Our Team Scream race is fast approaching! Here are the important details.
There will be awards presented for young (all Ski Leaguers will receive an award) and old (Headlamp Heroes and Masters awards will be presented); a wide array of delicious food to be enjoyed; games for playing; and a slideshow for your enjoyment (please send any pictures from the season to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Complimentary tea, juice and water will be provided.
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 14th at 7pm at the day lodge. This is an important opportunity to speak with board members and learn about the direction the club is heading. We will also be electing next years board members. We have a few vacancies on our board that we need to fill. If you are interested in joining our board, or would like more information about being a board member, please contact us at email@example.com.
The new year began with an Okanagan Cup and BC Winter Games Qualifier on our home trails with 61 Revelstoke Nordic skiers suiting up at the start line. Simon Blackie, Erik Brosch, Kolibri Drobish and Miika Park all qualified for the BCWG taking place at the end of February. January also saw 29 Revelstoke Nordic skiers attend the BC Cup in Vernon; 17 youngsters helped Revelstoke Nordic achieve 4th out of 15 BC teams at the hilariously entertaining BC Midget Champs in Salmon Arm; and 12 skiers hit the start line for the Okanagan Cup in Kelowna; 31 skiers trekked to Kamloops for the BC Cup on the first weekend in February; and last weekend 6 Revelstoke athletes traveled the long road to Prince George for the three-day Western Canadian Championships. Racers are now looking forward to the remaining title events: BC Winter Games, February 25th – 28th in Penticton; BC Championships, March 3rd – 5th in Whistler and Ski Nationals, March 19th – 26th in Whitehorse, Yukon. Let’s not forget, those not attending BCWG will be dressed in their tropical best at the club’s Team Scream extravaganza!
Finally, our race team is growing and weeknights are busier and busier at the club. In case members are curious, race team skiers practice from 4 – 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and 4 – 6pm on Wednesday evening. Tuesday evening from 4 – 5pm is also a Rabbits session, meaning there could be 50 skiers on-snow at one time! Saturday mornings are traditionally busy for the entirety of our Ski League programming and non-race weekend afternoons will have our eldest JD skiers on the trails from 12:30 until 3pm.
5th – Elizabeth Elliott, YOG Games Trials (1998 – 2000 Girls), 1.2km Classic Sprint
1st – Fiona Woodman, 2008 Girls, 1.5km Classic Interval
1st – Megan Norrie, 2010 Girls, 1.5km Classic Interval
1st – Ruby Serrouya, 2006 Girls, 1.5km Classic Interval
1st – Natalie Morrone, 2007 Girls, 1.5km Classic Interval
1st – Kolibri Drobish, 2002 Girls, 3.75km Classic Interval
1st – Alana Brittin, 2000 Girls, 5km Classic Interval
2nd – Irah Cameron-Harding, <2010 Boys, 1.5km Classic Interval
2nd – Norah Painter, 2008 Girls, 1.5km Classic Interval
2nd – Livia McMechan, 2009 Girls, 1.5km Classic Interval
2nd – Micayla MacIntosh, <2010 Girls, 1.5km Classic Interval
2nd – Elliot Wilson, 2004 Girls, 2.5km Classic Interval
2nd – Simon Blackie, 2001 Boys, 5km Classic Interval
2nd – Elizabeth Elliott, 2000 Girls, 5km Classic Interval
2nd – Marnie Graf, 30-39 Women, 10km Classic Interval
3rd – Nicholas Gill, 2009 Boys, 1.5km Classic Interval
3rd – Hamish Woodman, <2010 Boys, 1.5km Classic Interval
3rd – Emilie Paquin, 2008 Girls, 1.5km Classic Interval
3rd – Sela McMechan, <2010 Girls, 1.5km Classic Interval
3rd – Maeve MacLeod, 2005 Girls, 2.5km Classic Interval
3rd – Jaclyn Elliott, 2003 Girls, 3.75km Classic Interval
3rd – Erik Brosch, 2001 Boys, 5km Classic Interval
