It was a gloomy day, threatening snow which never came, but the participants in the first King’s Court Sprints at Bechtel Park had a great time. There was lots of racing, as the King’s Court format has every athlete participating in every race in their category. The course crew did a great job in shoveling snow and preparing the course, and the rest of the volunteers contributed to a fun day. Thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered. The full results are available by following this link:
The Cookie Race on January 18 was a great success for all 44 competitors and the numerous volunteers. Most of our Bunnyrabbits raced and had a grand time, especially with the cookie and hot chocolate at the end. The light drizzle before the races made it a challenge for the course crew but then it turned to a light snow for the races – magical. The race results by category follow.
|Category||Athlete Name||Results (min:sec)|
|Sport Atom||Raymon Drost||4:09|
|Sport Pee-wee||Stella Jenkins||5:11|
Don’t forget the King’s Court Sprints on January 24 and the next Orion race on February 26. See you there!
Update Thurs Jan 22
After a bit more shoveling last night, the course is in excellent condition. There should only be one spot with a bit of grass showing through, but other than that, we have full coverage.
Update Wed Jan 21
Thanks to the shoveling efforts of volunteers, the race is on! The 1300m race will use the 900m course instead. Our warmup loop is not suitable for race skis. Bring both training and race skis so that you can make the call which to use for racing.
Also new: we added a “Beginner Pee Wee” category with a shorter distance.
Update Sun Jan 18
We took a hit from the warm weather, so we have some thin spots. We did some shoveling today, so things look promising for holding the race. Depending on what mother nature decides, we may be eliminating the 1300m course and using the 900m course instead.
WRNSC is proud to host the Waterloo King’s Court Sprints on Sat Jan 24, a part of the SOD Paraffin Race Series.
Registration: Zone4.ca — closes Thus Jan 22 8pm
Late Registration: $10 extra per racer
If cancellation is required due to poor trail conditions, the decision will be announced by Thurs Jan 22 5pm on wrnsc.ca.
Schedule: Sat Jan 24
Race Office Opens: 8:30am
Bib Pickup: 8:30am
Qualification (500m & 900m): 10:00am
Heats (100m): 11:00am
Heats (500m & 900m): 11:30pm
Detailed heat schedule TBD based on registrations
Heats for each group will run to completion before starting the next group. Races will run from shortest distance to longest distance.
Atom category: $10
All other categories: $15
late registration: $10 extra
Competitors who do not return their bib at the end of the race will be charged $100 for replacement of each bib.
Races will be free technique. Athletes will first compete in the individual-start qualifiers, and will then be seeded into mass-start heats with four skiers. All athletes racing the same distance will be combined for heats. The first two athletes in each heat will move up to the next fastest heat, and the remaining two athletes will move down. We will run 2-4 heats per category depending on the number of registered athletes.
There will be no qualification round the 100m distance; these skiers will only compete in heats.
This race is a part of the Southern Ontario District Paraffin Series. We ask that no fluoro-based waxes and toppers are used on any athlete’s skis. Let’s make this a fun and accessible race for everyone.
|Category||Age Dec 31, 2014||Year of Birth||Distance|
|Atom Girls / Boys||0-8||2006 & younger||100 m|
|Beginner Pee-wee Girls / Boys||9-11||2003 – 2005||100 m|
|Pee-wee Girls / Boys||9-11||2003 – 2005||500 m|
|Midget Girls / Boys||12-13||2001 – 2002||500 m|
|Juvenile Girls / Boys||14-15||1999 – 2000||900 m|
|Junior Girls / Boys||16-17||1997 – 1998||900 m|
|Open Women / Men||18+||1996 & older|
|Paranordic Standing||900 m|
|Paranordic Sitski||900 m*|
Washrooms will be available, but there is no indoor resting space for athletes. Be prepared to spend the day outside.
Drinks and fruit will be provided at the finish line. There is no canteen on site, however, there is a Tim Hortons nearby.
Please let us know if you are bringing sitski athletes so that we can discuss appropriate courses.
Given current snow conditions, bring both rock skis and race skis so that you can make the decision as to which pair you want to race on.
Please contact Colin Rhodes firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Waterloo Region Nordic Ski Club presents the first race of the 2015 Orion Race Series, The Cookie Race. All competitors will win – a cookie and a hot drink.
We will be using an Interval Start, and the race is free technique.
The distances and courses have been set to enable this year’s beginners to compete in the Sport classes. Experienced skiers will be offered longer and more challenging courses, so the competition will be interesting for all.
The races will be held at Bechtel Park, Waterloo. Registration will start at 1:30 inside the soccer building.
Entry fee is $2 for WRNSC members who are not youth program participants, and $5 for non-members. Race registration is included in the annual program fee for WRNSC youth program participants – and all Bunnyrabbits, Jackrabbits and Magic Rabbits will be preregistered in the race. Please bring cash and exact change.
