GKHAT Nancy Greene Race Update (Feb 26)

Posted by Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team (GKHAT) on Feb 16 2017 at 08:18AM PST

GKHAT Nancy Greene Ski Race
Our Annual GKHAT Nancy Greene Ski League Race is coming up Sunday Feb 26th! We hope you are as excited as we are. Below is some general information about how the day will proceed and a schedule that is usually approximately accurate.

U6 and U8 Athletes will have their race in the morning. After that race is complete, the course will be reset and U10/U12s will race in the afternoon. In the morning U10/U12 athletes will warm up with their coaches, take an early lunch and be ready for course inspection around noon. U6 and U8 athletes will go right away with their coaches and tail-gunning volunteers to course inspection and then have two race runs. Coaches will remain at the start gate during the race, so volunteer tail-gunners will be responsible to deliver athletes back to the top of the second run. At the end of the second run Coaches will go in with their athletes to lunch. U6/8 Coaches and tail-gunners will continue to ski with their groups for the afternoon until 2:30 or the race is finished and parent volunteers are free.

If you haven’t already checked out the volunteer sign-up you can do so with this link

On race day the yurt is the race office- athletes and families must plan to use the day-lodge for lunch, storage, etc. Volunteers & Coaches will be the only people using the yurt on race day.

As usual, be aware that you should provide you child with snacks for the day. Timings noted below are estimates. As a result, it is possible that lunch may be later (or earlier) than listed below.

All GKHAT athletes are automatically registered for the race. Please follow this link and complete the form here to indicate if your athlete will be attending or not.

8:40 am – All athletes meet coaches outside yurt
8:50 am – all U6 and U8 groups head to the Catamount chair to load at 9:00 am. U10’s and up will warm up skiing with coaches.
9:15-9:45 Course inspection for U6s and U8s
10:00 – U6/8 race begins. Athletes will each get two runs through the course. After the first run Volunteer parents will bring them to the bottom and then immediately back up the Start again for their second run.

Course is reset for the afternoon

12:00-12:30 – Course inspection for U10, U12, U14, and Special Olympics
12:45 – Race begins. Athletes will get two runs through the course. Athletes are expected to come back up the chair for their second run immediately following their first.
Awards will follow the afternoon race as soon as possible. Approximately 3:00-3:30 pm.

Lake Louise Nancy Greene Race
In other news, there is one more Nancy Greene away race coming up!
If you are interested in attending the Nancy Greene Ski League race in Lake Louise March 4-5 fill out the form accessed by this link.

Ryan Ford
Head Coach
Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team


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