ROLLERSKI NEWSLETTER - 3rd January 2011
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ROLLERSKI NEWSLETTER - 3rd January 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

And hopefully one of good skiing and rollerskiing, wherever you happen to be.

Now's a good time for setting new goals and challenges, and we're getting focused on the new season of rollerskiing. If you want to improve your fitness, technique or prepare for a holiday or ski marathon, our programme will hopefully help.

We go into 2011 with a larger and more experienced team of instructors than before, bringing to London and Windsor a worldwide depth of cross-country ski knowledge. All of our team have different ways of putting things across, and have been coached by some of the best people in Russia, USA, Lithuania, Canada, Poland and, of course, the UK. It's the enthusiasm and warmth of our instructors that makes our instruction so special and unique, and you can find out more about them on the website.

Below you will find details of our instruction programme, ski trips coming up, and information about the sport in the UK and beyond. We hope you can get involved.

ROLLERSKI COURSES & CLUB

Everything kicks off this weekend - we have the start of 4-week courses in Hyde Park and Dulwich Park, and our first Dorney Lake session of the year. Also, our club restarts this Saturday at 09.15 in Hyde Park, see:
- Club - http://rollerski.co.uk/club.html
- Hyde Park course, begins Saturday - http://rollerski.co.uk/events2.html
- Dulwich, begins Sunday - http://rollerski.co.uk/events15.html
- Dorney, Sunday 9th - http://rollerski.co.uk/events3.html

You can also sign up for courses starting in February and the Spring.

HOCHFILZEN TRIP - MORE SPACE ON MARATHON TRIP

Alan Eason has added several more spaces to the Hochfilzen Ski Marathon trip in February. He has put together an excellent team, including former World Cup biathlete Peter Moysey, and two of his best Australian instructors. The week includes skiing and instruction on classic and skating skis, with the chance to take part in the Koasalauf ski marathon at the end of the week.

Alan is also running a week specialising in classic technique later in February. You can find out more about both these trips here: http://rollerski.co.uk/cross.html

REVIEW OF 2010

Here's our review of rollerskiing in 2010; People, Places, Pics: http://rollerski.co.uk/nr087.html

SHOP NEWS

We're pretty well stocked at the moment. Skis have been selling very well, and we have a good stock of Salomon Equipe 9 Skating and Classic skis and rollerskis at the moment. We also have a lot of combi, skating and RC Carbon Classic boots in stock. You can see what we've got at http://rollerski.co.uk/buy.html

ROLLERSKI WALES

Roller skiing could be just about to take off in Wales. Outdoor activity company, Capital Adventure Wales, led by skier Roger Heslop, is in the final stages of putting together all the equipment needed to provide lessons. You can find out more about them here: http://rollerski.co.uk/nr088.html

'CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IS SICK'

Don't worry, this is a good thing. Not my description, but that of Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton on Twitter. See: http://yfrog.com/h2422nj - 'Sick', according to the Online Slang Dictionary, means 'great', 'cool' or 'awesome'.

Prince Charles and Camilla have also been cross-country skiing, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11930169. The Duchess, whose language harks back to an earlier age, thought it was 'wicked'.

ANDREW MUSGRAVE, BOA SKIER OF THE YEAR

Just before Christmas, Andrew Musgrave was announced as British Olympic Association Skier of the Year. 19-year old Andrew, who was among the first group of British cross-country skiers at the Olympics since 1994, recorded the best ever British cross-country skiing performance (measured as percentage behind the winner). See: http://www.bnds.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=303:first-cross-country-skier-to-receive-boa-award&catid=2:news&Itemid=4

LRNSC 2011

If you live in the London region, it's worth keeping an eye on the London Region Nordic Ski Club's programme in 2011. The club is under new management with chairman Chris Richards, the club's former racing director, taking the helm. The LRNSC has more members than any other cross-country ski club in the UK, and has a particularly strong summer rollerski racing programme, which is suitable for all.

You can find out more about Chris and the club here: http://www.londonnordic.org.uk/christopher-richards/

TOUR DE SKI

The FIS Tour de Ski is taking place this week - this is a great event to watch, and finishes with an epic up-hill cross-country ski race on Sunday 9th Jan. Here's one of the events so far: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=altCiNHtuM8

OTHER NEWS

The British Biathlon team are doing very well at the moment - currently there are 7 men and 2 ladies qualified to take part in the World Cup, see http://www.britishbiathlon.com for more information on the team.

If you fancy racing against some of these guys, you can find out about the British Cross-Country Ski Championships on the BBU website. They take place in Ruhpolding, Germany, at the end of this month.

That's all for now - wishing you a happy and successful 2011,

Best regards,
Iain & The Team

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Iain Ballentine
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Roller ski instruction & rollerski shop
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Rollerski High Viz Craft jacket on sale -
http://www.rollerski.co.uk/buyaccessories.html

Rollerskiing in the news -
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/outdoors/outdoor-activities/7188432/Get-your-skates-on...-and-ski.html

Club Facebook page -
http://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Cross-Country-Ski-Club/109118512973

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The Rollerski Co & Rollerski Instruction 2011
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