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Good day GKHAT Families,

This coming weekend is the GKHAT Cookie Cup. Please take the time to read this email in its entirety. In it we cover:

  • Volunteers
  • Race information
  • Expectations of parents
  • Post-race gathering

Volunteers

As with all events, GKHAT race events depend heavily on volunteers to be successful. The Cookie Cup is no exception. We have filled in most of the spots, however, we need two more individuals:

  1. We are looking for two volunteers to help operate the gun at the speed trap.
  2. We still need one more tail-gunner for the U6/U8 group. Check signup genius for this one. Just follow THIS LINK.

Race Information

The Cookie Cup this weekend will be comprised of three events: Team Ski Cross, Obstacle course team relay, and Speed Trap. All events will be set Below Catamount chair on Wolverine, lower Big Ben, and Crowfoot. Athletes will participate in teams of four (some 3 if necessary) and will get a team score for each event which will be added together for a total team score. Teams will circulate stairway chair with their coaches and aim to get at least two-three runs through each event. We are super excited for this fun focused event and hope you and your racers are too!
All athletes should arrive a bit early to allow us some time. Please be sure to arrive promptly at 8:40 AM. Athletes will be meeting with an assigned coach at this time (see attached group list or follow this link).
Reminder! IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND FILL OUT THE FORM ON SIGN-UP GENIUS at THIS LINK

Expectations of Parents

During the cookie cup day coaches will stay with their groups for the entire day and circulate the Catamount chair with their teams. Athletes will be divided into coaching groups (see attached group lists) and the smaller teams of four will be separated within the coaching groups. Those who have signed up to be tail gunners will be assigned to groups. If you are not already signed up to volunteer for the event, please just talk to your coach in the morning to make sure the group has enough support.
Lunch break will occur at ad hoc times as possible. We will plan with the coaches to rotate a couple of groups in at a time at the yurt. Generally, the U8 groups will start to come in around 11:15 and the older groups later.

Post-Race Gathering

At the end of the day’s events, all athletes and parents are invited to the Winston. There, the Cookie Medals will be given out, and for the enjoyment of adults, happy hour will begin at 3:30 (or as soon as we’re off the hill). This is also a great opportunity to meet the other parents, children and coaches, and have a good time.
The Winston Lodge is located on the ski hill at: 1593 Cache Close
Thanks For Volunteering!
Thanks to all who have volunteered for set up and tail-gunning!
If you have any questions email headcoach@gkhat.com or volunteer.coordinator@gkhat.ca

If you have any more questions, ask

The document 2017-18_GKHAT_Cookie_cup_race_day_groups.pdf was attached to this post.

GKHAT Cookie Cup

Posted by Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team (GKHAT) at Jan 8, 2018 7:19PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Hello GKHAT families,

We are looking forward to the upcoming Cookie Cup and have been busy planning this first club event of the year. We now need some information from all of you!

The Cookie Cup will take place for all athletes (including mini GKHAT) on Saturday January 20 and will consist of three team events: a speed trap, an obstacle course and a mini ski cross. All events will be running on Catamount starting near the top of Wolverine, under the chair. There will be more specifics & details about the events and race day groups in the week leading up to the 20th.

We are testing out new software for the race and volunteer sign ups, a program which you may already be using for other activities. You will find the link here for the Cookie Cup on Sign Up Genius.

Whether you will be attending or not, please be sure to register.
To finalize the organization of the day we need you to please do the following by Monday January 15:

1. Indicate whether or not your athlete will be participating in the event

  • You will enter athlete name(s) after hitting “submit”.
  • You can enter multiple athlete names in the same blank.

2. Indicate where you can volunteer and help us run a fabulous and fun event for our athletes.

Your child will not be placed on a team or with a coach unless you register them to participate on this link.

