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

Youth Equipment Rental Pick-Up

WRNSC offers seasonal equipment rental (skis, boots & poles) for club members who are 18 years of age and younger (i.e. youth club members only), and registered in the Bunnyrabbit, Jackrabbit and Track Attack programs.

– We strongly recommend that you register online before arrival to pick-up equipment so as to make the process as speedy as possible.
– Ski equipment is rented on a seasonal basis and must be returned no later than the club’s Annual General Meeting (held in early spring).
– Details available here and costs are listed on the Pricing page.

A date has been selected!

Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017


1 to 2pm Track Attack racers Boots, skis, poles, tights and racing tops rentals & Jacket sales
2 to 3:30pm General rentals Boots, skis and poles rentals

Location: Margaret Ave School (325 Louisa St, Kitchener, ON)

Waiting List for Jackrabbit and Track Attack Beginner Skiers

Registration is temporarily closed for these classes. If you are interested in registering skiers for these classes, please inform Ken Campbell at kccampbell@golden.net and he will put your skier on a waiting list.

We expect to reopen registration once we have more trained instructors available (after December 10). If you wish to become an instructor for Waterloo Region, let Ken Campbell know and he will tell you how we can help you to get trained.

Starting next week: Adult Dryland Training (Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:30pm)

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 (cailinn.burns@gmail.com) – I 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 at http://wrnsc.ca/.

When: Training starts 6:30 pm Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 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+Park/@43.420789,-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.

Registration for the 2017-2018 ski season is now open

It is that time of year when we start to look forward to ski season. Registration for Waterloo Region Nordic membership is now open. To join us, and to register for programs and possibly to rent youth equipment, follow the ‘Programs & Memberships’ tab. We look forward to skiing with you this winter.

We have reorganized the Youth Instruction groups a bit this year, and we have also changed the days and times that instructional groups meet. For details, please see the Youth Programs tab.

Waterloo Region Nordic is entirely volunteer-driven, and we always need help in maintaining and grooming trails, and we are always recruiting individuals who would like to become an instructor.  Basic instructor training will take place at Highlands Nordic on December 8, 9 and 10. If you are interested and want more details, please contact Ken Campbell at kccampbell@golden.net.

Our trail grooming team is also looking for recruits. If you are willing and able to operate our snowmobile, please contact Colin Rhodes for more details, at colin.rhodes@gmail.com.

2017-2018 Online Registration is Open!

Registration is open for the 2017-2018 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 & Membership header.

To register, move your cursor to Programs & Membership, then click on Online Registration. This takes you to the club’s safe and secure Zone 4 registration site.

Banquet Details (Equipment return, potluck and awards)

The banquet and ski rental return will be held Sunday, April 9 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.

Cookie Race was a Great Success!

The Cookie Race was held on Sunday, February 5, at Bechtel Park, Waterloo. A total of 67 skiers completed the race. This included 19 bunnies, and 13 Atom skiers.

I would like to thank Dave Paddock who provided the grooming, as well as Stephan, Clay, Bill and Roger, who shovelled snow from places where we did not need it to places where we did. Thanks as well to the numerous parents who worked as the timing crew, and to the parents and a couple of our Magic Rabbit skiers who worked the finish line and handed out cookies and hot chocolate. Special thanks go to Hannah and Cayla Weiler who baked the cookies and turned them into medals.

Full results have been sent to skiers and instructors, but highlights are:
Isabelle Latour was the fastest bunny, followed closely by Clinton Moser and Ivan Bardelcik.
Kaelyn Gawne was the fastest beginner Atom girl, and Leo Schellenberger was the fastest beginner Atom boy.
Natalie Faulkner was the fastest Atom girl, while Michael Kitaev was the fastest Atom boy, closely followed by James Drost and Max Moser. William Dixon was the fastest of the Older Beginners, but Athan Juritsch gave him a real challenge.
Cayla Weiler was the fastest PeeWee girl, and Simon Baer was the fastest PeeWee boy. Marie-Anne Dods was the fastest Midget girl and Damien Jevremovic was our fastest Midget boy.

A good time was had by all. Now all we need is a bit more snow, so we can have more fun and more racing.

Race Notice – The Cookie Race

Date: February 5, 2017

Location: Bechtel Park, 185 Bridge St W, Waterloo, ON  N2K 1K9

Time: Racing starts at 2:30pm. Registration opens at 1:30pm. Note that all youth members of instructional classes with Waterloo Region Nordic (from Bunnies through Jr Outers) are automatically registered for this race.

Fee: Race fee is included in instructional fee for youth members of Waterloo’s instructional programs. Race fee is $2 for WRNSC members and $5 for non-members.

Technique: Free

Format: Individual start

1) Bunnies  200m
2) Beginner atom (first-year skier, dob 2008-2010)  600m
3) Atom (dob 2008-2010) 600m
4) Older beginners (first-year skier, dob 2007 and older) 1200m
5) Pee Wee girl (dob 2005-2007)  1200m
6) Pee Wee boy (dob 2004-2007) 1200m
7) Midget Girl (dob 2003-2004) 2400m
8) Midget Boy (dob 2002-2003) 2400m
9) Juvenile and older girl (2002 and older) 2400m
10) Juvenile and older boy (2001 and older) 2400m

Awards: All participants will be awarded a cookie and a hot drink