12th Annual Ski Trip to Highlands Nordic – Saturday, January 27

The 12th 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 27, 2018. 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 and 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 and fresh baked goods.

Trip cost includes bus fare and ski trail fee. The fee is non-refundable, unless the trip is cancelled. Advance registration is required. Registration and payment deadline is Friday, January 12th.

Fee for WRNSC members: Adults – $40; Children over 6 and Youths (18 and under) – $25; Children 6 and under – $12. Non-member fees: Adult and junior – $48; children 7 and under – $32.

To reserve your seats, contact Edith at rogerb@golden.net.

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 south-west corner of the mall, south of The Bay. Please 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).

Youth Skiing Update

Rental Equipment: The second and final equipment rental session will be at the the club’s storage facility located on Goudies Lane, between Queen and Ontario Streets on Monday, December 18 at 6:30pm.

Registration: Registration will reopen after December 10, once we know how many newly qualified instructors we have. Skiers who are on the waiting list will be contacted before we open registration to the general public. If you wish to place a skier on the waiting list, please contact Ken Campbell at kccampbell@golden.net.

Ski camp: The racing team will be attending a snow camp at Highlands from Dec 15 to 17, and they will be taking part in the Yuletide Blast. If non-team skiers wish to race at the Yuletide Blast, contact Ken Campbell. We will be happy to see them.

Ontario Senior Games – Race Sunday, January 21

Are you aged 55 and over and seeking a friendly, fun competition? Ontario Senior Games Association has the event for you! You can take part in a 5km nordic ski race this winter.

There are two options available:
– Age category time trial (where the fastest person wins) and
– Prediction time (where you predict your time and try to match it)

1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each category will qualify for OSGA 55+ Provincial Games in February 2019.

Date: Sunday January 21, 2018
Location: Bechtel Park, 185 Bridge St. W., Waterloo, ON N2K 1K9

Start lists and start times will also be posted on Waterloo Region Nordic’s web page a day or two before the event. The trail system will be open for practice on the morning of the event.

If you are interested in this event please visit
for registration forms or contact the conveners

Conveners for this event are:
Ken Campbell, kccampbell@golden.net 519-571-8086, and
Bill Henry, thehenrys.xc@gmail.com 519-752-3377