Jim Reain, one of this year’s Kilometre Challenge Distance Award winners, received his trophy recently.
The custom made two-of-a-kind trophy was presented to Jim by last year’s winner, Robert Mears. The trophy, though not quite as prestigious as the Stanley Cup, is handed from one winner to the other year-over-year in much the same way. There are no witness accounts to confirm or deny the presence of an RCMP escort.
Jim skied 364 kilometres this season to earn the trophy! Well done!
All club members are invited to complete this survey now that the season has wrapped up. Over the last two years, the Tay Valley Ski Club has almost tripled in size and we want to know what you think and how you feel about how the Club is doing.
The club is also planning a post-season wrap-up event (either virtual or in-person) before the end of March. This would be a great way to meet other club members and to learn about the Club activities and organization. Stay tuned for details.
However, it’s not too late to enter your ski information. If you kept track of your outings and know how many kilometres you skied, enter the information on our Google Form. We will accept entries until Friday, March 25th.
When: Saturday, February 12 6:30pm – 9pm Where to start: Winter Parking Lot
Come and enjoy the beautiful trails at Murphys Point under an almost full moon. Meet some club executive members and fellow skiers and revel in the beauty of midwinter.
Arrive at the main (winter) parking lot any time between 6:30 and 8 pm with a friend or small group of skiers (remember to display your TVCCSC membership card). Meet some of the executive and other club members in the parking lot and then feel free to explore the main trails in the park with your group. We suggest no one skis alone, so singles should join another skier or small group. It is expected that all skiers will observe safe COVID practices (distancing and masks…if distancing is not possible).
Dress for the weather and bring a headlamp and phone. Temperatures will be dropping as the evening progresses, so a few extra layers and perhaps a warm drink in a knapsack would be a good idea as well. We ask that all skiers return to the main winter parking lot and depart the park by 9 pm, at the latest.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact club vice president Phill Brackenbury ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or club secretary Brad Mills ( email@example.com ).
This may be the last opportunity for a weekend moonlight ski this year, so hopefully we will see many of you!
The Loppet may be cancelled but the Kilometre Count Distance Challenge is back!
Track your mileage on our Distance Challenge page by clicking on the link and filling in the information on our club Google Form. Once a week (or so), we will update the table on the page showing who has skied, where, and how far. This is open to club members only. Click on the Membership tab to register to join the TVCCSC.
Unfortunately, due to the current Omicron driven COVID wave and the resulting restrictions, our annual Loppet has been cancelled for the second year running. A year ago, we certainly didn’t think we would be in this situation again, but here we are.
We are optimistic about our chances of holding our classic loppet next year. Keep us in your calendar…early February 2023.
The 2022 Tay Valley Loppet is set for Sunday February 6th at Murphys Point Provincial Park, with a reserve date of February 13th, if snow conditions are not adequate.
The format will be a 2.5 or 5 km freestyle “cookie race” at 10:00 am, followed by a classic 10 km or 20 km classic race at 11:00 am.
All ages and abilities are welcome. Short award ceremonies will follow each event. Full results will be posted through a link on this Website. Kilted skiers will receive special awards.
Please be aware that due to COVID restrictions, all skiers 12 years or older must be fully vaccinated, as per Cross Country Ontario requirements. Children who recently became eligible for vaccinations (5-11) are exempt from this requirement.
Registration forms will be available on the Loppet page of this Website soon.