Saturday, January 28, 2017

Saturday January 28

Another warm one! Though actually not as warm as you think. The local models have us at -17 with the windchill. The air temperature for start time looks to be around -12 and we should be pretty sheltered from the wind. Perfect temperature for skiing. The snow will likely be pretty crusty given the thaw we had, so a warmer wax may be in order, but maybe not quite as warm as the -3 projected for the day.

We'll meet as per normal at 10:30 on the golf course. See you then!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Jackrabbit 2018 Toque Design Contest is now Open

Every year Jackrabbits holds a contest to design our toque for the year. The contest for next year is now open!

Here is the note:

All Jackrabbit and Bunnyrabbit are invited to participate in designing the 2018 Jackrabbit Toque, which will be worn by 10,500 Jackabbit and Bunnyrabbit skiers across Canada! This year, we’re adding a special theme! We would like to see designs that inspire you and all your Jackrabbits friends to cross-country ski and to always try your best! But also a design that will inspire Team Canada competing at the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Games in South Korea! Team Canada got inspired by the sport of cross-country skiing when they first learned as Jackrabbits, and maybe one day you could be at the Games too! Send us your designs by March 6th, 2017 at Noon MST! Here is the template for your design: 

The criteria for entering in the contest are as follows:

  • Contestants must be currently enrolled in a CCC Jackrabbit or Bunnyrabbit program 
  • Contestants must be between the ages of 5-9. 

Selection process and timelines:

  • Contest runs from January 16th – March 6th 2017. 
  • Designs should be submitted to Eva Hornyansky at by March 6th, 2017 at Noon MST. 
  • Cross Country Canada will select 10 final designs and post them on the CCC Facebook page for you to vote on. 
  • The voting period will run from March 6th – 12th, 2017 at Noon MST. 

Remember to join CCC's Facebook page to ‘vote for your favourite Jackrabbit design’ Announcement of the ‘winning’ toque design will be posted on CCC’s Facebook Page on March 13th, 2017. Good Luck and have fun!

January 21 Session

Rain is an interesting change for the middle of January. The models show about +0.5C with a windchill of -2. Warm. But moist. For those of you with waxless skis this is your temperature for sure! for the rest, we are into the stickier warmer waxes. Relays, hills and some gliding work will be the order of the day. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at 10:30

Thursday, January 12, 2017

January 14 Session

We are on the way out of the deep freeze. Sunday will be lovely for anyone going to the Jackrabbit Jamboree (or just wanting a family ski!) but Saturday is still going to be chilly - in fact we are going to be close to our cutoff again, so dress warm and watch for kids getting cold. We'll keep 'em moving!

Provided our grid is not too snowed over, we are going to review diagonal stride. We'll also do some work on the hill with a focus on going up!

Friday, January 6, 2017

January 6 - Cold and Clear

Happy New Year!

Tomorrow we will be meeting as usually at 10:30 on the golf course. It looks to be a chilly one with windchill getting close to our cutoff of -27. This means a few things:

  1. Layers and warm clothes. Proper fitting boots and gloves is also very important. If boots are too tight they can make things worse in the cold.
  2. Parents keep an eye on the little ones particularly, if they are getting cold, don't be afraid to take a break in the car or back in the clubhouse if needed.
  3. watch for signs of frost nip. 
  4. keep moving
We'll take care of that last one. We are planning a fairly active session with some skills development, active games and maybe a distance ski or time on the hill.

Also, we have our 2017 Jackrabbit toques here! For those who were out last week and got yours please wear them this week so we can take a picture of the group. For everyone else you'll get yours this week. The toques are not actually super warm, so you may want to bring backup in case your Jackrabbit gets cold. But the look great!

Another note. the Jackrabbit Jamboree is on the 15th at Windsor Park. It is a great event with lots of fun activities geared to the jackrabbits. We'll talk more about this tomorrow, but registration is limited, so if you know you want to go, register now.



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See you tomorrow!