Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Registration Closing

Registration for membership and Autumn race training closes in only one week

Membership for the 2016/17 season and Autumn training registration closes at 6pm on Wednesday 21st September

Membership, Parental Consent and Dry Mat training forms are required for both new and existing members. Forms are online and can be found HERE

On top of all the usual top class, multi surface ski race coaching we offer, here are just some of the exciting new offerings on the Gordon Skiers program this season;

Autumn Series (Sep 25th to Dec 11th) events taking place
  • Club gear sale
  • Ski preparation, demo and sales
  • SSSA event support and training for Dual Slalom and Indoor SkierCross
  • Evening week sessions at Alford (in discussion)
  • All mountain safety training course
  • Race crew volunteer training session
  • Breahead training visits (in planning)
  • Clash of the Titans fun race day vs TBC Scottish clubs (in planning) 
  • Christmas Dinner
Winter Snow Series (Jan 1st to Apr 16th)
  • Ambition and Evolution race series and training, Austria
  • Weekly Sunday snow training Jan 9th to Apr 2nd at the Lecht (subject to snow conditions)
  • All Scottish series snow races supported and including our very own Gordon Skiers Open kicking off the series on  Jan 21/22
  • SSSA Alpine series race training and support for schools
  • Inter Schools Ski Challenge Mar 20/21 race camp, Italy
  • Scottish FIS series races in April supported for U18+
  • Additional Saturday Lecht training (in planning and subject to snow conditions)
  • British Children's Championships race camp in France (under consideration and subject to venue dates and confirmation)
Spring Series (Apr 30 to Jun 24)
  • Extended regular race training (home and away / multi surfaces)
  • Support for all Spring and summer indoor and mat races
  • Ceilidh
  • End of season prize awards

Gordon Skiers has invested in a new top of the line timing gear which we will be using to help athletes train and cut their race timings through a course. The equipment is used predominantly for training and will be used regularly throughout the season, both home and abroad, to start shaving seconds off our athletes runs.

Improved refreshments are being offered at Alford than previous years and we are in discussion to set up some parallel Autumn activities for the parents whilst their athletes are skiing. A bike club, fitness and swimming are being considered but please feel free to input your own ideas. 

To further involve parents and not just focus on the younger racers, we continue to run coaching and demonstrations within the field of ski preparation but are also introducing an all mountain safety course and race event staff training this season.

For this season we have secure partnership with Racer Ready Magazine and continue to offer deals with existing partners. 

More details will be announced very shortly but it promises to be a great season to come for Gordon Skiers, it's members and Scottish skiing in general!

"What is Gordon Skiers all about anyway?"

Gordon Skiers is a non-profit ski racing club that exists solely to introduce and develop talent from across the North East of Scotland within the sport of Alpine Ski racing. All our staff are volunteers and give up a significant part of their time to plan and organise events and programs for the good of the sport and it's future. This is a model that has worked well through the years and demonstrable through our successes (Hall of Fame). We support Alpine Ski racing at all levels and believe the way to do this is to lead with initiative and not simply follow. We are committed to sustaining a future for the sport within Scotland and the UK.

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