These are emails issued to the One Day a Week BKL program for the 2015-2016 season and before.
- Important Information and Dates September 26, 2015
Hello Ford Sayre Families!
We hope you are enjoying the start of fall and managing to get outside to play in the woods.
We’re starting to get organized for the upcoming XC ski season, and have started to get questions about registration and program details.
We wanted to share a few program logistics and upcoming dates/events. Please feel free to share this information with families that may be interested in joining us for the first time this year. Registration will open in the first week of October.
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have regarding the program. I am happy to talk with you and can be reached at BKL.One.Day@FordSayre.org or at 603-643-5670 (home) or 603-715-7233 (cell)
1-DAY PROGRAM LOGISTICS:
- Tuesdays between December 1st and March 8th, from 3:30-4:30 pm (Practice will likely be extended until 5:00 pm, beginning sometime in February).
- Location: Garipay Fields, Hanover (unless otherwise noted)
OMER & BOB’S TEAM NIGHT: Monday, October 5, 6:30-8:30pm: This is a night during which you can purchase new ski gear at a team discount. Vendors will be present so you can see and try on their gear (Alpina, Salomon, Atomic, Fisher, Rossi and Swix). Each vendor will have reps and we will have coaches on hand to help answer questions regarding fitting skis and poles. For fitting info, go to our site, click on our “Ski gear” tab and look for the “Checklist for team-night purchases.” Many have found this helpful.
SELL OR EXCHANGE USED GEAR: If you have gear you would like to exchange/sell/donate to other Ford Sayre families, post it ASAP on our team gear exchange at the address below (“Used gear exchange” tab on our site). This is a family-to-family system. Families are responsible for setting prices and taking down items once they are no longer available. http://leagueathletics.com/Exchange.asp?n=52737&org=fordsayre.org
SKI SWAPS: Dartmouth and Ford Sayre ski sales and swaps often have a good assortment of used ski equipment. Dates are listed at the end of this e-mail.
LEASE PROGRAMS: We are working on multiple waxless ski package lease options this year. I will communicate the details as soon as they are available.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
This program relies on parent involvement for much of what makes it so special for the kids. We Need Volunteers! Both on the snow and off, and for the smallest beginners it’s really more about your enthusiasm and involvement than about your skiing technique and fitness level. So, if you are willing and able to commit a little time (about an hour a week during the short ski season), please get in touch as soon as possible.
The BKL program calendar can be accessed here. Please make note of some important dates:
- Monday 10/5: Omer and Bob’s Team Night 6:30-8:30 PM (Team discounts for ski gear and garb)
- Saturday 10/17: Dartmouth Ski Swap & Sale 10:00 AM -4:00 PM; Collis Common Ground; Dartmouth College
- Sunday 11/1: NENSA ski lease program opens – Great source for beginner equipment (For children in the 1-day a week program, make sure to order waxless equipment. Check with me if you have any questions!)
- Wednesday 11/4: Ford Sayre New Parent Information Night 5:30-6:15 PM (Richard C. Black Recreation Center (Main gym), Hanover)
- Sunday 11/8: Ford Sayre Council Ski Sale – Used equipment on sale; good resource for newer skiers (Consignment: Friday: 6:00-7:30 PM; Saturday, Nov. 7: 9-11 AM; Sale: Nov 8 12-2:00 PM)
- Tuesday 12/1: First Day of Practice 3:30-4:30 (dryland, or on snow if we have any)
- Tuesday 3/8: Last Day Ski Practice
You are receiving this e-mail because you were registered in the 1-day a week program last year (or you have let me know that you’d like to receive information about our program).
- If you know of friends (or others) who would like to be part of our BKL mailing list, please have them click here or click “Subscribe” on the top left of the Ford Sayre BKL 1 Day web-page.
- If your child no longer plans to be part of the BKL Programs, you can unsubscribe by going to the bottom of this email and clicking “Unsubscribe”.
Note: If your child plans to change to the 2-Day a week program this year, you must subscribe to the 2-day a week program e-mail system. Go here or click “Subscribe” on the top left of the Ford Sayre BKL 2&3 Day web-page. Then go to the bottom of this email and “Unsubscribe” if you no longer want to be part of the list for the 1-day BKL program.Continue reading →
- Fun Summer Activity: The Hanover Trails Challenge July 17, 2015
One of the characteristics that often unites Nordic skiers is their love for the outdoors!
