We are currently looking for volunteers to fill two positions:
Ski Clothing Manager whose duties include:
· All communications with sportswear company regarding design changes (if applicable), sample size orders, final orders, warranty issues, etc.
· Providing regular updates to club board
· Coordination with the Youth Program Director
· Scheduling and management/administration of fitting dates
· Collecting clothing orders & payments from club members; submitting orders & payment to sportswear company
· Organizing distribution of clothing orders to club members
· Management of rental program for racing suits
Treasurer whose duties include:
· To gather financial needs from all coordinators
· To present financial statements at each Board meeting
· Accounts receivable and payable
Youth instructional registration for the 2018-19 ski season has been paused. It is possible that registration will reopen later this fall. Please contact Ken Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to add your skier(s) to the wait list.
Bunnyrabbit program – Registration is full
Jackrabbits – 3 spots remain
Track Attack Basic/Beginner – 2 spots remain
Track Attack Development – Registration is full
Track Attack Racing – Registration is full
Paranordic – Limited spots remain
If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, contact Ken Campbell at email@example.com
Registration is likely to reopen once we train additional instructors.
The WRNSC’s annual maintenance and wood chipping of trail sections through Bechtel Park forest will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018. This ongoing work is essential to maintain the base for our winter ski trails. We need as many hands as possible, so please consider joining us.
Lunch is provided for all volunteers. This effort is also eligible for Ontario High School Diploma volunteer hours.
When: Saturday, October 27, from 8:30am to 12-noon. You can contribute the whole morning or just a portion of it.
Where: Meet in the parking lot beside the playground.
Details: Wear safe and appropriate clothing for rain, sunshine or cool temperatures. Gloves are a good idea to protect your hands. Bring as many of the following tools as you have (T-rake, shovel, garden fork and wheelbarrow).
Worried about being able to make it up those first dreaded hills once the snow falls? Looking to get some early conditioning in with some fun fellow club-members? Searching for an excuse to eat more stuffing this Thanksgiving? Come on out to Adult Dryland Training! All fitness levels are welcome.
If you are interested, please email Cailinn Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org) – She will be putting together a custom email list for weather and other updates.
Membership: Since this is a WRNSC-run activity, you must be a member in good standing to participate with the group – please update your registration if you have not already done so.
When: Training starts 6:30 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018, and will continue on a weekly basis thereafter until there is snow.
Where: We will meet at McLennan Park in Kitchener. For those who are unfamiliar with this area, it is on the south side of Ottawa Street, east of Westmount, across the road from Sheridan Nurseries Garden Centre. We usually park in the lot with the Ottawa Street entrance just below the toboggan hill. <https://www.google.ca/maps/place/McLennan+Parkemail@example.com,-80.492053,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xee709724ad9f5350>
What to bring: Dress for the weather and wear runners. Please bring ski/walking poles, and head lamps for when it gets dark.
Program: We’ll do a variety of activities, including walking and bounding with the poles and if people are interested, some circuits of squats, lunges, push-ups etc. – similar to last year, for those who attended. The program will not “build on itself”, i.e. if you miss a week or two you won’t be lost. The goal is to practice some sport-specific conditioning exercises. We’ll change it up regularly to keep it interesting.
WRNSC’s AGM will be held at RIM Park on Wednesday, May 23 at 6pm
The banquet and ski rental return will be held Sunday, March 25 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.
The 2018 Cookie Race, which was scheduled for January 21, has been cancelled because of low snow conditions and expected high temperatures.
Time trials will be run on Thursday, January 18 at the Rockway Golf Course in Kitchener. Events will begin at 6:30pm.
The racing group has been active over the Christmas break, and the Track Attack Development skiers have also been invited to sessions. All youth instructional sections will offer lessons starting Sunday January 7, from 1:30 until 3:30pm, at Bechtel Park.
The Cookie Race will be held on January 21 at Bechtel Park. All youth instructional skiers are automatically registered in the Cookie Race. For the race notice, please see our Race page. For the first time, the Cookie Race will have a ‘seniors’ category. The seniors events will serve as qualifiers for Ontario Senior Games. All adult skiers can enter the ‘seniors’ events, but only skiers age 55 or more can qualify for the Seniors Games.
Update (January 17, 2018): The 2018 Cookie Race has been cancelled because of low snow conditions and expected high temperatures.
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WRNSC is pleased to present the first race of the 2018 Orion Race Series, The Cookie Race. All finishers will receive a cookie and a hot chocolate. We have selected courses and distances that are within the capabilities of all of our skiers. This is an introduction to ski racing for many of our skiers and we work to make it a positive experience for everyone.
The race will be held on Sunday, January 21.
We will be using an interval start and the race is free technique.
The race will be held at Bechtel Park, Waterloo. Racing will start at 2:30pm; registration opens at 1:30 pm for the Cookie Race and for the adult 5km time trial. (All youth members who are in WRNSC youth instructional programs are automatically registered.)
Categories are as follows:
– 250m Bunny (Registered in a Bunnyrabbit program)
– 450m Beginners/Basic (Registered in a beginners Jackrabbit program or a beginners/basic Track Attack program)
– 1km Atom (yob 2009 and earlier)
– 1.5K PeeWee (yob 2006-2008)
– 3.3K Midget (yob 2004-2005)
– 3.3km Juvenile (yob 2002-2003)
– 3.3km PN ambulatory
WRNSC is also pleased to run two events that serve as qualifiers for the Ontario Senior Games.
1. We will run a 5km ‘precision’ event, where adult competitors predict their finish time and then strive to come closest to their prediction. This event will start before the Cookie Race heats (time TBA).
2. We will also run a 5km ‘time trial’ for adult competitors at the end of the youth Cookie Race heats.
There is no charge for WRNSC youth members who are registered in instructional programs – race fees are included in their program fees
The race fee for other WRNSC members is $2.
The race fee for non-members is $5.