2014/15 Pre-Season Update

With a flurry of activity, the 2014-2015 ski season has already begun even though snow is hopefully still a long ways off. The board has been meeting and TSR will be running registration night on October 2nd at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex upstairs in the viewing area. This will run from 6-8PM. We plan to start the dryland training immediately after on Saturday, October 4 for everyone. Once again, older racers can also attend a spin class each week at Rehab Plus. Full dryland details will be available at registration.
The Fall ski hill work will also be starting soon. There are plans to lay some new timing wires, brush cut the hill and do a major clean up of the parking area behind the TSR Chalet. Details will be circulated as they become available.
We will host the 4th annual Yuk Yuk’s comedy night on Friday, November 14 at 8PM so save the date. Comedians are being determined.
The Mont Tremblant ski camp is scheduled to take place Dec 15-19 and remains a great way for kids to get their ski legs under them, get used to their new gear and log a lot of runs on long hills. The club will be circulating details once they are set.
Enjoy the fall and we look forward to seeing all our winter friends again in a few weeks.

January Ramblings

The ski season is well underway and our team is pumped for the first race of the year at the Dual City Slalom in North Bay and Sudbury this weekend. The season has already had its’ share of ups and down, skiing aside.
The Tremblant ski camp was a great success with good snow though some cold days. The kids managed a lot of milage over the week and had plenty of fun. The NOD camp experience was a solid start to what will hopefully become a regular event for the division. I think everyone took something useful away from the camp.
A bitter cold snap over the Christmas holidays cut our training back a bit for safety reasons but we were still able to get out most days. Some issues with the hill and snowmaking this year have meant that our best training runs are still not is shape for good training but Kamiskotia has allowed us use of other hills so that we can get some gates training done. Several big dumps of snow have also slowed the gate training since the snow always seems to hit overnight before training days!!! We never thought we would be against fresh snow. The important things is the kids are loving it.
Preparations are well underway for the TSR races this year. The Boreal is mostly set and planned and is now just over two weeks away. We are excited to have the U10/U12 finals here the weekend of Feb 22-23 and hope it will also be a fun weekend for the little ones.
Races notices are posted on the Resource page.

See you on the slopes!

Upcoming Season

Here we are once again, into fall and starting to notice the cooler temperatures. I know there are still leaves on the trees that that will change before we know it and then comes the snow. The TSR board has already been hard at work, trying to get prepared for the upcoming season. Equipment has been purchased, meetings held and much planning has already taken place. I’ll just touch some of the major points.
The Registration night is set for October third and we are planning on using the Sportsplex upstairs pool viewing area again. All members will be notified but I will post final times and any changes on the homepage of this site. Similarly, the Annual General Meeting is set for October 17, and it will again be held in the Timmins and District Hospital Administration Boardroom. Final times have not been set.
Work is being done at the hill to put the doors on the start shack and replace the damaged timing wire on the Downhill. Unfortunately, the wire we had was stolen over the summer so we will be looking to find new cable to run this fall.
The Tremblant training camp is planned for December 16-21 and we are hearing great interest from the membership. This is a fantastic week that lets our racers log a lot of miles and get their ski legs into shape for the season.
Speaking of getting in shape, dryland training will start up the end of October with one day/week for the U10s and two days for the older kids. We are still confirming the location and dates/times but a general memo will be sent once the details are firmed up.
Yuk Yuk’s is set for Friday, November 15 at Thériault High School at 8PM. The comedians are being arranged and confirmed but we will have tickets to distribute at the registration night.
Spread the word - TSR is continuing to grow and we anticipate great things from our racers this year.

Race Crazy

The race season is well underway - and almost over! TSR so far this year has sent kids to Kanasuta, Sault Ste. Marie, our own Boreal Cup, Sudbury and North Bay. Provincials are coming up in less than two weeks then Mont Video. Our Scott Duhan has been all over the province making waves in the FIS circuit and we are all proud of his efforts. It is always such a long build up in the fall then a crazy rush once the snow falls. Now we are praying for the weather to last a bit longer so that we can run the Slalom Derby on the March 22-24 weekend. So far the hill is in great shape and all signs are pointing to the weather cooperating for a great race. Then we can all take a breather and regroup for the year end banquet which is always a blast. The season flies by as always but only because the kids are having such a blast. The new club members are doing so well and we are seeing massive improvements on the hill from everyone. I am trying hard to update the photo and video pages as the season progresses but some will lag behind until April when skiing slows.

Fall 2011

School has started, Fall is coming and the TSR is starting to gear up for the upcoming season. We are in the process of hiring a head coach to oversee the organization of the coaching team and are trying to finalize all the coaches for the year. Dryland training organization is underway and we may have a few options open but will have more definite information in the near future. The weekend of Sept. 24/25 will see a flurry of activity at the hill as we redo the shingles on the chalet, check the gear and possibly even get working on a new race start shack for the winter. We will be finalizing the date and venue for the club Annual General Meeting for all the parents of racers.
Despite advertising, remember that word of mouth is the best way for our club to grow so talk to your kids friends and their parents. Refer them here for more information since an increased membership helps to keep the costs down and makes the sport more accessible to everyone. Remember that ski pass sales are ending soon and prices will be going up again next month...