Thanks everyone for making youth registration a huge success this year. Registration for youth instructional programs is now closed. We have accepted as many skiers as possible, based on the number of instructors we have available. If we recruit more instructors, we will reopen registration for youth instructional programs. If you would like to put your skier’s name on a waiting list, please email Ken Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org, and let him know your skier’s name and date of birth. If you would like to volunteer as an instructor, Ken would also be very pleased to hear from you.
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 weekend?
Come on out to Adult Dryland Training! All fitness levels are welcome. If you are interested, please email Jackie Day (email@example.com) – I will be putting together a custom email list for weather and other updates.
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 at http://wrnsc.ca/.
Training starts 6:30 pm Tuesday, October 11, 2016, and will continue on a weekly basis thereafter until there is snow.
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+Parkfirstname.lastname@example.org,-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.
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 programme 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.
See you there!
If the young skiers (ages 18 and under) in your family need Nordic ski equipment this winter, please join us on Sunday October 2nd, 2016 for the club’s children and youth ski equipment rental day.
The location is the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, 101 Father David Bauer Drive, in Room 101. The time will be from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Rental costs are as follows: skis $25; boots $25; poles $10. A General membership ($55) is required for all skiers. The club has a large selection of ski equipment, and we are continually upgrading our inventory.
It is highly recommended that you register and pay online before arriving at the rental session. Payment is by credit card, using the club’s Zone 4 online registration system. There will be a $10 surcharge if payment is made by cash or cheque.
To access online registration, go to Programs and Membership on the horizontal menu, then click on Online Registration.
Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 ski season. Go online and become a general member. You can then choose from fall training programs and/or winter ski lessons for children, youth and adults. Further details on club programs are available under the Programs and Membership header.
To register, move your cursor to Programs and Membership, then click on Online Registration. This takes you to the club’s safe and secure Zone 4 registration site.
The Waterloo Region Nordic Sports Club cordially invites club members and their families to the 2016 Banquet & Season Celebration. The event will be held on Sunday April 3rd. The location is Camp Heidelberg, 2001 Kressler Road, Woolwich.
The schedule is as follows:
4:00-5:00 Equipment Return, Socializing and Dining Room Set-Up
*Return all rental equipment*
5:00-5:45: Potluck Dinner
Bring your utensils, china and table cloth
Bring a home cooked dish (soups, salads, main course, desserts) (no peanuts!)
All Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit skiers will receive their skill awards and badges.
We’ll also reveal the winners of the Jackrabbit Johannsen, Adult Learn-to-Ski, Adult Racer, Junior Racer, Kitchener Sports Association and WCSSAA awards.
Waterloo Region Nordic is pleased to announce that we have snow again on our field loops, and that we will be holding a year-end ski competition on Sunday, March 6 at Bechtel Park, Bridge Street, Waterloo.
Registration runs from noon until 12:30, and then from 1:15 until 1:45. All registered members of Waterloo Region’s youth instructional programs are pre-registered since this is part of our program.
The event will start with a skier-and-parent relay race on a 500m loop. This race starts at 12:30.
This will be followed by a 500m IS race for our bunnies. This age category for non-club-members is year-of-birth of 2010 or later. This race will start around 1:30.
We will be holding a Kings Court-format sprint for jackrabbits and older age categories. Jackrabbits will race on a 500m loop, while older categories race on a 750m loop. This race will start around 1:45. The race is expected to last around 2 hours, but this is dependent upon registration numbers.
Registration categories for the Kings Court sprint are:
A) registered jackrabbits. For non-club-members, this category is open to skiers with a date of birth between 2007 and 2009;
B) registered Magic Rabbits. For non-club-members this category is open to skiers with a date of birth between 2003 and 2006, and
C) older skiers (i.e. With a birth date earlier than 2003)
Depending upon numbers we may combine the ‘older skiers’ with Magic Rabbits for racing purposes. Older skiers will be seeded in faster heats.
The entry fee is free for members of WRNSC youth programs, $2 for WRNSC general members and $5 for non-members.
The King’s Court Sprints, scheduled for Sunday January 17th, have been cancelled due to deteriorating field conditions.
Our next meet will be the Cookie Race on February 7.
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:
Beginner jackrabbits 2:45
King’s Court sprints 3:00
Youth Lessons have been cancelled this weekend because of warm temperatures, forecasted rain and low snow levels 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.