Upcoming events to mark in your calendars!
- Sunday, January 30, 2022 – All Ages Costume Ski
- Sunday, February 13, 2022 – NWT Ski Day – Free Ski
- Saturday & Sunday March 12 & 13, 2022 – YK Ski Races
- Saturday, March 19, 2022 – Frostbite 50
- Sunday, April 3, 2022 – Yellowknife Gold Loppet
- Saturday, April 9, 2022 – Nordic Cross
Do your skies need waxing?
Are you finding you don’t quite have the glide you need? We have just the thing for you!
The HP ski team is offering a waxing service at the end of January as a fundraiser.
When: Saturday, January 29 (from 1:30 – 4:00 pm) and Sunday, January 30 (from noon to 3 pm)
How: By appointment, wax while you wait or same day pick up
Cost: $20 or use your punch pass
Who to contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Update: We wanted to let you know that we have changed this weekend’s event to be an all-ages costume ski, for everyone. The gender-specificity and binary naming of our historic group-skis and events “Chix on Stix” and “Boys on Boards” no longer reflect the inclusive environment we wish to create at the Yellowknife Ski Club. We thank those of you who reached out with your concerns; we agree and we apologize. We can, and hope to, do better. Don’t miss out on the All Ages Costume Ski event at the YK Ski Club this weekend!!
Virtual Canadian Birkie
Join people from around the world participating in the Canadian Birkie virtually from February 14 to 28, 2022. You can classic ski, skate ski, snowshoe, skate, or skijor. If the snow gods aren’t shining down on your part of the planet, you can roller-ski, cycle, run or walk. You choose your day and your Birkie distance: 2, 4, 8, 13, 31 or 55 kilometres. You also pick your pace and your place!!
For more information check out the Canadian Birkie Website
Frostbite 50 Training Group
The cold weather is not slowing down this dedicated group of skiers training for the Frostbite 50 taking place March 19th. This past week Program Director, Bernadette Knox showed some members of the group how to hot wax their skies.
Photo by Merilie Reynolds. Bernadette Knox teaching Ashley Janes (left) and Rebecca Canam (Right) how to hot wax their skies
With temperatures reaching -42 with wind chill the group geared up for their longest ski yet. Approximately 18km ski from Cassidy Point to the Government Dock.
Photo by Steve Schwarz. Sara Wong leading the FB50 Training Group on a long ski