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Ottawa Masters Ski Racing Club

"The older we get the faster we were"

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Year End Banquet
Thurs April 21 6:30 PM
Britannia Yacht Club
2777 Cassels Street
Munchies will be served!

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Ottawa Masters Ski Racing is recreational ski racing for everybody. Members are of all ages 19-81, all abilities Beginner to Expert, Never raced to World Cup Pro. The common link is love of skiing, love of racing, and love of the cold.
We race every Wednesday night at Ottawa local hills. Registration opens at 6:15 pm and closes at 7:15. Races start at 7:30 sharp.

NEWS

April 21 2015 -

Congratulations to the 2015 Ottawa Masters winners.

Beer points:
1 BUSCH, Dave
2 TREMBLAY, Emilie
3 NEWELL, Zoe

Mens:
1 BERNIER, Benoit
2 SUDERMANN, Robert
3 MASSE, Kevin

Womens:
1 DEVOST, Karine
2 HALL, Erin
3 POPLAWSKI, Kasia

Dave Gowen
Kim Fripp

Mar 21 2015 -

The Finals Saturday Mar 21 Edelweiss

Registration will be at the Main Bar... or maybe the race room.

Registration: Day of Race starts at 8:15 AM

GS
insp 9:00– 9:45 am
first run 10:00
sec run 11:00
lunch 11:30 12:30

SL
insp 12:30- 1:00
first run 1:15
2nd run 2:15

Awards Ceremony and party 3:30
We have over $2000 in prizes!. And real good ones too!

Total cost:
Each race: $15.00
Lift ticket: $20.00
Lunch: $15 (non members) FREE for members
Includes: Burger, Salad, Cold Drink



Dec 07 2014

Tremblant 24h Masters place 9th

Congrats to Erin Hall and the Ottawa Masters 2015 team for their 9th place finish at the 2014 Tremblant 24hrs:
It's not easy skiing full on for 24hrs, but this year, we pulled it off! Best finish ever. (Click Here for Les Détails des tours );

The 2015 schedule is posted

Check it out! (Direct Link here );

November 2014

Tremblant 24h December 5th to 7th 2014

Again this year, Ottawa masters is entering a team in the 24h of Tremblant.

Our Team Captain is Erin Hall.

They've made it very complicated to join the team this year. You need to ask Erin to sned you an invitation, and then do the following:
Create an account or log in if you already have an account here (Click Here);
Click on the team's link in the Pending Invitations box on your participant’s page;
Accept the invitation through the Join this team button;
Pay the registration fee. *If your captain is providing you with a coupon code, apply it on the second page of the transaction process.

Note that, for this invitation to work, you must register using the same email address used by your captain to send you the invite.

erin is at : erinhall83 at gmail

Here's the donations page- Stop by and chip in! Click Here

Mar -

The Fortune Finals Saturday Mar 22

Registration will be at the Skyline lodge Camp Fortune.

Registration: Day of Race starts at 8:15 AM

GS
insp 9:00– 9:45 am
first run 10:00
sec run 11:00
lunch 11:30 12:30

SL
insp 12:30- 1:00
first run 1:15
2nd run 2:15

Awards Ceremony and party 3:30
We have over $2200 in prizes!. And real good ones too!

Total cost:
Each race: $15.00
Lift ticket: $20.00
Lunch: $15 (non members) FREE for members
Includes: Burger, Salad, Beer

The Fortune Cup Pro Race Sunday Mar 23

Registration will be at the Valley lodge Camp Fortune.
Head-to-Head Dual slalom format
Total prizes: over $1500Open to anyone who thinks they can be King of the Hill

Advanced Registration: $30 Register by calling 819-827-1717 ext 0 or info@campfortune.com
Day of Registration: $40

Registration opens: 8:00 AM at Camp Fortune, Valley Lodge
http://www.Campfortune.com




Jan 05 2014 - Let the New Year Begin

Opening Night - wed Jan 8 camp fortune

Happy New Year Fellow Racers, the 2014 season is upon us and snow is most excellent and skiing is great and the resorts are up and running in full operation with the best opening in years. Forecast for Wednesday is few flurries, High -9, low -15. Things have never looked better for a fantastic season opener.
Things are always busy on opening night, so plan to get there early! Registration opens earlier first night at 6:00. We will have forms for you. Bring Correct Change! Or a Cheque
If you have preregistered, you will have bibs assigned.

Monday Night Training at Camp Fortune

This monday is the first night of training at Fortune. Sign up at the Service Desk.

