Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Striding Technique

Here's a great video of classic striding technique.  It was put together by the US National team to use for there athletes.  Watch the slow-motion portions and observe the very subtle and slight foot drive with the leading foot just before they grip the snow.

DN registration and information

Registration for DN - 2014.  It closes on Dec. 1st!

The link:

The details:

Some potential for time changes ... we will keep you posted

Pre-season (until good snow)
 - Thursdays at Westview park (garbage dump hill) at 6:30PM starting October 9th - dryland fitness and technique

Early Season (first good snow  to late December / early January)
 - Mondays and Thursdays at 7PM at Windsor Park - technique instruction and drills
 - start our Jackrabbits program - led by Steve Wintoniw  (contact him at stevenwintoniw at gmail.com)
Mid to Late Season (early January to late February)
 - Monday interval training sessions at 7PM (usually with a technique component depending on how cold it is)
 - approximately bi-weekly weekend out-of-town skis - led by Katrina Froese
 - no Thursday training for this portion of the season

 - fees - $65 per person / $100 per family - a special DN gift is included in this price
 - we want to develop more coaches this season! -- any DN member can have their coaching training fees covered (CANSI, jackrabbits, etc.)

For the adult programs, you should be in very good shape and plan to ski regularly through the season.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Photo Explosion from Last Season

Fall training with the Club of the Year Trophy

First snow of the year - November 10th

Julie celebrating at the Grey Cup with a slightly out-of-shape Golden Boy

Some December roller-skiing on Seymour Mountain in Vancouver

Meanwhile, Levi was at Silver Star

And DN skiers at Yellowstone

The DN Buffs - so many uses!

It was a very cold winter
Provincial Championships at Kenora

Levi competing at Nationals in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland
The German Post Office has added DN gear to their uniforms!

Ken at Silver Star

Neil competing at Giants Ridge

I'm not quite sure who is the most awkward in this photo: Kristen or the guy trying to give her a hug.

Wise words from Coach Tim at Nationals

Some more wise words from Tim to Levi

DNers in South America

Downtown Nordic goes Big (Ben)

Julie at the Norwegian Birkie

Lorne Midford and a couple of other guys at the Norwegian Birkie

Patrice, Julie, JeanAnne, and someone else at the Norwegian Birkie

Another beautiful day this past winter

Waxboy Tim working his magic at Nationals

Jacek receiving the award for winning his age group at the Wed Night Race Series
Some late night crust skiing at Birds Hill Pak

Skiing on the Birds Hill Park glacier

Kristen always wants to be in the spotlight

the sun setting on a late season ski

Last ski of the year - April 26th! ...

And this is what I was wearing

Freddie and Esther share the skier of the year award

Katrina also was awarded skier of the year - I have no idea how to get this picture upright

some final partying for the Club of the Year trophy

the partying went into the night

the Trophy was very popular at the bar

Never before photographed in the wild - Sue snowplowing on a downhill

Levi had trouble depositing this into an ATM

DN Tour de Rollerski - Final Race and Final Results

Final Times

Ben 9:00 start 39:01 
Time 30:01
Steve start 8:30 finish 39:16
Time 30:44
Sean start 9:20 finish 39:44
Time 30:24
Conor start 9:00 finish 39:45 
Time 30:45
Murray start 6:45 finish 41:22
Time 34:37
Liam start 1:00 finish 43:46 time 41:46
Due to Ben not racing in the earlier stages, he was awarded
 a 16 second time penalty.
 ... which means Steve wins the first ever Tour de Rollerski by 1 second.
Way to go Steve!

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped with this great event.