Jackrabbits, Track Attack and Sidewinder sessions scheduled for Saturday morning have been cancelled due to the cold weather. Hopefully next Saturday will be better! Stay Warm!
Sorry folks but due to high enrollment we are having to cap our registrations for our Jackrabbit and Track Attack programs for this season! Please try us again next September!
The session and swap will be at Windsor Park Nordic Center. Swap will start at 1pm and session will follow at 1:30pm
Last spring, Conor McGovern packed up his bags and moved to Thunder Bay to ski with the National Team Development Center there, take classes in Kinesiology at Lakehead University, and to ski for their Varsity ski team. So far, Conor says that living in Thunder Bay has been a blast: “there are tons of skiers who all live close to each other so it’s easy to get together for training and there is an amazing ski community. I’m living in a house with 4 other skiers, including two fellow Tobans (Sean Carter and Levi Warkentine).” In October, Conor was at a training camp in Austria with his NTDC team where they were skiing up at 2700 metres on the beautiful 15 kilometres of trails on the Dachstein glacier and rollerskiing a 5.5 kilometre dedicated rollerski track in Ramsau, which includes a 2 kilometre downhill complete with some crazy banked corners.
Thanks to Conor McGovern for providing the information and the picture!
Ian Mitchell was a member of the Red River Nordic Race Team as well as an accomplished biathlete. He graduated in late June and trained throughout the whole summer.
In early July, Ian and his family spent some time in Canmore for a four day training session with Rachel Koroscil. They rollerskied, ran, shot and even went up to Mount Shark. The following week, Ian was in Camrose, the home of the Augustana Vikings. Ian assisted Lowell Niven, head coach, in coaching some younger athletes.
On Friday, August 25th Ian headed back up to Camrose for the University of Alberta Augustana campus. Ian is in first year general studies and is a member of the school’s biathlon team. He is living in residence and is taking a full course load. At the moment Ian is training 3 to 4 days a week by running, rollerskiing and shooting on metal. The training will increase to 6 times a week as the season progresses and Ian is loving it! His parents speak to him weekly and Ian fills them in on the Nerf Wars between the co-residence kids along with the trips he makes. He has already raced in Canmore (roller ski biathlon race) and coached in Prince Albert National Park. There are plans for the biathlon team to compete in biathlon and nordic races in Canmore, Camrose, Hinton, Red Deer and possibly Whistler. Go Vikings Go!
Thanks to Lorraine Mitchell for providing this information!
In leu of Remembrance Day the sessions on Saturday will start at 1:30pm at Kings Park!
The RRNS&B tailgate swap will occur at 1pm in the parking lot!
Registration is now available for the 2017-18 Ski season!
Coaches are busy preparing for the upcoming season. First Dryland session for Jackrabbits, Track Attack and Sidewinders will be Saturday Oct 14. Our Jr Race Team and Race Team groups have been busy all summer and looking forward to ramping it up in September.
Friday April 28. 6-8pm Glenwood Community Center
All family members are welcome, please join us for pizza and awards!
Please let your group coaches know how many from your family are attending and if there are any dietary restrictions.
This years Dash is set for tomorrow nite! Great chance for the youngsters to try racing in a super fun environment!
Registration ($2/child) is from 5:30-6:30. Races begin at 6:45.
Kids from 4-12 can race.