Provin­cial train­ing camp, races held at Meni­hek Nordic Ski Club

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - Sports - BY MIKE POWER

The con­di­tions were ideal — lots and lots of good snow, great weather, trails that were groomed to per­fec­tion and of course the hos­pi­tal­ity and fa­cil­i­ties of the Meni­hek Nordic Ski Club.

“We got an early start to the sea­son and con­di­tions made for a per­fect camp,” club pres­i­dent Gerry Ride­out told The Au­rora. “Get­ting on snow early is an ad­van­tage for skiers, es­pe­cially those who are com­pet­ing.”

Through­out the week par­tic­i­pants worked on tech­nique for both clas­sic and skate style. Videos were made and then re­viewed so par­tic­i­pants could see their per­for­mance and work to im­prove their tech­nique.

The skiers also learned about wax­ing tech­nique.

Along for the camp was provin­cial coach Luke Dun­phy, Eric Charon who as­sisted with wax­ing and Jamie Mer­ri­gan who coached the para­nordic par­tic­i­pant.

On Satur­day and Sun­day races were held in clas­sic and skate tech­nique. Full re­sults can be seen at www.zone4.com

Even though it is only early De­cem­ber, the trails are open and groomed and the folks at Meni­hek say there are many months of good ski­ing ahead.

MIKE POWER – SPE­CIAL TO THE AU­RORA

Par­tic­i­pants in the provin­cial on snow train­ing camp held Nov. 27-Dec. 2.

MIKE POWER – SPE­CIAL TO THE AU­RORA

Off to the races. Mass start for the skate style race.

MIKE POWER – SPE­CIAL TO THE AU­RORA

Close com­pe­ti­tion at the Labrador open races.

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