Yes indeed Winter weather has arrived. We hope that you are getting out on the trails. More snow is on the way. Yeehaw!
We Ski Coaches
The We Ski Planning Committee is in the midst of WeSki planning. The Vasa Ski Club relies of the generosity of volunteer coaches to provide ski instruction for the participants of WeSki and that’s where you come in!
The 2018 WeSki Program dates are January 14, 21 & 28 from 3:00–5:00 pm at Timber Ridge Resort. All three sessions are set up the same as past year. Group lessons, both skate and classic, at age and skill appropriate levels, are provided from 3:00-4:00 pm. Followed by a tasty, nutritious, light meal to facilitate whole family participation. Costs remain low at $48/family or $30/individual. Rental equipment is available at Timber Ridge.The RACING CLINIC will be held once again on all three Sundays, even though this group is well beyond "entry-level" skiing!
To give our WeSki participants a great experience on skis we need 20+ instructors. Please let me know if you can (or cannot) instruct this season Ideally, I'd love your help for all three sessions but understand if you can only attend one or two. Whatever you decide, your time is greatly appreciated!
Session outline for a volunteer ski coach:
- 2:30 - 3:00pm: Check-in with Marcia in banquet hall
- 3:00- 4:00pm: Teach lesson and return to lodge by 4:00pm
- 4:00- 5:00pm: Light meal and social time
All coaches, especially new coaches are encouraged to attend a Coaches' Clinic on Saturday, January 6th from 3:30 - 5:00 PM at Timber Ridge. This event is held in conjunction with the 2 day Midwest Nordic Rendezvous event. Nationally renowned PSIA Nordic Coach Emily Lovett will lead the session. This is a great opportunity for new and seasoned coaches to learn from a pro. For more information click HERE. Fee structure: Free if you help coach in either the middle school, SheSki or WeSki program.
For those interested in coaching, PLEASE contact me (Marcia) at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 15th For additional information, here is the link to the program flyers located on the VSC website http://wwwvasaskiclub.org/we-ski-2015
Lakes of the North
The Lakes of the North Race is just around the corner. Although it doesn't look like Winter outside now, that can change in the blink of an eye. LOTN is notorious for getting early snow in our region. Join the club as we host this annual event.
The Lakes of the North 7km freestyle race and Tour and luncheon totally free for VSC members. 11am Dec. 16th just west of Gaylord at Lakes of the North Golf Course and Club. This is a great Nordic opener event to ski race or tour and meet all your long lost skier friends in a low key event. Information for this event will be posted on the VSC site.
Midwest Nordic Rendezvous
When:January 6 & 7, 2018 . Where: Timber Ridge Resort. Guest Instructor: Emily Lovett
Join us for the second annual Midwest Nordic Rendezvous with our guest instructor Emily Lovett from Steamboat Springs, Join us for our weekend clinics and social get-together! Here is a link to an article written by our guest coach extraordinaire.
If you weren't at the Rendezvous last year you missed a great time. There is lots of skiing and lots of instruction. Join Nordic Ski fanatics new and seasoned for a great ski weekend. As always, more details can be found at our website www.vasaskiclub.org/
Season Opener Party
Many thanks to all the folks that joined us at The Filling Station last Sunday. If you did not happen to make it you can still go there for the best pizza in town. By the size of the crowd, I am guessing you were there.
The Vasa Ski Club Store is open. Get online now and start shopping. All prices are reduced to reflect volume purchasing so get your goods now. A link to the store can be found here.We will be selling VSC hats and headbands at the Lakes of the North race as well.
12/3 VSC Season Opening Party at the Filling Station
12/16 Lakes of The North Race
1/6 Midwest Nordic Rendezvous at Timber Ridge
1/10-1/11 PSIA Clinic
1/14 We Ski
1/21 We Ski
1/28 We Ski
2/10 North American Vasa