Victorian Ski Chase Prize draw

The Victorian Ski Chase prizes will be drawn at the next Ski Cross Country Victoria committee meeting on Saturday 9 November.  This includes the Grand prize of a pair of Skikes from our main sponsor Skike Ausralia (see skike.com.au), and the two cash prizes for skiers aged 25 and under.

The numbers of entries for the main prize depend on the number of events you participated in, and only the top 10 place getters in the 25 and under category are eligible for the cash prizes.  (See skike.com.au/victorian-ski-chase.html for detail of eligibility.)

We invite you to check to see that your details are correct in our database before the prize draw, by clicking on the following links.

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Towards 2014 Cocktail Fundraiser A Great Success!

2013 has seen a rise of fundraising initiatives within the cross country community. With the demands of international travel and training placing a lot of pressure on athletes, their families and the resources of the national program it has been great to see the support for the national team increase through various fundraising ventures.

Thursday 10th October introduced the first cocktail party fundraiser, now destined to become an annual event. What started off as a pipe dream during a casual discussion in August, this fanciful idea began to take shape when Mandy Milne took the bull by the horns and started recruiting caterers, alcohol suppliers, sponsors and guests to make the night a roaring success!

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Video from XC Towards 2014 Cocktail Party

This video below featuring National Team athletes training and competing was put together by Paul Kovacs for the XC Towards 2014 fundraising Cocktail Party held in Melbourne earlier this month. The evening raised over $9,000 for the team – full report from the event coming soon.

Vic Squad September Camp – Report & Images

Apologies for the lateness of this post – the report and pics were supplied in September but we forgot to publish it… Sorry!

Victorian Junior Squad Camp – Falls Creek/Mt Beauty, September 21-22
The Vic Team had a very successful spring camp with 18 junior athletes attending. We were blessed with outstanding spring skiing conditions on the Saturday morning and were able to make the most of it with a long ski up to Mt Makay, around to Pretty Valley and down some of the slopes around Sun Valley. There were plenty of opportunities for the athletes to test their skills with some great turns, airs, and stacks along the way. The team was able to continue to soak up the nice weather with a strength and agility session down in Mt Beauty that afternoon. Sunday was less kind with rain and misty condition in the morning. Therefore the team decided to tackle some hills around Mt Beauty completing a solid hill-bounding session. This was a tough session and proved very worthwhile with many athletes learning a lot about aerobic threshold training and pacing in their training. Shortly after morning tea the team had its final session for the weekend. This started with more agility and balance on roller-skis, and concluded with some video technique work.

It was great to see a strong team atmosphere with more new faces joining the team. Thanks for all those that helped on the weekend with accommodation and food. We hope for the same success again at the Millgrove camp in December.

– Ewan Watson, one of the Victorian Junior Squad Coaches

Junior/U23 Camp Report – Part 2

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Junior/U23 Camp Report – Part 1

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