Alberta Clipper con’t

Groomed the network this morning and managed to trackset most of the trails. The base is thin in spots but the trails are all snow covered. Get out and enjoy a ski this week as the weekend looks a bit mild.

Conditions: Good                                         Base:less than 5 cm

Cookie Race was a Great Success!

The Cookie Race was held on Sunday, February 5, at Bechtel Park, Waterloo. A total of 67 skiers completed the race. This included 19 bunnies, and 13 Atom skiers.

I would like to thank Dave Paddock who provided the grooming, as well as Stephan, Clay, Bill and Roger, who shovelled snow from places where we did not need it to places where we did. Thanks as well to the numerous parents who worked as the timing crew, and to the parents and a couple of our Magic Rabbit skiers who worked the finish line and handed out cookies and hot chocolate. Special thanks go to Hannah and Cayla Weiler who baked the cookies and turned them into medals.

Full results have been sent to skiers and instructors, but highlights are:
Isabelle Latour was the fastest bunny, followed closely by Clinton Moser and Ivan Bardelcik.
Kaelyn Gawne was the fastest beginner Atom girl, and Leo Schellenberger was the fastest beginner Atom boy.
Natalie Faulkner was the fastest Atom girl, while Michael Kitaev was the fastest Atom boy, closely followed by James Drost and Max Moser. William Dixon was the fastest of the Older Beginners, but Athan Juritsch gave him a real challenge.
Cayla Weiler was the fastest PeeWee girl, and Simon Baer was the fastest PeeWee boy. Marie-Anne Dods was the fastest Midget girl and Damien Jevremovic was our fastest Midget boy.

A good time was had by all. Now all we need is a bit more snow, so we can have more fun and more racing.

Back in Business … barely

Renovated this morning. No tracks. Suggest you avoid the loop by University Ave on the woodland trail. The woodland trail has a few deep ruts due to water runoff and is bare in spots. The field loops are thin as well. Suggest rock skis if you have a pair.

Conditions: poor                                         Base: not much!

Race Notice – The Cookie Race

Date: February 5, 2017

Location: Bechtel Park, 185 Bridge St W, Waterloo, ON  N2K 1K9

Time: Racing starts at 2:30pm. Registration opens at 1:30pm. Note that all youth members of instructional classes with Waterloo Region Nordic (from Bunnies through Jr Outers) are automatically registered for this race.

Fee: Race fee is included in instructional fee for youth members of Waterloo’s instructional programs. Race fee is $2 for WRNSC members and $5 for non-members.

Technique: Free

Format: Individual start

1) Bunnies  200m
2) Beginner atom (first-year skier, dob 2008-2010)  600m
3) Atom (dob 2008-2010) 600m
4) Older beginners (first-year skier, dob 2007 and older) 1200m
5) Pee Wee girl (dob 2005-2007)  1200m
6) Pee Wee boy (dob 2004-2007) 1200m
7) Midget Girl (dob 2003-2004) 2400m
8) Midget Boy (dob 2002-2003) 2400m
9) Juvenile and older girl (2002 and older) 2400m
10) Juvenile and older boy (2001 and older) 2400m

Awards: All participants will be awarded a cookie and a hot drink