ROLLERSKI NEWSLETTER - 17th November 2008

ROLLERSKI NEWSLETTER - 17th November 2008

It seems a suitably wintry day to be sending a mail about skiing. The ski preparation season is getting into full swing, and there is now plenty of snow in large parts of Scandinavia.

At the weekend, the British Nordic Ski Team recorded some very good times on snow in Bruksvallarna, Sweden, and are an inspiration to all snow-bound British skiers (see below for report).

We have a number of courses coming up, with our full range of instructors, and are all looking forward to a good season of skiing and rollerskiing - we hope you can join us.

COMING UP

We have 2 courses starting this Saturday in Hyde Park @ 11.30:

These are the last 4-week courses of the year, and offer a good chance to improve technique or get to grips with classic.

Alan Eason is also confirmed for the Level 2 group at Dorney Lake on 7th December - see http://www.rollerski.co.uk/events3.html. His group is now full for the Dorney course this Sunday, but there are a few places still left (we have over 30 people coming).

MIKE DIXON MASTERCLASS

6-times GB Olympic biathlete Mike Dixon will be in town on Saturday 6th December for a masterclass in Hyde Park. This is always a great highlight of our year, and Mike has a wealth of information and insights. Biathlon fans will recognise Mike as the voice of biathlon on Eurosport, and he will be giving a talk after the class in the Mitre Pub.

For more information and to book, go to http://www.rollerski.co.uk/nr017.html

AUSTRIA TRIP - JOIN US ON SNOW

In February we're running a cross-country ski holiday on snow, which I've mentioned before in previous emails. I can now confirm that our lineup of instructors will include Alan Eason, and the aim is to have 24 skiers and 4 instructors, who are as follows: Half of the places have now been booked, to a mix of regular and not so regular rollerskiers. Having more people enables us to offer more diversity in teaching, and better streaming of groups - so everyone can be stretched. We'll have instruction in classic and skating technique, we'll do plenty of long tours, and there is a chance to do the Ganghofer ski marathon at the end of the week.

You can find more information at http://www.rollerski.co.uk/cross.html or get in touch with me if you have any questions.

ROLLERSKI INSTRUCTORS' SUCCESS

Congratulations are in order to the newest graduates of Snowsport England's Rollerski Instructor's course. The following successfully met the high skiing and coaching standards required of all rollerski instructors: Glennis Dore, Yvonne Jacobs, Rob Dorward, Ivan Gorbenko and Yevgeniy Gorbenko. It is great to see the numbers of qualified instructors growing, and this particular intake will bring a great deal of enthusiasm and insight to the sport.

RACING PICTURE 2008

Over the rollerski racing year there have been a great many decent pictures taken. Here's a gallery of some of the best, with thanks to Alistair Brown, Martin Watkins and Ivan Gorbenko - http://www.rollerski.co.uk/gallery20.html

GB NORDIC SKI TEAM WEEKEND SUCCESS

The GB Junior Nordic team have been training hard over the summer, as some astonishing performances at the weekend in Sweden show. The following is a report - http://www.rollerski.co.uk/nx031.html

NEW WEBSITE FOR BRITISH NORDIC SKI TEAM

The GB Nordic Ski Team now have a new website, see http://www.britnordicteam.co.uk - they are selling some Hoodies and Kit to raise funds for the team, and if you would like to support them you can see how to do so on the website.

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Iain Ballentine
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Roller ski instruction & rollerski shop
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Join us on snow - Seefeld 2009 -
http://www.rollerski.co.uk/cross.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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