Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Yorkton Cross Country Ski Club AGM

The Yorkton Cross Country Ski Club held its 2013-14 Annual General Meeting on Oct. 1st. The meeting was well attended with over 20 members attending.

The meeting was highlighted by the election of the new executive and directors who will lead the continued growth and success of the club.

The following people were elected to represent the members for this season

President - Barry Rogers
Vice-President - Anne Stupak
Secretary/Treasurer - Donna Rogers
Susan Hurst (Events)
Ken Gedak (Grooming)
Wendy Zaporosky
Brenda Haacke
Roy Lanaway

The following volunteers have also stepped up to commit to leading a project or event this season

Technical Clinician - Wax and Ski Clinics - Warren Popick
Event Lead (one event - To be determined) - Nadine Frisk
Grooming - Brian Kruger and Bob Purton

The club members supported a number of tremendous initiatives the will enable the club to continue to grow this season. There are several which will kick-off even before the snow falls!

The following events will help us to kick off the ski season - final planning and dates to be determined for some fall events;

-Ski Wax Clinic - a must for all skiers to understand how be prepare their skis for all conditions. Date and time for this event will be posted very soon.

-Sports Day in Canada - Nov 30th - Kick off to the ski season

-Ski equipment donation project - Community wide event to see if the club can get donations from members or anyone in the community who has old ski equipment sitting in their basement. The club will make use of this equipment at our "learn to ski" and "try skiing for a day" projects later this season.

More information on the ski club events to follow once the new executive have had an opportunity to review the calendar of events and form committees of volunteers to run these events.

If anyone can volunteer their expertise to the club please do not hesitate to send us a note to the club email. The more helpers the better to run events efficiently and ensure that everyone has an opportunity to participate.

Please email the club email address if you have an interest in assisting at any event and we will forward your contact information along to the event chairperson. Thanks for helping the club!

Lots more information to follow.
YCCSC Executive

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Yorkton Cross Country Ski Club AGM - Tuesday Oct 1st

Yorkton Cross Country Ski Club Annual General Meeting
Tuesday October 1st, 2013
Deer Park Golf Course Club House

In addition to the exciting plans that the ski club has for the upcoming ski season we are inviting all members and friends to attend a Wine and Cheese Social

The AGM agenda will be posted one week prior to the meeting for everyone to review and if you have any additions to the agenda please reply to the club email address with your suggestions.

Please plan on attending the AGM and Wine and Cheese Social. We promise to keep the business part of the evening to a minimum so that we can enjoy a social get together and exchange ideas about the upcoming ski season.

YCCSC Executive

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

YCCSC hosts great windup potluck supper

The Clubhouse was an exciting place to be on Sunday evening (as the snow continues to fall and blow around!)

In attendance at the event were about 20 members of the ski club who got together to share their favorite recipes and lots of laughs with the rest of the gang!

We had a very successful season with over 1150 skiers registering in the book since it was put out in December. Many schools brought out their students to the trails and hopefully we can transition a few of them into full fledged ski junkies like some of us.

The new snow grooming equipment will enable us to expand our trails next season and we also have the ability to groom for skate skiing as well as classic track setting.

We have lots of plans in the works for 2013/14 season so keep tuned into the web blog for updates. The Annual General Meeting will be held in the spring to give the club time to plan for the next season events. Please consider putting your name forward to helping out with our club business and event hosting. Many hands and all that!

Thanks to Susan for all her great work organizing the special events this year and also to Ken for all of his hours out on the snowmobile grooming the trails. Much thanks from all of us for your many hours volunteering!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Triple "S" Potluck Supper

What does Triple "S" mean - well in ski club language that means - Ski, Supper and Socialize. What could be better than to finish off the ski season in style!

Event open to all club members and significant others and guests who may be interested in finding out what all the excitement is about.

On Sunday April 7th the Yorkton Cross County Ski Club will be hosting a Triple "S" Potluck supper wind-up to celebrate the great ski season we have all enjoyed.

We have had some tremendous growth in the past couple of years growing our membership from low 30's to almost 80!

And we may have had some record snowfalls this year which has enabled us to have some great skiing conditions. The newly acquired snow grooming equipment has also just recently arrived and been put to use and we now have some perfectly groomed trails this past week.