Please remember that GKHAT is a race club and our club events run solely on the efforts of our families as volunteers. We cannot run any events for our athletes without the help of our parents. The volunteer requirement for this event is quite low, but in our upcoming events this season, we will need the help of ALL of our families, so please take note of those dates (Feb 11, March 3/4 and March 17). Thank you for doing your part to make this a great club experience for your child and all of our athletes.

PLEASE NOTE: Because this event has ALL of our athletes participating on the same day, race day groups will look different than regular training day groups. Please prepare your athlete for this change. Race day groups will be shared once all information is collected from this form.

Rhonda Laurell
GKHAT Volunteer Coordinator

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Hello GKHAT Families!
If you would like to attend any of the races that we will be travelling to this year, now is time to sign up!
Fill out the appropriate forms accessed by the links below. Deadline to fill out forms is the weekend before each event respectively.

Revelstoke Nancy Greene Ski League Race Sun Jan 28
https://www.teampages.com/forms/16595-Revelstoke-NGSL-Race-Sun-Jan-28

Kimberley Nancy Greene Festival
http://www.gkhat.ca/forms/16606-Kimberley-Nancy-Greene-Festival-Feb-24-25

Lake Louise Ski Cross. Fri-Sun Feb 23-25 (U12 and up only)
http://www.gkhat.ca/forms/16607-Lake-Louise-Ski-Cross-Fri-Sun-Feb-23-25

Lake Louise BD NGSL Race. Sat/Sun March 10-11
http://www.gkhat.ca/forms/16635-Lake-Louise-BD-NGSL-Race-Sat-Sun-March-10-11

If you have any questions about these races or anything else email me headcoach@gkhat.ca

Thanks!
Ryan

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Hello GKHAT Families,

Please do remember this coming weekend is a return to normal GKHAT training. Be sure to review your start time… which for most folks will be at 0900. All GKHAT athletes are to meet at the yurt.

Also, please be sure to review the yurt cleaning schedule to ensure that parents are not alone in helping to keep the yurt clean for all the kids. Yurt cleaning occurs at the end of the day. It doesn’t take too long to do. The yurt cleaning schedule is here

Finally, please do review the calendar for up and coming events. For January 2018, we have the following events:

  • Jan 13-14: U12 and U14 can attend the zone race at Red Mountain in Rossland.
  • Jan 20: All kids will attend the GKHAT Cookie cup race held here at Kicking Horse. We will be sending out request for volunteers next week.
  • Jan 28: U6 to U12 kids can attend the Nancy Green race at Revelstoke.

Please contact headcoach@gkhat.ca if you have any questions or wish to attend the zone races.

GKHAT

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Hello GKHAT Families,

[UPDATE: The coach document has been updated as of Thursday, Dec 14 @ 10 pm]

We are getting closer and closer to the big day and we are all getting excited!

We are sending out the group list at this time so you can keep getting excited and know who to look for on day one. Just follow this link to learn the coach your child will start with.

We really do our best to match the skiers in the groups as much as possible, but there is always some moving and shifting in the first couple weeks as everybody remembers how to ski and we see how the groups work on the snow. Thanks for your patience in this process.

We also would like to remind you about the Meet and Greet information night this Saturday evening at the Rex Plex in Golden. Hope to see you all there!

Please follow this link for a copy of the yurt cleaning schedule for this season. There is a schedule for Friday, Saturday and Sunday families. Because all our athletes eat in the yurt, it is very important we all do our part to keep it clean (and clear of varmints). Duties include: tidying the tables and chairs, wiping tables, sweeping the floor, removing recycling and garbage and general cleanup of the space. Thank you in advance for your time and effort in keeping the yurt a clean and safe place for our athletes. If you have questions or concerns about this, please contact Rhonda via email at volunteer.coordinator@gkhat.ca.

Cheers,
Ryan, GKHAT Head Coach
Rhonda, Volunteer Coordinator

REMINDER: Don’t forget to ensure that you have completed both your GKHAT and BC Alpine waivers. If you are having a problem, email us at registrar@gkhat.ca