Nordic Racers Ski Club

We are an organization of cross country skiers of all abilities and levels. We encourage the enjoyment and growth of cross- country skiing as a lifelong sport. We provide members with opportunities to achieve their goals as recreational skiers, competitive athletes, race officials, coaches and instructors in a safe, fun and social environment.

AGM - Food, drink and prizes tossed with a little business on the side!


Come to the NR AGM on June 25 for some food and refreshments and draw prizes. This year, burgers and beverages will be the first items on the agenda, so you are fed, but please stick around for the business portion! Please click here before June 22 to select your choice of a free meat or veggie burger and help us plan the numbers.


After you are sated with a bit of food, there is a bit of business to attend to - reports, money talk, elections and that kind of stuff, but it is short and sweet so please stick around. After we have dealt with the formalities, we will be treated to a slide presentation by Nordic Racer member Marcus Dell on a ski traverse he did in the coast mountain range with a couple of his friends.


Other reasons to attend? Well - you could launch your career in politics. The pay isn't great, but you will feel the love!

Run for one of the following positions on the executive:  

*President - chairs meetings, liaises with CCBC and other clubs

*Vice-president - chairs meetings and fills in for president when unavailable

*Secretary - takes minutes of meetings, files papers once a year

*Membership - is the zone4 registration guru, handles all membership queries

*Social Co-ordinator - the fun master, co-ordinates hot chocolate vollies, social events

*Treasurer - keeps track of the money, writes cheques to coaches and cover operating expenses

*Newsletter and Website Editor - puts together the newsletter with copy received from exec or club members, issues newsletters and keeps the website up to date.


Click here for more detailed description of the exec positions.


All positions are always open for anyone who wishes to join the exec and contribute their time and ideas to the club's success. This year we are particularly interested in finding a website/newsletter co-ordinator, and a treasurer because the long-serving volunteers in these roles are stepping down. If you have accounting skills and are organized, or if you are just a bit computer savvy, one of these positions is for you!


Members of the NR exec receive free membership while on the board, and up to $200 rebate on club activities and products (e.g, 50% off accommodation or classes at SilverStar).


All fully paid NR members 18 years of age and older are eligible to run for the above positions and to vote (no proxies). Come out and elect your club directors and officers.


If you are interested in running for any of the positions contact Jamie or Sherryl or any of the club executive for more information about what's involved.  


And there's swag. Did you hear about all the great door prizes at the Season End Banquet? Well there's more up for grabs, but you have to attend to win.

Meeting Date: Wednesday, June 25th - 6:00 p.m.

Food served until 6:30pm. 


Location: Capilano Tennis Club, 2500 Capilano Road, North Vancouver (directions below)


Directions to Capilano Tennis Club

If travelling east on Hwy 1 (Upper Levels Hwy): Take exit 14, Capilano Road. Turn right (north) at the lights, and drive slowly under the bridge. Make a careful right hand turn into the first driveway after the bridge. If you pass the Chevron gas station, you have gone too far.

If travelling west (towards Horseshoe Bay) on Hwy 1 (Upper levels Hwy):
Take exit 14, Capilano Road. Turn left (south) slowly at lights on Capilano Road, and make a careful left hand turn into the parking lot next to Capilano Pet Hospital. There are two levels of parking for the tennis club. If you have passed under the bridge, you have gone too far.

If coming from downtown: Go over Lions Gate Bridge, turn towards North Vancouver and follow signs for Grouse Mountain. Turn left, (north) up Capilano Road. After several lights, you will pass under the bridge of the Upper Levels Hwy. Turn right into the first driveway leading to the parking lots for the tennis club. If you pass the Chevron gas station, you have gone too far.


Summer Dryland


For Summer 2014, the Nordic Racers Ski Club is offering dryland training in July and August (8 sessions one evening a week) Wednesday or Thursday evenings on the North Shore from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.


For those who have never tried it, "dryland training" is simply training in the off-season.  It combines many elements, including strength, endurance, balance, and ski-specific activities.  It's the perfect way to get into shape for the ski season, and is ideal for developing or maintaining general fitness (the perfect complement to a weekend hike or bike ride).

