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Training This Week: February 19 to February 25

Week #25 of 2017-18

Coming Up:

  • February 24/25 – Biathlon Westerns/Calforex Cup – Red Deer
  • February 24 – Cookie Race – Kananaskis – Click HERE to register
  • February 25 – AB Cup 7 – Canmore – Click HERE for more information
  • February 28 – Track’n Trail presents ZiZU Night Race #3 – Team Sprints
  • March 2-4 – Alberta Youth Championships (AYC) – West Bragg Creek – Click HERE for info
  • March 4 – Beat the Blues Boogie – SWC
  • March 10-17 – National XC Championships – Thunder Bay ON.

Monday February 19:

  • Typically a recovery day. Go for a light ski if you are able, do some light core and balance work and plan your training week ūüôā
  • Biathlon: Training at the Range

Tuesday February 20:

  • Who: All Programs
  • Where:¬†Goldbar
  • When:¬†6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • What:¬†
    • ¬†Mostly Intensity but Coach Driven
  • Technique:¬†Skate Technique

Wednesday February 21: 

  • Biathlon: Training at the Range – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • XC – YR Intensity
    • Sprint Simulation
      • Warm Up
      • Simulation
        • Prologue (individual)
        • Teams of 2 (3x1000m)
        • Good Technique
        • Keep it light and in control
    • Technique: Skate

Thursday February 22:

  • Who: YR’s, AR’s, and YD’s
  • Where:¬†Goldbar
  • When:¬†6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • What:¬†
    • ¬†Strength and Drills with Technique focus
  • Technique:¬†Classic

Friday February 23: (Travel day for some – Cookie Race and AB Cup 7)

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

Saturday February 24: (Cookie Race)

  • Who: All Programs(Stay tuned..some¬†programs may be cancelled due to participation a the Cookie Race/AB Cup 7)
  • Where: Goldbar
  • When: 10:00 am to 12 noon
  • Technique:
  • What: Intensity
    • Coach driven

Sunday February 25: AB Cup 7 – Canmore

  • Self directed training. Long Slow Distance (LSD)

Classic Technique on Saturday

The technique was not specified for Saturday February 17, but it is Classic. Sobbing your classic skis and equipment tomorrow ūüôā

Birkie Weekend Update

Registration:

Volunteers:

Training This Week: February 5 to February 11

Week #23 of 2017-18

Coming Up:

  • February 7 –¬†ZiZU Optics Night Race #2 – ENSC Championships
  • February 10 – Canadian Birkie
  • February 11 – Birkie Sunday – Short Races, Inner City Sprints, and Ski Festival
  • February 16-18 – Alberta Winter Games (AWG) – Ft. Mc Murray
  • February 17 – Ole Uffda Loppet – Click HERE to register and for more info
  • February 25 – Cookie Race – Kananaskis
  • February 26 – AB Cup 7 – Canmore

Monday February 5:

  • Typically a recovery day. Go for a light ski if you are able, do some light core and balance work and plan your training week ūüôā
  • Biathlon: Training at the Range? Might be cancelled for those who raced on the weekend.

Tuesday February 6:

  • Who: All Programs
  • Where:¬†Goldbar
  • When:¬†6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • What:¬†
    • ¬†Mostly Intensity but Coach Driven
  • Technique:¬†Classic (Prep for Birkie)

Wednesday February 7: ZiZU Optics Night Race #2 

  • Biathlon: Training at the Range – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • XC – Night Race
    • 1.5km, 3.75km, and 7.5km
    • Registration: 6:00 pm to 6:45
    • Races Start at 7:00 pm
    • Interval Start (30s)
    • Technique: Classic

Thursday February 8:

  • Who: YR’s, AR’s, and YD’s
  • Where:¬†Goldbar
  • When:¬†6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • What:¬†
    • ¬†Strength and Drills with Technique focus
  • Technique:¬†Classic

Friday February 9: 

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

Saturday February 3: Canadian Birkebeiner

  • Who: All Programs Cancelled for¬†the Birkie
  • Click HERE to register and for more info. Registration closes on February 9
  • If you aren’t racing consider volunteering!

