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Friends and Family Race Day - Ski for Kids

Friends and Family Race Day - Ski for Kids

Posted by Steve Jones

Tue, Feb 3, 2015

On Friday, February 13, Craigleith Ski Club presents Friends and Family Race Day, a fun-filled day of skiing and snowboarding for individuals, families, groups and corporations. You don't need any skiing experience to participate.

Register Online at: http://bit.ly/Track3RaceDay

This event is a fundraiser for Track 3, which gives kids the opportunity to experience the joy and thrill of alpine snow sports. Money raised at this event will help purchase adaptive equipment, train volunteers and sponsor kids There are over 100 kids on the Track 3 waiting list.

This fun-packed day includes transportation, skiing at Ontario’s premier ski club, lunch, fun races, after-ski events and awards - all while raising funds for a great cause!

The Races

Beginner Race: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm on Little John

This race is the best format for those who haven't raced before. Participants will run through a giant slalom style course on the Little John run once. Officials will tell them their time, and then they will guess their time for the second run. This "Guess Your Time" event gives skiers of every level the the thrill of running gates without any pressure. Medals will be awarded to those whose second run time comes closest to their guess. not for those who run fastest. No need to pre-register for this race - just show up at the start at the top of Little John between 11:00 am and 11:45 am.

Giant Slalom (GS) Race: 1:00 pm on Big John

This race is a best-of-2 run format, time permitting. Participants must pre-register for this race when they purchase their tickets.

Young & Old Team

All racers who run the Individual GS race are eligible to have their results entered in a team competition. Racers under 18 will pair with an adult racer for the team event. Adults may be the "old" half of more than one team if they are pairing with more than one of their kids. No pre-registration is necessary - sign up at the check-in desk on Race Day.

Snow Shoeing

If you're not a skier or snowboarder, take a guided snowshoe tour on the beautiful and extensive trail network at Craigleith. We'll depart from the Base Lodge front patio. Enjoy the panoramic views of Georgian Bay while 'shoeing portions of the Bruce Trail through peaceful forest settings. Snowshoes and equipment can be rented at Squire Johns facility located next to the lodge.

For this event, wear warm layers that can be removed as you "heat up" on the trail, comfortable hiking boots or shoes. If you're a beginner, consider bringing a pair of ski poles with you for additional balance and support. We recommend that you bring a change of clothing for the après activities in the lodge.

Sit Ski Rides

Experience the wonder of adaptive skiing in a Para-Athlete Sit Ski. Sit ski rides are offered with the assistance of a certified Track 3 sit-ski coach!

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Learn from a Pro. Beginner ski and snowboard lessons will be taught at the base of Little John at 10:00 am.

More Fun

Great raffle prizes where almost every ticket will win. Live auctions. Meet the Para Athletes and cheer on your favorite racer or team. So whether you are a corporate group, a family or just a ski lover, we hope you will join us.

Register Online at: http://bit.ly/Track3RaceDay

Rental Equipment

Equipment rentals are available at the hill. Reserve your rental requests in advance through Squire Johns at:https://secure.squirejohns.com/

Bus Transportation & Map

Free bus transportation will be provided by Can-ar Coach.

Morning Bus Pick-up: Highway 400 & King City Sideroad CarPark, departing at 7:20 am. Return Bus Departing: Craigleith Ski Club at 5:30 pm to the Hwy 400 & King City Sideroad CarPark. You must pre-register for the bus at info.track3@bellnet.ca.

Craigleith Ski Club is located near Collingwood, Ontario in the Town Of Blue Mountain, only 2 hours from Toronto. Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/5pM0B