Dryland sessions typically include running, intervals, hill climbs, plyometrics (jump training) and exercises to increase strength and balance. Workouts are SELF-PACED and can be tailored to your own fitness level. You don't have to be super-fit and no equipment is needed. Sessions will be led by Jamie Stirling (NCCP 3, CANSI 3, CCC Official 2).

WHEN AND WHERE: Sessions will be on the North Shore. Meeting places are either the Cleveland Dam parking lot or on the north end of Bridgman Ave (beside Save-On-Foods, by Marine and Pemberton). Registered participants will be emailed a location schedule. We will alternate weeks as the type of workout is different at each location. 

HOW MUCH: The cost is only $95 for 8 sessions. Since this is a planned progressive program, there are no drop-ins and no one month options.

REGISTRATION: We need a minimum number of participants to run the program so if you are interested contact and indicated your preferred day (Wednesday or Thursday). If we get the required number to run the program we will send those that have expressed interest a link to register.


CAR POOLING: We will help coordinate car-pooling to make it easier for participants to attend the sessions. If you are interested contact coach Jamie. See below.

For more information contact

You must be a member of the Nordic Racers.


And that's a wrap!


Thanks to all those who came out for our club programs and events this year. Despite the low snow locally, conditions were generally good at Cypress Mountain. Other areas of the province, including Whistler Olympic Park had good snow. Thank you to all our volunteers and coaches who contributed to club's success, from the hot chocolate vollies to those who assisted with our deaf and hard of hearing and paranordic programs. Thanks as well to those who volunteered for race events such as the Coast Cups and the Sigge's Payak. We look forward to seeing you all again next year, there is lots of race planning underway for Whistler Olympic Park, and the banquet is booked for the SilverStar weekend on December 4-7, 2014!


Loppet Report : check out what your ski mates have been up to

Click here for a detailed report of the ski trips to Nickel Plate, the Cariboo, Manning Park and the Sigge's Payak.

Last chance to fly your NR colours!

Last year the NR brought in some great lightweight jackets, racing tops and tights.  They were at the NR wine and cheese for those who wanted to see the design or check sizing.  Hint - this is unisex sizing - women go down a notch from your usual order, men are about the same or a size larger.  The prices include taxes and shipping and are below cost to club members.  Selection is limited, please click here to purchase. 

CCC has a Volunteer Wall of Fame and 3 Nordic Racers members are on it.

Find out who they are...

New fees, new faces...

Welcome to another great year of snow, racing, skiing and fun with the Nordic Racers.  Registration for the 2013/14 season is now open, and there are a few changes, so keep reading to be fully informed!

The annual membership fee is increasing to $35 for adult returning members, and to $60 for families.  New members, youth, paranordic members will stay at the same prices as the last several years.  The club has not raised its rates for many years.  We are raising them this year in an effort to bring more of you out to our year end wrap up dinner/event.  The club will be subsidizing some fabulous outing/activity - we haven't decided what yet, with the increase in fee revenues.  If you have ideas or suggestions - curling?  kareoke night?  please let Michael Lim know.

We have new blood on the executive - Michael Lim is the social co-ordinator and Michael Parker-Sutton is taking over as membership co-ordinator.  We thank Joanne Turnbull and Andrea Bundon for all their efforts in those roles, they are moving on to new adventures!  Returning exec members Sherryl Yeager (president) Jamie Stirling (vice president), Teri Martin (treasurer) and Terry Meyer, (secretary) in addition to Laurence Vellard (newsletter and webmaster) are the people to talk to if you have questions about any of those areas or club activities. 

We also say goodbye to Tony Chin, who resigned from the executive last year after a long term of service, and stepped away from the paranordic subcommittee this season.  Tony has been coaching and volunteer extraordinaire for a long time, and has earned a break!  Please thank him for all his work if you see him on the trails!

Register Now!

Registration for 2013-14 is now open!  Click here to register. 

The Nordic Racers are a proud member of Callaghan Valley Cross Country, a volunteer organization dedicated to hosting high level competions and the Sigge's P'ayakentsut (Payak). For more information on CVXC, click here.

Many thanks to our friends in the community who support the Nordic Racers with their sponsorship:

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