3rd – Patrick McMechan, 30-39 Men, 10km Classic Interval
BC Cup, January 9th and 10th in Vernon
1st – Alana Brittin, 2000 Girls, 750m Classic Sprints
1st – Fiona Woodman, 2008 Girls, 800m Free Interval
1st – Hamish Woodman, <2010 Boys, 800m Free Interval
1st – Ruby Serrouya, 2006 Girls, 1.4km Free Interval
1st – Robyn Thomas, 30-39 Women, 7.5km Free Interval
2nd – Francesco Morrone, 2004 Boys, 2km Free Interval
3rd – Elizabeth Elliott, 2000 Girls, 750m Classic Sprints
3rd – Simon Blackie, 2001 Boys 5km Free Interval
3rd – Mandy Kellner, 40-49 Women, 7.5km Free Interval
BC Midget Championships, January 23rd and 24th in Salmon Arm
1st – Ruby Serrouya, 2006 Girls, 2km Classic Interval
1st – Ruby Serrouya, 2006 Girls, 300m Free Sprints
, January 31st in Kelowna
2nd – Ruby Serrouya, 2006 Girls, 2km Free Interval
2nd – Elizabeth Elliott, 2000 Girls, 6km Free Interval
3rd – Jaclyn Elliott, 2003 Girls, 3km Free Interval
3rd – Alana Brittin, 2000 Girls, 6km Free Interval
BC Cup, February 7th and 8th in Kamloops
1st – Ruby Serrouya, 2006 Girls, 1.5km Free Interval
1st – Robyn Thomas, 30-39 Women, 10km Free Interval
1st – Alana Brittin, 2000 Girls, 5km Classic Mass
1st – Robyn Thomas, 30-39 Women, 10km Classic Mass
2nd – Nyssa Thomas, 2005 Girls, 2.5km Free Interval
2nd – Beth Granstrom, 2000 Girls, 5km Free Interval
2nd – Maeve MacLeod, 2005 Girls, 2.5km Classic Interval
2nd – Elizabeth Elliott, 2000 Girls, 5km Classic Mass
3rd – Maeve MacLeod, 2005 Girls, 2.5km Free Interval
3rd – Emily MacLeod, 2003 Girls, 2.5km Free Interval
3rd – Elizabeth Elliott, 2000 Girls, 5km Free Interval
3rd – Ruby Serrouya, 2006 Girls, 1.5km Classic Mass
3rd – Isobel Wilson, 2007 Girls, 1.5km Classic Mass
3rd – Elliot Wilson, 2004 Boys, 2.5km Classic Mass
3rd – Kolibri Drobish, 2002 Girls, 3.5km Classic Mass
3rd – Beth Granstrom, 2000 Girls, 5km Classic Mass
3rd – Penny Page-Brittin, 40-49 Women, 10km Classic Mass
, February 19th – 21st in Prince George
1st – Elizabeth Elliott, 2000 Girls, 3.75km Free Interval
1st – Alana Brittin, 2000 Girls, 800m Classic Sprint and 7.5km Classic Mass
2nd – Elizabeth Elliott, 2000 Girls, 800m Classic Sprint
2nd – Beth Granstrom, 2000 Girls, 3.75km Free Interval
3rd – Alana Brittin, 2000 Girls, 3.75km Free Interval
3rd – Simon Blackie, 2001 Boys, 3.75km Free Interval Start and 10km Classic Mass
Elementary and High School Nordic Programs
We are continuing to provide opportunities for many of our local students to get on skinny sticks! By the start of March, fourth grade classes from Begbie View, Arrow Heights, Columbia Park and Ecole des Glaciers will have come up for four morning sessions. Additionally, we have considerably expanded our Revelstoke Secondary School Nordic programming, with all physical education classes attending two or three morning sessions, equaling 22 total visit from RSS classes. Thanks to volunteers Louisa Fleming and Janette Vickers, and parent helpers for their work assisting Coach Matt with the grade four programs. Great work to Daniel Blackie, Kelsey Knoll and Ian Ward for their work assisting Coach Matt as paid leads with our RSS classes.
We have had a successful run of technique-based adult instruction this Nordic season. All programs have seen considerable interest, including: Adult Classic and Skate Beginners on Monday nights; Adult Intermediate and Advanced (Classic and Skate) on Tuesday evenings or Thursday afternoons, One Day Classic and Skate Clinics and Private or Group Lessons. In addition, there has been continued interest in our free Wednesday Night Open Training sessions (on none Headlamp Hero Wednesdays). February 24th and March 2nd are the final two Open Training sessions of the season. Please contact Coach Matt if there are any adult programs you would like to see included in the future.
