Happy holidays, frostbite 50 training, skigo bingo, and more!

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas!

The Yellowknife Ski Club Board would like to extend a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our skiers and their families this holiday season. With our flurry of frigid weather, we hope you stay warm and stay safe!  

Learn to Frostbite 50 course kicks off!

Wow-what overwhelming support to this new program! We have a great roster of 15 skiers that are keen to ski long distances, either for the first time or once again this winter.  The kick-off temperatures are appropriately cold, but it was all smiles after our first group ski.  

Group ski – week one – approximately 7KM loop of back bay ski trail

Toques off to our Program Director Bernadette Knox for getting this program initiated and approved by the YKSC Board! A huge thank you as well to Sara Wong for volunteering to lead the skis, and be the cornerstone that made offering this program possible!  The support of the Ski Club and Multisport board to get people moving and build community is always inspiring.

Skiing into a lovely sunset before noon

Three weekends left for SKINGO BONGO #1

If you haven’t already, download the adult card here or the junior card here. Then head outdoors and start skiing, and prepare to win amazing prizes – such as a $1,000 towards a trip to Blachford Lake Lodge

One line will get you one entry in the draw; two lines equals two entries; and a blackout will get you five. Deadline is Jan. 10th. Send completed cards (or rather, photos of them) to: skigoyellowknife@gmail.com.

Volunteers needed to help sort through skigo bingo cards and award prizes – if interested please contact Kerry Wheler at: ykskiclubevents@gmail.com. 

Reminder – Upcoming Coaching Courses!

We are pleased to have an upcoming session of Community Coaching (CC) being offered in the evenings the week of Jan 24-28th. This is for anyone wanting to train to coach or substitute coach this winter. This is an introductory course suitable for anyone interested in developing their coaching skills. This course will increase your confidence to coach young children.

Learn To Train (L2T) will be January 28/or 29-30. This is for higher-level instruction for those wanting to coach Track Attack. This program will develop your skills to deliver a well-rounded program for athletes aged 9-12 years old.  

No major coaching commitments are required to sign-up. But be forewarned, coaching is so much fun you are likely to get hooked! Email Bernadette at ykskiclubprograms@gmail.com  More information here:  https://nordiqcanada.ca/coaches-and-wax-techs/coaches/coaching-development/

Handy dates to keep in mind…

  • Sunday, January 16, 2022 – World Snow Day – Free Ski
  • Sunday, January 30, 2022 – “Boys on Boards” all ages Costume Ski
  • Sunday, February 13, 2022 – NWT Ski Day – Free Ski
  • Saturday & Sunday March 12 & 13, 2022 – YK Ski Races
  • Sunday, April 3, 2022 – Yellowknife Gold Loppet
  • Saturday, April 9, 2022 – Nordic Cross
    • Beginning of season to January 10 – SKIGO BINGO #1
    • January 11 to  April 11 – SKIGO BINGO #2

Well that’s a wrap for 2021! 

Happy Holidays!!
Ashley Janes
YK Ski Club Communications