Halifax Wednesday Night Dryland @ Point Pleasant

Hey Everyone,

For those who will be attending the Halifax Dryland at Point Pleasant Park, the meeting place will be at the parking lot at the end of Tower Rd. The dryland will be on – rain or shine.

As for who to look for, the coach will be one of our new coaches Tommy Grand. I raced with Tommy for a number of years up in Ontario doing the FIS circuit, and he is very knowledgeable both with regard to skiing and dryland. He is also a crazy fast skier. I am sure all the athletes will enjoy doing dryland with him!

I will be down in Wolfville doing that dryland. However, in the future, one of our other new coaches Lauren Bobby will be doing the Wednesday night drylands down there.

Wednesday Night Dryland + Sunday Dryland

Great to see everyone for dryland at Martock today! Here is a quick update as to how things will look going forward into the next couple of weeks!

Wednesday Evening Dryland will be commencing this Wednesday the 7th both in Halifax and Wolfville. Time and location as follows:
– Halifax – Point Pleasant Park 6PM Oct 7th
– Wolfville – Willow Park 6PM Oct 7th

The dryland will run about 1.5hrs

Sunday dryland wil not be happening on the 11th as it is thanksgiving. However, it will be recommencing the following Sunday on the 18th from 10Am-12. The plan is to do the ropes course if it is available for a group booking – so I will look into it and let you all know!


Club meeting – Sunday October 4th at 10 am

Please come out to the Board meeting being held at Martock in the Shack on Sunday, 10am.

Many of the parents involved in this board have older children –U16 and up. It is important to get some new people involved in the club in order to have a successful year. Even if you just want to be “in the know” about the race calendar, pre-season training as well as other club initiatives, please come out on Sunday to the meeting. The next meeting (AGM) will be held November 1st. We try to coordinate meetings around dryland.

Dryland starts for U14 and up on October 4th (every Sunday), for U12 October 18th (every Sunday) and for U10 October 18th (every other Sunday)

Fall Dryland – Starting Sunday Oct 4 – U14 and up

Hey Everyone,

Our Dryland program for U14+ will be starting this coming Sunday Oct 4th at 10am.

The plan will be to meet at the Ski Martock for 10AM, with an intended finish time around 12PM. Please bring athletic clothing, water, and running shoes.

Right now it is looking like we will get some rain on the weekend, so be sure to bring clothing that will keep you warm in those conditions.

Looking forward to seeing everybody!

-Mike Hardy

Registration and Important Fall dates

MSRC registration will open September 15 for returning athletes and October 1st for new members. Please go to the website www.msrc.ca for the link. Please register early to ensure your spot. Last year we had more demand than we had spaces. For this reason, retuning members will have priority from September 15-30th before registration open to everyone. Athletes MUST be registered to participate in dryland training.
The Board Meetings are scheduled for October 4th. November 1st (AGM), November 29, 2015.
Dryland starts for U14 and up on October 4th (every Sunday), for U12 October 18th (every Sunday) and for U10 October 18th (every other Sunday)

Pre-season training camps – please RSVP

Please see Pre-Season Camp info below. Please RSVP to blake@cranberry.ca at once indicating which camps your son/daughter will or will not be attending. Please take the time to reply so we know who this email possibly didn’t reach. Many thanks.

Summer is quickly coming to an end – please don’t shoot the messenger!
Here is the plan for the upcoming pre-season. There are three opportunities to get mileage, gate training, and ski cross training. This can answer the criticism that we are not “ready” when the race season begins! Attend all three and you will have no excuses!

U16 and up.
Fly Friday November 27th, return Monday December 7th. On snow eight days. Skills training with a focus on Mileage. Joey O’Brien, one of the founders of the MSRC, has offered to host and coach with our new Head Coach Mike Hardy. Cost last year was about $2,700.00 Budget $2500.00
Two chaperones required.

Le Massif or Mont Ste Anne.
U14 and up. U12 on coach’s recommendation
Travel Dec 17th. Five days on snow. Lane space available for those that have already been on snow(weather dependant). Arrive home Dec. 23rd.
Cost for Sugarloaf 2014 – $600 without transportation,
Cost for LeMassif 2013 – $760.00 including bus.
Budget 2015. $800 with bus.
One chaperone per five athletes required.
Parent seats may be available if there is space.

Mont Ste. Marie
U14 and up.
December 27th to December 31st. SkiCross Academy
We haven’t got all the details but this is an invitation from the SnoCross Academy to join them in a SkiCross Camp. Jim Hemlin all include coach and official training in the camps that chaperones and coaches that travel with the athletes will get the training and certification if applicable.
Cost TBD.

Please RSVP at once with confirmation of camps you are interestsd in. We need an expression of interest so that we can start booking flights and rooms.

Blake Johnston
902 847 1411

UPDATE: U14+ Fitness Testing

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to confirm that we will be going ahead with Fitness testing today and tomorrow. It might be a little soggy, but I want to get things rolling.

Make sure everybody comes dressed in clothing that is warm, and can withstand getting wet and slightly muddy. Probably best to hold off on the brand new florescent sweater. Under Armour type gear could be an idea for under other layers, and a towel might come in handy as well.

The tests we are doing will be things like Box Jump, The Beep Test, Vertical Jump, Penta Jump, and some abdominal testing etc. So please come ready to work!

My plan is for the testing to take around 2 hours, however for any parents who do not want to stick around, you can leave your number with me when you drop your athletes of. I would be happy to give you a call when we are done so that the athletes can avoid standing in the rain longer than needed!

To re-confirm the times, testing will be:

[Today] Sunday July 19th @ 630PM – DeWolf Park [Bedford]
Monday July 20th @ 330PM – DeWolf Park [Bedford]
Monday July 20th @ 630PM – Reservoir Park [Wolfville]

I look forward to seeing everyone either this evening, or tomorrow! For those who are away and requested a version of the test be sent to them, I will try to get that out to you tonight!

If anyone needs to reach me, my number is 902 – 203 – 1911. Text is best, but calls work too!

-Mike Hardy

U14+ Fitness Testing – USE THIS FORM

At this point I am ashamed at my failure to successfully send you a simple google form. I swear I do know how to use a computer. This version has the correct permissions, and will not send you to the page where you edit the form.

I promise this is the last email today. I need to sleep more.

Form: -> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YM_KquLU-w1VpHasgtm2MgwMlcj-GSyTN6bHChJP4KA/viewform?usp=send_form

-Mike Hardy

U14+ Fitness Testing Google Form

Hey Everyone,

I realized that when I made the link to the google form last night, I might not have set the permissions quite right. This link will allow you to access the google form to pick which fitness testing your athletes will be able to attend.



-Mike Hardy