The 24h Tremblant Race

This year the Ottawa Masters Team raised $3780 for the benefit of children and the Sens Foundation.
The race is a total blast and if you haven't been, make it a date for next year.
We rented two 1 bedroom condos across the hall from each other. There was not much sleeping going on, what with the all night partaying and people stomping in and out of the room at all hours of the night in ski boots.
The racing was excellent. Picture this: The racer pulls into the pit and the crew get to work. They strip off the bib and pull it onto you and the tracker guy peels the transmitter off the boot and puts it on yours. With a pat on back you are off running to the gondola, down a slippery snow steps and in all the while beating your competitors off. Then its a 11 min gondola ride to the top. When the doors open, you bolt. Grab your skis and run for the depart zone. Skis on ground, step in - don't miss and then skate like a mad man as far as you can. And it's straight down Beauvallon, past the TGV straing onto Bier-en-Bas, under the Flying Mile, S turns on Roy Scott and back to the Gondola. And A-aaa No Tucking! My ski tracker had me pegged at 90 Km/h. At night. In the fog. Yeaaa Haw.








Nov 05 2013 - The New Season!

Schedule

Just to give you all an update, we are working on the schedule and have a draft ready to go. We are just looking to confirm a few dates and we are good to go! This year January 1 falls on Wednesday. That's about as late as it can get. It effectively pushes our race schedule out one week. The first race is on the 8th the last on the 22nd of March.
We have a few changes on the schedule this year just to make things interesting.
This year we are planning the great Ottawa Camp Fortune race weekend: the masters on Saturday Mar 22... the Pro Race on Sunday. Get the word out to all your out of towner friends, this is gonna be exciting! When you're riding the lift that weekend, you can use the whole chair, but you'll only need the edge!
Are They Making Snow?
Soon, grasshopper, soon. Forecast is for a snowier than average winter. It's going to be a most excellent season and with the current cold spat it could be an early season too! Flurries are happening. I scraped the frost from my windshield this morning.

Open House Kunstadt Sports - Wed Nov 20 - 7:00 PM

The Masters Pre-Registration, open house and pre-season get together, goes on Wed Nov 20.
7:00 PM
680 Bank St in the Glebe
Come say Hi. Bring a Check or cash to register for the season

In store Specials! Refreshments. Munchos.
Who could ask for more?

Tremblant 24 hrs Dec 6 -8
We are looking at a team for the The Masters Team of the 24 hrs at Tremblant.
This is an incredible event and tons of fun. Partys, Live Bands, and 24 hrs of Non - Stop Ski Racing. If you are interested in joining us in the par-tay, let us know There is room for you!
Details
Need 9-12 good people.
entry fee is $150 per person + $300 donation. (which you can pay or con your friends into paying)
Ottawa Masters will donate $900 towards the entry fees. You are on your own to collect the donations.




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April 04 2013 - 2013 results

Congratulations to this years winners:

2013 Ladies Champions:
Gold CONNELLY, Kathleen
Silver PORTER, Carmen
Bronze HALL, Erin

2013 Mens Champions:
Gold JONES, Gary
Silver BERNIER, Benoit
Bronze BLEW, Brian

2013 Beer Points Champs:
Gold ZULIANI, Chris
Silver MARTINCEVIC, Vladimir
Bronze DUVAL, Melanie

2013 Dave Gowan Award:
This years award winner is an individual who has been with the masters organization for a few years now and is a stalwart member of the new skool gang - the group of young, fast, die hard skiers, out to make us grey hair bifocal wearing fuddies wish we were in the bar. He attended 10 out of 12 races. He was one of 4 racers who improved his beer points handicap in both disciplines. His sense of humor and Masters spirit was set when he raced in a Green Morph Suit at Cascades.
The deal clincher was set when he flew home on the Red Eye from Cuba landing at 5AM so that he could attend the finals. Leaving someplace warm, to race in the Finals? Now that's dedication to the craft! And that's why this years winner is:
Chris Evans

I hope you all had a great season and you all come back next year for some more Ottawa Masters Ski Racing Fun!

March 15 - The Last Race of 2012/13

The Edelweiss Finals

We will be meeting and changing in the Group Room, Which is located on top of the rental department.

Registration: Day of Race starts at 8:15 AM

GS
insp 9:00– 9:45 am
first run 10:00
sec run 11:00
lunch 11:30 12:30

SL
insp 12:30- 1:00
first run 1:15
2nd run 2:15

Awards Ceremony and party 3:30
We have over $2200 in prizes!. And real good ones too!

Total cost:
Each race: $15.00
Lift ticket: $15.00
Lunch: $10 (non members racing)
$15 (spouses non-racing)
FREE for members






March 15 - Nearing the end of 2012/13

The Edelweiss Finals

Registration: Day of Race starts at 8:15 AM GS insp 9:00– 9:45 am first run 10:00 sec run 11:00 lunch 11:30 12:30 SL insp 12:30- 1:00 first run 1:15 2nd run 2:15 Awards Ceremony and party 3:30 We will have tons of prizes. And real good ones too! Total cost: Each race: $15.00 Lift ticket: $15.00 Lunch: $10 (non members racing) $15 (spouses non-racing) FREE for members






March 6 - Nearing the end of 2012/13

Race Schedule - New Race Added Monday March 11

This just in! We have added a new race to the sched: Mon March 11 SL at Camp Fortune.
This is a make up for the lost race of Feb 27. But why Monday?
Well fellow masters, we promote Monday night training in conjunction with CF. Monday night training ended on the 4th, and all those Monday nighters are looking for more of the same, so we decided to take advantage of that and bring some of the Monday Nighters into the game.

