Monthly Archives: March 2018

Photos, awards, and a wind-up

  1.  Photos from today (the snow was perfect for some extra fun!) And a photo from our last ski night at Windsor Park this past Thursday.

2.  Awards…  each year CCSAM asks parents (et al) to nominate “any number of deserving members of our ski family”.  The deadline for nominations happens to be TODAY!  So… if you have someone in mind, click HERE for the link.  These are the categories for which you may nominate a person or group:

  • volunteer
  • sport builder
  • family
  • coach
  • club
  • senior skier
  • junior skier
  • master skier
  • most improved skier
  • special recognition

The awards are given out at the annual awards banquet on Saturday April 7 at Rossmere Country Club.  Visit Zone4 to to purchase your meal tickets for the banquet:
Deadline for meal tickets – Wed Apr 4th at NOON

3.  APJ wind-up:  APRIL 8, 2018.  Please read the previous post which contains the details and link to sign-up.

APJ last ski of the year!

Hi Skiers,

Last ski of the year this Sunday March 18, 1:30!

Bring your favourite sunglasses too.  Also we have to work through left over wagon wheels,

See you Sunday!

Coach Ihor

Watch yourself skiing at the park!

Our very own, talented, APJ dad, Peter Sim, recently created a 2-minute video of everyone skiing at the park this past Sunday.  Take a look here! It’s great!

If you would like to watch Peter’s ski videos from previous APJ sessions, they’re located on the LINKS page of our website… they’re so fun!

APJ wind-up – Sunday April 8

Please mark your calendars for our APJ wind-up:  Sunday April 8, 2018.

It will be at our usual time and place:  1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the Assiniboine Park Duck Pond shelter and surrounding area.

Please click this link  or type:  to sign up for the easy potluck menu – and to let us know who is able to attend.  The Perfect Potluck website may ask you for a password.  Please use: APJ2018  The coordinator’s last name is Unger

Skiing is ON for Sunday March 11

Hello Ski families!

We will have a session Sunday March 11 1:30 in Assiniboine Park, usual meeting place.  The snow is fabulous and groomed really well: lots of skiers out there today!

We’ll see you there, skate skiing if you have it,

Coach Ihor

Jackrabbit Jamboree, Saturday March 10…register by tomorrow!

Jackrabbit Jamboree is an annual fun, family event at Windsor Park.  Skiers (12 years of age and younger) from all across Manitoba come together to play games, have races, eat lunch together and win prizes.  It’s a tradition you won’t want to miss.  Especially with all this fresh snow and a predicted -2℃ temp for Saturday!

Registration closes tomorrow (Wednesday March 7) just prior to midnight.  There are currently 34 spots remaining (at the time of this post).

Follow this link for more information and to access the Zone4 link to register.


Manitoba Winter Games & APJ!

Hey everyone: we have a team of APJ skiers and coaches in Thompson this week skipping school and not shoveling snow!  Actually we’re all working and skiing hard at the Manitoba Winter Games.  Racing are:

  • Patrick McManus
  • Hudson McMillan
  • Don Han Lau
  • Hayes McMillan
  • Axelle Loiselle
  • Nastassia Loiselle
  • James Barwinsky
    and coaching, are:
  • Katherine Styrchak (AKA Coach Katherine)
  • Jeff McMillan (AKA Coach Jeff)

& Coach Ihor

What a day of racing: medals from Hudson, Axelle, Nastassia and James!

GO APJ!  More medals results potential in the free technique races on Wednesday.  Stayed tuned to this blog and this link: 2018 winter games hit the results link


No session today, March 4…

Based on the diminishing snow and ski trails, in addition to the lack of coaches able to attend today, there will be NO session at the park this afternoon.

Coaches Ihor, Jeff, and Katherine are now on buses accompanying seven APJ members to Thompson for the MB Winter Games this week!   They will be coaching our skiers: James, Hayes, Hudson, Axelle, Nastassja, Don-Han, and PJ.

Opening ceremonies begin at 8:30pm tonight (Sunday March 4), & ski races will take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Live coverage is available through Shaw.

Congratulations to all who qualified for participating in these Winter Games and all the best as each of you compete!


Hudson & Don-Han (wearing their offical Wpg Team Gold & Wpg Team Blue jackets)


James, PJ, Nastassja & Axelle, Hayes & Coach Jeff

Also in the works… we are attempting to pin down a date for a wind-up where all coaches can be in attendance.  We are looking at dates in April (after Spring break).  More info will follow.  Traditionally the wind-up takes place on a Sunday (noon/afternoon time-frame).

Finally, next Saturday March 10 is slated as the Jackrabbit Jamboree – a fun, family day of skiing and LOTS of games and prizes at Windsor Park (preschool to grade 6).  Please keep checking in with the CCSAM website and our APJ website this week to see if the event will continue to run… melting snow and unpredictable spring weather is upon us!