Categories will be as follows:
Bunny dob 2009 and later 250m
Sport Atom dob 2006-2008, this year’s beginners 400m
Atom dob 2006-2008, experienced skiers 1000m
Sport PeeWee dob 2003-2005, this year’s beginners 700m
PeeWee dob 2003-2005, experienced skiers 1200m
Midget and Juvenile dob 1999-2002 2.5km
Junior dob 1997-1998 2.5km
Open dob 1996 and earlier 2.5km
The order of races will be:
Sport Atom 2:45 (est)
Sport PeeWee 3:00 (est)
Atom 3:15 (est)
PeeWee 3:35 (est)
Midget/Juvenile/Junior/Open 3:55 (est)
The final race schedule will depend upon the number of entries in each category. Races will start as soon as v-boards are positioned and the course is declared to be open.
The 9th annual ski trip to Highlands Nordic (http://www.highlandsnordic.on.ca/), courtesy of the WRNSC and the Grand Valley Trails Association, will be on Saturday, January 31st, 2015. Travel will be aboard a very comfortable Ayr’s coach bus.
Highlands is a great family destination, with 24 km of impeccably groomed trails for classic and skate skiing. Novice to expert skiers will find a trail to match their abilities. For a different pace, there’s also 7 km of snowshoe trails and a toboggan hill (bring your own toboggan, but no GT Racers or stand-on sleds). The ski centre also provides ski equipment rentals (both classic and skate), pro & service shops (they’ll even wax your skis), change rooms, waxing facilities and a full service cafeteria that offers hot soup and sandwiches, hot and cold drinks & fresh baked goods.
Trip cost includes bus fare & ski trail fee. The fee is non-refundable, unless the trip is cancelled. Advance registration and payment is required. Registration and payment deadline is Friday January 16th.
Fee for WRNSC members: Adults – $40; Children over 6 & Youths (18 & under) – $25; Children 6 & under – $12. Fee for Adult non-members is $48.
Make your cheque payable to the “Waterloo Region Nordic Sports Club“, and mail it to: WRNSC, P.O. Box 40031, Waterloo, ON N2J 4V1. Please include the number of participants, with their names, age group, contact phone # and e-mail address.
Skiers will be picked up in Waterloo, at Conestoga Mall. Please arrive before 8:00 am. Park vehicles at the parking lot north of Target (the old Zellers store). Enter off of Conestoga Road – the parking lot will be to the left. Park as far away from the building as possible.
The approximate arrival time back to K-W is 5 – 6 PM (dependent on road/weather conditions).
To reserve your seats, contact Greg at email@example.com.
-We found a ring at the registration and equipment pickup session on November 16. It appears to be a small ring, possibly a child’s. If you lost it, please call John Clarke at 519-880-8834 to claim it.
Keep thinking snow!
The WRNSC is holding its annual ski equipment rental event for children and youth club members (18 years of age and younger) who are registered in the Jack Rabbit, Magic Rabbit and Junior Outers programs. Please arrive early for the best equipment selection.
Ski equipment rental is for club members only. It is recommended that you register online at Zone 4 (place your cursor on “Programs & Membership, then click on “Online Registration” to go directly to the club’s Zone 4 registration page) before arrival to pick up children’s & youth equipment, so as to make the process as speedy as possible. When registering on Zone 4 you can also select what equipment your child will require i.e. skis, boots and/or poles.
Rental fees: Skis $25; Boots $25; Poles $10. Ski equipment is rented on a seasonal basis & must be returned by/at the club’s Annual Banquet, held in early spring.
Payment can be made online with a credit card or bring a cheque on November 16th. Please bring your Zone 4 receipt with you as proof of registration (and payment, if a credit card was used).
Please note: There is no Adult rental ski equipment available.
When: Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 2 pm – 4 pm.
Where: Room 101, at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (101 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo).
Waterloo Region Nordic Sports Club will be holding a program information and registration session on our fall adult training program and winter cross country ski programs for children and adults.
WHEN: October 23, 7-9 PM
WHERE: Room 202 at the Waterloo Rec Complex on Father David Bauer Dr.
OR visit us at wrnsc.ca
Come out and learn to enjoy the winter!
Online registration for the upcoming 2014 – 2015 season is now available. Just go to the menu item titled “Programs & Membership” and then click on Online Registration. This will take you directly to the WRNSC’s Zone 4 registration site.
Sunday, April 6, 2014; CampHeidelberg (2001 Kressler Road, Woolwich)
4:00-5:00 Equipment Return, Socializing and Dining Room St-Up
Return all rental equipment in clean condition. Should you need wax remover, we gladly help you.
5:00-5:45: Potluck Dinner
Bring your utensils, china, and table cloth and a home cooked dish (soups, salads, main course, desserts) (no peanuts!)
5:45 -6:45 Awards
All Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit skiers will recieve their skill awards and badges, as well as a small gift.
We’ll also reveal the winners of the Jackrabbit Johannsson , Adult-Learn-to Ski, Adult Racer, Junior Racer, Kitchener Sports Association and WCSSAA award.