Sunday, January 4, 2015

January 5-11, 2015

Hoping everyone survived the cold!! It looks like the temperatures are going to be warming up towards the end of the week and we won't have to cancel any practices this week- we just need to dress warmly!

Gearing up for our next races- which include 1 classic and 2 skate races… we will be focusing more on skate, except when the temperature isn't in our favour (i.e.: Tuesday & Thursday) and we will be classic skiing. Please note the changes in training for the weekend. If you can't make the changes in the training time please call or text me and I will send you a workout to do on your own time.

AB Cup 5/6: REGISTRATION CLOSES MONDAY JANUARY 12!!! Zone4 This is earlier than usual. Also- please read the RACE NOTICE - midgets and older race Friday and/or, Saturday and Sunday… I will be in Canmore on Thursday at 1:00pm. Please email me your plans so that I know who/how many I'm prepping for, for the classic races on Friday. Many families have booked in at the Ramada Hotel (they have a good free breakfast with the room) please book you/your family in at your earliest convenience where ever you would like to stay. 

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE SKI TRAILS ARE IN USE THIS ENTIRE WEEKEND FOR BIATHLON RACES. THEY WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN THE LATER PART OF THE AFTERNOONS.

Tuesday- classic, dress warmly. :)

Thursday- classic- unless it warms up to -15… still dress warmly and bring a headlamp.

Saturday- Meet at lodge at 3:00pm-5:00pm. Skate practice and we will start inside the lodge for a pow-wow first. Bring notepad and pen/pencil for this practice. Again, if you can't make this time frame please let me know.

If you haven't yet, please contact Shelley West (587-343-6778) if you're able to volunteer this weekend on Saturday OR Sunday for the races. They're a few positions short still. 

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Junior Team

Thursday- hopefully it will be warm enough for a practice. It will be classic skiing and dress warmly. IF the temperature is below -20 at 4:45pm please bring a pen and paper with your athlete and Davis will go over some 'other' training things with the kids that they need to learn.

Saturday- unfortunately because of the races, Davis is unavailable to coach the crew on Saturday. I do recommend taking your junior racer out on the forest trails, or the North Blue trails (dog trail) though for a ski- all the other trails are being used for the Biathlon races this weekend.