If you’re looking for a fun and low-key way to keep your kids active outside this summer, consider signing up for the “Hanover Trails Challenge“. The Trails Challenge highlights many of the great public trails in Hanover. (My kids are LOVING it! They’ve spotted wild turkeys, explored dry riverbeds, and found beautiful flowers and feathers. They can’t wait to check out their next trail.)
The Trails Challenge is a collaborative venture sponsored by Hanover Parks & Recreation, The Hanover Conservancy, Hanover Improvement Society, Town of Hanover Conservation Commission, and several local businesses. (Note: While the website suggests that you have to sign up in June, you can still register online or by going to the Richard W. Black Rec. Center.)
In addition to the Trails Challenge, there are also a variety of other summer running activities posted on the Ford Sayre website.
Finally, with ski season only 4 1/2 months away, we are starting to plan for the upcoming season! We are excited for the opportunities ahead – and would love to have more people join our existing group of volunteers. If you are interested, please let me know.
Enjoy the summer – and be on the lookout for more communication in September!
- Annual Mont-Ste-Anne Trip Info for December 2015 July 8, 2015Families have been asking about the details of our FS Mont-Ste-Anne trip and so Emily Silver has put together the information to share with everyone. Thanks to Emily for her continuing work on this trip. We can’t wait for it! Information is below….Ski w/ Ford Sayre families at Mont-Ste-Anne near Quebec City Dec 27th-31st: a tradition in its 3rd year!THE SKIING EXPERIENCE:This will be our third winter continuing the Mont-Ste-Anne tradition, and we have seen that it gives the kids a nice early-season foundation and families a whole lot of fun! While it’s true that if we have good snow in the upper Valley in Dec, we can ski at home, you tend not to ski all day long for 4.5 days in a row when you’re home, and certainly not with so many friends!At Mont-Ste-Anne, each day we will have gathering times for folks who want to ski in Ford Sayre groups, led in an informal manner by parents/coaches. This is completely optional, but as many of us parents have noticed, kids seem to ski w/ fewer complaints when they ski in groups! There are 5 warming huts on the trail system so it is extra fun to ski in packs and take snack breaks together.It can be cold, but the extensive trail system cannot be beat!Quebec City is only 30 minutes away.
Château Mont-Sainte-AnneRESERVE by Sept 26th!
WHEN: 4 nights: checking in Dec 27, 2015; departing Dec 31RATE: $189 Canadian + taxes per room per night for 2 adults; no additional charge for children 17 and younger (taxes = federal & provincial sales tax 5% & 9.975% and tourist area tax of $3/night)FORD SAYRE ROOM BLOCK: Ask for “Ford Sayre Ski Team” rate; rate is discounted and same as last year. We have reserved 20 rooms.ROOM TYPE: Chateau Studio = 2 queen beds; small table for 4; kitchenette w/ stove, microwave, fridge, toaster. You can ask about upgrade costs if you would like a different type of room.HIGHLIGHT: big outdoor hot tub après ski!PHONE & LINK: 1.866.900.5211MONT-STE-ANNE SKI AREA & proximity to our hotel:There is no lodging right at the XC trails except for one big lodge that many people would need to co-rent. Chateau Mte-Ste-Anne is at the alpine mountain, and you can ski to the XC lodge from there, but it’s 7K, so what most families do is drive to the XC lodge in the morning w/ lunches packed, and then individual family members ski back to the hotel at the end of the day if they so desire.QUESTIONS?Feel free to email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wrapping up: Survey, Lost and Found, & Certificates of Participation March 25, 2015
Last call for survey responders!
We have heard from half of our skiers and received some really useful feedback (including suggestions for improving the pre-season information night, sign-in processes for lower grade levels, and coach feedback/communication with parents). If you haven’t responded to the survey yet, PLEASE take a few minutes and let us know what went well or could be improved! Click here for the survey!
Please claim your lost items:
Please let me know if any of these items belongs to you!
- 10 x 14 Pyrex pan (left at the banquet)
- New-looking pair of LL Bean child poles
- One black, red and yellow child pole
- Pair of adult black fleece gloves (no brand name)
- One black adult glove with black flower stitching (no brand name)
- Bracelet with cut & polished stones
Certificate of Participation:
I have Participation certificates for all of the children in the 1-day program (many were handed out at the end-of-the-year banquet). If your child didn’t receive one, please let me know if they would like their certificate and I’ll get it to you. (Sorry, next year we’ll have a better and more timely process for this.)
Once again, thank you for all of your great feedback on the survey and for a great season!
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