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Neil Fisher, the founder and program director of the Nakkertok Adventure Program will be giving a Canadian Ski Marathon workshop “Ski Adventures for Everyone “: MEC Snowfest on Nov 23, 11:30am. This is Neil’s fourth season preparing a group of 30+ skiers aged 11-17 years old to participate in the Canadian Ski Marathon. Come learn how to prepare yourself and your kids to participate in this great Canadian Ski Adventure as tourers.
There is also an afternoon session, “Coureur des Bois Skiing”, by 20 times Gold Coureur des Bois, Real Perriard, for intermediate to advanced skiers on what it takes to ski all 10 sections, over 160 km! Dare to challenge yourself!
For details, please see: http://events.mec.ca/event/
WHAT IT IS!
- Club teams must consist of 20 Youth skiers (or more!, last year we had 68)
- We will have skiers from Adventure Program, Racing Rabbits, LTS, …and others
- Parents will need to register separately to accompany their younger youth skiers (DEADLINE Nov. 22 for early bird pricing for adults)
- Note that children under 12 must travel with an adult on the shuttle buses
- Remember to select our club (NAKKERTOK!) when you register.
- If a youth (17 and under) has already registered in any category, but did not include our club name, please email their name and date of birth to adventure.nakkertok@gmail.
com so they can be added to our challenge group
Categories & Special Club Pricing (kids only): BEFORE NOV.30th
- Junior Tourer (9-17) – $50
- Mighty Mite (8 & under) – $20
JR CSM Club Championship Trophy:
The Club with the most sections/kms completed will claim the JR CSM Club Championship Trophy. NAKKERTOK was 2013 WINNER!
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO!
The registration for the youth club challenge and the handling of the special entry fee has been simplified for this year via the CSM on-line registration application. To have the discount price applied when you register you will need to select NAKKERTOK and you must enter the “Youth Club Challenge Code”: CSM_JR_CHALLENGE
COMMIT TO DO THIS, GO TO THE CSM REGISTRATION LINK, SIGN UP YOUR FAMILY AND VOILA!
DEADLINE NOV.30 FOR YOUTHS
Nov. 22 for adults
Skiing the marathon & making the most of the weekend: The weekend is like a great big adventure! Think of your registration fee going towards a whole weekend of activities and experiences and not per km of skiing!!! An outdoor get-away with wonderful memories and stories to tell afterwards. The club will not be coordinating the details of each day of this event nor is it considered ‘supported’ by Adventure Program. However, we have a lot of collective experience and can answer questions and suggest sections. There will also be a recommendation for 1-section, 2-section, multi-section days (based on trail conditions, weather, etc…). Sign up on the google doc to find out who’s going and coordinate with other families and friends. https://docs.google.
There will be Friday evening and Saturday evening CSM activities described on the CSM website that families might want to attend and coordinate with other Nakkertok families/friends. T There is swimming at the Chateau Montebello that is always a big hit whether you are staying there or not. So even though we ask each family/skier to be independent, there are obviously lots of group things happening. And as we get closer to the event, the buzz picks up and suddenly our children will have us all organized into groups and off we go!
Accommodation: You can stay at Chateau Montebello, at the youth hostel in St-André-Avellin, at home, anywhere you like. Adventure Program participants plan to stay at the Papineauville Dorm. It is up to you to book your own accommodation, one option is trip advisor listings for Montebello and Papineauville.
Château Montebello: follow link on CSM homepage
Auberge de la Petite Nation: 15min drive north of Montebello, hostel with private rooms and bunk rooms, kitchen, etc…
Day-of information: The marathon starts in Gatineau (Buckingham) and ends in Lachute this year. Tourers can start at 8am. Montebello-Papineauville act as a hub like in other years. Shuttle buses depart and arrive from there. It is always most fun to end the day at Montebello by arriving there on skis. It is always a good idea to start as early as possible so you have the full day ahead of you. Shuttle bus schedules will determine your actual start times.
FOR NOW, JUST DECIDE WHETHER YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE AND GET REGISTERED….IT IS ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. THE REST OF THE FINE TUNING CAN HAPPEN CLOSER TO THE EVENT!
This is our last full week of dryland training (hopefully) before we get in some solid on-snow time, and winter full hits! It will be a busy week of intensity, and an important week to be consistent. You will have time to recover before we head off to Foret, so let’s finish off this training block well.
There are quite a few housekeeping items in TWAN this week, so please take a look below.
Also, the last few weeks we have been working hard on short sprints, and putting in the right effort level - this weeks World Cup video is THE example of why you should never – ever – quit on a finishing sprint.
Please continue to be prepared with all sorts of equipment, as this week it’s possible that there will be a sudden snow.
