Friday, February 8, 2019

Saturday February 9 - Cancelled Again!!!

We poured over the models to find one that would tell us that it wasn't too cold. But when Environment Canada is issuing Extreme Cold warnings, it is probably important to pay attention. The best we found was -29.5 at 10am. If anyone really feels like they want to brave the weather and do a polar ski, let us know and we'll come too. But overall, it looks like another week of no skiing.

Your sad Jackrabbit coaches
Adam, James, Ted

Friday, February 1, 2019

February 2 - We're on again!

After a long frigid spell we are back in action. Saturday will be a balmy -18 with windchill in the -24 range. Practically summer! Actually, this is still pretty chilly weather to be out and about, so layers, good toques, mitts vs gloves if you them, and we'll be sure to keep moving.

Friday, January 25, 2019

January 26 - Cancelled - Too Cold Again!

The polar vortex has struck again. It will be minus thirty something at ski time and no one likes that. We had tried to find indoor space for to do some wax and other dryland stuff, but the community centre is booked. Alas. So we'll skip this week and hope for warmer weather next week.

Friday, January 18, 2019

January 19 - Cancelled: Too Cold to Ski

Our models show -36.9 for 10am Saturday morning. By any measure that is too cold.

For interest sake, our "too cold" cutoff is -27 with the windchill. You can find more information using the link below, including a link to the models we use to figure out whether or not to ski. We also pay attention to things like "severe cold alerts" and the the fact that our face nearly froze off walking from  the parking lot to work... that kind of thing.

Keep warm. We'll see you next week.

Friday, January 11, 2019

January 12

Short and sweet. We are on for Saturday. Same time, same place. It will be about -14 at ski time. Looking forward to seeing you!

Friday, January 4, 2019

January 5

Happy 2019!

Saturday looks like a balmy -6 at ski time, though that is a bit deceptive because it will feel more like -11. Still pretty great skiing weather. We were tracked last week and they put in our grid! So this Saturday, along with the regular games and skiing, we'll be doing some skills and drills work.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Friday, December 28, 2018

December 29

Tomorrow we will have a "jackrabbits lite" day. Coach James and Coach Ted are off visiting family, so we won't be able to split into groups. We'll do some warm-up, a game or two, and then head out for a ski. Tomorrow is going to be chilly. According to the models it will be -17 at ski time, but feel like -24. So dress warm. Layers, good socks, and mitts instead of gloves. 

Pro tip. Bring your skis in tonight and wax them tomorrow morning while the skis, the wax, and your hands are warm. It is WAY easier to wax a warm ski.

For those of you off doing holiday stuff tomorrow, - the best of the season to you! And for those of you able to join us, we'll see you there! We are bringing some of our extended family along! Yours are welcome too. No excuses not to get out and embrace winter!