Wednesday Night Races

Note: These are the program details and schedules for the upcoming 2016-2017 ski season.

Note: This page contains a description of the Wednesday Night Races program, which will run from December 7th 2016 to March 1st 2017, weather and snow conditions permitting. A tentative schedule appears at the bottom of this page. Detailed plans of race format and location will appear on the Regina Ski Club Facebook page prior to race day each week, as well as any changes or updates due to weather or snow conditions.

Saskatchewan Science Centre ski trails - one of the locations for Wednesday Night Races

2016-2017 Season
Every week from December 7, 2016 to March 1, 2017, the Regina Ski Club will hold a Wednesday Night Race, weather permitting.
These races will be free to Regina Ski Club Members.

Objective
The objectives of the weekly Wednesday Night race will be to:
• Strengthen and grow the local ski community by providing weekly races open to all members.
• Increase fitness for members (in a non-competitive environment).
• Provide weekly races to competitive club members to keep them race sharp.
Sandy Bain will coordinate and lead each of the weekly events and ensure that there are timers for each event.

Participant Eligibility
In order to be eligible for the weekly races, the participant must:
• Be a member of the Regina Ski Club.
• Sign a waiver form. This is to ensure that the Ski Club or any member is not liable should an issue arise. The Regina Ski Club has insurance to protect itself and its members.
It is noted that the weekly races are free to members.

Race Entry Form and Waiver
You may view, print and sign the Wednesday Night Races entry and waiver form here.

Locations
The ski races will be at the following locations in Regina:
• Science Centre
• Kinsmen Park
• Les Sherman Park
• AE Wilson Park
Race locations will be posted on Facebook and emails will be sent the day prior to the race.
See our Trail Conditions page for locations and maps of these trails.

Event Time/Dates
Sign on for all races will be at 6:15pm race day, followed by a warm-up lap of the course and the races starting at 6:30pm. When the participant signs in, the timer for the event will verify that the participant is a member of the Regina Ski Club. The timer will then provide the participant with a bib number, which should be returned after the race. The timer will have a clip board and pen to document the results of the race.

The Wednesday Night Races will take place from December 7th 2016 to March 1st 2017. If Conditions are poor on Wednesday, the races will be cancelled. Communication changes will be posted on the Regina Ski Club Facebook page and emailed to the email group. Races will become training sessions (lower intensity group ski) if the static air temperature is below -20 degrees Celsius. If the static air temperature is below -25 degrees Celsius, the event will be cancelled. The race will also be cancelled if there has been a fresh snow fall and the groomers have not had an opportunity to groom the course.

Note: Given the time of the Wednesday Night races, it is recommended that all participants have head lamps for the races.

Race Formats
The races will be all run as one category. Results of each race will be posted on the Regina Ski Club Facebook website the day after each race. As the objectives of these races are to meet people in the ski community and gain ski fitness, races will be run as one category only.

Communication
The Regina Ski Club Facebook page and email messages to members will be used to communicate details about each event.
This includes date, time and location of the next race, type of race, results of the previous race, and any race cancellation.

New Items for 2017
More details will be provided as they become available.
• During the Year, a “learn how to wax” night will be offered.
• For those that only have one type of ski, either classic or skate, arrangements will be made for renting skis for the weekly races.

Race Schedule
Below is a tentative race schedule, subject to change.
See the Regina Ski Club Facebook page for updates on the schedule.

Date Location Race Type Race Details
Dec 7 2016 Kinsmen skate 4 lap race
Dec 14 2016 Science Centre classic 4 lap race
Dec 21 2016 Science Centre skate 4 lap race
Dec 28 2016 NO race
Jan 4 2017 Les Sherman classic 4 lap race
Jan 11 2017 AE Wilson skate 4 lap race
Jan 18 2017 Douglas Park classic 4 lap race
Jan 25 2017 Foothills skate 4 lap race
Feb 1 2017 Les Sherman classic 4 lap race
Feb 8 2017 Kinsmen skate 4 lap race
Feb 15 2017 Science Centre classic 4 lap race
Feb 22 2017 Les Sherman skate 4 lap race
Mar 1 2017 Kinsmen classic 4 lap race