organizational skills; strong working knowledge of CC skiing technique and training regimens for athletes in the FUNdamentals and Learning to Train continuum.

  • Support/Assist Team Coaches to fulfill their objectives using the Telemark Racers Mission, Values and Goals
  • Help in preparation and delivery of the Yearly Training Plan (YTP) for athletes in accordance with CCC LTAD guidelines.
  • Coordinate and direct delivery of mentoring, by senior coaches, of new and developing coaches on ski technique

• Contribute ideas for ongoing team improvement


  • Help coordinate the T2T & L2T (Track Attack) program with the Head Coach, Assistant Coaches, Jackrabbit Ski League Coordinator, Athletes, and Parents
  • Communicate closely with the Head Coach and Volunteer Coaches to ensure that coaching assignments are equitably distributed throughout the groups for practices
  • Communicate with Coaches and Parent Volunteers and direct the coordination of race-day assignments to ensure that team-supported races are adequately staffed for race-day success
  • Work with the Coaches to ensure that the lesson plans are up to date and reflect the current needs of the group
  • Be available for discussions with individual parents as required
  • Track volunteer coach sessions

To Apply: Contact Mike Edwards @ 250-707-5925 or mike.edwards@telemarknordic.com by Saturday Dec 22, 2018

Silver Star option

We are still planning on skiing Silver Star Saturday. Pack an extra layer and a lunch for the hut. Classic. Meet at 9:30 to buy a Gondala ticket.

Don’t forget to book your hotel rooms

Prince George

Last chance before Friday.  Super 8, 250-980-3946. 3 nights, December 27 departing December 30. Booking name Telemark Racers, release date is this Friday, December 14.
Speak directly with front desk.

Here is the copy from the original post with the rest of the hotels, dates and details.

BC Cup 1 – Prince George
Prince George Super 8, $99/night
20 x double queen
Arrive December 28
Depart December 30
Release date: Dec 7/18
Breakfast, pool
BC Cup 2 – Revelstoke
Revelstoke Days Inn, $169/night
20 x double queen
Arrive Jan 25/19
Depart Jan 27/19
Release date: Jan 15/19
Breakfast, hot tub
BC Championships – Salmon Arm
Best Western Salmon Arm, $117.29/night
20 x double queen
Arrive Feb 28/19
Depart March 3/19
Release date: Feb 14/19
Breakfast, pool

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!

Haywood NorAm World Junior / U23 Trials Update


The Haywood NorAm WCH Jr/U23 trials originally scheduled for Whistler Olympic Park, Dec 13, 15 & 16 have officially been moved to the Canmore Nordic Centre. The competition schedule for the Trials will remain the same and include Sprints (Cl) on the 13th, Interval Start (F) on the 15th and Mass Start competitions on Sunday, December 16th.

Athletes and coaches will be required to re-register through the Canmore registration link on Zone 4 to be provided by Tuesday evening, Dec 4. For those that have already registered for the Whistler event, refunds will be processed over the next couple of weeks.

A new Race Notice will be posted on the Canmore Nordic Ski Club’s website www.canmorenordic.com on Tuesday. ALL RACERS AND COACHES MUST RE-REGISTER on the new registration

We would like to thank Callaghan Valley Cross Country for the work in planning for the World Jr Trials and thank Canmore Nordic and the many officials throughout the Bow Valley who have agreed to take on the Trials at the last moment. Everyone’s cooperation and patience is appreciated.

Vernon Nor Am Details and Volunteers


Please link through and sign up for some roles to help during the Nor Am’s. Any questions or confusions please let me know. – Alison

Saturday; – older skiers are in a free sprint, younger in a mass free start

Sunday; everyone is doing the classic interval start

L2C/T2C groups skate skis glide waxed on Friday, classic skis for Sunday will be glide waxed on Saturday

Midgets (T2T) come with skis glide waxed and wax tent volunteers will apply structure for Saturday and Structure/ Grip for Sunday.