Finals Banquet April 4 6:30 PM at Britannia Yacht Club

Add this to your schedule!

Britannia Yacht Club
2777 Cassels Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2B 6N6
Phone: 613-828-5167

For directions please go to BYC map






Jan 1 2013: The First SnowFell

And what a snowfell it was

What an amazing start to the season. I am still digging out my driveway.
I hope you people had a most excellent Christmas holiday and are all ready to get down to the business of Ski Racing!

The First Race goes Tommorow - Wednesday Jan 2 at Camp Fortune.
Here all all the Deets, my Peeps:
  1. The race is a GS.
  2. The hill is Slalom.
  3. It would be a bad idea to get them mixed up.
  4. Registration is in the Bar Area in the Valley Lodge.

First Night registration will open early. Please arrive early.
Normally registration opens at 6:15 pm and closes at 7:15. Races start at 7:30 sharp.

First Night registration is always busy. Things will go much faster if you have everything preset. Bring correct change. Have your cheques prewritten, Have your applications filled in and ready to go.

Ottawa Masters Association Club Membership Fee: $25 (Does not include race entry fees and lift tickets.)
For the race entry fees, you have two options -
Option1 Seasons Pass: entry for all 14 Races: $135 (a savings of $75) -OR-
Option2 Pay as you play: Single Race entry fee available on race day: $15.00

NOTE: the current forecast calls for -22C wednesday night. If it does indeed turn out to be frigid, then we will invoke the nefarious Speed Suit Rule. From the web:

The Speed Suit Rule:

When the ambient temperature at the time of registration drops below -20 C, the use of speed suits shall be banned. Dress warmly.

The 24h race at Tremblant

The Ottawa Masters had an amazing team entry into the 24hr race at Mont Tremblant.
The club raised a total of $ 3235.01
I am not sure where the .01 came from, but I guess every penny counts!

We placed 20th in our division of 215 teams so that is an outstanding result. Could have been better except I broke my binding when I stepped on it to get ready for the gondola. That mishap cost us 15 minutes but we managed to get back on track with an amazing night of catch up by Benoit and Roger.

For those statisticians... here are the final results: https://www.ms1timing.com/live_results_v2.php?nocoursse=13?=class_gene

Remembering Ted Puttick.

"I've received some terrible news from Jonathan Puttick. Jonathan was a regular on the Masters circuit until he got a knee injury 2 years ago. His parents, Ted and Gail were also regular on Wednesday nights until about 5 years ago. I skied with Ted on Friday at Edelweiss, he was in great spirits and he always loved going out skiing regardless of the weather or conditions. He will be missed.

My deepest condolences to the entire Puttick family on behalf of the Ottawa Masters."

Tuesday Nov 6 - 2012

Welcome to Newletter #2 of the 2012/13

Schedule
Just to give you all an update, we are working on the schedule and have a draft ready to go. We are just looking to confirm a few dates and we are good to go!
They are Making Snow!
It's going to be a most excellent season and with the current cold spat it could be an early season too! Fortune is already blowing snow. Flurries are happening all over the area. I scraped the frost from my windshield this morning.

Open House @ Kunstadt Sports
The Masters Pre-Registration and open house and pre-season get together, goes on Thursday Nov 15.
7:00 PM
680 Bank St in the Glebe
Come say Hi. Bring a Check or cash to register for the season

In store Specials! Refreshments. Munchos.
Who could ask for more?

Tremblant 24 hrs Dec 8 - 9
The Masters Team of the 24 hrs at Tremblant still has a couple spots open.
This is an incredible event and tons of fun. Partys, Live Bands, and 24 hrs of Non - Stop Ski Racing. If you are interested in joining us in the par-tay, let us know There is room for you!

NCO Auction 4 Alpine
Thursday 6PM at the Ukrainian Hall on Byron
Both a live and silent auction to support local alpine ski racing. Kevin Pidgeon from Tommy and Lefebvre will be the auctioneer! There will be items for everyone! All attendees receive a $10 off coupon on $50 or more at T and L. Bring your friends it will be a great night!






