King’s Court Sprints 2016

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:
Bunnies 2:30
Beginner jackrabbits 2:45
King’s Court sprints 3:00

Youth Instructional Programs are Underway 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.

Highlands Nordic Ski Trip on January 30th, 2016

The 10th annual ski trip to Highlands Nordic (, 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

Parent-skier meeting and equipment pickup on December 9

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.

Bechtel Park Trail Maintenance on Saturday, October 24th, 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.

Children/Youth Ski Equipment Rental Pick-up on Sunday, October 18th

The WRNSC will be holding its annual ski equipment rental event for children and youth on Sunday, October 18th. Please arrive early for the best equipment selection.

Ski equipment rental is for club members only. It is strongly recommended that you register online at Zone 4 before arrival to pick up children & youth equipment, in order to speed up the process.
To register, place your cursor on “Programs & Membership, then click on “Online Registration” to go directly to the club’s Zone 4 registration page. When registering on Zone 4, you can also select what equipment your child will require i.e. skis, boots and/or poles.

Payment can be made online with a credit card or bring a cheque on October 18th. Please bring your Zone 4 receipt with you as proof of registration (and payment, if a credit card was used).

Ski equipment is rented on a seasonal basis & must be returned by/at the club’s Annual Banquet, held in early spring.

Please note: There is no Adult rental ski equipment available.

When: Sunday, October 18th, 2015, 2 pm – 4 pm.
Where: Room 101, at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (101 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo).