Groom the Snow – Equipment Fundraiser

The Yellowknife Ski Club, together with Nordiq Canada has launched a tax deduction eligible campaign to raise $5000 for the purpose of investing in upkeep of the Club’s trail grooming capacity!
The Yellowknife Ski Club relies on snowmobiles and snow grooming implements to build, maintain, and groom our ski trails. The equipment is integral to the operation of our club, and some of our most important assets. Much of our equipment has been in operation for 30+ years and has been maintained by a handful of volunteers who know how to repair and maintain it. A lot of our equipment is old, and the parts needed to keep it in operation are becoming increasingly hard to come by, or are too worn to repair. Money raised with this joint initiative will support the production of safe, quality ski trails for everyone to enjoy. If you would like to donate, click here!

Looking for French coaches!

Bonjour mes chers coachs bilingues, (English follows)

L’AFCY et le Réseau TNO Santé souhaitent organiser un après-midi initiation au ski de fond au ski club. De fait, on cherche une personne francophone pour animer l’activité. La prestation sera rémunérée.

L’activité pourrait durer environ 2 h – 3 h, avec une partie apprentissage des bases et une autre balade à ski par exemple, mais ils sont ouverts aux suggestions quant au déroulement de la session. Ils proposeront ensuite des collations et boissons chaudes aux participants.

Après discussion avec le ski club, il y aurait une disponibilité pour l’organiser le dimanche 5 février prochain. Seriez-vous intéressés pour animer cette activité? N’hésite pas à revenir vers Lisa (en copie) pour tout renseignement complémentaire.

 
 
Hello bilingual coaches, 
The French Association of Yellowknife and the Réseau TNO Santé would like to organize an afternoon of cross-country skiing at the ski club. In fact, they are looking for a French-speaking person to lead the activity. If you choose to help them out, you will be paid for your time and effort. 

The activity could last about 2 – 3 hours. During the first half, the participants will learn the basics and during the other half, they can go for a ski on the trails, for example, but the organizers are open to suggestions as to how the session should be run. They will then offer snacks and hot drinks to the participants.

After discussion with the ski club, this activity could possibly be run on Sunday, February 5th. Would you be interested in leading this activity? Don’t hesitate to communicate with Lisa (cc’d) for any further information.

World Snow Day Success!

Thank you to all the volunteers who made World Snow Day a huge success! It wouldn’t be possible without you!
 
 
SPONSORS
Overlander Sports
Barren Ground Coffee
Ecole Itlo
Get Active
CCNWT
 
Pancake Breakfast Volunteers
Heather Scott
Joanna Wilson
Anita Gue
Candace Decoste
Amanda Decoste
Abby Decoste
Jimmy Decoste
Carys Lyall
Jack Lyall
Emily Lothian
Aliana Lothian
Caelyn Caris
Jen Potten
Mikka Pke
Tanika Pike
Pontiac Mace
Charity Tracey
Jessica Mace
Tania Hercun
 
Mini Lessons Volunteers
Jennifer Stranart
Rob Matthews
 
Ski Rental Volunteers
Aileen Stevens
Andrea Bettger
Marc Casa
Laura Stewart
Mindy Willett
Levi Bruce
Christina Robitaile
Sara Minogue

New Adult Ski lessons!

Novice Classic

Date: Saturday January 14, Sunday January 22, and Sunday January 29

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Cost: $80 (+ $30 in trail fees if you are a non-member. If you are renting equipment from Overlander Sports, non-member trail fees are waived.)

This is a foundation-building course for people comfortable on skis but who want to improve their technique and become more comfortable on hills.

Register here.

Calling all coaches!

We are offering a Competition Coaching Introduction (CCI-L2T) On-Snow course in Yellowknife with Allison McArdle, February 10-12, 2023.
 
Click here to register.
 
Dates:
Friday evening (exact time TBD) 3 hrs
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 1pm

Pre-reading will be shared with participants approximately a week before the course. Participants are expected to bring a laptop or other device with the materials downloaded for the classroom portion. For the on-snow portion, you’ll need your skis and warm clothing – and you’ll be required to deliver a 10-15 min technique development session (more information about this will also follow closer to the course date).

In Competition Coaching Introduction (CCI-L2T) coaches develop skills to deliver a well-rounded program for athletes aged 9-12 years old. The emphasis is on skill development within a fun, team-oriented environment that develops a passion for the lifelong health and fitness benefits of cross-country skiing.

On snow workshop: This 16.5-hour in-person workshop is delivered by your Division. Topics include:

-team management
-supporting athletes at a competition
-equipment selection
-ski preparation
-how to effectively teach intermediate-level ski technique

CCI (L2T) dryland workshop is a prerequisite. There are twelve (12) spots available in this course.

 
If you are outside of Yellowknife and want to attend, please let me know and we’ll try to offer some support to help you attend.
 
The deadline to register is Friday, January 27, 2023.