Nov 142012

Please remember to get all forms and fees turned into the office.

Clothing Orders are due on FRIDAY!  If you need an order form talk to Coach K and she’ll get one to you.

Monday the 19th is our team night at Pioneer Midwest.  They will have pizza and water for us and will be going through a wax demo for us to learn from.  Everyone is welcome.

Wild Turkey Wattle!!!  It is coming very quickly!  We will need help to put on this fundraiser for our team.  All that money goes back to your skiers if they get people registered.  Thanksgiving morning.  We need timers, we need food people, we need registration people.  Help, help, HELP!!!  It has been a great experience the last few years, lets make it another great year!

Nov 122012

First Day!!

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What a great first day of practice!  It was great to see everyone out today and we know there are quite a few of you that still need to turn in your forms.    Get your forms in and we’ll see you at practice tomorrow hopefully.  Girls, you were able to get lockers today, if you still need a locker, let Coach K know tomorrow or check with one of the managers tomorrow.  Boys, we should be able to get your lockers to you tomorrow – they were changing them over today.

Remember that you’ll need to have your boots, rollerskis, poles and helmet available tomorrow if possible.  We’ll start in tennis shoes tomorrow but we’ll rotate groups through on the rollerskis so you all have a chance to work on some technique and get some skiing in.  Make sure you are eating well, drinking water, and getting your rest!  We’ll see you out there tomorrow!

Nov 052012


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What a fantastic turnout tonight! Thank you for all your great questions and for your time tonight. I know that we probably overwhelmed some of you first year ski parents – don’t worry! It will get easier and your kids are going to have a wonderful experience this year. Before you know it you will be an old pro at this new sport.  If you have questions, e-mail Coach K, or call, and we’ll be able to answer any questions you might have.

As far as things to do:

  • Turn in forms/fees to the office by Monday, 11/12, so that you can practice on the first day
  • Have tennis shoes and clothes for working out outdoors for Monday
  • Get plenty of sleep, eat balanced meals and drink plenty of water!

Priority of equipment:

  • Dryland training on feet – shoes and clothing along with hat and gloves (optional – poles for hiking, armpit height)
  • Dryland training on wheels – boots (sns binding), helmet (optional – rollerskis, poles)
  • Snow – boots (sns binding), clothing, (optional – skis and poles, classic and or skate)

If you are able to look into skis this year – the priority would be for classic skis as those are more specific to get the proper fit for.  As for poles – skate would be the smartest purchase first – they are taller poles and should be able to be used for several years.  If you  are looking for skate poles, they should be around the height of your nose or upper lip.  If you are looking for classic poles, they should be around the top of your shoulder to bottom of your chin.  The ski swaps are this Saturday and next Saturday so check into that info if you are going to try and get some equipment that way.  We will also have a team night at Pioneer Midwest on Monday the 19th after practice.  Coaches will be on hand to answer questions and we’ll have a wax demo by one of the Swix reps to refresh/teach you how to wax your skis.  Pioneer provides pizza for the team and has extra people on hand if you are still looking for equipment/clothing – it is a chance to get a look around, spend some time with the team, and learn how to wax (or just remember how to wax).  No pressure for any purchases.

It was a pleasure to see you all – we’ll work on meeting you as the season goes on.  Thank you for coming and we are excited for another great season!  See you on Monday!