Yuk Yuk's

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.

November Update

The fall season is well underway and we have snow! I was looking at pictures from our start shack construction last year and as of December 8 we had only a light dusting on the ground. I can only hope the snow stays but we are already way ahead of last year and if it stays cold the hill should be able to start snowmaking soon. It would be great to have a lot of runs open and in good shape for the season opener on December 21st.
The Tremblant camp is organized and we have a bigger group going this year from the TSR. The program has been unified with NOD and looks like it should be a tremendous learning experience for the kids. Melanie Turgeon will be giving some sports psychology sessions after the on hill training is done for the day which should be very informative.
Our master electrician Herb Buschold has (with the help of several parents) laid the new timing wire for the club, replacing the one that was irreparably damaged last year by the Downhill expansion. Hopefully this new line will last us for many seasons to come.
Dryland has seen improved attendance since the last time shift. It is difficult trying to coordinate training times for 35 kids who all have different activities on their plates. Hopefully, we can continue to get feedback on the times so that we can continue to improve our program next year.
This weekend we are hosting a tuning clinic at Norfil (corner of Algonquin and Brunnette) to teach new parents the skills of ski tuning. Everyone is welcome so we hope to see lots of new faces.

Fall 2012 Update

Sorry for the lost blogs. I had some major IT problems and lost all of the website material and updates from last spring on and had to rebuild the site. It wasn’t worth it to retype blogs. I have bee reminded the hard way about data redundancy. Thankfully most stuff had duplicates.
The fall ski season is going strong. The club had registration and the AGM in October and so far we are well ahead of last year for numbers. Now that there is snow on the ground it is easy to get excited about the upcoming season. We welcome Jamie Miller as the new head coach. He has past experience with coaching the TSR and welcome him back this year to run the on hill program. Dryland training has been underway since the start of October with up to three days a week. The kids are having a blast and don’t even know they are exercising!
The club hosted another Yuk Yuk’s night on November 23 to a sold out crowd. The snow storm stopped a few people from coming but a lot still made it for a two hour show by Martha Chaves and Christophe Davidson. People had a great time at the show and the big crowd means good financial shape for the club to start the season.
We are heading to Mont Tremblant for the pre-season camp from December 16-21 and have 13 members signed up. The snow conditions are doing OK at Tremblant and they already have as much open as they did at last year’s camp. Hopefully the weather holds and we don’t get a thaw.
Kamiskotia is set to open December 22 so we will get a few days of skiing in before Christmas then head full tilt into the Christmas camp. Our Boreal Cup race is scheduled for the Feb 3 weekend this year which is great since the snow conditions will be bullet proof.
Out at the hill we have replaced the TSR chalet carpet this fall and also finally got moving on building a start shack for the race season. We also received Trillium Funding this summer for use in upgrading our timing equipment so we are in great shape for races from an infrastructure perspective.
Everyone hope for a fantastic snow year!