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30 Days of SnowSport begins!

A number of YDCCSC members started this annual occasion off in style with a rollerski skills training weekend in Lancaster with SnowSport England…a full report will be available in the upcoming Winter newsletter!

There are 3 rollerski sessions this starting with Leeds – Wednesday 7pm, York – Friday 7.30pm and culminating in a Don’t Chat, Just Ski event at York – Sunday 9am….oh and an intro to ski parkour…be intrigued! be very intrigued!!

 

A belated Happy New Year to you all!

Hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas break and have lots of lovely skiing related stories to tell (or maybe you have a holiday booked and are counting down the days till you go!)

Some of our members have been enjoying the delights of Switzerland and Norway over the New Year and Christmas so keep your eyes peeled in the next newsletter for their holiday reports and snowy photos.

Rollerski sessions have started back last Friday at York with Martin Roscoe and further details of upcoming sessions will be finding their way to you via the usual means (please get in touch if you are interested in coming along to them). We’ll also be back at the Wakefield track too but as yet we don’t have a start date  – we’ll let you know ASAP.

Let’s raise a toast to a fab 2017 of cross country skiing and rollerskiing! Cheers!

 

Mince pies and end of term high fives

It has been a busy Autumn for the club with lots of rollerski sessions for us all to choose from including the new BKCat track in Wakefield. For now our trial has finished at the track with the hill (more to come later about them there hills!) but we are squeezing in another couple of session in York before we all break for Christmas holidays.

Friday night from 7.30 – 9pm and Sunday morning 9am – 11am

The Sunday session will incorporate a Winter Handicap race, mince pies and secret Santa – for more details head on over to Facebook and make sure you put Sunday 11th December in your diary!

We’ve even got a Yorkshire Dales walk on Saturday so if you’re interested get in touch ASAP.

**NEW** Wakefield cycle track opening soon!

Over the summer there were murmurings of a brand new cycle track being built at a school in Wakefield. Was it really happening? What was it going to look like? Would we be able to use it? Whispers quickly became conversations and then now it has slowly become a reality!

We are super excited here at YDCCSC as there are so few places that are away from traffic that offer super smooth tarmac for rollerskiing – the arrival of a new track can only mean good news for us all! Members of the committee visited the facility before it had even been finished being built and my oh my they were impressed 🙂

Keep a close eye out for further details of rollerski sessions starting there very soon…have a little sneak peek by going to their website: http://cyclecircuitbkcat.co.uk/

 

 

 

Winter is nearly here!

Apologies for the super long time since we last posted….our Autumn 2016 newsletter is due for publication very soon so keep an eye out for that in your inboxes if you are a YDCCSC member…don’t forget we’ll also upload it to the newsletter tab so you can see what the club has been getting up to over the summer.

The 30 Days of Snowsport campaign is going strong throughout the UK – we got involved with a fab set of rollerski races to kick it off (race report to follow) and we’ll be doing more races to draw it to close next weekend…we’ll update you with the details ASAP

We have loads more to tell you about so over the next few days, we’ll be adding a few blog posts to get you up to speed!

 

 

 

Snow snow snow!

Before Christmas Eve gets into full swing (unless it already has in which case you will be reading this some time next week – hope you had a great Christmas!) , we thought it only right to send a few festive wishes your way.

Our fingers and toes are crossed for lots of the white stuff – these weather people can and do often get it wrong (ever the optimist) – the club will send out info if and when this does happen over the Christmas period. We can all get together and have a little slide and glide…fingers still firmly crossed 🙂

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday 13th Dec – Christmas @York

To celebrate a fantastic year of rollerskiing at York Sports Village, the decision to put on a Christmas race with a twist was an easy one to make.

First thing to note is that there will be trackside festive refreshments after the race  if the weather holds out – these will move inside if not. A great incentive to have one final blast around the track with friends and family before we finish for 2015.

Second this is a race like no other that has been done here before…a 5km handicap race to allow everyone to cross the line at roughly the same time. It is daring, it is mildly competitive but most of all it is a great opportunity to have lots of fun!

Contact Martin Roscoe for further details and if you would like to take part.  martinr@snowsportengland.org.uk

UPDATE: Alkborough Flats Walk

What a couple of weeks of changeable weather !  Autumn is firmly upon us but soon we will be looking to Winter with fingers crossed for snow and blue sky days. Before we get to the skiing though, we wanted to let you now about a club walk in North Lincolnshire that we are looking forward to with intrigue and wonder and would love as many members to join us as possible!

Anna Moody will be leading the walk Saturday 5th December and has sent us the October 2015 report of the plethora of wildlife making their home there be it permanently or as a stopover for more far-flung climes. She has advised that December could well be very different but this is surely the charm of nature…? Further details about meeting place and times TBC.

P.S. If you would like a copy of this report to whet your appetite, you will find it sitting in your inbox (it was sent out last Friday to members) or get in touch to find out more!

 

 

 

We are live and skiing!

We launched the new website quietly a couple of weeks ago now without fuss nor fanfare but for a fab cross country skiing club such as ours, I think we can now release the white doves, get the town crier ‘oh yayying’ and most definitely write a welcome to the NEW blog post!

Have a good look around and get yourself comfy with the new layout and features – Facebook has made an appearance and will update automatically which will help keep everyone on their toes with current news and interesting articles. We have a lovely shiny brand new events calendar with organiser details to find out more and maps to help you find your way to them.

Over the next few weeks we will explain some of the newer features and take you through the updated ones to hep you get acquainted with the NEW but for now go forth and enjoy! P.s. You are welcome!