Wednesday Night Races

Note: These are the program details for the upcoming 2017-2018 ski season.

This page contains a description of the Wednesday Night Races program, which will run weekly from December 13 2017 to March 7 2018, weather and snow conditions permitting. 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 cancellations due to weather or snow conditions.

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

2017-2018 Season
Every week from December 13 2017 to March 7 2018, 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 a printable version of the Wednesday Night Race Program Description.
View the Race Entry Form and Waiver for 2017-18, which you may print, sign and bring to your first race.
(Printed forms will be provided at each race if you arrive early enough.)

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

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 13th 2017 to March 7th 2018. 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 Format
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.
These details include date, time and location of the next race, type of race (classic or freestyle/skate), results of the previous race, and any race cancellation.