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2017/2018 Waxing Clinics with Mike

Join Mike Stern at one of his waxing clinics this ski season.

Details can be found HERE

Training This Week: October 30 to November 5

Week # 9 of 2017-18

It Gets Dark Quite Early NOW!

  • It’s still light when we start training but it is quite dark when we are done. Please remember to wear reflective material with your bright coloured clothing AND replace the battery (or re-charge) in your head lamps!! Winter is Coming…!!
  • Those Roller Skiing:¬†
    • Wear a bright ORANGE t-shirt AND the following:
      • White and Red lights affixed to your helmet
        • White flashing on the front
        • Red flashing on the back
  • Orange T-SHIRTS $10
    • We have an assortment of Nice ORANGE T-shirts…you want to be seen, we want you to be recognized as an ENSC skier. A perfect match. We will be selling these at training this week…YES, just $10 ūüôā

Coming Up:

  • Orange T-shirts NOW available in youth and small sizes – $10
  • ENSC Ski Swap – Sunday November 5
  • Lake Louise On-Snow Camp ¬†– November 10-12
  • First Flakes Loppet – November 18
  • Hinton Loppet – November 25
  • AB Cup 1/2 December 2&3

Monday October 30:

  • Biathlon¬†– Check with your coaches!!
  • XC¬†–¬†Performance 104 Strength Training
    • 4:30 to 5:30

Tuesday October 31: Halloween

  • Which Programs:¬†General Training – ALL Programs EXCEPT TA’s…TA’s will be Trick or Treating!!
  • When:¬†6:30-8:00 PM (Arrive at 6:20)
  • Where:
    • Goldbar
  • What:¬†
    • According to your Coaches/group leads
  • What to Bring:¬†¬†Appropriate training clothes for the weather, running shoes, drinkbelt, striding poles, and some dry clothes to change into afterwards. Check the weather.
  • NOTE:
    • Always¬†bring a change of clothes to change into after training!! You never know!

Wednesday November 1: 

  • XC – YR’s
    • 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Hawrelak Park (Meet at parking Lot by the Pedestrian Bridge)
    • Running Intensity
    • W/Up – 20min
    • Spenst w/poles (7x10s w 90s active rest)
    • 3-4 x 8min Z4 (8 x 30s Z4/30 s Z1 w/3min rest)
    • Cool Down
  • Biathlon¬†– At the Range
  • Adult Strength Training
    • Performance 104
    • 7:00 to 8:00 PM
    • Bring INDOOR Shoes!!!

Thursday November 2

  • Who: AR 3-Day, and YD+ and YR’s
    • Wear clothing to be seen, including flashing lights on your helmet!! (see below)
  • What: Technique Thursday – SK¬†Roller ski Technique¬†
    • GOLDBAR parking lot
    • 6:30 to 8:00
    • Wear a bright ORANGE t-shirt or orange ENSC reflective vest AND the following:
      • White and Red lights affixed to your helmet
        • White flashing on the front
        • Red flashing on the back

Friday November 3:

  • Recovery Day
    • Easy run/walk, some core, and light stretching.

Saturday November 4: 

  • Who: All Programs¬†
  • Where:¬†Goldbar¬†
  • When:¬†09:00 am to 11:00 am
  • What:¬†
    • According to your Coaches/group leads
  • Coach Session
    • 11:30 to 1:30
    • Goldbar
    • Bring Roller skis and striding poles

Sunday November 5:

  • ENSC¬†Ski Swap
    • Goldstick
    • 11:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • What:¬†Self Directed Training
  • LSD Training up to 2.5 hrs
    • Bike, Roller Ski, or run ūüôā

ENSC clothing for sale

We are selling the last few remaining pieces of clothing from last year at a discount! Please contact Janice Brisson 780-463-4600 or janicebrisson@yahoo.ca if you are interested in obtaining any of the following:
Vests Рred & black (M)                     50.00
           orange & white (L)                  30.00
race suit bottom (M)                         40.00
Youth warm-up jacket (L)                  45.00
Youth race suit, top & bottom (L)        40.00
orange T shirts                                 10.00
(most adult large & youth small sizes)
I will be at training in the Goldbar pavilion on Tuesday, Oct. 24 with these items so stop by and have a look. Otherwise please call or email me.

Canadian Birkebeiner 2018 – Registration opens today

Follow this link to Zone4 registration

ENSC’s Adult Racer Coach wins Maryland Ironman

Congratulations to Wietkse Eikelenboom for winning the women’s 55-59 category at the Maryland Ironman!

Wietkse and her partner Miles Gibson completed their first Ironman together on October 7th.