101 skiers have taken part in our first three Headlamp Heroes events sponsored by Skookum, the Village Idiot, the Modern Bakeshop and Cafe and Mica Heliskiing! We have our final race, a 4×2.5km Mixed Technique Relay event on Wednesday, March 9th
. Four skiers per team with one member of the opposite sex is required. The first two legs will be classic technique and the final two legs will be free technique. A big thanks to Flowt for sponsoring this season finale. Finally, thanks to the myriad of volunteers who have helped with the events, in particular, Wade Viznaugh for his ongoing efforts to ensure pristine trail conditions and smooth running events.
VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT: COACHES
A CLUB IS NOTHING WITHOUT THE SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM TO DRIVE IT IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION
Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club loves volunteer coaches! Our Bunnies, Jackrabbit, & Trailblazers programs are entirely led by volunteer coaches, and other programs like Ski S’kool, Track Attack, and Junior Development, while led by paid coaches need volunteer coach support too. If you love skiing and want to share your passion with others, this is the job for you! Don’t think you have enough experience? Start your coaching career as a Bunnies leader and progress from there. One of the many benefits of coaching is that it will greatly improve YOUR technique. This is a high impact job that allows you to directly contribute to the growth of crosscountry skiing in our community, BC, and across Canada.
Coaching courses are scheduled every year in late October or early November and course fees are covered by RNSC. We encourage community members of all ages from Youth to Senior to become certified in National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). To learn more about the courses and to find out how you can be part of this program, please contact Matt Smider, firstname.lastname@example.org or Robyn Thomas, email@example.com.
Thank you to all of our volunteer coaches who are serving our growing community of youth skiers!
Daniel Blackie, Jasmin Brackenbury, Amelia Brown, Kristy Cameron, Gabriella Draboczi, Annmarie Gill, Kurt Grabinsky, Bruce Granstrom, Mandy Kellner, Bart Larson, Rory Luxmoore, Brendan MacIntosh, Pat McMechan, Koreen Morrone, Nikki Norrie, Simone Palmer, Dominic Paquin, Robyn Thomas, Janette Vickers, Kendra Von Bremen, Tanya Wolgram, Angus Woodman, Kellen Viznaugh.
Following are those who have furthered their NCCP training in the past 2 years:
Introduction to Community Coaching (ICC): Daniel Blackie, Alana Brittin, Gabriella Draboczi, Elizabeth Elliot, Annmarie Gill, Beth Granstrom, Kate Granstrom, Kelsey Knoll, Pat McMechan, Brendan MacIntosh, Koreen Morrone, Dominic Paquin, Tanya Wolgram
Community Coaching (CC): Daniel Blackie, Gabriella Draboczi, Annmarie Gill, Brendan MacIntosh, Koreen Morrone, Robyn Thomas, Tanya Wolgram
Competition Coaching Intro (L2T): Dryland: Gabriella Draboczi, Mandy Kellner, Robyn Thomas
Competition Coaching Intro Advanced (T2T): Dryland & Onsnow: Bruce Granstrom,Rory Luxmoore
Our Emergency plan can be viewed any time on line right here
Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club – Rescue Plan
for Mount Macpherson Ski Trails
The Nordic trails are not patrolled
Ski at your own Risk
Emergency (Fire, Ambulance, Police, SAR) 911
Revelstoke Nordic Lodge 250-814-4264
Mt Macpherson Ski Area is located 7 kilometers south of the Trans Canada Highway on Highway 23 South (address is 2265 Hwy 23 South).
For emergencies needing transport off the ski trails call 911, describe the nature and location of the emergency and ask for Search and Rescue.
- Unless trained individuals are available the injured person should not be moved until SAR attends.
- First Aid packs with blankets and first aid kits are kept at the Ole Sandberg Cabin and in the Day Lodge Office. There is also a rescue pack located in a box at the bottom of Hydro Hill. If the victim cannot ski out on their own, use these packs to keep the victim warm until Search and Rescue can assist them.
- Between 9 am and 3 pm contact the Nordic Lodge at 837-4264 to report the accident. The Lodge Attendant may be able to assist with rescue.
- The RNSC owns a snowmobile equipped with a toe bar and a rescue toboggan that are stored in the maintenance building.
- The snowmobile is only to be driven by individuals that are familiar with snowmobile operation.
- Only trained first aid attendants are to use the rescue toboggan to transport injured persons.
- After rescue services have been contacted, please contact the club manager at 250-814-4264 to report the accident.