Monday Oct 15 11PM - 2012

Welcome to Newletter #1 of the 2012/13

Mail List

This year I am bringing in a long past due addition to the weeb mail list- Auto Mailing! In the past we collected the emails and manually edited them and forgot some and duplicated some. And then the email programs wouldn't let me mail out more than 50 members on a TO: list so I broke it down into multiple groups and did multiple send outs. Phew. That was a lot of work. Now, she be all automated.
I primed the list with the membership list I had. From now on, it'll be up to you fellow racers.
In the Right column, there is a Subscribe and an unsubscribe button.
Use the unsubcribe sparingly in the rare case where you don't want to read any more of these entertaining and thoughtfull notices.
on Subscribe Button, you can add yourself.

Ski Show (http://www.ottawaskishow.com/)

The Ski Show runs this weekend, October 20-21, At the CE Centre,
4899 Uplands Drive at Airport Parkway.
This Year the Ottawa Masters is sponsoring a Club Booth. So be sure to come down and check us out.
If you want to volunteer to help out at the booth, let us know by replying to this email. Or drop by and take some time to lend a helping hand.

Open House

Will be coming up Nov: The dates will be determined, but we are looking at 3rd or 4th, or maybe the 2nd week of November. Or it could be the first. So stay tuned.

Tremblant 24 hrs (http://www.24htremblant.com/ski/home/)

The 24 hrs at Tremblant Dec 7 - 9 2012
This year the Masters is entering a Team! We are looking for 10 members to participate on the First Ever Ottawa Masters team.
Here's the deets, peeps: A Team entry is $1300. The club is coughing up $800 towards the team entry. Each member will be responsible for a $50 portion of the entry fee, Plus, each member must commit to raising $300 in donations towards the cost. Plus Accoms.
Want to join? register on the FaceBook event, or reply to this email and let us know.
Once we have 10 people committed to the cause, we will create the team on the Tremblant website and book accomodations. We need a minimum of 10 to get this event going so don't be shy, come on out!


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Thurs Mar 15 9PM - 2012

Finals Notes Pay Attention! Important Stuff!

The good news: Race is ON!
The bad news: It ain't gonna be pretty!
The weather has been great. If you like mush. I don't have to tell you it's been a challenging week, all you need to do is look out the window. We have been talking daily with Cascades and they are committed to pulling off the finals for us tomorrow. They will be pushing snow around from the competition side on to the exhibition side to ensure we have a track.

Fertilizer

We will be buying fertilizer to firm up the snow.
You must not ski, slip, slide or even think about about skiing the course, while the fertilizer is setting up. You must inspect the course from outside the lane.

Safety

Safety is our primary goal. We are committed to bringing you a safe and fair race. Everybody must inspect! There is no shame in quitting. Ruts will form, so if you feel that it is too deep or knarly for you, take a pass and meet us in the bar.

Race Committee

John Irving is the TD. Members of the executive will be on Race Committee. Jamie is course setter.

The Finals Schedule

The Finals run this weekend, Sat March 17 at Cascade!

Registration in the Exhibition Lodge.
Registration: Day of Race starts at 8:15 AM
GS
insp 8:30 – 9:15am
first run 9:30
sec run 10:30
lunch 11:30 12:30

SL (set by 12:30)
insp 12:30- 1:00
first run 1:00
2nd run 2:15

Awards Ceremony and party 3:30 in the MAIN LODGE.
We will have tons of prizes. And real good ones too!
If anybody shows up for the finals who is not a member, and wants to race both races, we will not enforce the "Gotta join the club after one free race rule "
Total cost:
Each race: $15.00
Lift ticket: $15.00
Lunch: $10 (non members racing)
$15 (spouses non-racing)
FREE for members

NOTE:
The weather is warm and we are working closely with Cascades to pull this off.
Notices and updates will be posted on fb first.
Watch the facebook site.

The Prize Table

I went shopping with Renee last night at Kunstadt Sports for finals prizes. We have almost $3000 worth of prizes to give away! Some of the swag on the table you'll see is:
  • Goggles
  • Pro Waxing Iron
  • Cycling shorts
  • Clothing
  • Ski Tuning equipment
  • Gloves
  • Boot Dryers
  • Uvex Team Canada Helmet - Worth $220
    and...
  • Kunstadt Calabogie racing bike- worth $750 !!!

Thanks to Eric, Ron and Peter for their most excellent support and super huge donations!





Wed Mar 14 - 2012

Edelweiss is closed.

Today's Race at Edelweiss is Cancelled

The Finals:

Still a GO!
Aside from the 17 degree forecast this weekend, Cascades thinks that we will be able to run on Ex. Their plan is to push snow from the competition side. We will follow up with them on Friday.





Thurs Mar 12 - 2012

The Season Thus Far

We have been really lucky. The races have been most excellent. Not too cold. good conditions.
The Race results for the season have been very tight. On the Ladies, Allison has run away with every race she entered - however, despite her wins, her attendance has hurt her top line. The Bronze is clinched, but can she improve? Will she take home all the bragging rights? She has to be there! Kathleen is in solid second. Carmen is holding third. With three races left to go, the title is on the table and up for grabs. It's going to come down to the last race.

