Tuesday, December 22, 2015

December 2015 Newsletter


We invite you to join us for the 2016 Ontario Masters Championships. It will be at Hepworth on the Bruce Ski Club's Sawmill Trail on January 29 - 31 2016.
Hepworth is located 15 minutes north of Owen Sound ON on highway 6. The Friday evening pizza meal and AGM will be held at our clubhouse at the Sawmill Trail. The banquet and awards will be held at Stonetree Golf and Fitness Centre 1.5km south of Owen Sound on highway 6&10.
Our trail facility does not have running water or indoor plumbing however we will have a indoor waxing area and our equipment shed will be heated as a race day shelter and food service area.
Registration for the Masters can be done through Zone4 or by submitting the race form attached with this newsletter.
Questions about our facility or race information can be forwarded to Ruth Scheel - fscheel@bmts.com or www.bruceskiclub.ca. Think snow and see you in January!


Ontario Masters membership available online at https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=9353


We will be having a season long point series of races again this year. Your time will be adjusted according to the age related handicapping tables and the fastest male and female skier will receive 100 points. Each skier will receive points according to the percentage his/her age adjusted time is behind the fastest skier.
1.  We will count the 5 best age adjusted races for each skier. Exception – skiers who reside in the Lake Superior Division will count their 4 best races.
2.  A skier must include at least 2 races from the Ontario Masters Championships in Hepworth (Owen Sound), Jan. 29 - 31.
3. A skier must be a member of the Ontario Masters Cross Country Ski Association at the time of the event to have his/her points tabulated for the event. An exception will be made for a skier who has never been a previous member of the association.

Please advise Russ Evans (revans@cogeco.ca) of any errors or omitted events.

? – indicates date, technique or distances still to be confirmed
Wed. Dec. 30 - Yuletide Blast – Highlands Nordic – skate - M 7.5k, W 5k  www.highlandsnordic.ca                                                     
Sun. Jan. 17 – Walden’s Wooly Hippo – 16k skate   www.waldenxc.com
Sat. Jan. 23 - Mono Nordic - Orangeville - skate   www.mononordic.com
Sun. Jan. 24 - Muskoka Loppet - Huntsville - classic - 15 or 30k  www.arrowheadnordic.on.ca
Fri. Jan. 29 - Ontario Masters Championship - Hepworth - skate - 10k   www.bruceskiclub.ca
Sat. Jan. 30 - Ontario Masters Championship - skate - 20k
Sun. Jan. 31 - Ontario Masters Championship - classic - 20k

Sun. Feb. 7 - Tay Valley - Perth - classic - 20k  www.tayvalleyskiclub.wordpress.com
Sun. Feb. 14 -Kawartha Enduro  -  Apsley - classic or skate 16 or 32k  www.kawarthanordic.ca
Sun. Feb. 14 - Temiskaming Loppet - classic or skate - 20k   www.temiskamingnordic.ca
Fri. Feb. 19 - Canadian Masters Championships -Forestville, PQ - classic & skate 11k
Sat. Feb. 20 - Canadian Masters Championships - 27k classic or skate
Sun. Feb.21 – Blue Sky Loppet – North Bay – classic or skate – 18k www.northbaynordic.ca
Sun. Feb. 21 - Beaver Lake Loppet – Walden – 10k classic – www.waldenxc.com     
Sat. Feb. 27 - Gatineau Loppet - classic - 15, 27 or 51k  www.gatineauloppet.com
Sun. Feb. 28 - Gatineau Loppet - skate - 27 or 51k

Tues. Mar. 1 - Tour de Kamview - Thunder Bay - classic - 10k   www.nordictrails-tb.on.ca/events.htm
Sat. Mar. 5 - Sleeping Giant - Thunder Bay - classic or skate - 20, 35 or 50k
Sat. Mar. 5 - Fischer Loppet - Hardwood - classic or skate -15 or 30k  www.hardwoodskiandbike.ca
Sun. Mar. 6 - Scenic Caves Loppet - skate 10 or 20k   www.sceniccaves.com
Sat. Mar. 12 - Leprechaun Loppet - Highlands Nordic - classic -20k  www.highlandsnordic.ca
Sun. Mar. 13 - Porcupine Ski Runners Loppet - classic 17k or skate 23k   www.porcupineskirunners.com

Most events are on Zone 4.


The 2016 Canadian Masters is in Forestville, Quebec. The event promises to be good fun and great skiing. The early bird registration is until February 5, 2016. Fees increase after. Please advise your members of this. For more information check out http://www.borealloppet.ca/championnats-canadiens-maitres-2016.
Website for registration is www.borealloppet.ca and follow the links.