Friday, December 19, 2014

Telstar Relay Info

The first scheduled race of the season is coming up on Saturday, January 3.  This is a skate relay race where each leg is 3K.  Each relay team will consist of 2 boys and 2 girls.  Races are at 11:00 and 12:40 at Telstar High School in Bethel.  Exact info about departure time, return time, etc. will follow, but plan on a full day.  Everyone should be thinking about whether this fits into your schedule (this is the last Saturday of vacation), as we will be registering soon.  Send Susan an email at highschool@merriconeag.org by Friday, December 26 to let her know if you will be attending this race or not.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Camp Packing List

See below for the packing list for the upcoming Christmas Camp.  Camp logistics and a note from John will be posted in the next few days.  For now, plan on departing on the morning of Saturday, December 27 and returning late in the day on Tuesday, December 30.

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CHRISTMAS CAMP 2014 PACKING LIST...

Plan to bring classic and skate skiing gear and running gear.

LABEL ALL THE GEAR AND CLOTHES YOU DON'T WANT TO LOSE.

Must have:
• LUNCH for the first day
• Snacks for the 4 days (to be stashed in your water bottle belt). Bars are ideal.
• Sleeping bag + pillow (not everyone will need a pillow, but we'll need a few).
• Towel
• Workout clothes for 4 days for the activities listed above.
• Multiple pairs of socks
• Hats, gloves, etc. - you will need WARM gloves
• Neck warmer
• Plan on layers!
• Warm snow boots
• Apres-ski clothes for evenings + indoor shoes or slippers if you want something on your feet inside
• Pajamas
• Toiletries
• Headlamp
• Classic AND skate skis, poles, boots - packed as compactly as possible.
• Water-bottle holder with a water bottle - ideally the kind that you can wear around your waist that also has a pocket for a snack
• Basic wax equip
o   Scraper
o   Cork
o   Small amounts of cold, hard kick wax and glide wax

Optional:
• Books, games, etc. - If you have a good group game, please bring it!
• A movie for the group - G, PG or PG-13 (no R movies)
NUTFREE cookies, brownies, etc. labelled with ingredients

A note about electronics ... 
-       Cell phones/ipods may come on this trip
-       Laptops should remain at home
-       Chaperones will be mindful of any cell phones or ipods getting too tired on this trip - after all, it's their vacation too - and so will carefully wrap any over-used cell phones/ipods in a beautiful pink silk and lovingly set them aside for a rest period as necessary.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ski Team Fees

Ski team fees have been set at $225 per skier and bills are going out this week.  If you acquired a family pass, please deduct $45 per skier from your bill when you remit.  We will let the business office know who these skiers are.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Pineland Ski Pass

Pineland season pass forms were handed out to all team members this past Monday.  Completed forms (signed by a parent) need to be returned to Susan by this coming Friday, December 5.  In case you lost your form, pick one up from Susan's desk or download one here - Pineland Season Pass Application

Be sure to tell Susan if you are getting a family pass and will not get a pass through the school team.  This will reduce your team fee by $45.

Thanks!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Upcoming Ski Swaps

Greely Ski Swap/Sale - Saturday, December 6
The annual Greely Ski Swap/Sale will be held from 9am to 1pm on Saturday Dec. 6th at the Greely High School in Cumberland.  New and Used equipment, snowboards, clothing and accessories will be there. Rodgers Ski & Sport  and Carter’s XC will be there with equipment as well.

Consignment drop-offs will be accepted:  Wed. Dec. 3rd, Thurs. Dec. 4th, and Fri. Dec. 5th from 6pm to 8pm.

25% of each sale benefits the Greely Ski Teams.  The teams also accept donations of equipment.  
If you have any questions, please email Liz Otley (eotley1@maine.rr.com).

Falmouth Ski Sale - Sunday, December 7
The Annual Falmouth Ski Club winter equipment sale will be held on Sunday, December 7 from 12:00-3:00 in the Falmouth Middle School cafeteria.

New equipment will be offered from Auclair X-C, Rodgers, and Arlberg at deep, deep discounts.

Used Equipment drop off will be Saturday, December 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Falmouth Middle School cafeteria (follow signs and enter through cafeteria door towards the back of the school).

Monday, November 24, 2014

First practice notes

Please be prepared to practice Monday 12-1-14. We will have an introductory meeting followed by a practice on foot. Please review your ski equipment prior to the meeting and let John know next week if you need help with ensuring you have the equipment you will need. For the dryland practices be sure to dress appropriately: bring extra layers, hats and gloves as the temperatures are often much colder at the end of the day. You will need a pair of poles for ski walking/bounding - they should be sized about the same as your classic ski poles or slightly shorter, long poles will not work! We will do some roller skiing but we will go over the needs before we actually have a roller ski practice.
For those who spent the fall XC running - take an easy Thanksgiving week, however a few easy trail runs would be appropriate.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ready for practice?

Practice begins Monday, December 1.  We will have a late van back to Desert Rd for van riders, arriving at Desert Rd around 5:00.

Everyone should come prepared for running and should bring ski poles.

As always, we expect that van riding skiers will be on the late van.  Whenever there is a change in plans (orthodontist appointment, injured, etc.), make sure to tell Susan that you want to ride the early van instead of the late van, or no van at all.