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Spring Fling This Sunday :-)

SWC Spring Fling Ski

  • When: Sunday, April 15, 9:00 am
  • What: Last throw-down race of this extended ski season, just for fun! Free technique, 4km course (Fox – Owl – Wagon)
  • Format: 4KM Open Men/ Women and Open Youth; 16KM (4 lap) Open Men / Women, Open Relay, Youth Relay. Relay teams of 2-4 skiers, time bonus for best relay team name
  • Registration: Email name, distance, and relay team skiers and team name to bjorn.taylor@strathcona.ca Deadline: Saturday, April 14 10pm. Race day registration by bribe only
  • Check-in / bib pick-up: 8:00 to 8:45am at the Info Center
  • Post-race: BBQ will be fired up; hot dogs supplied while quantities last (bring your own if you want!); water and Gatorade

Bjorn

ENSC’s Erin Bennett named to Canada U20 National Development Team

Congratulation to Erin Bennett who has been named to the Canada U20 National Biathlon Team.

Team Canada

Grooming Report – 24th March

Goldbar including Woodcutters and Capilano have been reset and are in good condition for skate and classic.

Optional ENSC Ski at SWC on Saturday

There is lots of snow and good skiing out at SWC. As such coaches will be heading out there for 10:00 am tomorrow (Saturday). We invite all to come out and do a long ski with your friends and family. It will be groomed for both skate and classic, so, your choice 🙂 (Bring both sets just in case, then decide once you get there).

A reminder though, that if you don’t have a membership for SWC, you must purchase a day user trail pass.

See you tomorrow!!

ENSC Athletes Selected for Team Alberta at Biathlon Nationals

Congratulations to ENSC athletes, Erin Bennett and Sol Bobier who have been selected to represent Alberta in the upcoming Biathlon Nationals competition in Charlo, New Brunswick.

Gold and Two Bronze Medals at Paralympics Biathlon

Canadian Paralympic roundup:

  • Mark Arendz captures 1st biathlon gold
  • Collin Cameron, Brittany Hudak both win biathlon bronze

See report on CBC

Canada Wins Gold at Paralympics

Brian McKeever and guide Graham Nishikawa win gold in the mens 20km event today in the Paralympics in PyeongChang

Watch on CBC HERE

Return Your Roller Skis

It is time to return your clean roller skis starting this Saturday March 10th 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.

Beat the Blues Boogie

IT’S TIME TO BOOGIE!!

Registration for the 2018 Fast Trax “Beat the Blues Boogie” is now open, click HERE to sign up!

Gear up for the 2018 Fast Trax “Beat the Blues Boogie Loppet” on Sunday March 4th, hosted by the Strathcona Wilderness Centre. The tradition continues with this year’s edition, raising funds for cancer research in the name of Roger Tetrault. This year we will be doing something for our dear ski friend Julie Witten-Land, who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. Presently Julie is starting chemotherapy and potentially some alternative medicine to cure this disease. Instead of donating all entry fees to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, we will be donating the proceeds from the event to Julie’s GoFundMe Page, hoping to raise funds for her cancer treatments.

This is a fun race to keep up the spirit of the season and to help out our ski friend Julie; the event is free technique (FT), with a classic track for the sit skis and little striders. Every skier registered will receive a Fast Trax pom-pom toque; these will be handed out at bib pickup.

We will also have a number of Nordic equipment suppliers out setting up tents in front of the SWC Skiers Lounge to demo products:
Supplier Tent City – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Salomon, Fischer, Swix, Madshus

Race Distances
• 2 km FT 1 x 2 km loop: Jackrabbit / Bunny Boys & Girls
• 4 km Para 2 x 2 km loop: Sit Ski Sport, Para Standing
• 4 km FT 1 x 4 km loop: Youth Boys & Girls, Para Standing, Sit Ski Open
• 8 km FT 2 x 4 km loop: Junior/Open Men & Women, Para Standing, Sit Ski Open
• 16 km FT 4 x 4 km loop: Open Men & Women
• 24 km FT 6 x 4 km loop: Open Men & Women

Race Categories*
• Open Men – 20 and over
• Open Women – 20 and over
• Sit Ski – any age, LW 10-12 class
• Para Standing – any age, LW2-9 and B1-3 class
• Junior Men – 16 to 19
• Junior Women – 16 to 19
• Youth Boys – 15 and under
• Youth Girls – 15 and under
• Jackrabbits / Bunnies – 11 and under
*Youth, Junior and older Jackrabbits may register up categories

Start Time
• 9 a.m. bib pick up @ SWC Skiers Lounge
• 9:55 a.m. race briefing at start line
• 10 a.m. race start
• Wave start by distance
• Start area is on Fox trail below the Meadow grid, across from the Information Centre

We will have an aid station set up at the start finish area with the following fuel for skiers:
• Water, Gatorade, fruit, cookies

Entry Fee
• $10 for Junior and Open
• $5 for Youth and Jackrabbits
• All proceeds donated to Julie’s cancer treatment

Registration closes Saturday at 6:00.

Wanted: Ski @ School Coordinator

Edmonton Nordic is looking for someone for the 2018-2019 season to fill the paid position of Ski@School Coordinator.

Full details of the position can be viewed HERE

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