The Waterloo Region Nordic Sports Club cordially invites club members and their families to the 2016 Banquet & Season Celebration. The event will be held on Sunday April 3rd. The location is Camp Heidelberg, 2001 Kressler Road, Woolwich.
The schedule is as follows:
4:00-5:00 Equipment Return, Socializing and Dining Room Set-Up
*Return all rental equipment*
5:00-5:45: Potluck Dinner
Bring your utensils, china and table cloth
Bring a home cooked dish (soups, salads, main course, desserts) (no peanuts!)
All Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit skiers will receive their skill awards and badges.
We’ll also reveal the winners of the Jackrabbit Johannsen, Adult Learn-to-Ski, Adult Racer, Junior Racer, Kitchener Sports Association and WCSSAA awards.
Waterloo Region Nordic is pleased to announce that we have snow again on our field loops, and that we will be holding a year-end ski competition on Sunday, March 6 at Bechtel Park, Bridge Street, Waterloo.
Registration runs from noon until 12:30, and then from 1:15 until 1:45. All registered members of Waterloo Region’s youth instructional programs are pre-registered since this is part of our program.
The event will start with a skier-and-parent relay race on a 500m loop. This race starts at 12:30.
This will be followed by a 500m IS race for our bunnies. This age category for non-club-members is year-of-birth of 2010 or later. This race will start around 1:30.
We will be holding a Kings Court-format sprint for jackrabbits and older age categories. Jackrabbits will race on a 500m loop, while older categories race on a 750m loop. This race will start around 1:45. The race is expected to last around 2 hours, but this is dependent upon registration numbers.
Registration categories for the Kings Court sprint are:
A) registered jackrabbits. For non-club-members, this category is open to skiers with a date of birth between 2007 and 2009;
B) registered Magic Rabbits. For non-club-members this category is open to skiers with a date of birth between 2003 and 2006, and
C) older skiers (i.e. With a birth date earlier than 2003)
Depending upon numbers we may combine the ‘older skiers’ with Magic Rabbits for racing purposes. Older skiers will be seeded in faster heats.
The entry fee is free for members of WRNSC youth programs, $2 for WRNSC general members and $5 for non-members.
The King’s Court Sprints, scheduled for Sunday January 17th, have been cancelled due to deteriorating field conditions.
Our next meet will be the Cookie Race on February 7.
Waterloo Region Nordic is pleased to announce that our King’s Court Sprints will proceed as scheduled on Sunday January 17, 2016, starting at 2:30. Our field conditions have recovered sufficiently that we can run races for our youth sections. Races for our older sections have been cancelled.
We will be running short Individual Start races for our bunnyrabbit skiers and for our youth beginners. The course will be about 100m in length and categories are:
a) Registered Bunnyrabbits
b) Young beginners year-of-birth 2008 or later, who started instruction this year
c) Older beginners year-of-birth 2007 or earlier, who started instruction this year
The King’s Court race is open to skiers with year-of-birth 2003 or later. All skiers will get to participate in 3 sprints (no qualifying run). The course will be around 500m long, and technique is skate.
Registration begins at 2:00pm. The entry fee is free for members of WRNSC youth programs, $2 for WRNSC general members and $5 for non-members.
Approximate start times are:
Beginner jackrabbits 2:45
King’s Court sprints 3:00
Youth Lessons have been cancelled this weekend because of warm temperatures, forecasted rain and low snow levels at Bechtel Park.
Youth programs started on Sunday, January 3 and will continue until Wednesday, February 24, snow and weather permitting. Lights will be on at Bechtel on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, for night skiing, from 6 pm to 9:30 pm.
If you like the lights and the trails, but are not a member – please consider joining the club.
The 10th 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 30th, 2016. Travel will be aboard a 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 , 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 Wednesday January 20th.
Fee for WRNSC members: Adults – $40; Children over 6 & Youths (18 & under) – $25; Children 6 & under – $12. **Fee for 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 names of participants, age group, phone number 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 to the south of the Bay. Enter off of King St. Park as far away from the building as possible. The approximate arrival time back to K-W is 5:30 – 6 PM (dependent on road/weather conditions).
To reserve your seats, contact Greg at email@example.com.
Registration for the Bunny Rabbit and Jack Rabbit programs is now at capacity and registrations are closed. A mandatory parent-skier meeting is being held this Wednesday, Dec 9 at Alpine Pubic School (Kitchener), starting at 7pm. If you have rented ski equipment and have not yet picked it up, please come to Alpine Public at 6:40 pm. Instructors will be available to help you select equipment that fits you and is suitable for the program in which you are registered.
If you already have picked up your equipment, please bring your skis with you so instructors can inspect them and prepare them for the winter.
The Magic Rabbit program is now at capacity, so registration for this group has been closed for the 2015-2016 ski season.
The deadline for registration in the Bunny (ages 4 to 6) and Jack Rabbit (ages 6 to 9) programs is December 6th, 2015.
The WRNSC’s annual maintenance and wood chipping of trail sections that wind through the Bechtel Park forest will be held this Saturday October 24th. This ongoing work is essential in order to maintain the base for our winter ski trails. We need as many hands as possible, so please consider joining us.
Lunch is provided to all volunteers. This effort is also eligible for Ontario High School Diploma volunteer hours.
When: Saturday October 24th, from 8:30 am – 12:00 noon. You can contribute the whole morning or just a portion of it.
Where: Meet at the trail entrance near the children’s playground (across from the baseball diamond). Plenty of parking is available beside the playground.
How: Wear safe and appropriate clothing for rain, sunshine or cool temperatures. Gloves would be a good idea to protect your hands.
Bring: A wheelbarrow (or two), T-rake, shovel, garden fork or large garbage bin for moving wood chips. Drinking water and
a snack are also recommended.