ROLLERSKI NEWSLETTER - 16th May 2008

ROLLERSKI NEWSLETTER: MAY 2008


Here's a belated May newsletter, but there's hopefully plenty of good stuff. The rollerski race season got off to an exciting start on Sunday, with some unexpected results, and we have a report. Also, read on for news of new courses at Dorney and Hyde Park, and some other random news.

BRISTOL-BATH

Our annual tour from Bristol-Bath is tomorrow (Saturday) - a great day out, we welcome all skiers up to skiing the 15 miles. For more info and to book ski hire (before 3pm Friday) go to http://www.rollerski.co.uk/nr055.html or call me on 07968 286129

DORNEY 1-DAY COURSES

Our next Dorney course is on Saturday 24th May, followed by one on 15th June.

The June course will have both Levels 1 and 2, and will be the last Dorney course until the end of August (due to rowing / triathlon races at Dorney). We'd recommend this one for returning rollerskiers and Ekaterina and I will be there.

For more info, go to http://www.rollerski.co.uk/events3.html

3-WK CLASSIC & 3-WK SKATING COURSES

Classic - 3 Saturdays, starting Sat 24th May, 11.30
Skating - 3 Wednesdays, starting Wed 28th May, 18.05

We've added two 3-wk classic and skating courses - shorter as we're aware people have fewer weekends and generally more commitments in the summer. If you want to pick up either technique, or remember how to do classic or skating, come along.

More info and book at http://www.rollerski.co.uk/events7.html

CLUB SESSIONS

We've had a great influx of new club members in the last few weeks, and with about 30 members, we can now offer two groups at our weekly training session in Hyde Park. This means we can offer a greater choice of sessions and keep pushing everyone along. New members are always welcome and there is a great spirit of enthusiasm and good humour, with plenty of fun and games and less focus on technique and instruction. See http://www.rollerski.co.uk/club.html for more info.

ROLLERSKI RACING

The rollerski racing season began on Sunday with the first London rollerski race. Congrats go to the folk from Dorney, Richmond and the club group who raced for the first time. Numbers were up from 12 last year to 29 this year, with some good performances. To see results, pictures and read the report, go to http://www.rollerski.co.uk/ns037.html

MIKE DIXON @ SNOWSPORT ENGLAND DURHAM COURSE

In the last newsletter I got the dates wrong for the SSE Durham course - they should have been 28-29th June - see http://www.escnordic.org.uk/eventdata/hetton2008a.pdf

NICOLA WALKER TRIATHLETE

Nicola Walker, former manager of the GB XC Development Squad, is venturing off on an epic cycle and triathlon challenge, to raise funds for the British Biathlon Team, Disability Snowsport UK and Erskine Homes. She'd welcome any support from friends, skiers and the wider world. You can see what she's up to at http://www.nice-tri-nicky.co.uk/

ROLLERSKI INSTRUCTORS

Helen Bell, who's in charge of training nordic instructors for Snowsport England, wants to hear from anyone interested in doing the Rollerski Instructor qualification - let her know if you are, her email address is helenbell115@btinternet.com

GB NORDIC DEVELOPMENT SQUAD REPORT

Lowest FIS points since the mid 1990s - http://www.rollerski.co.uk/ns038.html

BITS AND PIECES...

Rollerski safety - some good advice - http://www.masterskier.com/article.asp?aid=363

It's a mistake not to rollerski, apparently - http://www.masterskier.com/article.asp?aid=351

Strange...it's cross-country skiing and racing in...Peru - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkZ1XolGb_4&eurl=http://www.nordicskiracer.com/cgi-bin/news/news_item.asp?NewsID=2743

Best regards,
Iain

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Iain Ballentine
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Roller ski instruction & rollerski shop
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W: http://www.rollerski.co.uk

E: iain@rollerski.co.uk
M: 07968 286129
T: 020 8348 2540

Rollerskiing in thelondonpaper -
http://www.rollerski.co.uk/nr049.html

Rollerski courses coming up -
http://www.rollerski.co.uk/events.html

Save on rollerski packages -
http://www.rollerski.co.uk/buypackages.html

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The Rollerski Co & Rollerski Instruction 2008
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