Your awesome adult instruction coaches ...
A couple of things:
1) Dryland training has ended (get out and ski! Birds Hill Park and Wildwood golf course have skied in tracks)
2) below is the latest on our club plans for the season
Here are the plans for the season once we have skiable snow:
We will have 3 instructional sessions in each of classic and skate at Windsor Park for Athletic Beginner and Intermediate skiers starting as soon as there is skiable snow at Windsor Park (note that WP plans to make snow - if needed - this year, so hopefully we will get going by early December at the latest)
Athletic Beginner skiers - 3 x Monday (classic) and Tuesday (skate) - 7PM
Intermediate skiers - 3 x Tuesday (Skate) and Thursday (classic) - 7PM
Advanced skiers - drills and technique work most Thursday evenings and occasional daylight and other sessions.
Start date TBD - but we hope to start by early December. We strongly encourage AB and Intermediate skiers to attend all 3 sessions for a given technique
Also be prepared to be adaptable/flexible as every winter is different and conditions can vary greatly from day to day!
After instructional sessions we plan a combination of occasional evening / weekend (and possibly an overnighter) social skis, interval training, and occasional daytime and evening ad hoc instructional sessions over the rest of the winter. Please reach out if you would like to help organize a social ski or two. Also, there will be a CANSI ski instructor training session in January -- check that out and let us know if you are interested in this program.
Registration is at zone4.ca -> see the link in one of the posts below
Hey - Registration is now open! https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=29959
We haven't yet finalized winter plans, but dryland training at Westview Park (north of Polo Park area) will start Thursday, October 13th at 6:45 PM
Here is a little bit of what we do for dryland training:
... So we can get ready for this:
Anyone who's spent any time at the Windsor Park Nordic Center will have either met, seen or been influenced by Jim's work. The master groomer spent countless hours sculpting the trails for our skiing satisfaction.
Jim had a big presence and a huge heart. Always friendly, always smiling and always available for a quick hello.
He will definitely be missed.
For the first time in recorded history, Downtown Nordic held a practice in April. Not to refute any of the illustrious scientific studies on climate change, but winter 2021/2022 has indeed come close to being the ultimate “Endless Winter”. We have held on snow practices over a total of six months!
The April 3rd practice consisted of a friendly group ski, during which various water obstacles were avoided. The group ski was followed by caloric replenishment and beverages to counter any effects of malnourishment and dehydration
Please stay tuned for details on May practices.
Team Sprint Final - Steve & Tim on the mic!