I skied the park, and the river this afternoon and it was WINDY windy windy. Sunday wind will be bigger at between 20-35 kmh along the river so I making the call and cancelling Sunday‘s (Jan. 27) session in Assiniboine Park.
Track attackers, & others who are desparate! Beaudry Park west of Headingly was a success last week despite the big winds. Coldest place was the parking lot. Coach Ihor will be there at 1:30 for classic skiing. Look at 60-90 minutes of skiing, and there is a hut with wood stove 20 minutes from the cars, and another one at the far end- very civilized. A 4-5 km loop with a hut is good option for mobile families.
Wind proof clothing that can be unzipped a bit to vent, buff or similar to protect the face and lungs, and mitts: race suits not a good idea! Last weeks classic tracks were excellent! For a bit of safety we will be doing a head count to make sure no-one gets left behind on the trails.
Thanks and dress accordingly,