Alberta classic

Chris Klebl

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Canada Winter Games winners

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Applications Open for 2017 Ski-at-School Program Grant

Let’s get young Canadians healthy for life by learning how to ski while at school! Apply for a 2017 Ski-at-School Program grant, powered by ‪‎AltaGas‬!

Ski-at-School is a CCC program, sponsored by AltaGas, which aims to bring cross-country skiing to schools across Canada. The Ski-at-School program will knit together communities of teachers, students, and local ski clubs, Cross Country Canada, AltaGas, coaches, equipment suppliers and volunteers to support this initiative and make it into a success!

Visit CCC’s website for all the details

Apply by May 29th, 2016Alta Gas Ski at School

New Alberta Cup Bid Application

Does your club want to host an Alberta Cup in the 2016-2017 season?

As of April 2016 CCA has a new application form for provincial event bids. You can see the new forms, along with the assessment grid, on our Website here: http://www.xcountryab.net/alberta-cups/

All application forms are due by May 15, 2016.

Mark Your Calendars! Jasper Dryland Training Camp Sept 9 to 11 for Midget, Juve, and Junior Age Groups

What: Team Alberta Dryland Training Camp

When:  Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Where: Jasper National Park

Who: All athletes in the age categories Midget, Juvenile, and Junior age groups

We ask all club coaches from across the province to plan on bringing your team of athletes to this Team Alberta Training Camp. Please forward this information to all of your club coaches and athletes so they can mark their calendars.

The provincial camp coaching team will be led by: Eric Groeneveld (Foothills), Matt De Carufel (Canmore) and Les Parsons (Camrose).

Cross Country Alberta will be responsible for the communication of information, Zone 4 registration, and budget of the camp. Zone 4 registration will be posted as soon as possible.

Information:

The camp will start at noon on Friday, September 9th and finish at noon on Sunday, September 11th.

  • The camp will be “team coached” by all of our club team coaches. Costs of the camp will be kept low.
  • Teams will be responsible for their own travel arrangements with parent volunteers driving athletes during the camp.
  • Athletes will share accommodations with athletes of the same age groups from other clubs. The groups will be staying in either:
    • One of the two Jasper Hostels Or
    • One of the two Jasper Church Community Centers. (The Church groups will need to provide your own sleeping bags, sleeping pads, pillows)
    • Both groups will be supervised by parent volunteer chaperons
  • Coaches will share accommodations at one of the sites in Jasper
  • Athletes will train together with athletes from other clubs who are of the same age group and aiblity group
  • Large group social activities will be planned for the evenings

 More detailed information will be communicated in May and June.

Parent Volunteers Needed

Our camp will require Parent Volunteers to Chaperon our Athlete Accommodations and help with meal preparations & clean up.

Between now and June 30th, please email our CCA program coordinator Laura Filipow at cca@xcountryab.net, to confirm that you are willing to be a Parent Volunteer Chaperon for the weekend.

Please indicate which age group you are willing to chaperon. It will be most practical to chaperon the age group of your own kids at the camp so that you can also help with transportation.

We may also require your help with meal preparation and meal clean up.

please email our CCA program coordinator Laura Filipow at cca@xcountryab.net, to confirm that you are willing to be a Parent Volunteer Chaperon for both Friday & Saturday nights.

CCA is looking forward to provide training camp opportunities for all our club athletes in Alberta!

Job Opening: Augustana Vikings Cross Country Ski Team/Camrose Ski Club Coach

The University of Alberta -Augustana Campus (Augustana) and the Camrose Ski Club (CSC), in collaboration with Cross Country Alberta (CCA), are seeking a coach for both the Augustana Vikings Cross Country Ski Team and the Camrose Ski Club.
Augustana and CSC are continuing an exciting and unique partnership to provide high-quality cross country ski programs for youth to university athletes. The Coach will play a central role in delivering and enhancing these programs.

See here for the full job description: Augustana/Camrose Coach Job Posting

The CCC Events Committee is requesting event bids to host the 2017 Haywood NorAm World Jr/U23 Championships Trials.

 Event Description:

This is a FIS sanctioned NorAm event supported nationally by Haywood Securities and Buff Canada.  The current NorAm Technical Package located at http://www.cccski.com/Events/Technical-Packages.aspx should be used as reference, however please note that this document will be updated prior to the 2017 Competition Season to reflect best practices from the 2016 campaign.

 Competition Formats:

The event will consist of 3 competition days between January 5-8, 2017 and will include:

  • Sprint classic technique – Combined qualification followed by Senior and Junior Heats
  • Interval start free technique –  5/10 km Junior; 10/15 km Senior category;
  • Skiathlon – 15/30 km Senior category; 10/20 km Junior category

The race order will be confirmed by CCC’s High Performance Committee in May 2016.  Junior categories may be added in consultation with the CCC Events Committee.

As this is a selection competition, the junior M/W and senior M/W sprint heats will be timed.  All Junior and Senior distance races will be FIS sanctioned.  Courses and plans to homologate trails if required should be included in club bid package.

Clubs interested in hosting the 2017 World Jr/U23 trials should send a Letter of Interest to Dave Dyer, CCC Events Director at ddyer@cccski.com by Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

 Bid Packages must be received in electronic form at the same address by May 15, 2016 and include:

 –          Profile information of proposed classic technique sprint course

–          Homologation details of each leg of the proposed skiathlon courses to include profiles, stadium layout and course maps

–          Dimensions/map of stadium and other on site facilities including warm-up tracks, wax testing and wax facilities

–          Names of Race Chair, Chief of Competition and major Competition Officials

 Thank you for your interest.

For further information please contact Dave Dyer, CCC Events Director at ddyer@cccski.com.

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Upcoming Events

June 11: CCA AGM
Percy Page Center
Edmonton, AB

September 9 to 11
Jasper Dryland Training Camp
Midget, Juve, and Junior Age Groups

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