12/14/11:50am

Sat 12/15: full club practice: skate.

Scandinavia: on snow 8:30-9, then again 10-10:30 for games. Skate Bring sneakers for the dry-land part. (OK to get started at 8:15, Norway will start at 8:15).

North America and Western Europe: 9-10:30 on snow, skate

General comments. We communicate practice plans through this updates page. Information here supersedes all other information including club emails and the calendar/events page, with the exception of emails from country head coaches to skiers in that country only. I post preliminary info for the week’s practices early in the week. I post final info for weeknight practices by noon the day of practice and by 6pm Friday for Saturday practice.  As a general policy:

  • we do not cancel practices for weather (Neither snow nor rain nor heat [nor cold] nor gloom of night stays these skiers…);
  • we only cancel practice if there is insufficient snow for skiing or if there is a driving ban. If there is a driving ban that supersedes everything and even if I haven’t been able to update this page, practice is cancelled;
  • if parents feel driving is unsafe they should stay home of course. On nights with bad driving conditions coach coverage might be thin and countries might be combined (usually those are nights of adventure skis in snowstorms);
  • because weather is so changeable here, I might make last-minute technique changes depending on conditions, so it is wise to check this page before you head out to practice.