Daily Archives: 2015-01-11

“Wednesday Night Race #4” Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Hello Jackrabbit Managers,

Do you have a skier in your home that would like to try out ski racing?

If yes, then this upcoming Wednesday, 14 January 2015, from 19:00 to about 20:00, at Windsor Park Nordic Centre, is the “Wednesday Night Race #5 / Schools Race #1”.  Ski technique is “free” which means your skier can do either classic technique or skate technique or both.

If you are interested:

  1. First see http://www.ccsam.ca/event/wednesday-night-race-5-schools-race-1/ for details and to register online with Zone4.  Your skier must be registered no later than 21:00 on Tuesday, 13 January 2015.
  2. Then send an e-mail to Coach Ihor (at ihor@mymts.net) to let him know that your skier(s) will be showing up this Wednesday night so that Coach Ihor will be able to coach your skier.

Poll: Should We Continue To Selectively Offer Sessions When Windchill Is Colder Than -27 Degrees Celsius?

Hello Jackrabbit Managers!

How did we (collectively) do today?  Warm?  Cold?  Happy?  Miserable?

Answer our one-question poll to help us plan the rest of the winter.

“Sunday Session (8)” Sunday, 11 January 2015 Is On!

Hello Jackrabbit Managers,

Today’s session is on!  Yes, “Sunday Session (8)”, for  Sunday, 11 January 2015 will indeed run.

Yes, you are right.  The latest weather forecast is predicting a -23 degree Celsius air temperature, and 10 kmh winds from the southwest, for a -31 degree windchill, at the start of our skiing session (https://spotwx.com/products/grib_index.php?model=meteocode&zone=r1.15&tz=-6&title=FPWG11&lat=49.89975&lon=-97.13749).

And yes, you are right, this is colder than our published -27 degree windchill outdoor activity cutoff (https://assiniboineparkjackrabbits.wordpress.com/about/is-it-too-cold).

However, we are going to run the entire session in a very wind sheltered area that will also let the sun shine in to keep us warm.

We are meeting  and skiing on The Hummocks in the Nature Playground at 13:30.  We will not be skiing the Lyric Loop nor anywhere else.

As such, we are not meeting before the session at the Duck Pond Shelter.

Regardless, no skin should be showing (balaclavas, neck warmers, buffs, and so on).  Snow suits are encouraged.  Mitts instead of gloves.

Kids who do get cold will be able to return to the Duck Pond Shelter to get and stay warm.

We will have hot chocolate and wagon wheels likely in the Duck Pond Shelter after the session.

So, your call as to where to park your car.  It can be on Assiniboine Park Drive.  Or, park your car in the Nature Playground parking lot just north of Pavilion Crescent (west of the Pavilion).  The rectangular patch in the satellite imagery southwest of the “Nature Playground” icon is where you want to go (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nature+Playground/@49.872217,-97.232062,713m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x52ea74a63956c015:0xc311873f39af8afb).