Friday, January 30, 2015

January 31 Session CANCELLED.

Last week, when I asked Siri what the temperature was she said "Brrr, it is -2". Well, She ain't seen nothing! Saturday windchill is expected to get us to -35, which is no fun particularly for the little ones. CCSAM has also canceled some races set for the weekend too. So we are cancelling the session Saturday. We'll hope for warmer weather next week. Stay warm!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January 31st Games and Distance Ski

Last Saturday wasn't quite the -2 promised, but it was still a great day to be out skiing. We played a bunch of games and then headed over to the hill to work on down part.

This week is going to be a bit cooler, and we may even have some fresh snow! Coach James is going to lead us in some games and a distance ski around the loop on the golf course. For some of the younger ones or those for whom distance is still a challenge, we'll just go part way. And for everyone we'll finish up on the hills.

The Jackrabbit Jamboree is coming up on the weekend of the 28th. It looks like it may have been moved to Sunday the 1st this year. We'll keep you posted. This is a great event for Jackrabbits Across the city to participate in. Registration is required though and in the past space has been limited to 100 participants.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

January 24th Games and Hills

It is going to be a balmy -2 on Saturday. Last Saturday we did a bunch of mucking about on the hills. It was a little chaotic, but fun. Hills are really important because they teach balance and confidence and they are fun. I was thrilled that several of our Jackrabbits wanted to go on a distance ski - so we did a bit of that too. We also had some requests for games last week. So this week we are going to play some games and then head back to the hill. It is good to take advantage while the weather is warm.

Our Jackrabbit toques will be coming soon. Cross Country Canada has also launched their 2016 Jackrabbit toque design contest! All Jackrabbits and Bunnyrabbits are eligible to enter! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 17 - to the Hills!

What a change a week can make! This Saturday is going to be warm out, so we are going to take advantage of that and do some work on the hills.  Even in Manitoba hills are a reality on our trails, so it is important to know how to tackle them well. Learning how to handle hills boosts confidence in skiing and is a whole lot of fun.

We will either meet on the soccer field or just across the road on the golf course where the hills are (only on the prairies do we go to a golf course to find our hills) so if you don't see us on the grid,  you'll know where to look.

We'll take it slow with the little ones - spending time on getting up the hill, snowplow down and falling well. For the older ones we'll be working on snowplow, snowplow turns and getting up the hill fast.

Here is a quick preview of snowplow

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Bundle up For Jan 10 Skiing!

Environment Canada predicts -20 with not too much wind. So it should be a nice - though somewhat chilly - day for skiing. We'll see everyone at the soccer field at 10:30. Parents of the little ones (and even not so little ones) make sure you are watching for signs of frostbite, particularly on cheeks and ears. Lots of layers is good, but for the wee ones a snowsuit is just fine too.We are going to keep them all moving, but if they need a break from the cold, that is totally fine. Enjoying the outdoors and skiing is the point!

See you Saturday!