The Mens race is stunningly close. Ron opened strong but faded in the last couple races earning only a single point on his bailout effort at Cascade. Lucky for him, the yungun Gary Jones suffered the same fate. Gary has been charging hard throwing down impressive times and it's paid off. A late start is being made up for with consistant podium times. So far, though, it's all about Benoit. He took the lead from Ron early and has been holding on to it vigorously - like a pit bull on a rubber ball.

The real race is in the Beer Points.
Chris Zuliani has taken over the lead, the result of putting up consistent numbers and full attendance. 100% attendance coupled with 100% never-say-die-persistence leads to gold and the coveted Beer Mug Trophy. It's all about attendance folks. Aaron Porter and Chris Evans knows all about that also. Also with full attendance, they are breathing fire. It's still too early to get a prediction, but this is true: The beer point winner will need to attend all three remaining races AND ski much better than average.

The Last Wednesday Night Race

The last of the last Wednesday Night races goes this Wednesday at Edelweiss.
Its' a Slalom.
This is your last chance in 2012 to get out and race. With the time change, it'll be very cool starting in the whats-left-of-the-daylight instead of just pitch black.
It'll be warm. but not warm enough for speedos. Actually, I don't think it's ever warm enough for speedos, so lets not go there. Lets just not.

The Finals Schedule

The Finals run this weekend, Sat March 17 at Cascade!

Registration in the Exhibition Lodge.
Registration: Day of Race starts at 8:15 AM
GS
insp 8:30 – 9:15am
first run 9:30
sec run 10:30
lunch 11:30 12:30

SL (set by 12:30)
insp 12:30- 1:00
first run 1:00
2nd run 2:15

Awards Ceremony and party 3:30 in the MAIN LODGE.
We will have tons of prizes. And real good ones too!
If anybody shows up for the finals who is not a member, and wants to race both races, we will not enforce the "Gotta join the club after one free race rule "
Total cost:
Each race: $15.00
Lift ticket: $15.00
Lunch: $10 (non members racing)
$15 (spouses non-racing)
FREE for members

NOTE:
The weather is warm and we are working closely with Cascades to pull this off.
Notices and updates will be posted on fb first.
Watch the facebook site.

Thurs Mar 29 7:00PM -Finals Partay!

This is it boys and girls, the year end finals partay goes on Thursday Mar 29 at the beautiful Britannia Yacht Club. There will be Munchies, trophies, and nonsense.
Brittania is a cash free zone, so don't forget your credit/debit cards. If you do, Just hang around John or Ron and look wistful.

The awards ceremony will be significant.
Who wins the Beers Points?
Who are the two top skiers who can hold their heads higher than the rest?
Who will take home La Gran Prix: The Dave Gowing Award?

Come on out, say hi to your friends, reminisce over the season that was and make plans for the summer.

For directions please ClickHere for BYC map

Britannia Yacht Club
2777 Cassels Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2B 6N6
Phone: 613-828-5167

Bibs!

Don't forget to return your bibs. We have quite a few outstanding, so please, check your ditty bags and drop the bibs off.

ProRace!

The Pro Race at Camp Fortune runs this year on Sunday March 25.





Thurs Feb 2 - 2012

Amazing Race at Edelweiss

What an amazing race at Edelweiss. For those that missed the race because you thought it might be bad weather missed the most excellent race of the season. About -2C, light wind. We had three full runs with the course getting faster each run. Gary Jones, skiing with the 100 bib threw down the fastest run of the night on the 3rd run. The big 4 were in mortal battle for the Mens win. You should have seen them mentally calculating who was ahead of who trying to figure the winner. In the end young brawn succeeded wiley age for the gold.
Never let the weather dictate!

Back on track

After swapping the two races: Race 2: GS at Edelweiss with Race 4: SL at Fortune, we are back on the original schedule track. Back to Cascades Feb 8 for our second visit this season.

Ladies Night

Ladies night is approaching! We have lots of great prizes for the ladies! Really good prizes! Too good to let them all out now. But I'll give you hint: BleuSpa. SO, get your girlfriends, lady friends, and come on out and have a great race at Vorlage!

Thur Jan 12 - 2012

Next Wednesday's race is going to be a SL at Mont Cascades

A few had questions about the schedule for this year. We did a couple switcheroonies to accommodate the resorts lane availability. We switched the Jan 11 Edelwiess Race to Camp Fortune and the Jan 25 race from Camp Fortune to Edelweiss. So there. That's it. There will be a Make-Up race on Thurs Jan 26 at Camp Fortune.

