Assiniboine Park Jackrabbits: This Week In Skiing (17-23 March 2014) (Sent 2014-03-17)

Hello Jackrabbit Managers,

Well, as of 22:30 tonight, the official schedule ( has changed again. There are three sessions now scheduled for the Assiniboine Park Jackrabbits this week. Sorry for the short notice:

  • Wednesday, 19 March 2014: “Wednesday Night Race #14 Costume Relay” sees teams of young and old costumed skiers each skiing three times (each of the three free technique laps is 800 metres for ten and eleven year olds and 1200 metres for older skiers) followed by eating free barbequed hot dogs and marshmallows. It is hosted by Red River Nordic and Biathlon Club at the Windsor Park Nordic Centre. Cost is free! Register at Must register no later than 21:00 on Tuesday. Latest weather forecast predicting a -6 degree Celsius air temperature with a -11 windchill at race time.
  • Thursday, 20 March 2014: “Fast Rabbits Thursday 13”. Technique likely to be free technique (skate). Coach Ihor’s group of older or more experienced skiers meet at 18:30 and go longer distances. Coach Rob’s group of younger or newer skiers will meet in the clubhouse fifteen minutes later, at 18:45, and go for shorter distances. We currently have Lauren, Chloe, Teagan, and Hayes. Please reply back to if you think your child might be interested in skiing on Thursday evenings. The more the merrier. Latest weather forecast predicting a -2 degrees Celsius air temperature with a -6 windchill at ski time.
  • Sunday, 23 March 2014: The coached “Sunday Session (18)” at Assiniboine Park has been cancelled. In its place is the mostly-not-coached “Biathlon Manitoba Mixed Relay” at Falcon Ridge Ski and Recreation Area. Assiniboine Park Jackrabbit skiers ten years old and older are strongly encouraged to participate in this event. Perhaps more importantly, this invitation is mostly directed to the many Assiniboine Park Jackrabbits parents who already like to ski and would now like to try biathlon (skiing either 4 km or 6 km in total and shooting) in a non-competitive mixed male and female team environment. Many Assiniboine Park Jackrabbit parents expressed interest in doing such an activity during the “Jackrabbit Expedition 2014” two Sundays ago. Now, we have an opportunity. See the “race” details and register no later than 21:00 on Thursday, 20 March 2014, at Cost is $30 per person (no kid discounts). Please note that because all of the onsite Assiniboine Park Jackrabbits coaches will likely be participants in this event, no coaches will be able to supervise any Assiniboine Park Jackrabbits who are not part of the event. In other words, parents will have to supervise their Bunnyrabbits and Jackrabbits for most, if not the whole day. Helmets and how-to-stay-safe sessions would be highly recommended if your children will be tubing, to minimize the risk of needing an emergency air ambulance ( The latest Whiteshell weather forecast is predicting a -14 degree Celsius air temperature with a -18 windchill at skiing and shooting time (


Coach Rob

(on behalf of Coaches Ihor, Katherine, and Jeff)

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