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Echo Valley Loppet Cancelled

Unfortunately, the Echo Valley Loppet is cancelled due to not enough snow on the trails. Hopefully next year, we will have lots of snow, so we can put on this event.

Sask Cup 6 & 7
Moved to Sturgeon River

Due to poor snow conditions, the Sask Cup Races 6 & 7 on January 27 & 28 have been moved from White Butte Trails to the Sturgeon River Trails north of Shellbrook.

Registration is available on Zone4.

Regina Skiers at Sask Cup in Sturgeon River 2013

Regina Skiers on troll bridge at Sturgeon River

Note:
The Regina Ski Club will now be cohosting with Sturgeon Nordic. We encourage families and friends travelling to Shellbrook with RSC racers to volunteer to assist if they can.
If you are interested please contact Lisa at lisamorrison@sasktel.net or 306 761-1705.

Local Nordic Events Moving to Kinsmen Park

Due to recent thaw / freeze weather cycles, most ski trails in Regina are seriously degraded. Kinsmen Park trails continue to be in the best condition of all local trails. As with the week of January 7, any local nordic event to be held the week of January 14 will likely move there as well. For this week, the following events are now planned for Kinsmen Park. More may follow.

  • Jackrabbit 4 / Track Attack Skate Skiing Session – This session is also postponed to Tuesday Jan 16, 5:15 due to windchill.
  • Nordic Lesson 1, Tuesday Jan 16, 7:00
  • Bunnyrabbits and Jackrabbits session, Wednesday Jan 17, 5:15
  • Wednesday Night Race, classic style, Wednesday Jan 17, 6:15

Nordic Lessons to Begin January 16 at Kinsmen Park

Skate Style Lessons

Skate Style Lessons

Our series of five nordic group lessons for adults will now begin Tuesday January 16 at Kinsmen Park.

Three great coaches offer classic and skate styles for beginner and intermediate skiers, and a lot of fun.
Proceeds benefit our Nordic Race Team.

See “Five Lesson Package” on our
Nordic Lessons page for details.

RSC to Host a Loppet at Echo Valley Provincial Park – January 20

Unfortunately, the Echo Valley Loppet is cancelled due to not enough snow on the trails. Hopefully next year, we will have lots of snow, so we can put on this event.

The Regina Ski Club plans to host the inaugural Echo Valley Loppet at Echo Valley Provincial Park on Saturday January 20 2018.
It is being organized by Sandy Bain (306-530-7524) and sponsored by Fresh Air Experience.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability,
and we will need some volunteers too.

For race details and updates,
follow the Echo Valley Loppet event on Facebook.
Check the Echo Valley Loppet 2018 information sheet for a printable version.

Echo Valley Park will host a Learn to Snowshoe event at the same time.

Echo Valley Loppet 2018 poster 175x270

Echo Valley Loppet 2018

December Special Edition Sitzmarks

The December edition of Sitzmarks was distributed to members before Christmas.
Just in case you missed it, here it is again. Read it for a fascinating variety of topics.

Sitzmarks December 2017

Contents:
“Succession Planning”
Regina Biathlon Club
Wildlife on the Trails
CCCC Coach Program
Loppet Passport
Groomed Trails
Jackrabbits

wildlife on the trail Blue Mountain

up close and personal with wildlife

Remember the Regina Ski Club uses MailChimp to distribute our newsletters, bulletins and other correspondence to our members.

Waskimo 2018 poster

First Wednesday Night Race

Science Centre trails with hoar frost

Science Centre trails with hoar frost

Our first Wednesday Night Race on January 3 at Kinsmen Park was a great success, with 23 skiers competing. With 27 Jackrabbits at a session just beforehand, little Kinsmen Park was abuzz with activity: full of people, skis and headlamps.

Wednesday Races are weekly at 6:30 with registration at 6:15. Bring a headlamp! Program details are
on the Wednesday Night Races page,
with weekly announcements on the
Regina Ski Club Facebook page.

Sunday Lessons for Bunnyrabbits and Jackrabbits Began Jan 7 2018

Our weekly Sunday lessons will run for 8 to 10 weeks, snow conditions permitting.

We start at 2:30 PM.
Bunnyrabbit (ages 3 to 5) sessions are 45 to 60 minutes and Jackrabbit (ages 6 to 12) sessions are 60 to 75 minutes.

Each lesson wraps with apres ski time, hot chocolate and snacks!

Rabbits ski under arches

Rabbits ski under arches

Read details of the 2017-2018 program and how to register on the
Bunnyrabbits and Jackrabbits page.
Communicate with others in the program via the Jackrabbit Ski Club Facebook group.

Special Christmas Event for Bunnyrabbits and Jackrabbits

Everyone enjoyed the Jackrabbit Fitness, Campfire, Hot Dog and Hot Chocolate night on Thursday, December 21st at the Science Centre ski trails. It was cold, but participants compensated by standing close to the fire, drinking hot chocolate, and eating plenty of food.

