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The Week of Cancelled Nordic Events

Recent weather across much of the southern prairies has not been conducive to Nordic skiing, to say the least. Rainfall, lack of snow, and above-freezing temperatures have ruined snow conditions The following local and not-so-local events scheduled for the week of Sunday February 7 have been cancelled:

Birkebeiner Start - some other year

Sun Feb 7: Bunnyrabbit and Jackrabbit Sessions, Douglas Park.

Tue Feb 9: Group Ski Lesson, the fourth of a series of five. Lesson four will be made up next Tuesday or at a later date, subject to weather and snow conditions.

Wed Feb 10: Wednesday Night Race. Coordinator Sandy Bain will be out of town next week, so if anyone is interested in putting on the race, (weather permitting,) please let him know. Details on our Facebook page.

Sat, Feb 13: Kenosee Sweetheart Nordic Day Trip, Moose Mountain Provincial Park.

Sat, Feb 13: Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival. Even the fabled Birkie, held annually in the Cooking Lake – Blackfoot Provincial Recreational Area east of Edmonton, has been cancelled due to poor snow conditions and lack of adequate alternate venues nearby.

Paralympic Skier Kurt Oatway Pays a Visit to Regina and Mission Ridge

Kurt Oatway at Panorama

Kurt has won three World Cup races this January alone: a giant slalom in Slovenia and two downhill races in France.

He was introduced to the sport through the RSC Alpine Adaptive Program.

Paralympian sit-skier Kurt Oatway returned to Regina Feb 4 to 7 for the 50th Anniversary of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, when a new exhibit for Para Sport was opened. He conducted interviews with CBC, Leader Post, Global TV, Fort Times, and interviewed for 2 documentaries with Bamboo Shoots and Daren DuPont for Accesscomm TV.

On Saturday Feb 6 Kurt attended a training session for the Regina Alpine Race Team and Alpine Adaptive Ski Program. He also signed autographs and handed out signed ski photos of him at Slovenia and France. He donated a GS ski for all of the Race Teams members to sign for display at Mission Ridge with Mark McMorris’s snowboards.

Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest

Each year each Jackrabbit in Canada is given an adorable toque.
The design is different every year, fun and… designed by one of the kids!

The Cross Country Canada contest for the 2017 toque design runs now to March 14, 2016. Contestants must be enrolled in a CCC Jackrabbit or Bunnyrabbit program.

Regina Jackrabbit Madelyn Rutledge
in her 2016 Jackrabbit Toque

For details of what RSC is doing,
see our Facebook event Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest 2017

For full contest details from Cross Country Canada,
see the CCC page Jackrabbit Toque Design Contest 2017

and click here for the Contest Entry Form page.

Red Lodge Update

There are just a few seats left for this late March alpine trip. If you were worried about the $US exchange rate consider:
Lake Louise lift ticket $92, Red Lodge $48. And wait until you buy a burger and beer on the hill at Lake Louise.
Join us in Red Lodge for warm sunny days, great food and dancing at night.

See our Alpine Trips page for pics and details.

Palisades at Red Lodge

White Butte Trails Surprisingly Good

White Butte Trails were groomed Thursday, February 4 after a light snowfall on Wednesday and were in “surprisingly good” condition afterwards.
The photos below were taken Feb 4, 2016. (Note: This was before the rain of Feb 6.)
Check our Trail Conditions page for details.

Year-end Wind-up Social March 13

Jackrabbits on a rope at Windup

The Regina Ski Club year-end wind-up social, potluck supper and AGM will be Sunday March 13 2016 at the Regina Wildlife Federation Recreation Center. Enjoy a ski, conditions permitting, on a groomed trail from the RWF to White Butte Trails. The potluck supper begins at 5:30 PM and the AGM at 6:30 PM.

Details on our Events and Trips page.

Cold Enough For You?

Regina Ski Club trail groomer James Korpan was interviewed by CBC during a recent cold spell.
James grooms the trails at Les Sherman Park.

See Cold Enough For You?

Iris Torgunrud on Les Sherman Trails

Nordic Lessons

There are three means to obtain cross-country ski instruction from the RSC:
1. The package of five weekly lessons, which began Tuesday January 19, will suit those who are skiing confidently and wish to improve their technique for a variety of terrain situations.
2. The introductory classes are offered in response to requests. Each provides a 90 minute lesson in the basics to get you started.
3. Private lessons are also available.

Nordic freestyle skiing technique

All lesson types and how to register are described on our Nordic Lessons page.

– December 2015

New Publicity/Communication Directors
Karen Hardy and Simone Hengen
have published the December 2015 edition of
Sitzmarks newsletter.

Read it for recent club news and a preview of some of Regina Ski Club’s many events and programs planned for the upcoming 1915-16 ski season.

Contents:
Welcome to 2015/16 Ski Season
New Publicity/Communication Directors
Wanted: Membership Director
Do What I Say, Not What I Do
Alpine Adaptive Ski Program
Regina Biathlon Club
Nordic News

Nordic Race Schedule for 2015-16

SaskCup racers Sturgeon River 2014

This year our nordic racing program is being coordinated by Lisa Morrison, with coaches Phyllis Bend, Ruth Chambers, and Laurie Weiman. The racing schedule for the coming season has been announced.

Learn more about the nordic race program and view the 2015-16 schedule on our
Nordic Race Team page.
Further details can be found on
the Cross Country Saskatchewan web site.

Alpine Adaptive 2015-16 Schedule

Alpine Adaptive Skiing

The Regina Alpine Adaptive Ski Program believes all people have a right to participate in Alpine Skiing. We have adaptive ski equipment for many types of disability, and our instructors have specialized training and certification through the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS).

Learn more about the program and view the 2015-16 schedule on our
Alpine Adaptive Ski Program page.

Biathlon Program and Schedule for 2015-2016

Biathlon Regina will continue to be a family-oriented community biathlon club.

We continue to make full use of the shooting ranges at the Regina Wildlife Federation and the adjoining ski trails at White Butte, well-maintained by the Regina Ski Club.
We will offer orientation, firearm arms safety courses, coaches’ training, and access to training camps and races.

Biathlon Sask Provincials 2015

For details and the 2015-2016 schedule, see the RSC Biathlon page.

Nordic Trip Schedule for 2015-2016

The RSC has finalized its schedule of Nordic trips for the coming season. Join us for day trips, weekend getaways, and/or our four-day trip to the Rockies at Canmore. All ages and abilities of skier are welcome to participate.

For the schedule and details on how to register, see our Nordic Trips page.

Nordic Ski Trips

RSC Membership Registration

You may now purchase your membership to the Regina Ski Club for the 2015-2016 Ski Season. You can register online via the Zone4 website, or you may download and mail a printable membership registration form.

To see a list of some of the benefits of membership, and for details of how to join,
please see our Membership – Join page.

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!