- Get out the (Hanover) vote! May 5, 2016Greetings from your new Program Head! I come to the position as someone who didn’t ski growing up, but now has two sons that ski in the BKL program as well as a husband that helps coach. I am excited to be more personally involved within the BKL community. So, while the skis are put away, the snow is gone (was it ever really here?), we are thinking about how to make our future skiing experiences even better… Ford Sayre Community Members: Vote “YES” on Article Eight at the Hanover Election on May 10th or get an absentee ballot (see link below) WHY is this important? Discussions are underway to enhance the cross country ski experience at Oak Hill. Included in these discussions is the addition of a ski lodge. Imagine being able to socialize with fellow skiers before and after practice in the comfort of a lodge. Imagine being able to bring a cold child inside to warm up by a fire. Imagine being able to watch technique videos with teammates. Imagine how our Ford Sayre and larger ski community could flourish with a gathering spot at the trails! So Hanover voters, please vote “Yes” on Article Eight. And all Ford Sayre community members – Tell 10 Hanover friends to vote “Yes” too!!! Thanks! P.S. Here is the language that you will see on the ballot: Article Eight: Amendment No. 7: Modify the definition of ‘Outdoor Recreation” At a public hearing held on March 1, 2016, the Hanover Planning Board voted to recommend that Town Meeting adopt this zoning amendment. This amendment changes the definition of “outdoor recreation” and makes it clear that buildings and structures associated with outdoor recreation are allowed as Special Exceptions and adds structures associated with Outdoor Recreation to the list of Special Exceptions in districts where Outdoor Recreation is an allowed use. Absentee ballot: http://www.hanovernh.org/Pages/HanoverNH_Admin/16TMAbsentee Any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-649-8823. Think snow (but please wait until November or December!). -Jane PhippsContinue reading →
- End of Season Banquet April 27, 2016
We had a great turnout for the end-of-season banquet earlier this month and we owe some special recognition to Amy Goodney and Heidi Reiss for once again planning and executing a fun, well-run event. Thanks also to the long list of folks who helped out, including but certainly not limited to Bruce Sacerdote on beverages and Geoff and Suzi Curtis on entertainment.
Speaking of which, the Curtis’s FANTASTIC video is now available for your viewing pleasure:
- Ford Sayre BKL Co-Head Coach, Jay Davis, Awarded NENSA’s BKL Youth Leadership Award April 18, 2016
Hurrah for Jay! We can’t imagine a more deserving person to be recognized with this award. Below is the beginning of the NENSA article on Jay. Go here for the complete text and photos.
NENSA is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016 Bill Koch League Youth Leadership Award is Jay Davis of Ford Sayre. Jay Davis has been involved as a Coach at Ford Sayre for 18 years! Jay is a natural at coaching, and he coaches youth sports during every season. He is a role model as a skier and all around athlete, running, hiking, biking and getting skis in before work even on the coldest days of the year. He keeps things fun and adventurous and is someone who truly embodies the spirit of the Bill Koch Youth Ski League…..
Make sure to give him a high five or a hug when you see him next!
Ashley & Peter
- Last Call for 2&3 Day Survey and Check Out the Slideshow! March 23, 2016
2&3 Day Families,
Whether you loved your experience with Ford Sayre this year or not, we want to hear from you! We currently have a 48% response rate on our survey. Let’s beat last year’s rate of 60%! We will close the survey on Monday morning. Thanks for taking the time to participate.
Go here to share your thoughts.
Slideshow from Banquet:
Thanks again to Bob Burnham for his wonderful slideshow for the banquet. If you’d like to see it again, go here.
Ashley and Peter
- Speed Camp: Wednesday, March 23, 3:30-5:30 Craftsbury March 22, 2016
Craftsbury is holding a camp tomorrow that sounds amazing. With the short Wednesday schedule at the schools, this might actually work for avid skiers who haven’t started another sport yet.
Calling all skiers from ages 6-18: clear your calendars for tomorrow, Wednesday, after school at 3:30 p.m., and come on up to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center for an afternoon Speedcamp with Simi Hamilton, Ben Saxton, Noah Hoffman, Erik Bjornsen, Paddy Caldwell and others. They’ll be covering technique, cornering, downhills and transitions – all areas you can grab some seconds in a race to recover, close a gap, or make your move on competitors. Besides, skiing faster is always FUN! Grab your skate skis, boots, poles and some water, and get ready for an afternoon of ripping around on skis!
Could be great!
Ashley and Peter