Cross Country Alberta Nordic News Archive

October 8, 2004


October 8

The ADT Selection Criteria, by policy, is to be posted on October 15 th.  A motion was passed at last night’s Technical Committee meeting that the posting of the criteria would be deferred until after an “in-person” meeting being held on October 17th.  The criteria will be posted on the “Team” page on the CCA website by October 22nd.

The order form for the Jackrabbit Program materials is posted on the website for those of you who wish to get a jump on the season with an early order. To download the order form, head to the Youth Development page.

The AST fall camp took place last weekend, Oct 1-3 in the Calgary – Canmore - Kananaskis area. The athletes started with testing on Friday afternoon, with Corey at Peak Power then out to Canmore for some technique work and finished up in K-Country with a great work-out on the highway to Elbow Falls, past Bragg Creek, between the cows. Excellent job and a thank you to everyone.

7 AST members participated in the camp, Scott Perry, Alan Whitten, Justin Kangarloo, Adam Snow, Sara Hewitt, Hannah Perry and Amanda Ammar.

Special thanks to Michael Neary for leading this camp and Lee Speed for all her work with the camp.

Sara, Alan, Justin, and Hannah enjoying a post workout “snack”.

Lake Louise Early Snow Camp
November 12-14, 2004

Camp starts 9:00 am Friday morning and finishes after lunch on Sunday
Camp Fee: $200

This camp is an open provincial camp for Midget through Junior Boy/Girl ages categories.
A great opportunity to get a jump on skiing!
Activities include on-snow technique, video analysis, etc!

Head Coach: Michael Neary
Guest Coach Sessions with the Racing Team

Registration dead-line is November 5, 2004…or sooner! For more information, head to the Camp Page!

  • Course Facilitator Training being held October 23-24 in Ft. Saskatchewan (back to top)

We are looking for course facilitators for the new revised NCCP courses.

The first level of Community Coach will be rolled out his fall and we are looking for strong leaders with the following credentials:

  • 3 or more ski seasons coaching experience with Jackrabbits

  • Jackrabbit coordinator or strong program organizational skills

  • Active participant or coach at ski races in the last 3 years

  • Full NCCP Level 2 certification

Other considerations:

  • Experience working with children

  • Other training - adult education, education degree, physical education/kinesiology degree/diploma, psychology

Course Facilitator training will be held October 23-24 2004 in Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Contact the CCA office for more information

  • Coaching Initiative Program, grants available! Deadline October 15 (back to top)

The purpose of the Above and Beyond grant is to provide support to coaches to pursue coach education or development opportunities. Specifically, this is intended for coaches that are in a unique situation (apprenticing, geographically isolated, disadvantaged) and that are experiencing extraordinary circumstances.
Maximum grant $1,500.00

The purpose of the Coach Visitation grant is to provide support to Provincial Sport Associations and their clubs to offset travel and
accommodation costs to host an out of province or out of country coach.
Maximum grant $2,000.00

For more information, contact Shona Schleppe, Sport Consultant at 780-422-7108 or through the Service Alberta Toll Free system at 310-0000.

For application forms:

  • Calgary's 42nd Annual New& Used Ski Sale, Oct 22-24 (back to top)


of Downhill & XC Equipment & Wednesday, Oct, 20 5:30 PM to 10 PM
Snowboards, Snowshoes & Clothing Thursday, Oct 21 5:30 PM to 10 PM

  • Easy access & parking included in admission fee.

  • An easy way to sell your used but good ski and snowboard gear & good, clean ski jackets, pants & suits.

  • We no longer accept old "Straight" DH & Wooden XC Skis or used helmets.

  • A fair evaluation by qualified volunteers, trained by local ski shops.

  • The lowest sales commission - 25% of sale price retained by sponsoring organizations.

  • Prompt payment to the public after Ski Sale on Sunday evening.

  • Option to sell your equipment at Half Price on Sunday, if not previously sold.

  • Bargain priced, safety inspected XC and Downhill Ski Gear, Snowboards & Clothing.

  • Cash, Cheque (With I.D.), Visa, Mastercard & Debit Cards Accepted.

  • Profits support these local community organizations:


    of New & Used Equipment, Friday, Oct 22 5 PM to 9 PM
    Ski & Snowboard Clothing Saturday, Oct 23 11 AM to 5 PM
    at Bargain Prices Sunday, Oct 24 11 AM to 3 PM


    of Selected Equipment Sunday, Oct 24 11 AM to 3 PM
    & Clothing

    RECLAIMING & PAYMENT Sunday, Oct 24 7:30 PM to 9 PM

    The Original CSC - CSPS New & Used Consignment Ski Sale Operated With the Support of Local Ski Shops & Ski Areas at a Very Convenient Location:

    Max Bell Centre
    Memorial Drive & Barlow Trail S.E.

    ADMISSION TO NEW & USED SKI SALE: Adults & Teens $5; Families $10
    Children (16 & under) Free if accompanied by an Adult

    SKI SALE TELEPHONE 282-4122 (24 hours for more information),

Project Podium is back for 2005, with an amazing selection of photos ranging from World Cup through to youth racing and back-country skiing! The 2005 calendar will feature the same attractive characteristics as the 2004 version:

* 14 months (November 2004 to December 2005)
* Large size (reduced a few cms in one dimension to accommodate Canada Post mailing rates)
* $15 retail price (plus GST)
* A coaching tip for each month
* World Cup and Canadian race calendar dates incorporated
* A "Countdown to 2010" - with salient landmark days annotated on the calendar

This means that a club can raise $1,400 by selling just 200 calendars as a fundraiser.

There is very little risk in the project as CCC undertakes to replace any unsold 2005 calendars with 2006 calendars when they become available. Just return the covers of unsold calendars to us and we will credit your account for next year.

If you have any questions feel free to call or email Dave Dyer or the National Office (1-877-609-3215 or [email protected]). Let's get out there and raise some money. The "Countdown to 2010" has begun. Please encourage the members of your club to stand up and be counted.

To view the calendar cover and for more information click here.

Remember, there are less than 2,000 days until the 2010 Games!

Date: November 26-28, 2004
Host/Location: Hinton (Hinton Nordic Ski Club)
Contact: Cross Country Alberta [email protected]

Date: December 3-5, 2004
Host/Location: Cross Country Alberta & Canmore Nordic Ski Club
Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore
Contact: Mike Mappin [email protected]

Date: December 3-5, 2004
CCC Level 1 and 2 Officials Certification Course and Recertification
(Recertification for existing Level 2 and higher officials)
Fort Saskatchewan Nordic Ski Centre - River Road (Fort Saskatchewan Nordic Ski Club)
Contact: Vaughn McGrath [email protected]