Kal Tire is a proud supporter of cross-country skiing in BC through sponsorship of the CCBC Bunny and Jackrabbit programs. Telemark received a $2800 grant this year through Kal Tire/CCBC to help improve our playground area for our kids programs. Supporting Kal tire supports our Club directly. If you need tires please go to Kal Tire by SEPT 30th to take advantage of the savings and help our kids.
Season pass/membership sales are going well so far. Thanks to all those who have registered already!
Congratulations to the winners of the season pass draw prize for a $150 Fresh Air Experience gift certificate for those who signed up by Sept 15th.
Season pass/memberships are available on our Registration Page (You will be transferred to our registration page on Zone4.ca). The early bird deadline is Oct 31st and is coming up fast so get your season pass/membership soon!
In this warm summer weather, skiing and snowshoeing may be one of the last things on your mind but this is always on our minds. We know that winter is just around the corner and we are looking forward to another fun season.
We decided to open up our Season Pass/Membership sales a few weeks early this year in order to enable people to sign up early for programs and to get a head start on Early Bird pricing. Many of our competitive programs start in September and Skill Development programs (bunny rabbits and jack rabbits) fill up quickly so it is a good idea to register early.
Click here to register now on our registration page. (You will be transferred to our online registration portal hosted on zone4.ca.)
As an extra incentive, register by Sept 15th to be entered into a draw for one of three $150 gift certificates for Fresh Air Experience. In addition, everybody who registers now will also be entered into our regular Season Pass contest which will launch later in September.
Seven Team Telemark Nordic athletes took part in the BC Ski Team’s glacier skiing camp at the Haig Glacier in Alberta.
Athletes left for Canmore on July 20th to take part in 3 days of roller skiing at the Canmore Nordic Centre (the site of the Nordic events at the 1988 Olympics). Four of the older athletes also took part in roller ski testing on a special treadmill to help determine ski specific training zones to ensure that their training is on track for a successful season.
The athletes ran and hiked the grueling 18km up to the Beckie Scott High Performance Centre at the Haig Glacier, while their gear and skis were helicoptered up.
The athletes rose early to ski daily as the best skiing conditions happen before it warms up. The afternoons were spent hiking and exploring the nearby mountain peaks, doing core strength training, meeting with coaches, napping and, for the very brave, ice water immersion baths in the numerous glacial fed creeks.
Being able to get on snow on the glacier is a huge benefit to the athletes, allowing them to refine ski technique, build a large training volume and get the benefits of training at a high altitude.
Once back from the glacier the athletes will resume training in Kelowna with the rest of Team Telemark under the guidance of head coach Adam Elliot.
Telemark took part in West Kelowna’s Community Celebration event – Westside Daze – last weekend. The highlight of Westside Daze is always the parade. The Telemark parade entry was a live band being towed on a flatbed trailer behind our Team Telemark van with 17 roller skiers from the Team Telemark racing program and a couple of biathletes too showing off their skills with mini races, slalom courses and handing out SunRype Funbites to all the kids along the parade route. Our entry was a big success as we were awarded first prize in the Music category and second prize in the Novelty category.
Big thanks goes out to…
- The band – ‘CRISPRR’. (Darcy Allen -Vocals, Mac Mackay-Keyboard, Curtis Kieres – Guitar, Joel Malin – Drums and Club members Deepa Filatow- Vocals and Barry Allen – Bass guitar). This band was formed by Telemark board member Barry Allen specifically for this purpose. Thanks to all the great musicians for their time and work to bring this band together in such a short time.
- Team Telemark race program kids for roller skiing and handing out treats.
- Telemark board members and coaches who came out to support everyone.
- Okanagan Nation Alliance for donating the Flatbed Trailer.
- SunRype for donating the ‘Funbites’.
We also had a booth at the Westside Daze night market in Memorial Park. Our biathlon laser rifle system was a big hit with everyone. The system simulates shooting a biathlon rifle and gave everyone – old and young alike – a sense of what biathlon is all about. Thanks to Biathlon BC for the loan of the system.
Thanks to the Westside Celebration Society for putting on a great event. We had a fantastic time and are already looking forward to next year’s Westside Daze.
Telemark will be in the Westside Daze parade on Saturday at 10:30am. We’ll also have a booth at Memorial Park from 4-8pm on Friday and Saturday. Come on out to support the parade and visit us at our booth!
Thanks for coming out to see us at the Glenrosa Residents Association BBQ yesterday! We had a great time doing a roller ski demo and chatting with members of the community. Look out for us again at Westside Daze!
2019 BOUCHERIE GRIND – Sponsored by Mt Boucherie Estate Winery
DATE : Sunday June 23, 2019
LOCATION: 2781 East Boundary Rd West Kelowna ,B.C.
DETAILS: Hiking Event to raise funds for a local non profit Charity C.R.I.S. Adaptive Adventures. All ages/all abilities. Come on out to support our friends at C.R.I.S. EVENT POSTER
COURSES: 9:00 am 9.2 km Boucherie Grind Extreme $30
9:30 am 6.5 km Boucherie Grind Loop $20
9:45 am 3.4 km Boucherie Grind $10
REGISTRATION: ONLNE AT www.zone4.ca or on site in the Park 30 minutes before start times.
GLENROSA COMMUNITY BBQ
DATE: Sunday June 23, 2019
LOCATION: 2974 Glen Abbey Place – Glenrosa Middle School
TIME: 12:00 noon to 4:00pm
DETAILS: Telemark is an important part of the Glenrosa community. We will have a tent at the BBQ with info and displays and the Team Telemark Racing Program kids will be out doing some roller ski demos. This is not a fundraiser – just a fun community BBQ. Come on out and let’s show our support for our local community.
KELOWNA APPLE TRIATHLON
DATE: July 4-7, 2019
DETAILS: This is a FUNDRAISING opportunity for the Team Telemark Racing Program. The Kelowna Apple Triathlon is a large and important local sporting event. They need many partners volunteers to pull it off. The organizers of the Triathlon offer Telemark $2500 in exchange for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for the Triathlon and also want to help out our Club Programs please click on the link for More Info and volunteer sign -up