Warm Weekend Ahead

Renovated the network this morning and reset track in about 50% of the woodland trail, but the snow was too shallow in most of the field loop as it is drifting in the high winds. The field loop has one exposed hill by the soccer complex. Enjoy a ski before Sunday …

Conditions: fair      Base: under 5 cm

Weekend Skiing

The trail network was renovated and new tracks were put in. The base is firming up nicely for skating. The tracks however are a bit shallow and limited due to snow depth. The back hill continues have some exposed gravel at its top.

Conditions: fair-good              Base: under 5 cm

Winter is here!!

The trails were all packed this morning and track set on about 80% of the woodland trail and 50% of the field loop. The base fairly thin, especially on the back hill. Some drifting is likely this afternoon as winds pick up. Enjoy the ski!!

Conditions: good     Base: under 5 cm

Trails Tuesday AM

Trails Tuesday AM

We are back in business. Managed to pack all the sections by noon. There are still some bare spots on the back hill and in the field so don’t wear those new skis yet. The woods is icy in sections covered with a thin layer of snow so be cautious. Sections are sure to drift in this afternoon so I’ll be sure to get again tomorrow early to repack.

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.

Winter is here!

I groomed the field loop for skating and rolled the trail in the woods.  We’ll need a bit more snow before we groom in the woods and put in a classic track.  Conditions are suitable for rock skiing, but there’s lots of fun to be had!