New fees, new faces, let's get this season started!
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! Take advantage of the LOWEST rates for Cypress Passes through our Group Plan and be ready for Fall Dry Land Training
Registration for 2013-14 is now open! Click here to register. Please register early for the upcoming season and you will obtain the LOWEST rates for Cypress passes (even lower than early bird savings), click here for more details. Also if you’re planning to get that important jump start in fitness level through our upcoming fall Dry Land Training you must be registered prior to participating. So register early and then relax because you’ve got one more thing off your to do list! After you register take note of the registration receipt from zone 4 as it has the link and password for the Group Cypress Pass.
Learn to Loppet Registration is Now Open
Click here for more details about L2L program.
Masters Team Registration is Now Open
Information regarding the Masters Team and registration can be found here. Reminder that the program is for experienced skiers, starts mid-December, runs for 12 sessions, is half skate and half classic and includes the Tuesday Night Races. If you only do one technique and are not interested in the Tuesday races then our Learn to Loppet program may be better suited for you. If you do both L2L programs that's 10 sessions so almost as much class time as Master's.
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.
Fall Dryland is still on!
Check the calendar to see where it is.
Coach Dave is once again leading some gut busting, tricep tightening sessions to help prepare you for ski season. These two hour sessions are self paced, so if you can't run, that's okay, just walk real fast. The first session is at the last parking lot of Spanish Banks, (the most westerly) at 9:30a.m. The next week will be on the North Shore at the Capilano Fish Hatchery. Bring a set of poles, appropriate footwear and clothing. Dave will work you hard, rain or shine.
Non-members are welcome to try out two sessions, but must print and sign a waiver. Give the waiver to the coach on your first session.
These sessions are free. Renew your NR membership here today so we don't waste your time with paperwork !
See you there!
Plan ahead for these dates!
- There will be one NR ski camp in Whistler Olympic Park with accommodation at the Whistler Athlete Centre January 24-25. The Sigge's Payak will be February 22 (loppets) and the kids events will be February 23. The NR have arranged accommodation at the WAC on February 22, 2014 only. Camp and accommodation details will be announced in due course.
- The NR are planning on supporting the following loppets this year through booking accommodation and arranging carpools:
- Nickel Plate (Apex) February 1
- Cariboo Marathon (100 Mile House) February 8
- The Sigge's Payak (Whistler Olympic Park) February 22
- Vancouver Island Loppet (Mt. Washington) on March 29, 2014.
If you are interested in helping arrange accommodation for these trips, please contact Terry Meyer. The Vancouver Skiers often run a bus to the Reino Keski Salmi and stay in an area hotel - keep that in mind as an option for this fun, early loppet on January 18, 2014. Click here for a full list of loppets and races this season.
CCC has a Volunteer Wall of Fame and 3 Nordic Racers members are on it.
Find out who they are...