Hello Jackrabbit Managers,
The information in this post will be confirmed via another post to this website no later than 09:30 this upcoming Saturday morning. Don’t show up for skiing without seeing the Saturday morning post!
Yep. We call them our “Sunday Sessions” because we hold them, uh, on Sunday. Except this weekend coming up. Possibly.
“Sunday Session (8)”, scheduled quite clearly on our official schedule as to be held on Sunday, 11 January 2015, from 13:30 to 15:00, now likely/possibly needs to be moved to Saturday, 10 January 2015, also from 13:30 to 15:00 (or cancelled).
There are two reasons for this day of the week change:
- Latest long-range weather forecast is indicating that we will possibly have to cancel any outdoor session on Sunday, 11 January 2015 due to the windchill being colder than our -27 degree cutoff (-23 degree Celsius air temperature). See https://spotwx.com/products/grib_index.php?model=meteocode&zone=r1.15&tz=-6&title=FPWG51&lat=49.89975&lon=-97.13749.
- Our official schedule also indicates that we were tentatively to be at “Fort Whyte Alive” for “Snow Trek”. Except that this year Snow Trek at Fort Whyte Alive is not on a Sunday (like previous years), but rather on Saturday, 10 January 2015. This change of day was published well after our official schedule was made (http://www.ccsam.ca/snow-trek-2015). Oh, by the way, the latest forecast is indicating a warmer -18 degree Celsius air temperature (but still with a -27 degree windchill) on Saturday at skiing time.
So, the latest plan (weather dependent) is that we will be skiing at Fort Whyte Alive. Meet at the Fort Whyte Alive Interpretive Centre at 13:30 on Saturday, 10 January 2015.
Admission for everyone will be free on Saturday only because Fort Whyte Alive is hosting the “6th Annual Snow Trek: Winter in Motion”. Fort Whyte Alive indicates:
“Get in motion for Snow Trek! Try x-country skiing with free equipment rentals and instruction all afternoon. Join a guided showshoe hike through our forests, and bring along your skates for a spin on the rink. Cap off your day with a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows by the fire. FREE admission all day!” https://www.fortwhyte.org/event/snow-trek/