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Chris Klebl

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Canada Winter Games winners

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Ski Fit North Alberta is Hiring! Join our Team!

Position: Ski Fit North Alberta Program Coordinator

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The Opportunity:

Ski Fit North Alberta (SFNA) is looking for an enthusiastic and outstanding individual to join our team and lead delivery and implementation of the Ski Fit North Alberta program for the 2016-2017 season. This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, adventurous, and culturally sensitive coordinator genuinely excited about working together with children and youth. The position requires moderate physical fitness, a strong technical ability in cross-country skiing, and the capacity to travel extensively throughout the province of Alberta during the winter months. Reporting to the Program Director, SFNA is looking for an upbeat individual who is excited about making a difference to Indigenous children and their communities and ready to make a positive contribution to our team.

For full job posting and job description Click HERE

Registration for 2016 Jasper Dryland Camp is now Open!

The camp will run from September 9-11, 2016. We welcome coaches and athletes from all ski clubs in Alberta! Camp registration closes August 5, 2016.

You can register on Zone 4 Here

All camp information is below:

Jasper Dryland Training Camp 2016

Our camp will start at 1PM on Friday, September 9th and finish at noon on Sunday, September 11th.

  • All teams and athletes will be responsible for organizing their own travel arrangements
  • Athletes will share accommodations with athletes of the same age groups from other clubs. We will be staying at the Jasper HI Hostels and two Church Community Centers. Those athletes staying in the churches will need to bring your own sleeping bags, mattress,  and pillows. All groups will be supervised by parent volunteer chaperons
  • Coaches will share accommodations at one of the sites in Jasper
  • Meals/groceries will be prepared at the hostels & church community centres and will be the shared responsibility of parent volunteers & athletes
  • Athletes will train together with athletes from other clubs who are of the same age group and ability group in “Coach-Athlete” training groups
  • Large group social activities will be planned on Friday & Saturday evenings.

Camp registration closes on Friday, August 5, 2016

We welcome all athletes & coaches from all xc ski clubs in Alberta! All abilities welcome. If you don’t have roller skis you can still join the other groups for jogging & hiking. All club coaches are encouraged to “shadow coach” with our experienced coaches.

Included in the cost:

  • Professional Cross Country ski coaching
  • Two nights accommodation (Friday and Saturday nights),
  • Meals (Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch)
  • Access to the Jasper Rec Center Pool both nights
  • Ticket to come down the Jasper Sky Tram.

If you are interested in staying an extra night before or after the camp, you can make additional arrangements with the HI Jasper Hostel or another accommodation in the area.

Parent Volunteers Needed!

If you are interested in volunteering please contact the CCA office at cca@xcountryab.net. We need ten parent volunteers to help us organize food and act as chaperones. Your accommodation and food costs will be covered by CCA for the weekend.

All Coaches Welcome! Our camp is free of cost for all coaches

If you are a volunteer coach with any of the clubs in Alberta and interested in attending the camp please contact the CCA office at cca@xcountryab.net for coach registration details. All Coaches are encouraged to camp together at the Whistlers Group Campsite, and share meals with the athletes at their accommodations.

Junior and Senior Women and Men plus any Varsity Athletes:

We encourage you to come to Jasper to train with other varsity aged athletes from across Alberta! Including the Alberta World Cup Academy, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, Augustana, Red Deer College plus Athletes 17 and older from all clubs in our province. You are our role model student-athletes for our younger skiers from all of our clubs.

You will cooperate with other clubs to lead your own training camp together with other athlete team leaders. We ask that you organize all your own accommodation,  food, and incidental costs (Sky Tram and Pool).

We encourage you to train along-side our Alberta World Cup Academy athletes and/or our younger athletes at any or all of our training sessions.

Accommodation Information for Parent Drivers:

Our camp is completely dependent on parents to coordinate car pools to transport our athletes to, and during, our camp. Cross Country Alberta has a block of rooms booked off at the Downtown Hostel and/or sites at the Whistlers Campground for parents to stay at for the weekend. If you are interested in booking one of these rooms or campsites, you need to contact the CCA office before August 5th at cca@xcountryab.net

You can contact the CCA office at cca@xcountryab.net with any questions.

 

Camp Schedule

Friday September 9, 2016

12:00 Noon: Arrive in Jasper at accommodation to unload vehicles and prepare for our first training session. Please eat your own lunch prior to the start of the camp.

12:45PM: Mandatory camp orientation at the Sky Tram Parking lot.

1:00PM: Camp starts from Sky Tram parking lot.

Midget Group

1:00 – 4:00PM:  Hike/ski stride up Whistler Mtn. Take Sky Tram down

Juvenile and Junior Group

1:00 – 4:30‐5:00PM: Ski stride up Whistler Mtn, continue towards summit. Take Sky Tram down

All Athletes

6:00PM-7:00PM All athletes eat dinner together @ Hostel -BBQ

7:30-8:30PM at Jasper Rec Center pool

Depart to separate accommodation

7:30PM Coaches Networking- Club Development

Saturday September 10, 2016

7:00AM Breakfast

Midget Group

9:00 – 11:00AM: Depart on foot for run + strength session at Pyramid Lake area

11:30-12:00PM: Lunch at accommodation

1:30 – 3:00PM: Hike at Maligne Lake.

6:00PM Dinner at Churches

7:30-8:30PM at Jasper Rec Center pool

Juvenile and Junior Group

9:00 – 3:00PM: All day on the move!