Tuesday – 6:00-8:00 PM – Mooney’s Bay – Ski Striding Z3 Reps – Ski walking poles, running shoes
Thursday – 6:00-8:00 PM – Mooney’s Bay (RS to Vincent Massey) – Skate Rollerskiing Lactate Tolerance
Saturday – 9:00-11:45 AM – P6 – Skate Rollerski Distance Loop, short relays
Tuesday – 6:30-8:00 PM – Nakkertok South – CCC Strength Test, easy run
Thursday – No practice
Thursday-Sunday – Foret Training Camp
I will be doing technique both Tuesday and Thursday of this week – book spots now! 5:00 or 5:30 PM!
CCC Racing Licence
The time has come to renew your CCC Racing Licence for the year! If you want to make sure your CPL is transferred over from last season, and you aren’t stuck in the back of every mass start, please make sure you get one.
Step 1: Head on over to this page on the CCC website
Step 2: Apply using the online method only.
Step 3: Insert the following information
Coach: Kieran Jones
Certification Level: Level 2
Club Official: Carolyn Johnson-Grall
Further to Foret message #1, the following is a reminder and update of the details pertaining to the La Foret Montmorency Trip (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY and SEE ATTACHMENT)
Who: 40 T2T and L2C Nakkertok skiers will be attending. Please have your skier review the Nakkertok trip guidelines document that they signed at registration.
Coaches: Kieran Jones, Geoff Tomlinson, Etienne Grall, Rob McClure
When: Thursday Nov. 28 (~6:30 am) to Sunday Dec. 1(~ 8pm) (While two days of school will be missed, we do expect that skiers will be able to do missed schoolwork while at the camp or have it completed prior to the camp. Remember to inform your teachers this Monday for your absence!)
Where: LaForet Montmorency is a 3 star University of Laval forestry research facility that also doubles as an ecological park, and is about 82 km north of Quebec City. They have the capability to make snow and are promising at least a kilometre of snow covered trails by the time we get there. Proof that they have snow can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/foretmontmorency
Contact Info: The Foret phone number is (418) 656-2034. Cell phone number for trip coordinator (Monique Punt) - 613-852-4643 (Note that cell coverage may be patchy, so for emergency purposes, it is best to use Foret’s land line)
· The skiers will be driven to and from the Foret by parent volunteer drivers. Vehicle assignment list is attached (2nd tab), and most if not all of the equipment will be transported in a cargo van.
· Departure: 630 to 645 am for a 7 AM departure on Thursday Nov. 28 - From the Loblaws at 100 McArthur Road (corner of Vanier Parkway (https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=100+McArthur+Road+Ottawa,+ON+K1L+6P9&client=safari&oe=UTF-8&hnear=100+McArthur+Rd,+Ottawa,+Ontario+K1L+6P9&gl=ca&t=m&z=16)
· Pick-up: We will depart from the Foret at approximately 1 pm on Sunday Dec. 1st and should arrive at the McArthur Road Loblaws by 8 pm that day.
· Skiers, driver parents and coaches will be staying on site at the FM Residence, the Pavilion.
· Rooming assignments are attached (First tab). Most are double occupancy rooms with two twin beds.
· Skiers must bring their own bedding: sheet, pillow case and blanket or sleeping bag and towel/facecloth.
Meals: The following meals will be provided at the FM cafeteria:
· Supper on Thursday Nov 28th
· Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Friday Nov 29 and Saturday Nov 30
· Breakfast and lunch on Sunday, December 1st
· If you have any special dietary needs, please let Monique (firstname.lastname@example.org) know as soon as possible. We have checked with Foret about Gluten Free and nut allergies and they indicated that they will accommodate both but suggested that the gluten free folks bring their own bread and cereal.
· Please pack a lunch, water and snacks for the trip to Foret on the 28th. Bring extra snacks for between meals and the trip home. Bring money for a roadside meal on the 1st.
· Skis – Classic and skate, race (or good) and rock – just in case. Please make sure they are scraped, and klister free. Glide wax recommendation for all skis is CH6 or LF6.
· Poles –Skate and classic with winter baskets.
· Wax – Bring your own grip and corks. Nakkertok will not be providing grip wax.
· Ski Boots – Classic and skate.
· Watch – So you know how long you’ve been skiing.
· Drink belt/water bottle and holder – Massively important that each person bring their own, and not share – also, please pack some form of sport drink, as it is important to refuel using more than just water.
· Snacks – for eating during skis! There will be plenty of long skis with big volume, so please bring something portable and snack-able for a long ski.
· Ski clothes – tights, jackets, socks, gloves, etc enough for 4 days of close-quarters living.
· General living clothes for the evenings
· Bedding – sheet, pillow case and blanket or sleeping bag and towel/facecloth
· Running shoes – Just in case we have to run. Absolutely mandatory!
· Lunch for the road on Thursday,
· Money for meal on the way home on Sunday.
· Homework – there will be down time to complete your school work
What the Camp is about:
· This year, we are focusing specifically on on-snow adaptation.
· This camp will have the skiers on snow for approximately six blocks, and aiming for 3 skate and 3 classic.
· The skiing time is scheduled from 9:00 to 11 AM and 2 to 4 PM on the days we are at the camp, and during the final block, the morning of Dec. 1, there will be a Time Trial, format and course dependent on conditions.