Good Job Camp Fortune on Race #1

We had 60 racers for the opening night. Awesome turnout. It was a bit cool and windy but nobody lost a nose or a foot to frostbite so it was all good. The Mens two timing champion, Ron was in fine form winning again. Everybody else is out training like a maniac and there's Ron on the bunny skiing with Olivia. He show up, not having been on GS skis all season, and mops the floor with everyone. I don't know he does it, but I knows he does it.Relative newbie Justin Tsang showed his strength as a candidate taking silver and the permanent bridesmaid Bob elbowed Benoit off the podium and took home bronze.
Our mustache winning Jeff Skene was 3rd in the Beer points/ Mark Peacock silver. The Beer lessons from Camille paid off because Sarah Pearson landed on the podium and took home the best run.
The night belonged to the Pelletiers. Pierre posted a respectable 13th but got chicked by his own daughter Allison, who at 49.66, landed in 8th place overall. Nice Race. Joelle Pelletier won silver and Stephanie Junkin bronze.

There were lots of new faces out and I extend a warm welcome on behalf of the Ottawa Masters.

Big Ski Race Sale at Kunstadts Sports

Don't forget! 50% off all Ski Race gear at Kunstadt Sports in the Glebe at 680 Bank Next week. Just walk into the store, walk up to the counter and tell them you are with the Ottawa masters and say: "show me the money!"

The Great Ski and Ride Sno Bus Express

Buses will depart at 8 a.m. from Kunstadt Sports Glebe location at 680 Bank Street for Camp Fortune on Saturday January 7 and 21, February 4 and 18 and March 3; to Mont Ste. Marie on Saturday January 14 and 28 and February 11 and 25. Special week night trips to Camp Fortune will depart from Kunstadt Sports Glebe location at 680 Bank Street at 6 p.m. on Thursday January 26, February 9 and 16.

Wed Jan 4 - 2012

Next Wednesday's race is going to be a GS at Camp Fortune.

So, Don't go anywhere but Camp Fortune next Wednesday. Or you'll be alone.

FaceBook

We have a new Facebook presence. The facebook group we have will be discontinued and we will begin using a facebook page. The prime motivation for this was the new group format prevents anyone who is not a fb user from seeing it. I know, I know, I can't believe it either, but there are some people in the world not on fb. Also, pages gives us a lot more flexiblity on the usage. For example, you can get updates by SMS, and if you've seen our web lately, you will notice that the fb content is now streamed to the front page. That would over there. <----<<<< To the left. Yay.
Go to the new fb page and Like It.
Unfortunately all the pics and postings will not be migrated. Feel free to go to the new site and up a whole bunch of new pics and vids.

The Movember Results

In case you missed the eloquent prose posted by lovely Renee on FB, here it is.

Thanks to all the keen heavy-lipped Movember participants who stepped forward last night, kudos to all for committing and contributing to such a worthy cause. I witnessed many a conversation, giggles, gasps, etc. in response to your various "creations" :-). After careful deliberation, special congratulations go out to Steve Skorenky, Eric Brouillard, and Jeffrey Skene who took home the grand prize of a one-year membership with the Ottawa Masters, for winning top honours in our Movember contest.

Last but not least, sincere thanks go out to our gracious and generous hosts Kunstadt Sports for a fun and welcoming evening.
Let the season begin!
Let the season begin indeed!

Tues Nov 1 - 2011

It's Snowvember! Grow your own Mo.
You may recall my attempt at procuring the mo last year. This year I am throwing down the gauntlet. I will follow in the foot steps and join the ranks of famous mo-growers, Tom Select, Lenny McDonald, and Rick Hunter. I will dust the cookie before I eat it. I will grow the Mo! And now you can too! That's right! This year the Ottawa Masters exec is extending the Snowember challenge to all members. Patrick, a seasoned veteran at growing the mo -and everything else in between-, is our team captain and he has created the Ottawa Masters Grow Your Own Mo team on the Canada Movember weeb site, right here:
http://ca.movember.com/mospace/1511616


Here is how it works: You join the team. You grow the mo. You get donations. You show up at the Kunstadt Open house sporting your spiffy new Mo. You prepare to be judged.
That's right folks: At the Kunstadt open house, we will have the first ever Ottawa Masters Mo-Off.
We have enlisted a secret panel of judges, so secret that I don't even know who they are.
At the end of the evening, the Mo's will be judged and there will be prizes.

Because few of you have a finer upper lip than mine, and because this is a charity thing, to make it fair, there will a donation contribution factor. Long story short, who ever raises the most cash and has the best stash, as determined by our secret panel of judges, wins.

The grand prize winner will receive a Free - season pass to the Ottawa Masters 2012 season - a $160 value!
So get your Mo on!

