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Practice Updates

3/3/20 8:30am

Wed March 4: Full club practice (except not USA). Skate

  • Special waxing demo during practice: “How to prepare your skis for summer storage” by Chris Li. With a title like that, how can you miss it?

Thurs. March 5: Scandinavia practice and EMBK/CSU Ski-up night. Skate.

  • Ski-up night is our annual event with CSU to provide more information to skiers considering CSU and their parents. This is for skiers eligible for CSU next year, that is, 14 years old by 12/31/2020. It is open to all age-eligible EMBK skiers and parents, no commitments – just an opportunity to learn more. Schedule:
    • 6:30 (prompt) EMBK skiers meet on snow and join CSU for the remainder of their practice
    • 6:35 Parents meet for short presentation by CSU coach(es) and Q&A. In addition to CSU coaches there will be parents who have had skiers transition from EMBK to CSU present to answer questions.
    • 7:10: skiers come inside for pizza (parents get pizza too)
    • 7:30 any remaining pizza gets eaten by EMBK skiers <13 years old
  • Skiers ages <13 in Scandinavia will have regular country practice.

Sat. March 7, 8:30-10:00 am.  Games day!

Dec 9 Practice, Waxing Clinic & Volunteer Discussions!

EMBK Updates:
Dec 9 Practice Details
Waxing Clinic (Dec 9, 9:15am)
Haven’t volunteered yet? Join Country Parent & Games Info Meeting (Dec 9, 10am)
Ski Lessons for Parents! Sign up Now
Winter Trail Day – Jan 6 (free lessons with registration)

Dec 9 All-Club Practice

We look forward to seeing all of our EMBK skiers and families at our second all-club practice at Leo J. Martin Ski Track this Saturday, Dec 9, from 9am – 10:30am. Please look at our website before all practices to get the final call on practice type (e.g. dry land, skate, classic or combo) easternmassnordic.org/ .

Also, please remind your kids to dress in layers, wear good running shoes, bring the appropriate ski gear (per website instructions) and bring their water bottles.

Overall Schedule:

8-9 am Roller ski (returning skiers only, age 11+)
8:30 am Pick-up trail passes in the cafe (for pre-register) or submit applications
9 am All-club practice: Break into country groups for training

Waxing Clinic

We will hold another waxing clinic for parents during practice on Saturday. We plan to focus on on the art of kick wax and klister application, followed by “frustration free removal.” If you are new to skiing or just have questions, please stop by the wax tent at 9:15 am.

Parent Volunteers are Essential: Test the Waters With Easy, Fun Volunteer Opportunities (Info Session, Dec 9, 10am in Cafe)

Our club is entirely parent-run. We need all families to donate a parent’s time and skills to keep EMBK running smoothly. We still have vacancies in a number of simple, but critical volunteer roles.

As examples, being a Country Parent or helping with weekly games at practice, are great ways to jump into the EMBK volunteer waters! Come learn more about various volunteer opportunities in the Cafe at 10am on Dec 9.

Also, if you selected “country parent” as your potential volunteer interest during registration, please join us for this discussion for more details about your responsibilities. If you cannot make the meeting, please contact Josie Petersen, our Country Parent Coordinator.

Our first All-Club Practice is this Saturday!

We look forward to seeing all of our EMBK skiers and families at our first all-club practice at Leo J. Martin Ski Track this Saturday, Dec 2, from 9am – 10:30am. There may be patches of ski-worthy snow tomorrow, but this is dependent on whether the ski track managers can make more snow tonight. So, please be prepared for both skiing and dryland training. If we do have the opportunity to take advantage of the small areas of snow, our skiers will take turns skiing. The remainder of the session will be dryland training. Please note that USA will have a dryland only practice.

Also, please remind your kids to dress in layers, wear good running shoes and bring their water bottles.

Overall Schedule:

8-9 am Roller ski (returning skiers only, age 11+) or on-snow ski (depending on conditions)
8:30 am Pick-up trail passes in the cafe (for pre-register) or submit applications at the front desk
9 am All-club practice: Break into country groups for training

If snow is ski-worthy:

  • 9-9:30 am Scandinavia on snow
  • 9:30-10 am North American on snow (USA will have a dryland only practice)
  • 10-10:30 am Western Europe on snow

Country Assignments Are Available to View!
Our country assignment process aims to group skiers with similar ages, interests and skills and match them with the right coaches. If you want to request an assignment change, please contact Jim Stock . Although, please know that we will rarely make a change until after coaches have seen your child ski on snow.

View Country Assignments Here

Leo J. Martin Ski Track Season Pass Instructions
This year, we will try to minimize long lines at the Leo J. Martin Ski Track front desk by setting-up a table for EMBK pass pick-up in the Cafe area. Please follow the instructions below based on whether or not you pre-registered for your individual or family trail pass:

If you submitted your paper trail pass application and check at the Opening Dinner on Nov 19th: Your trail pass will be ready for pickup in the cafe on Dec 2 between 8:30am – 9:20am.
If you mailed in your paper trail pass application and check after the dinner: If you mailed your paper application and check prior to Wednesday, Nov 29th, please let us know by filling out this Pass Pick-up Reques t  and we will have your passes pulled and ready for pick-up in the cafe between 8:30am – 9:20am on Dec 2.
If you have already registered online, or would like to register online: The online trail pass registration link is now working. If you register for your trail pass HERE before 9am on Friday, Dec 1, your pass will be ready for pickup in the cafe between 8:30am – 9:20am on Dec 2. Please let us know if you registered online by filling out the Pass Pick-up Reques t  .

Finally, you can still submit a paper application by printing and completing the applicable attached form. Please take the paper application and your payment to the front desk on Dec 2.

Download DCR Leo J. Martin Ski Track Family Season Pass Application

Download DCR Leo J. Martin Ski Track Individual Season Pass Application

Waxing Clinic
We will hold the first of two waxing clinics for parents during practice on Saturday. We plan to focus on glide waxing this weekend and kick waxing next weekend. If you are new to skiing or just have questions, please stop by.

Calling All Interested Country Parent Volunteers!
Being a Country Parent is a great way to jump into the EMBK volunteer waters! If you selected “country parent” as your potential volunteer interest during registration, or if you are interested to hear more now, please join Josie Petersen, our Country Parent Coordinator, at 9:15 on Dec 9th in the cafe to learn about this fun way to get involved! You can also email Josie.

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