Archived Emails for Families in the BKL One Day Program

These are emails issued to the One Day a Week BKL program for the 2015-2016 season and before.

Silver Fox Trot 2017 Results

Silver Fox Trot 2017

Strafford Nordic Center

February 11, 2017

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Ford Sayre Ski Swap; Sunday, 11-6-16


Reminder: The Ford Sayre Ski & Winter Sports Sale is Sunday, November 6th from 12:00-2:30 at the Richmond Middle School in Hanover, NH. You’ll find nordic equipment (I’ve shared a preview of what I saw this afternoon), alpine gear, ice skates, and other great used equipment.

There will be a handful of Ford Sayre parents, coaches, and program heads to help answer questions about equipment. The swap is a VERY busy event, so arrive early for your best change of getting good equipment. 


Junior boots

junior-skisJunior skis

mixed-assortment-of-skisMixed assortment of adult, junior, and youth skis

youth-bootsYouth boots
youth-skisMore youth skis

Ford Sayre Gear Exchange: If you don’t find what you’re looking for, there is a lot of really nice equipment listed on our family to family Ford Sayre Gear Exchange!


Registration: And, if you haven’t registered for the ski program yet, but still want to do so – head to our online registration page! We’d love to have your child join us this winter.


Best wishes,

Aricca Van Citters, Co-Program Head, BKL Grades K-4,
Jane Phipps, Co-Program Head, BKL Grades 5-8,


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Ford Sayre Nordic Registration – 1 week to go!

Dear Ford Sayre families,

Many of you have already registered your children for cross-country skiing, but we expect this task remains on many “to do” lists. Click here to enroll now.

Registration deadlines: 

Registration for all 3rd-8th grade nordic programs closes on October 31st! Just 7 days away!

Registration for kindergarten to 2nd grade nordic programs closes on November 20th (register early to help us create our coaching rosters)!

Questions about our new program structure: 

As you likely know, our 3rd-8th grade program structure has changed this year. You can find a summary of our new structure here. Please let us know if you have any questions about the programs, schedule, equipment, or costs. All are welcome to come to our New Families Night on Thursday, November 3rd (5:30pm; Mayer Room, Howe Library, Hanover) to meet coaches, hear about the upcoming season, and ask questions.

Scholarship support is available: 

As a reminder, generous support from Ford Sayre donors allows us to make scholarships available, when support is needed. Ask us for more information, or visit our scholarships page!

Sell your old gear – or buy some great used equipment!

Our Ford Sayre nordic gear exchange is hopping this year – with inexpensive gear (skis, poles, boots, jackets, etc) and sometimes even FREE stuff!

So, take a look at what might fit your kids!

And – check your basement and garage for equipment you no longer need! List it on our used gear exchange, make a bit of money, and help a local Ford Sayre family find some new treasures!

Can’t find it online? Shop at the Ford Sayre Ski Sale on Sunday, November 6th. Or even better, volunteer for a shift & shop early at the volunteer sale on Saturday!


Aricca Van Citters, Co-Program Head, BKL Grades K-4,
Jane Phipps, Co-Program Head, BKL Grades 5-8,


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FS BKL Reminders on registration, gear & trips


Registration is happening NOW! Click here to enroll. Registration closes on 10/31 for Grades 3-8 and 11/20 for K-2.

USED GEAR: Family-to-family exchange

Check out Ford Sayre’s online used gear exchange. This is a great spot to sell or buy used equipment from other Ford Sayre families – and prices are often ridiculously low!  Check back often to see if new equipment has been posted: Click here to buy or sell.


The Dartmouth Ski Team will be hosting their annual Ski Swap this Saturday, October 15. Doors open at 10am, and close at 4pm in the Collis Center. The ski sale has plenty of gear: new and used, alpine and cross country, clothes and accessories. There will be vendors, athletes and coaches on site to help you find what you’re looking for and fit your gear correctly. If you have items you’d like to sell, consignment is Friday evening from 4-7pm (also in the Collis Center). Please note: In past years, the selection of youth cross-country ski equipment has been limited.

Mont-Ste-Anne (December): Click here to revisit prior e-mail.

BKL Festival (March): Click here for info on reserving a room, deadline December 1st.

Zealand Falls AMC hut trip (February): The date is February 18, 2017. This is not an official Ford Sayre sponsored event, but rather a chance for nordic families to coordinate efforts and create a memorable ski experience in the White Mountains. To find out more, click here. Note: We are in need of a lead organizer for this event. Please contact Jane Phipps, by November 15th if you are interested.

Please contact your Ford Sayre BKL Co-Program Heads with any questions you might have – or if you would like to help coach this year! You can reach us at:

Aricca Van Citters, Co-Program Head, BKL Grades K-4,
Jane Phipps, Co-Program Head, BKL Grades 5-8,

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