Kunsdadt Open House Thurs Nov 24

Open House- Kunstadt Sports Thurs Nov 24
This years open house will be at Kunstadt sports, 680 Bank in the Glebe, 6:30 PM
There will be Pro Deals, Munchos, refreshments and the 1st ever Mo-Off. I love the open house. It's a great opportunity to reestablish your friendships get psyched for season, work on the elbow bending and plan the up coming race schedule. It's kinda like the NHL pre-season. It doesn't really matter, but it's fun

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Mon April 11 2011

Congratulations to this years winners:

Dave Gowing Award: Carmen Hamilton
Mens Overall Champion: Ron Kunstadt
Womens overall champion: Karen Devost
Beer Points champion: Camile Leclerk

Mon April 4 2011

I just created an Online survey. Please take 15 mins to go there and take it. Click here to take survey

Masters Final Party will again be held this year at The BYC.

For directions please go to BYC map

The usual shenanigans will occur. Munchies, Beer, stories and maybe even the DVD. And of Course the awards presentations.

Mon Mar 21 2011

Wow! Great Finals. Perfect weather, -1C, little wind, sunny.

Stay tuned for the end of season partay.

Tues Mar 15 2011

Finals will Run at Camp Fortune Saturday March 19
Registration: Day of Race starts at 8:15 AM
GS
insp 8:30 – 9:15am
first run 9:30
sec run 10:30
lunch 11:30 12:30

SL (set by 12:30)
insp 12:30- 1:00
first run 1:00
2nd run 2:15

Awards Ceremony 3:30

Roger Mobile will on site to film the Masters Final!
We need to be there early.

If you are planing to attend, please send me your Bio so that we have a little story to tell at the start.

Volunteers needed to bnet the Chute,
We are looking for volunteers to come out Friday evening and B-net the chute.
Start time: 5:00 - Meet at the Skyline side.

Fri Feb 25 2011

Camp Fortune SkierCross Sat Feb 26

Come race the Fortune Skicross event tomorrow!
Super weather, nice easy course, perfect for your first time, and awesome coaching from the Canada Skicross guys! Back to sunny Alexander!

Camp Fortune GateBasher Sun Feb 27

Ski Hawks Ottawa
3rd annual Charity Fund Raiser
Winter Gate Basher Timed Dual Slalom Gate Basher

All Masters members in good standing race entry fees are covered by the Ottawa Masters.
Lift Tickets at reduced rate $15.





Wed Nov 3erd, 2010

Masters Open House Wed Nov 10 7:00 PM

Come on down to the PreSeason Party! Get reacquainted with old friends. Make New friends. Have a beverage. Have a bite.
And don't forget to bring your checkbook and register for the season.
Download and sign the 2011 application form.

Remember: Kunstadts, 680 Bank st Glebe 7:00PM





Mon Jan 3, 2011

Camp Fortune GS Wed Jan 5

Please arrive early.
Things will go much faster if you have everything preset. Bring correct change. Have your cheques prewritten, Have your applications filled in and ready to go.
Download and sign the 2011 Registration Form. It is on the blue right hand column.

Other Races

I added the BMW Quebec races, the Ontarios, Quebecs and the Canadian Nationals to our Event Calender.
To ski in the BMW series, you need to join their club. Just show up and they will have the forms on hand.
To ski in National Championships at Sun Peaks, You need have a National Membership.
To ski the Ontarios and the Quebecs, you need to be a National Member or be an Ontario Regional member. Race notices can be found on-line at www.acamasters.com





Wed Nov 3erd, 2010

Masters Open House Wed Nov 10 7:00 PM

Come on down to the PreSeason Party! Get reacquainted with old friends. Make New friends. Have a beverage. Have a bite.
And don't forget to bring your checkbook and register for the season.
Download and sign the 2011 application form.

Remember: Kunstadts, 680 Bank st Glebe 7:00PM





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Previous season news updates.

Tues May 4th, 2010

T&L Flagship Store NOW OPEN

Congratulations to T&L! The new flagship store on Bank Street is Now Open! Take a trip to Bank St and say hello. Be Sure to tell them you're with the Ottawa Masters.

Finals party

Thanks to all who came out the Finals party. It's always great to see everyone in their after work casual attire after spending all winter together in our speed suits. Francois entertained us with his finals photos (avail on ufoto.ca).

Congratulations to everybody who went home with a medal and to this years winners:
Dave Gowing Award: Torsten Von Merveldt
World Beer Cup Champion: Andre Labelle
Ladies Champion: Brigit Laberge
Mens Champion: Ron Kunstadt

Thurs March 17th, 2010

CALABOGIE PEAKS FINALS! Sat Mar 20th

Schedule:
Registration: Day of Race starts at 8:30 AM
GS:
9 – 9:30am insp
9:40 forerunners
9:45 first run
10:45 sec run

lunch 11:30 12:30

SL: (set by noon)
12- 12:30 insp
1:00 forerunners
1:05 first run
1:45 2nd run
3:00 bar
Over $1200 in Prizes!

