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Our Fernie Nordic Racers are starting to put kids on the podium locally, provincially and nationally! and NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!!
Please visit the link below for more info (tax receipts available and any donations exceeding $100 receive a Fernie Nordic Racers cowbell!) :
They have an opportunity to get a match to charitable donations through Nordiq Canada until the end of March and have launched a test skis campaign. The goal is not big but the impact for the team with access to wax testing skis will be huge!
Our volunteer race team wax crew has been helping athletes maximize their training efforts all season and these skis will help take their performance to the next level!
Your consideration and support towards our volunteer run race team is greatly appreciated!
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December 2022 Newsletter
Get your skis waxed
It’s time to give your skis the love and respect they deserve.
The Fernie Nordic Racers will be waxing XC skis to raise money to attend the Kootenay Cups, BC Cups, and BC championships this upcoming season.
Get your skis cleaned and hot waxed by our Cross Country BC certified wax technicians and help our athletes compete with the best in the province.
- $25 for cleaning and basic hot wax
- $40 for full race ready service
Note: Waxless skis and skin skis still need to be glide waxed!!
Drop off at the warming hut of the Nordic Centre:
- Friday Nov 25 4pm-6:30pm (pickup on Saturday 10am – noon), or
- Saturday Nov 26 10am – 4pm (pickup on Sunday 9am – noon)
Payment via cash or card
*** Skis should be clearly marked with name and phone # ***
*** If using ski sleeves, these should be labelled. ***
FNS ski sleeves, buffs and toques will also be available for purchase!
Membership renewal stickers will be available throughout the weekend during both pick-up and drop off times
Thank you for supporting our local youth nordic ski team! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Great weekend at the Kimberley camp
The Fernie Nordic Racers participated in the Teck Regional Fall Dryland Camp in Kimberley from Friday September 30th to Sunday October 2nd. We had some beautiful weather all weekend and we all had lots of fun.
The camp started at 9 am on Friday morning. The older athletes started with some team bonding activities while the younger ones were doing a core workout and then they switched. Later the older athletes did some ski striding up to the top of the ski hill by the cat track and came down by the ski runs. It was fun. During this time, the younger athletes conquered Mountain Hill Climb. Then everyone had lunch and some rest time.
After lunch, the older athletes did classic roller skiing in little groups to work on their technique and skills, while the younger group had an introduction to skate roller skiing and played some fun games. Later in the afternoon, the older and younger athletes played Ultimate Frisbee in separate groups. Then there was a dinner at the Nordic Center for everyone.
On Saturday morning, the older athletes met up at the start of the Rails-to-Trails in Kimberley and did a 30 minutes warm up before heading to the start line of their time trial. They did a 3.8 km uphill skate time trial starting in town and going all the way up to the Nordic Center. Everyone did very well. After the time trial, the older athletes did an obstacle course on roller skis. The younger athletes split in two groups, one group did some team building activities while the other group did balance drills on roller skis and games, then all switched. After that, everyone had a well-deserved lunch and rest.
In the afternoon, the older athletes did a challenging workout with Shenoa Runge while the younger ones did an orienteering activity. Then the groups switched. The older group had a different orienteering course, and the younger athletes did their workout. All this took place at the Kimberley Nordic Center. The orienteering was organised by the Kootenay Orienteering Club. Later all athletes had dinner at Kimberley Nordic Center.
On Sunday, the older athletes met at the Rails-to-Trails at 9 am to go for a long roller ski. The Fernie athletes skied about 40 km in 3 hours. The younger athletes had a choice between a trail run at the Nordic Center or a bike ride. After the morning activities the camp was over, and it was time to go back to Fernie.
In conclusion, we thank all the volunteers, coaches, and parents for all their help and for making this event possible. It was a great opportunity for the athletes to improve and get stronger. Everyone had a lot of fun and is excited for next year!
Article by Louison Dubief and Aurélie Smithson