Fresh Snow!

The new snow has brought us right back to proper winter trail conditions! We have full coverage everywhere. I went out tonight and groomed both the fields and the woods for both skate and classic. The track should set up quite nicely overnight, so skiing for the rest of the week should be excellent!

I had to skip the regular uphill near the highway because it was too icy underneath the snow, so I groomed an alternate route instead.

Note that snowplowing will strip the fresh snow off of the ice underneath, so please try to minimze snowplowing 🙂

Annual General Meeting

WRNSC’s AGM will be held at RIM Park on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30pm.

If you are interested in volunteering to be on the club’s board of directors, please contact

6:30 to 7pm: Dinner of pizza and salads. Please bring your own water bottle (drink).
7pm: Meeting, including reports and elections

Room: 104
Agenda will be emailed closer to the date

May 21 update — Draft agenda:

  1. Approval of agenda
  2. Approval of minutes from last AGM
  3. Reports
       – President’s report
       – Presentation and approval of financial statements
       – Equipment rentals
       – Youth programs
       – Adult programs
       – Bechtel Park
      –  Start up at Rockway Golf Club
  4. Board Elections

Followed by first meeting of new board.

Year End Banquet (Includes equipment return, potluck and awards)

The banquet and ski rental return will be held Sunday, March 24 at Camp Heidelberg (2001 Kressler Road, Woolwich).

4 to 5pm: Equipment return, set up dining room and socialize
5 to 5:45pm: Potluck dinner – Bring your utensils, china and table cloth. Bring a home cooked dish (soups, salads, main course, desserts – no peanuts please)
5:45 to 6:30pm: Awards – All bunnyrabbit and jackrabbit skiers will receive their skill awards and badges. We will also reveal the winners of the Jackrabbit Johannsen, Adult Learn-to-Ski, Adult Racer, Junior Racer, Kitchener Sports Association and WCSSAA awards.

Prime Spring Skiing

I took a quite aggressive pass with the renovator this morning, so the entire network is now in excellent condition for skating. There wasn’t enough depth to set a classic track. There’s a few icy patches in the usual spots, but most of the trail is great. Get out and enjoy the snow before the warm rain hits it 🙂

Update after skiing:
The fields are in great condition. The downhills in the woods range from fast to adrenaline junkie 🙂 I stayed on my feet the whole time, but had a few close calls. The least stressful way to go through the woods is to enter by the new cemetery and ski counter-clockwise, exiting by the playground.

The trails in the woods will be easier to ski when it is above zero because the top layer will soften a bit. They’ll be rather exciting when it is fully frozen.

Well a few centimeters will make a difference. Renovated the whole network and it is good for skating, but if you insist on doing the cemetery loop, do in such a way that you go down the big hill, not up as the snow cover is thin and skating will push away the snow to the icy sheet underneath. I tried setting a classic track, but there was only enough snow in places, but not everywhere…waxless skis will be fine. Enjoy the sunshine.

Well, we found a sheet of ice and made it skiable. We renovated the tennis court loop and parts of the woods, excluding the large cemetery loop as there was too much ice from run-off etc. Careful on the dipsy-doodle in the woods; we shoveled to cover up the ice but it requires careful skiing. The skating is fast and fun and you find a classic track in places with some flurries having accumulated in them. -Stephan and Brett

Use It Before We Lose It!

The trails were renovated Friday afternoon including a new classic track around the entire network. The cemetery hill is thin, but there is an option to take the new route up/down the middle. Use the snow, before the freezing rain/rain arrives on Sunday. -Stephan