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First Flakes: Thank You Volunteers

Who would have thought it possible just a few days ago…so thanks to the snow farmers, groomer Dave and a host of dedicated volunteers here is a very short Thank You video.

First Flakes Thank You

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI WAXING CLINICS FOR 2015-16 SEASON

Mike Stern will be conducting some more of his practical ski waxing clinics from the basement of his house.  In these clinics you will be taught how to clean and prepare your cross-country skis and also learn how to apply hot glide wax and grip wax to the relevant areas of your own skis.  These are hands-on sessions and he will show you how each task is done and then get you to practice with his help on your own skis.  At the end of the session you will end up with a set of fully waxed skis.

The clinics usually last up to three hours and are limited to a maximum of four people per session.  All waxes and tools are provided but you are welcome to bring your own.  The clinics are suitable for novice to intermediate skiers. A comprehensive step-by-step ski waxing guide is included with the clinic.  The cost of each clinic is $15 per person.

All evening clinics will start at 7 PM.

The dates are:

#10.      Tue  8 Dec

#11.      Mon 14 Dec

#12.      Mon 21 Dec

#13.      Mon 28 Dec

#14.    Tue  5 Jan

Other clinics may be added according to demand.

Please note

  1. All previously announced clinics prior to these dates are now full
  2. At this stage no more Saturday morning clinics are scheduled in December.

If interested in coming please contact Mike Stern at 780-433-4328 H or 780-984-2360 C or mikestern@telus.net  stating your preferred and alternative dates.  So book now and get your skis ready before the snow comes because once the snow settles many of these clinics book up quickly.

Waxing Clinic – few spots left

Mike Stern has a few spots left on the following practical ski waxing clinics & they will be available on a first come first served basis.  The cost is $15 of which he donates $2 to Edmonton Nordic’s trail grooming fund.  These  are practical sessions held in the basement of his house in old Strathcona where he will show & help you prep and wax your skis. 
#7 Sat 28 Nov at 9 AM – 1 spot left
#8 Mon 30 Nov at 7 PM –  3 spots left
#9 Sat 5 Dec at 9 AM –  2 spots left
If you are interested in coming please send him your preferred date with an alternative.   He is working out of town for the rest of this week so the best way to contact him is either via e-mail or text or call his cell phone at 780-984-2360.  He will send directions & more details nearer the dates to the successful applicants.
He plans to hold more clinics on a weekly basis through December & January mainly on Monday evenings according to demand & depending on his work schedule.

Alberta Winter Games 2016

Medicine Hat is hosting the 2016 Alberta Winter Games

Follow the link below to find out more from the AWG Official Website together with information for those athletes in Zone 6 who wish to attend qualifying events.

Information HERE

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI WAXING CLINICS FOR 2015-16 SEASON

I will again be conducting a series of practical ski waxing clinics from the basement of my house.  In these clinics you will be taught how to clean and prepare your cross-country skis and also learn how to apply hot glide wax and grip wax to the relevant areas of your own skis.  These are hands-on sessions and I will show you how each task is done and then get you to practice with my help on your own skis.  At the end of the session you will end up with a set of fully waxed skis.

The clinics usually last up to three hours and are limited to a maximum of four people per session.  All waxes and tools are provided but you are welcome to bring your own.  The clinics are suitable for novice to intermediate skiers.  A comprehensive step-by-step ski waxing guide is included with the clinic.  The cost of each clinic is $15 per person.

Saturday morning clinics will start at 9 AM and evening clinics at 7 PM.

Initial dates are:

  1. Sat 7 Nov
  2. Mon 9 Nov
  3. Sat 14 Nov
  4. Mon 16 Nov
  5. Sat 21 Nov
  6. Mon 23 Nov
  7. Sat 28 Nov
  8. Mon 30 Nov
  9. Sat 5 Dec

Other clinics will be added according to demand.

If interested in coming please contact Mike Stern at 780-433-4328 H or 780-984-2360 C or mikestern@telus.net  stating your preferred and alternative dates.

So book now and get your skis ready before the snow comes because once the snow settles many of these clinics book up quickly.

 

Happy skiing.  May the snow fall early and evenly.