9:30 ‐ 12:00PM Classic Roller Ski Maligne Lake Road (Medicine – Maligne Lake, approx. 20km)

12:00 – 1:30PM: Lunch at Maligne Lake

1:30 – 3:00PM: Run/Hike at Maligne Lake

6:00PM Dinner at hostel

7:30-8:30PM at Jasper Rec Center pool

7:30PM Coaches Networking- Training Philosophies

Sunday September 11, 2016

7:00AM Breakfast

8:00AM All groups depart for Edith Cavell Trailhead

Midget Group

9:00 – 12:00PM: Hike Cavell Meadows

Juvenile and Junior Group

9:00 – 12:30: Run/Hike Cavell Meadows

All Groups

12:30: Camp ends, pick up at Edith Cavell Trail.

You can register on Zone 4 Here

Please contact the CCA office by phone or email with any questions:

780-415-1738

cca@xcountryab.net

Update on Canada Olympic Park Ski Trails

On June 13, 2016 CBC published the following article: New Tube Park at Canada Olympic Park to displace Cross-Country Ski Trails

The following response was posted on the Foothills Nordic Ski Club Website:

Notice to all Foothills Nordic Ski Club (FNSC) Members:

Winsport has advised FNSC that they will be developing and operating a tube park at Canada Olympic Park (COP) for the upcoming 2016-2017 ski season. The tube park will have a substantial negative impact on the current Nordic trail system.

FNSC has been working with Winsport to find alternate COP terrain for us to hold our programs on and to minimize the impact of their proposed changes on our programs.

We have been assured by Winsport that the existing air rifle biathlon range at COP will be available for this coming season. As the only air rifle range in or near Calgary, the COP range is critical for the development of young biathletes. Nathan Smith, 2015 Alberta Male Athlete of the Year, began his biathlon career with Foothills Nordic Ski Club in Calgary and we want to ensure that this opportunity continues to be available to all Calgarians.

FNSC believes that appropriate solutions can be found and we are not currently planning on reducing our cross country or biathlon programming as a result of Winsport’s announcement.

We will keep the membership informed as more information becomes available.

Kevin McLean, President
Foothills Nordic Ski Club

CCA and Foothills will continue to report on any further updates. If you have any further questions or feedback please feel free to contact the CCA office at cca@xcountryab.net

The CCA 2016 AGM is Three Weeks Away!

To all Cross Country Alberta Member Clubs,

Our AGM is three weeks away! Please send your registration forms, and any Proxy or Board Nomination forms to the CCA office by next week.

The Cross Country Alberta Annual General Meeting will be held at the Percy Page Center in Edmonton, AB on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The attached AGM package contains the following:

  1. 2016 AGM Registration Form
  2. CCA 2016 AGM Agenda
  3. Votes per Member Club
  4. AGM Proxy Form
  5. CCA Board of Directors Nomination form
  6. Percy Page Centre Information and Maps
  7. 2015 CCA AGM minutes

You can access the complete AGM package here:  2016CCA AGM Complete Package

2016 CCA AGM Schedule

“Times of Change”

Schedule:

9:30 – 10:00 

Registration and complimentary coffee

10:00

Welcome from the Chairperson, Jo Wolach

10:05 – 11:00

Speaker: Eoghan Curran, Alberta Sport Connection Director of Sport Development. Eoghan will be speaking on the changes in programs and services to sport associations in Alberta and future directions that will impact CCA and our member clubs 

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee and Snack Break – provided by CCA

11:15 – 12:30

2016 CCA Annual General Meeting

(See page 4 of the above attached package for the AGM Agenda)

12:30 – 1:15

Lunch – provided by CCA

CCA Award presentations

1:15 – 2:30

Speaker: Pierre Lafontaine, Chief Executive Officer, Cross Country Canada

Pierre will be speaking on the CCC directions for the future 

2:30 – 3:00

Coffee with our presenters

3:00

Closing remarks, thank you!

3:15 – 5 p.m.

First Meeting of the 2016-2017 CCA Board

Please send in your club registration of who will be attending to represent your club, and board nominations by Wednesday, June 8 at 12:00 noon.

If a representative from your club is unable to attend, please send in the proxy form by Wednesday, June 8 at 12:00 noon.

We look forward to seeing you at the CCA Annual General Meeting!

Sincerely,

Jo Wolach

Chairperson, Cross Country Alberta

Ski-at-School Application Program: Apply by Sunday May 29

To all member clubs: CCC is still looking for more applications for their Ski-at-School Program. Don’t forget to apply by Sunday May 29!

Cross Country Canada is proud to launch the 2nd year of the Ski-at-School Program, 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.

The main driver behind the Ski-at-School program is to allow students to experience the sport of cross-country skiing, because it is a life sport. Cross-country skiing can be enjoyed at many levels of skill and it involves all major muscle groups, balance, endurance and strength. Cross-country skiing builds self-esteem, confidence as well as health and well-being, and cross- country skiing can be done in a group or individually.

Grants are currently available for program start-ups! The deadline for this year’s grant application is May 29th, 2016.

Attached, you will find the program brochure, and grant application form.

Should you have any questions, email us at skiatschool@cccski.com

Learn more on this exciting program here: http://bit.ly/1W4vhRv

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Midget, Juve, and Junior Age Groups
Registration now open on Zone 4

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