First Lesson on Saturday

Hello Bunnyrabbit, Jackrabbit, and TrackAttack parents!

We are really looking forward to seeing everyone for our first Nordic Lesson of the 2018/2019 season this Saturday, January 12th at the Fernie Nordic Centre. Saturday lessons run 10:30 – 11:30. We ask that you arrive early so that your kids have their skis on and ready to slide by 10:30.

When you arrive at the Nordic Centre, please get in touch with the Den Parent who will be at a table set up in front of the warming hut. If you have not already heard from your coach, the Den Parent will help you find your group! The role of the Den Parent is to track which children are on snow and where they plan to ski (part of our Emergency Response Plan), to help with any children who may be cold or need the toilet, and to safeguard the hot chocolate!! Please remember to bring your own mug for the Hot Chocolate!!!

Saturdays

open map  • There are two areas to park in: the campground overflow parking lot - marked with a bright blue sign - and along Mt Fernie Park road. There will be ‘no parking’ signs in front of the Main Entrance to the Warming Hut along Mt Fernie Park Road. We ask that you do not block this access. If the Overflow parking below the Warming Hut is full, we ask that you turn around and park on the West Side (downhill side) of Mt Fernie Park Road. We will have a parking attendant there to help direct traffic. Please drive slowly and space is tight and there will be little people everywhere!

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  • Visit our calendar for all lesson dates, events dates and more at www.fernienordic.com/calendar
  • If you know your child is going to be absent from a lesson, please let your coach know and feel free to cc coach Nancy at ferniesdp@gmail.com
  • Please have your child visit the bathroom before lessons…Rule of Thumb…Pee before you Ski!!!

Tuesdays   for those registered on that day:

  • The first lesson is on Jan 15th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at the Fernie Golf Course
  • Please arrive early, the lesson starts at 4 pm sharp
  • There is plenty of parking next to the clubhouse.
  • Meet the coaches outside the clubhouse at the lower level.

Future emails:
You will have regular contact with your coach during the season.

Upcoming Events

Monday Jan 21:   Little Critter Race
Criterium style ski where competitors complete as many laps of a short course as possible in the 40 minute time limit. For every lap of the course completed the skier puts his/her name in for draw prizes. Geared to skiers 12 and under. Meet at the Elk Valley Nordic Centre. Sign up begins at 17:30 and Race begins at 18:00. Headlamps will be needed! Free for club members, day ticket required for non-members.

Sunday Feb 3:   7th Annual Community Fun Race
For everyone. Save the date for a fun event for everyone, all ages, members and non-members alike!. Enter in a classic or skate group of either the easygoing rec or the more competitive categories. There is even a chariot category! More details to come.

If you have any questions, please ask!

Cheers,

Nancy    250-430-7258
ferniesdp@gmail.com