Birkie Junior Coaching

This weekend (July 18-19th) is the Victorian Junior XC Ski Championships at Falls Creek with Classic Sprint on Saturday and the distance events on Sunday. All Birkie Juniors are encouraged to participate and have some fun out on the track.

Enter on the day only. Please click [HERE] to view and download an Entry Form. Please print it off, fill it in and bring it to the Windy Corner Race Office with the fee. Doing this will save time on the day. The form contains all the details: styles, start times, fees, classes, etc. The championships are being conducted by the Wangaratta Ski Club.

Eric’s coaching session — Eric will still run a coaching session for one hour in skate technique after the races at 12.30 or when presentations are over.

Too Young for Birkie Juniors? — Alecia Phillips, will be running a special session for U12’s from 11.30 -12.30 on Sunday!! Alecia instructed on Birkie Junior Camp last year and is the person with the big smile who will make sure you have fun and improve your skiing! The session is after the U12 races, so you may want to have an early snack.

More details on where to meet will be posted in the club house

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Mid Season Dinner at Roi’s Restaurant

Don’t miss out this year. Our Social Secretary Kerry Lucas needs to know if you are attending so please RSVP urgently.

This will be held on Thursday 23 July at Roi’s  Restaurant Kiewa Valley Highway Tawonga starting at 6pm. The two course meal is subsidised $15.00 by the club. Members pay for their own drinks.

RSVP by Monday 20 July — Kerry Lucas, Email <>, Tel: 5754 1341 or Mob: 0407 814 114


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Victorian Junior XC Championships – July 18th-19th Falls Creek

Enter on the day only. Please click [HERE] to view and download an Entry Form. Please print it off, fill it in and bring it to the Windy Corner Race Office with the fee. Doing this will save time on the day. The form contains all the details: styles, start times, fees, classes, etc. The championships are being conducted by the Wangaratta Ski Club.

Junior Birkie Coaching Program   Important notice — This program was outlined in the July Birkebeiner Bulletin on page 11. The program is designed for juniors graduating from Junior Joeys, and in year 5 to 9. Young skiers cannot be catered for. Please do not bring younger children or inexperienced children. We cannot cater for them, and turning them away will be upsetting for us all.

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Adult Instruction Clinics with Eric start Tuesday 14th July

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YMCA Masters / Waxing Clinics & National Team Fundraisers

Originally posted on Australian XC Skiing:

As part of the new partnership between the National Team and YMCA Nordic Centre a series of Masters Technique and Waxing Clinics will be held at Falls Creek throughout the 2015 winter. With snow now hitting the ground and the season about to begin properly the first of these clinics will be held this weekend, with a Waxing Clinic at Howmans Gap on Saturday evening and a skating technique Master Clinic on Sunday morning. The clinics also double as fundraising activities for the XC Towards 2018 project.

The on-snow clinics will be headed up by Falls Creek National Training Centre coach Kein Einaste from Estonia, a former World Cup athlete who has already been overseeing technique development with National Team athletes on the Falls Creek snow-making areas since June 29. Together with the other YMCA Nordic Centre coaches/instructors and National Team athletes,  Kein has a bag full of tricks to get your technique going in…

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Birkebeiner Bulletin – July & Cancellations

The Birkebeiner Bulletin — July 2015 is now available for viewing on-line as a pdf file (1.3 MB).

To view the latest Birkie Bulletin, all you need to do is click the link in this email message and the pdf file will open in your web browser. Hint: To enlarge the text on the web page, use the following keyboard shortcuts: Windows: hold down Control then type +, Apple: hold down Command then type +

Alternatively, if you wish to save the newsletter to your computer, there are two options: 1. Save it from your Browser (File > Save) or 2. Go to the club’s website <Newsletters> and download the Birkie Bulletin pdf file. Hint: Right click the link and select ‘Save Link As…. or ‘Download Linked File As…’ depending on the browser you use. Past issues can also be accessed on the site.

This issue includes: New Timing System, Junior Birkie Coaching, Finnish Coach Eric Stovall’s details including his free Adult Instruction timetable, Calendar of Activities and Junior Calendar, Ski de Femme information, Casserole Dinner report and photos, Mini Series timetable and race information, Rocky Valley Rush information, Looking Back, new grooming machine and signage at Falls Creek, a membership list and  free skis on offer.

Birkebeiner Bulletin – July 2015

Note — Due to insufficient snow, the following events have been cancelled.

  • The Birkebeiner Classic Ski Race scheduled for Saturday 4th July.
  • Junior Joey 1 scheduled for Sunday 5th July.
  • The Junior Birkie Development Camp scheduled for Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th July.



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Last chance — Pre-Season Casserole Dinner – Sat 6th June

Our social secretary Kerry Lucas needs to know if you will be attending the club’s Annual Pre- Season Casserole Dinner. RSVP is Wednesday 3rd June Last year we had over 100 adults and kids so if you want a seat let Kerry know.

If you intend to come she needs to know ASAP. Please don’t just turn up!

Contact: Kerry Lucas (Social Secretary)
Email: <km.lucas@bigpond.comTel: 5754 1341, Mob: 0407 814 114

ALSO: Membership Fees now due: Membership fees will remain the same as last year, and members are reminded that the 2015 Membership Fee was due on 1st June.

Click [HERE] for online payment.

Details of the Casserole Dinner & Program are as follows: Continue reading

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