Sunday February 4: Sunday Birkie

  • Click HERE to register and for more info.

A few spaces left at Mike’s waxing clinics

Mike Stern has a few spots left on his next couple of practical ski waxing clinics at 7 PM on either Tuesday 6 or 13 February.  Get a waxing refresher before the Birkie ski race.  In these clinics you will be taught you how to clean and prepare your cross-country skis and learn how to apply hot glide wax and also 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 normally 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 which is followed during the clinics. The cost of each clinic is $15 per person of which $2 is donated to the Edmonton Nordic Trail grooming fund.   If interested in coming please contact Mike Stern at 780-433-4328 H or 780-984-2360 C or mikestern@telus.net   
Ski Waxing Frames/Forms
He also has made some more ski waxing frames/forms. They will fit any length ski from an infant to a full length adult ski.  The normal cost will be $60 but he will be discounting them at $50 to people who attend any of his waxing clinics this season. (Note that a shop bought frame will set you back at least $150).

Volunteer for Birkie Sunday

Hello all,

In collaboration with the Birkebeiner Society, we have planned many fun activities for next Sunday (February 11th)  at GoldBar Park.
If you are coming out, please consider volunteering for this new event. Thank you.

Volunteer HERE

1st Birkie Sunday comes to Goldbar

All you need to know can be found HERE

Nordic Fair – Call for Volunteers

As part of our partnership with the Birkie Society, we need ENSC volunteers for our  booth space at the Nordic Fair on Friday February 9.

The Nordic Fair will be at a NEW venue this year, the  Woodvale Community Facility (Millwoods Golf Course) in Edmonton just off the Whitemud at 4540-50 Street,  After set-up in the morning, there are Opening Ceremonies at 11:30 am, and the fair runs from Noon to 8pm.

Please contact President@edmontonnordic.ca is you can help

Return Your Roller Skis

It is time to return your clean roller skis starting this Saturday at Noon in Goldbar after training.

  • John Seubert will be collecting them…and make sure they have been cleaned!
  • Biathletes please give your clean roller skis to Rick Bobier at the range.

POSTPONED – St. Albert’s¬†Annual Cookie Marathon

You are invited to new date:¬† Sunday Feb 11th is St. Albert’s¬†annual Cookie Marathon. ¬†Information below:

Please bring your friends and family to take part in next Sundays Cookie Marathon.  Come out and enjoy the best ski trails in St. Albert and fill your belly with cookies!

EVENT DETAILS:  Next Sunday, Feb. 4th is our much celebrated annual Cookie Marathon.  This event runs between 2-3 pm.  All skiers in our Sunday youth program will be taking part in this event and coaches will be available to ski with their groups as needed.  Skiers will be encouraged to ski laps of any length they choose, and each lap will take them past the cookie station.  This is a fun event for all ages, including parents.

REGISTRATION: The Cookie Marathon is free for St. Albert club members.  For any nonmembers, registration is $5.  Everyone must register on zone 4 so that organizers know how many skiers to expect and so we can have the bibs ready for skiers to wear. Here is the link to register:  https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=17331&lan=1&cartlevel=1

Please register before Friday Feb 2nd.  There will not be any on site registration for this event. You must register online to be eligible for the door prizes.

COOKIE CONTRIBUTION: We need each family to bring one plate of about 15 cookies which will be handed out at the cookie station as skiers make their laps. Home made, somewhat healthy cookies are preferred Рall must be nut free.  If anyone specializes in making gluten free cookies Рit would be nice to have some of these too.  Thank you, in advance, to all parents for contributing a plate of cookies to this event.

THANK YOU SPONSORS:  Many thanks to our sponsors of this event who will be providing door prizes and other treats:  Active Physio Works, Fast Trax Run & Ski Shop, Track & Trail, Mountain Equipment Coop, and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada.  

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