Monthly Archives: November 2018

Bison Butte Sunday Nov. 25


Okay we need to be realistic here: the snow is worse now than last week.  I promise that it will come.

In the meantime, Jack and Bunny Rabbits please (I’m sorry to say this) hold off on coming to the park, unless you want to do the following with the Track Attackers (it’s actually a good and very doable adventure hike!).

Track Attackers, as we still need to keep the bodies moving in spite of the lack of skiing, we will meet at the Cabela’s parking lot, Sterling Lyon Parkway, usual time of 1:30 Sunday, to run the Bison Butte.  Some of you have done this already but with a much longer run to it.  If you have classic poles bring them along.  6 minute jog, 12 minute walk to the base, and then some beautiful vistas of the city from “The Summit”.  Winter conditions of -10c and a bit of wind so dress for a regular snow session with running shoes instead of ski boots.  Look for Coach Ihor’s white wagon with ski box at the west side the parking lot.

Lots of Baba Mary’s race tea after, so bring a mug for recovery!

Coach Ihor

cabelas to bison butte

No Snow! More Dryland for Track Attack!

The snow has not grown over the week. Very sad!

We’re going to repeat last week’s 1:30 Sunday from the Duck Pond workout with a few tweaks, with the track attackers.  I was very very proud of everyone’s efforts and how we learned how to take heart rates. This morning I watched Red River Nordic do the same workout we did last week.

Rabbits: please hold off for one more week, sorry.  We really do want to make the first ski of the season a memorable one for the younger ones, the snow is coming.

Thanks for the patience,

Coach Ihor

Photos from APJ today

It may have been a cold and dreary day outside but it was a great workout for the Track Attackers and Coaches who showed up to the park today.  Check out the pix.  Way to go APJ!  Now everyone, Let’s do that SNOW DANCE!


APJ Day 1 is a maybe

Hey everybody!

I know that we can’t wait to go skiing. I was in the park today, and the grass was really slow, agreed to by Mark in the Park.  We really need a few more cm of snow to make it happen for a good day.  Right now it’s trying hard to snow but we won’t know until Sunday morning.


Track Attackers will meet 1:30 pm regardless, at the duck pond shelter, ready to run and train, all others (jackrabbits and bunny rabbits) please hold off coming out as it would be a not optimal experience, and we want to keep things positive!

Please contact me if you have any questions ( about Sunday,


Coach Ihor

Looking for ski gear?

If you’re in need of ski gear, check out our web page:  APJ’s Buy & Sell, as there are a variety of items for sale.  You can email Gina with a list of your items for sale, exchange, or looking to acquire.  (see more details on page).

Also keep in mind the annual CCSAM Swap Shop coming up on Saturday November 17 at Windsor Park Nordic Centre.  It’s a bit like a giant garage sale – with a focus on skiing.  Drop off your used gear ahead of time to sell.  Arrive early on sale day to find the best deals on skis, poles, boots, etc.  Local shops will also be there promoting/selling their products and helping to answer your questions.

APJ Calendar view repaired

Apologies if you were trying to view the APJ Google calendar for the past few weeks but could not see anything except a “busy” notice.  The tech problem is now fixed and you can take a good look at all our APJ events for this year.  (Please remember that all dates are subject to change due to weather, etc.)

Let’s get ready for that first session (Sunday November 11, 1:30pm, Duck Pond meeting place) by registering here, and dusting off the ski gear.  Woohoo! Welcome to another great season!