Monthly Archives: January 2017

Falcon Ridge photos now up

January 28-29, 2017 – Falcon Ridge was a busy place with sprint races on Saturday and Biathlon on Sunday!  Some of our Track Attackers took part in these events, along with a few of their parents.  It was a learning experience for all and here are the photos to show for it…


Found! Poles and a hot chocolate mug

Coach Ihor picked these up at the top of the hill after our session had cleared out this past Sunday.  Send me an email so that they can go back home!

Coach Ihordscn1900

Ski session is at the Park today

Meet at Assiniboine Park duck pond/ditch area today.

Usual time of 1:30-3:00.

Should be fun with warm weather and some hay bale jumps being made too.

Bring hot chocolate mugs, too. 😀

Fast Rabbit Thursdays

Get set for skate skiing as per last week.  We made big progress on balance and edging and let’s keep working on that.

Ski racks at 6:30.

Coach Ihor

Manitoba Sprints Champs This Saturday!


Hello,  I know some of the Track Attackers will be going: registration has been extended to end Thursday Jan. 26 at noon.   Please follow the link below.  Due to interesting snow conditions the event has been changed from classic to free technique (skate!)

Bib pick up starts at 9:30 with opening time trial at 11:00: this means crossing the east perimeter at 8:20 am.

It will be a great day, not ridiculous weather and maybe some sunshine!

Sunday: Jackrabbits in Assiniboine Park as usual.

Falcon Races: registration deadline extended to Thursday January 26

For the more adventurous and/or advanced skiers in our group, please note that there are some exciting ski races going on this weekend at Falcon Ridge Ski & Recreation Area!  (Visit CCSAM to view all info re: the CCSAM Provincial Sprints.)

The registration deadline (which was originally tonight) has been extended to tomorrow, Thursday January 26 at noon.  The reason for the registration extension is due to changes from classic to skate (freestyle) technique.

The CCSAM Provincial Sprints will showcase an exciting new sprint format known as King’s Court which has been used in cup races in Canmore and Thunder Bay.  Again, visiting CCSAM will inform you of all details.

If you are interested in this event and have additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask the coaches for more details.

P.S.  Rumour has it that Windsor Park was amazing last night for skiing!  Groomed beautifully and super fast!

No Skiing Sunday!

Hi, and this is awful to announce as it is not cold, but the snow is just garbage and quite unskiable for our large group for tomorrow.  On a reconnaissance 4:00 this afternoon I watched snowshoers sinking right through to the ground.  Skis were crunching right through and the poling was bottomless.  I sank a skidoo at Sunshine Village in snow just like this. Other venues close by will be with similar conditions due to the drizzle.

Sorry but we are off for Sunday Jan. 22. So bummed.

Coach Ihor

PHOTOS! Take a look…

1. Photos from the Jamboree are now posted… under the “Photos” menu link.  If you took any photos that day and would like to share them with our group, please feel free to email them to me and I will gladly add them to the collage.

2.  I am sloooowly adding our new family pictures to our “directory”.  Due to the size of APJ this year, I only have pictures of 24 out of our 44 families!  To help me out, please forward me a family photo if you don’t see yourselves pictured within our APJ Families link.

3.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26 is our club photos date.  Stafford Studios will be taking individual/family photos as well as a large group photo.  That date is also the day when we will be doing our 2nd annual Cookie-Sprint-Relay.  It’s a super fun time with tons of cookies (we had so many leftover last year that I think we’ll need to begin devouring them right from the start this time around!)

4.  For families looking to get involved in some exciting ski events… CCSAM has all the details.  (Pinawa Loppet this weekend: Jan. 21;  Falcon ski with Biathlon Open-House: Jan. 28-29;  Boundary Trails Distance Challenge:  February 24-25;  Riding Mountain Loppet: March 4-5…)  If you have any questions about these ski events, just ask.  We’ve been there and we’ll be happy to tell you more!

Fast Rabbit Thursday will happen!

Yes everything is cooperating and we will ski Thursday night at Windsor Park. Prepare for skate technique and I think the conditions will be fantastic.

Meet outside at the ski racks for 6:30, bring your water botttle belt too if you have one,

Coach Ihor


Jamboree: huge success

This past Sunday was the annual Jackrabbit Jamboree at Windsor Park.  With temperatures rising to a balmy -7C by the afternoon, it was a glorious day to be outdoors!

We had 29 APJ kids participating in the day’s activities which included a scavenger hunt, prizes, games, lunch, group photos, races, big ski, and an awards ceremony.  Lots of skiing and lots of fun!

More shots of the day will soon be posted under “Photos”.


Some of our APJ members at the 2017 Jamboree this past Sunday