What was that cold white stuff on the ground at Grafton? Whatever it was, it was magic today. Ok, not quite like the magic of a fresh snowfall- more like the magic of an oasis amidst the arid desert.
Hans had his hand full. HHHHF. Working first with older kids while Diana worked with the youngest kids. Then a switcheroo. The older kids worked on a core strength program with Diana while Hans and Eric and some brave parents enjoyed a game of sharks and minnows with the younger skiers.
Lots of fast fun out there on the patch of snow about the size of a soccer field. We are all keeping our fingers crossed for BIG snow soon...it has to be out there somewhere.
Great job everyone! THANK YOU DIANA!!
Many stayed for the pot luck and many skied well past dark! That is the way we do it around here! Thanks to everyone who brought a dish and to those who stayed to clean up.!
Stay tuned for details regarding next week. Keep Thursday's "extra" practice Jack Bell in mind!
KEEP ON READING THERE IS MORE BELOW!!
DON"T FORGET THE SKI FOR KS PROGRAM! SIGN INTO THE NORDIC ROCKS WEBSITE (Nordic Rocks - Training Log) AND LOG IN THE TIME YOU SPEND ON SKIS THIS WINTER! IT ADDS UP REALLY FAST.
THIS IS A LOT OF FUN AND ENCOURAGES HEALTHY COMPETITION AND AN AWARENESS OF HOW MUCH TIME YOU SPENT HAVING GREAT FUN THIS WINTER! My favorite part is the journal note where you can list the friends or family you skied with, and when, where, and what the conditions were like. You can also use the form on our blog site if you find it more convenient than the website form Putney Bill Koch Ski League: Ski for Ks!
You can estimate if you have not been tracking it all season.
Even with a minimal snow fall there will still be a surprising amount of skiing each week. With your child, you can keep track of hours skied (to translate into kilometers) and actual distance. If you are unsure of the actual distance, in the case of the younger skiers one hour of skiing is equal to 3km. Races are tallied as twice the course distance.
If your child has been to all the practices (including the dryland training which we will give credit for in this snowless winter so far) he/she may have tallied at least 25k already! Already we have tallied 3k for today on snow at Grafton and 3k for last week's dryland training. Totaling a whopping 6K!!
At the end of the season event we will present various awards to those who have tallied distances of:
25k - bronze
75k - silver
150k - gold
250k - a round of applause
400k - shouts and hollers!
You'll be surprised how far you can go!
Eric, Hans, and the Volunteer Coaches