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We are asking the community to help us support this young couple who have by example contributed significantly to our quality of life here in Sudbury. Collin and Marley have both demonstrated perseverance, personal strength and dedication in athletic pursuits and community involvement. All positive attributes which reflect their own values and those which we strive to encourage in young people within our community.
Laurentian Nordic Ski Club will match community contributions up to $1000 in recognition of their contributions to life in our community. Collin has represented Sudbury and Canada in such a positive manner and Marley has supported all his efforts. Please forward donations to Patti Kilter at email@example.com or 705-692-3818. Thank you.
The winter may have started a little slow but it came on strong in late February/early March, with some of the best skiing of the season these past couple weeks.
We had a record turnout (total of 29 groups from Dec-Mar with 737 participants) for our Ski School program since the passing of Jean Hanson, who was instrumental in getting the program up and running, and the grant ended. With the grant we were able to offer Ski School FREE to groups, which allowed us to put an excellent program in place, thanks to Helen Loiselle. The grant was not going to last forever and we can now still offer this unique skiing experience to youth for a reasonable price of only $8/participant. We think Jean would be proud.
We also got to experience the amazing accomplishments of Paralympian Collin Cameron, who captured THREE bronze medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games! Thank you Collin for sharing your experience with us all yesterday at the meet and greet. Such a modest and kind man. Congratulations Collin! You have such a bright future!
Our youth programs were once again to capacity and after the first two sessions were cancelled due to poor weather, the kids and volunteer coaches were able to get out, enjoy the trails and improve their skiing! Thank you to all the volunteer coaches and Alison Godwin for making it happen!
It was also a busy race season at Laurentian Nordic, with the annual Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet and OFSAA taking place on our trails this season. We played host to around 750 athletes for the 2018 OFSAA Nordic Skiing Championships! Thank you to all the volunteers that made these events happen and special shout out to Perry Sakki and Kerry Abols for organizing these events!
Lastly, a HUGE thank you to the grooming team for making our trails fantastic to ski on this season! There wasn’t too many days that we couldn’t ski on the trails, and there was rarely a day that the trail conditions weren’t amazing! Special shout out to Brian Sakki, Kerry Abols and Chris Gore for your consistent and reliable trail grooming efforts!
Thus, the Chalet is now closed for the 2018 ski season but the trails remain open to members only. Ski at your own risk!
Thank you to all volunteers, club members and those that came out skiing! We hope to see you all again next winter! Have a great summer!
Congratulations Collin Cameron on the BRONZE MEDAL in the 7.5km biathlon and 5th PLACE in the 15km sit-ski race!
Lots more races to come! Go Collin go!
Good news! With the little bit of fresh snow we have received, it has improved the trails enough to allow us to confidently return to our regular chalet hours of 10am-4pm until further notice. See you this weekend!
Remember FREE DAY PASSES AND RENTALS FOR 18 AND YOUNGER AND 55 AND OLDER!!!
March Break looks to be shaping up to be quite the beautiful week! This could be your last chance to get out for a cross country ski with the whole family!
The Chalet will be reopening tomorrow meaning rentals are once again available! Conditions remain fast and icy, however, the trails are in great shape and with a little bit of fresh snow expected over the next couple days, we will be returning to regular chalet hours and operation starting tomorrow (Mar. 6)!
ALL trails are OPEN and FAIR. Watch for icy spots. For those looking for an easier trail with no big hills, Lake Bennett is absolutely gorgeous right now!
So what are you waiting for?! Get out there while you can and enjoy some of the best skiing we have had all winter!
Conditions look good going into March Break. Stay tuned for March Break deals!
We want your Laurentian Nordic photos! Have a great photo that you want to share?!
We are looking for photos of trails, skiers, wildlife, groups, programs, etc. Specific to Laurentian Nordic.
Please send them to us via our Facebook page messgaes or email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Trails are in good shape. Groomers were out this morning and are still touching things up. Trails will open for pre-ski starting at 1pm today.
Reminder to public and members: Trails and chalet remain closed during the duration of the OFSAA event (Wed-Fri).