If you have not had a chance to get out there yet please do so as the classic track is awesome. We also groomed a short 0.5km loop for skate skiing and there are a number of club members who are giving that skiing technique a try!

So now with all these great things to celebrate, Susan and her team of volunteers are organizing a great wind-up celebration. We hope that all club members and their families can join us for this party!

The club will be providing some liquid refreshments at a very low cost recovery price but you also get to help out by bring your favorite potluck dish to the party. Water, pop, juice, coffee and tea will also be available free of charge.

This will truly be a great chance to show off your cooking skills to all of your ski buddies!

The party will get started with the clubhouse opening at 4:00pm for those who may be interested in skiing a couple of loops before supper.

Supper will be served at 6:00pm and we will wrap up sometime later that evening when we have told all of our favorite stories to all your new friends.

Details you need to remember to put in your calendar 
Yorkton Cross Country Ski Club Triple "S" Potluck Supper
Deer Park GC clubhouse
6:00pm Potluck Supper
Please bring along your favorite snack, appetizer, supper or dessert item to share with all your friends!

Rsvp to club email by Thursday April 4th to ensure we have enough refreshment for everyone!

The old Grooming equipment put to rest - that old bedframe has seen a lot of action!

.5km Skate ski loop side by side with our existing trails - can't wait for some trail expansion next season - Well maybe I can wait for some green grass to grow before we start skiing again next December!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

First training run today for Ken on the new groomer

Pics of the new Tidd Tech Snow grooming equipment being transported to Deer Park and now in action for the first time today!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013


Hey Club! Big news!

The new TiddTech snow grooming equipment has finally arrived in Yorkton. One of the goals of the club is to have world class trail grooming equipment available to us. This equipment will enable us to expand our trails from existing 6 kms to almost 10 kms with lots of options for beginners to more technical loops.

We will also be able to groom for skate skiing which will enable us to attract more skiers to the club. Skate skiing will also enable us to attract a younger demographics to the sport. This will especially be highlighted next year when the Olympics are being held and the sport has a higher profile than usual!

So we have met many of our goals over the past couple of seasons. We purchased a new Yamaha Snowmobile at a cost of around $11,000.00 and paid it off within one year.

We have now received our new Tidd Tech Snow grooming equipment at a cost of $6000.00 and we now need to finish off the fundraising required to pay off this equipment.

The club now has the equipment required to have world class trail grooming. We also have a great facility at Deer Park where we can expand our trail network and fully utilize the terrain and also the clubhouse.

Here are some pictures of the club volunteers who worked hard to put the pieces all together.

Ken getting started - some assembly required! Yikes there are lots of parts.

 Ken pondering the unit all laid out on the floor!

 We brought in some high priced help from Good Spirit Ski Club - Darryl Stevenson who is their cheif grooming expert and has used the Tidd Tech extensively. Glad he came to help us out.

Barry, Darryl, Bob and Ken hard at work putting all the parts together under the watchful eye and direction of Anne Stupak. She had the directions and actually made us follow orders!

Now you can see that Barry has his hands in his pockets while the rest of the team is working hard!  Doing what he does best??

Finished product! Next step - get it out to Deer Park and start to play with trail setting! Ken, our grooming expert will be very happy to put the old bedframe to rest!

Stock picture off the Tidd Tech website!

Track setter at work - can't wait to ski those new tracks

Tidd Tech picture of grooming for both skate and classic skiing. 

Many thanks to all the club members who helped out with the Tidd Tech setup - Barry, Ken, Bob and Anne.

Also big thanks to Darryl Stevenson from Good Spirit who came out to help us with set-up. The club at  Good Spirit has a couple of great grooming volunteers - Darryl and Derek and if you ever see them give 'em a big thank you as they keep the trails out there very well groomed.

Also a big thanks to the folks at the City of Yorkton who let us use their facility at the Gallagher Center to receive the equipment and who have supported our growth and expanded use of the Deer Park facility.

We also have to thank all of the sponsors who contributed to the new equipment including;

Saskatchewan Lotteries and Cross Country Saskatchewan

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Night Ski on Tuesday!

Here are a couple of pictures of club members out for a great night ski this Tuesday evening! A beautiful night with great trails at Deer Park GC

What could be better?