For details see our post in the
Jackrabbits Ski Club group.

Jackrabbit Campfire

Jackrabbit Campfire

First Nordic Trip of the Season
was a Great Success

There was plenty of fresh snow at Duck Mountain Provincial Park, and the Madge Lake Early Bird Nordic Trip on Saturday December 16 was enjoyed by all.

Check out our Nordic Trips page to see the schedule of all the cross-country ski trips planned for this season.

Duck Mountain Early Bird Dec 2017

Enjoyable Biathlon Competition at Blue Mountain

Thank you to Sebastian Fasiang of the Regina Biathlon Club for providing many fine photos of the Dec 2 and 3 races at Blue Mountain, North Battleford.

Excellent snow and trails and much fun for the attendees from all of Saskatchewan’s Biathlon Clubs.

Biathlon competition at Blue Mountain 2017-12-09

Biathlon competition at Blue Mountain 2017-12-02

Regular Alpine Race Training Continues

Mission Ridge Winter Park at Fort Qu’Appelle opened Saturday December 2. Regular training for both the Nancy Greene program and the Race Team began there on the following day. Training continues with remarkably good conditions at Mission Ridge.

For more information on our Alpine Race programs, see:

Nancy Greene & RART Schedule 2017-18 – a pdf document to download or print

Regina Alpine Ski Club website

Regina Alpine Racing Facebook page

Contacts: Steve Engel 306-501-3674
or Mike Penkala 306-535-1967.

Nancy Greene racers ready to go

RSC Reservation and Refund Policy for Trips

Nordic Ski Trips

Nordic Ski Trips

In order to clarify the registration and refund process for both nordic and alpine trips, the RSC has adopted a formal policy.
It’s essence has not changed:
A reservation is complete and a seat will be saved only once the full cost or designated downpayment is prepaid by cash or cheque. A full refund is made if the club cancels the trip or if certain other conditions are met.

Click here to see the Regina Ski Club Reservation and Refund Policy in full.
The policy document includes the rationale behind the policy.

Register Online for the Upcoming 2017-18 Ski Season

RSC Nordic Racers

Online RSC registration is open for the 2017-18 season.

See Membership – Join for a list of the benefits of membership and details of how to register.

You can register online via
Regina Ski Club Registration
on the Zone4 website.

Two Alpine Trips Again in 2018

Low all-inclusive prices include bus transportation, 3 day lift ticket, 4 nights hotel, breakfasts and group functions.

Return to Bridger Bowl – For details see Ski Bridger Bowl, Montana.
As of November 29, one third of the seats are sold.
Please register ASAP so we can hold all of our reserved hotel rooms.

Bridger Bowl

Bridger Bowl - best underrated ski resort

Book February 21-25 2018 for a
Downhill / Cross Country trip to
Bridger Bowl at Bozeman, Montana.

Bridger has over 75 runs served by 8 lifts over four large bowls. It offers wide-open terrain with a variety of landscapes, and runs for all level of skier. Expect moderate temperatures and high chance of fresh snow! For cross country ski enthusiasts Bohart Ranch grooms 30 kilometers of quality trails.

Return to Whitefish – For details see Ski Whitefish Mountain, Montana.
As of November 29, half of the seats are sold.

Snowboarding at Whitefish Montana

Snowboarding at Whitefish Montana

Book off March 21-25 2018 for a Downhill / Cross Country trip to Whitefish Montana.

Whitefish is a huge resort with 105 runs from absolute beginner to expert, 14 lifts, and four ski-in restaurants. Glacier Nordic Club grooms and maintains cross-country trails in two nearby locations. Join us for awesome skiing and great night life. This is a fun trip beyond the skiing!

Alpine Adaptive Program Schedule Available

The Regina Ski Club believes all people have an equal right to participate in Alpine Skiing, regardless of ability.

The Regina Adaptive Ski Program has adaptive ski equipment for various types of disability. We offer lessons to individuals with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, visual impairment, and lower extremity amputations.

Blind Skier with Guide

See our Alpine Adaptive Program page for a program description, the schedule of events for the 2017-18 season, and details of the equipment available to cater to skiers with various disabilities.

Nordic Race Schedule Announced

The Nordic Racing Program of RSC includes the Track Attack program for youth aged 9 and older, and the Nordic Race Team for those 14 and older.

For information on these programs and the race schedule for the 2017-18 season,
see the Nordic Race Team page.

Nordic Race Team at LaRonge 2017

The Regina Ski Club

The Regina Ski Club (RSC) provides programs, events and trips for all ages and levels of skiers, individuals and families alike. Club volunteers pack and set ski trails at the White Butte Recreation area north of Emerald Park, and within city limits in Wascana Center and a number of city park locations.

Our mission is to create opportunities for recreational and competitive Nordic (cross country) and Alpine (downhill) skiing and snowboarding. The spirit of the club is aptly summed up by our motto: fun, friendship, fitness!