The Vermilion Nordic Ski Club hosted a Skiathalon & Fun Race at the Vermilion Provincial Park on March 1. Participants had the opportunity to enter 2 or 4 kilometre classics, 2 or 4 kilometre skate skis, and 2 or 4 kilometre fun races. “Cross country skiing is good exercise, allows you the opportunity to get some fresh air, and is overall really enjoyable. There are really great members, and it’s a good family sport that anybody can do,” said Katie Zorn who is 13 and has been
From left, volunteer Jan Scott, and competitor Vaughn McGrath who travelled from Fort Saskatchewan. Photos Angela Mouly Approximately 50 cross country skiers competed in the Beckie Scott Loppett at the Vermilion Provincial Park on March 16.
Hosted by the Vermilion Nordic Ski Club, this was the first one held in over 3 years due to snow and weather conditions. Participants ranged from approximately age 6 – 60, and distances from 2 – 30 kilometers could be chosen.
“Some of t
The Jackrabbits cross country skiers meet weekly in Vermilion as part of a Canada-wide program.
Ten-year old Jillayne Needham said, I love that when you are going down a hill you go really fast, and I like getting exercise and being outside.”
“Jackrabbits is a real family thing, many parents and grandparents ski with us. I am very thankful to my volunteer helpers as there are 21 children registered. There are some pretty keen children!” said coordinator, Sandra Kathnelson.
From left, Patrick and Paul Moore at a World Champion ski event last year where they waxed skis for the same teams they will be waxing for during the upcoming Olympics. Photo submitted Born and raised in Vermilion, Patrick and Paul Moore, will be heading to the Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea to wax cross-country skis from February 9 - 25. Members of the Vermilion Nordic Ski Club for a majority of their lives, the brothers now live in Edmonton and continue to remain heav
Vermilion’s Samuel Ree grabs national attention at the 2017 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships in Canmore from March 18 - 25. Photos submitted Vermilion’s Samuel Ree placed 7th at the Canadian National Cross Country Ski Championships in Canmore held March 18 - 25, for the Aggregate Juvenile Boys born in 2001. The event saw 748 athletes, making it the biggest national cross country ski championships for youth in Canadian history. The venue, the Canmore Nordic Centre, was