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+Playgroundemail@example.com,-97.232062,713m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x52ea74a63956c015:0xc311873f39af8afb).