Wietske credits the coaching of Kevin Masters of Performance 104 for helping her have such a great race. She placed 193rd overall out of over 1000 finishers.

Wietkse coaches the ENSC Adult Racer Group so shake her hand when you see her out on the trails!

Training This Week: October 23 to October 29

Week # 8 of 2017-18

It Gets Dark Quite Early NOW!

  • It’s still light when we start training but it is quite dark when we are done. Please remember to wear reflective material with your bright coloured clothing AND replace the battery (or re-charge) in your head lamps!! Winter is Coming…!!
  • Those Roller Skiing:¬†
    • Wear a bright ORANGE t-shirt AND the following:
      • White and Red lights affixed to your helmet
        • White flashing on the front
        • Red flashing on the back
  • Orange T-SHIRTS $10
    • We have an assortment of Nice ORANGE T-shirts…you want to be seen, we want you to be recognized as an ENSC skier. A perfect match. We will be selling these at training this week…YES, just $10 ūüôā

Coming Up:

  • Orange T-shirts NOW available in youth and small sizes – $10
  • Frozen Thunder – October 27-29
  • Halloween Scare “O” – Orienteering Event on Tuesday Oct 31. (STAY TUNED – this may change)
  • Lake Louise On-Snow Camp ¬†– November 10-12
  • First Flakes Loppet – November 18
  • Hinton Loppet – November 25
  • AB Cup 1/2 December 2&3

Monday October 23:

  • Biathlon¬†– Check with your coaches!!
  • XC¬†–¬†Performance 104 Strength Training
    • 4:30 to 5:30

Tuesday October 24: 

  • Which Programs:¬†General Training – ALL Programs
  • When:¬†6:30-8:00 PM (Arrive at 6:20)
  • Where:
    • Goldbar
  • What:¬†
    • According to your Coaches/group leads
  • What to Bring:¬†¬†Appropriate training clothes for the weather, running shoes, drinkbelt, striding poles, and some dry clothes to change into afterwards. Check the weather.
  • NOTE:
    • Always¬†bring a change of clothes to change into after training!! You never know!

Wednesday October 25: 

  • XC – YR’s
    • 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Meet at the Edmonton Zoo Parking Lot
    • CL RS Intensity
    • W/Up – 20min
    • 4-6 x 5min Z4 w/equal rest
    • Cool Down
  • Biathlon¬†– At the Range
  • Adult Strength Training
    • Performance 104
    • 7:00 to 8:00 PM
    • Bring INDOOR Shoes!!!

Thursday October 26: YR’s Getting ready for Frozen Thunder

  • Who: AR 3-Day, and YD+¬†
    • Wear clothing to be seen, including flashing lights on your helmet!! (see below)
  • What: Technique Thursday – SK¬†Roller ski Technique¬†
    • GOLDBAR parking lot – Note the change in venue!!!
    • 6:30 to 8:00
    • Wear a bright ORANGE t-shirt AND the following:
      • White and Red lights affixed to your helmet
        • White flashing on the front
        • Red flashing on the back

Friday October 27:

  • YR’s to Canmore and Frozen Thunder
  • Recovery Day
    • Easy run/walk, some core, and light stretching.

Saturday October 28: 

  • Who: All Programs¬†
  • Where:¬†Goldbar¬†
  • When:¬†09:00 am to 11:00 am
  • What:¬†
    • According to your Coaches/group leads

Sunday October 29:

  • What:¬†Self Directed Training
  • LSD Training up to 2.5 hrs
    • Bike, Roller Ski, or run ūüôā

Mt Assiniboine Lodge – winter skiing information evening

Come and join fellow skiers to learn about the wonders that await you at Assiniboine Lodge.

Details of the event can be found HERE

Track’n Trail CLUB Night

Club Night, Friends Night
Join Us on Monday October 23rd from 6-8 PM

This should be pretty straightforward. We’ve invited all of the local clubs to attend an evening of seasonal shopping at Track N Trail, from 6-8PM on Monday, October 23rd. We’re forbidden from saying more than that at this time, so if you want more details, you’ll have to show up or talk to your club friends.

Trust us, if you have your eye on a piece or two, it’s worth coming.

*In stock items only. No future orders.*

Cancelling Training Tonight (Tuesday)

Due to the high winds and unpredictable weather we are cancelling training tonight!!

Track’n Trail XC Run

The Track’n Trail cross country run is this Tuesday (tomorrow) and we agreed to support our sponsor and the series! As such we will change the location to Goldbar rather than Hawrelak Park.
NOTE: the actual race will take place at Capilano and it starts at 6:30 pm. Please arrive early to allow for a warm up if you plan to race. Click HERE for more details. Actual race registration can be done at ZONE4
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