Children and Youth Rental Ski Equipment Pick-up on October 2, 2016

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.

2016-2017 Online Registration is Now Open!

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.

WRNSC Annual Banquet on Sunday April 3

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!)

5:45-6:30: Awards
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.

Join us for End-of-Season Ski Competition on Sunday, March 6 @ Bechtel Park

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.

King’s Court Sprints 2016

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:
Bunnies 2:30
Beginner jackrabbits 2:45
King’s Court sprints 3:00

Youth Instructional Programs are Underway 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.

Highlands Nordic Ski Trip on January 30th, 2016

The 10th annual ski trip to Highlands Nordic (, courtesy of the WRNSC and the Grand Valley Trails Association, will be on Saturday January 30th, 2016. Travel will be aboard a 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 & service shops , change rooms, waxing facilities and a full service cafeteria that offers hot soup and sandwiches, hot and cold drinks & fresh baked goods.

Trip cost includes bus fare & ski trail fee. The fee is non-refundable, unless the trip is cancelled. Advance registration and payment is required. Registration and payment deadline is Wednesday January 20th.
Fee for WRNSC members: Adults – $40; Children over 6 & Youths (18 & under) – $25; Children 6 & under – $12. **Fee for non-members is $48**.

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 names of participants, age group, phone number and e-mail address.

Skiers will be picked up in Waterloo, at Conestoga Mall. Please arrive before 8:00 am. Park vehicles at the parking lot to the south of the Bay. Enter off of King St. Park as far away from the building as possible. The approximate arrival time back to K-W is 5:30 – 6 PM (dependent on road/weather conditions).

To reserve your seats, contact Greg at

Parent-skier meeting and equipment pickup on December 9

Registration for the Bunny Rabbit and Jack Rabbit programs is now at capacity and registrations are closed. A mandatory parent-skier meeting is being held this Wednesday, Dec 9 at Alpine Pubic School (Kitchener), starting at 7pm. If you have rented ski equipment and have not yet picked it up, please come to Alpine Public at 6:40 pm. Instructors will be available to help you select equipment that fits you and is suitable for the program in which you are registered.

If you already have picked up your equipment, please bring your skis with you so instructors can inspect them and prepare them for the winter.