It's Also Mardi Gras at the Peaks!

  • Dummy Downhill = Build a Masters Dummy! I dare You!
  • Puddle Jumping! = Special award to all masters who enter the Puddle jump in their Speed Suit!
  • Live Band at 8PM = Rock it out
  • Beads!
  • Under wear in the Trees! = ahhh...

Other Details

Read Facebook event wall for upto date info!
Change in the lodge. Registration will be in the Hospitality Suite: second Yellow building over. Facing the slopes.
Lift tickets: $25
Lunch Includes Beer or Pop: Free for Masters members. $10 non-members.
Race Fees: $30 (incl SL and GS) or $15 per race.

Slide shows, Videos and Prizes too! There will be a small prize table for those who have not raced in 4 races.
And a bonus to those who have raced in at least 4 regular season masters races; you are eligible for all the super great prizes draw.

Click to view Tagged Facebook photo of Calabogie Lodge and Hospitality Suite

Sunday March 14th, 2010

Ski Hawks Race Sunday Camp Fortune

Second Annual Spring Gate Basher
Sunday March 14th, 2010.
Camp Fortune, Chelsea QC

Ski Hawks is Carolyn Mitrow's charity organization dedicated to assisting blind and visually impaired persons get out and enjoy alpine skiing and snowboarding.

This will be a dual slalom fun race benefiting Ski Hawks Ottawa

Registration opens at 10am, course opens at 1pm.
For more information please contact skihawksottawa@yahoo.ca

Ottawa Masters is Donating $200 on behalf of all of you. As a result, all Ottawa Masters can race free! Get out and try your hand at the Dual Slalom.

Thurs Mar 11 2010

Cascades GS

50 racers showed up for another amazing night of racing. Troy set a great course making interesting use of the terrain. With temperatures hovering slightly below 0, and no wind it was a pleasant and enjoyable evening!

Thurs Mar 4 2010

Edelweiss GS

What a great Edelweiss GS. We had a record 52 racers for an amazing night of racing.
We managed 4 runs, to count as two distinct races. To make up for the missed timing in the last Edelweiss race. Beautiful weather and lots and lots of fun!

I brought my new Helmet Cam out for a trial run. You can see the results on YouTube:
Run1

Run 2

Run 3

Run 4

Thurs Feb 18 2010

Hockey Tickets Door Prize

Fellow masters, I have a great announcement to make.
Our esteemed colleague and long time master member Joanne Rougier has graciously donated:
2 tickets in the RE/MAX hospitality box level 100
Senators vs Philadelphia Flyers March 23rd.

Joanne is a long time real estate agent in the Ottawa area. She is a keen racer and has been with us for a number of years. Please check out her profile and don't hesitate to contact her for your real estate needs.
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Celebrate Gold NCD fundraiser

Click to Celebrate Gold
Anne Heggtveit won the Olympic slalom gold medal at the Squaw Valley Olympics in 1960 – by 3.3 seconds!
Come celebrate the Olympic Spirit and 50-th Anniversary of Canada's first Winter Olympic Gold Medal won by Anne Heggtveit in Squaw Valley. Anne, an Ottawa-born Alpine skier trained at Camp Fortune where a run is named after her. The 50th anniversary of her win is on February 26, 2010.
Tickets are $50 each. Proceeds will support ski racing in the National Capital Division. There will be food and a "Weekend at the Westin" to be won as the door prize. Tickets are available On-line at http://www.campfortuneskiclub.org/celebrategold
The fundraiser (tickets $50) is not only to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Olympic gold medal in skiing won by a Canadian, but also to raise funds for NCD racers.

Call to Masters for Volunteers for Camp Fortune Miele Feb 27th & 28th and GMC Cup FIS Slaloms March 5th & 6th

I received this from Alan Sainsbury [mailto:sains@magma.ca]
Hello all: With many of our regulars working at Whistler we could really use your help in supporting the next generation of elite FIS athletes. I encourage you to consider this great opportunity to support ski racing in the National Capital Region. The National Capital Division of Alpine Ontario will be hosting again this year two major Junior / FIS level race series at Camp Fortune.
  • Anne Heggtveitt Cup / Miele FIS Slaloms Feb. 27 & 28
  • 5th edition of the GMC Cup Slaloms, March 5 & 6.

These two race series are the most elite level races the Region will host this year and will be attending by the best FIS racers in eastern Canada and many for the US. As many of you are aware it takes more than 100 volunteers to host the races and we need your support.
Please sign up early by contacting Alan Sainsbury [mailto:sains@magma.ca] and get the best chance at getting the volunteer position of your dreams!! Although we cannot guarantee what job you may be assigned it is always better to be first in-line!!!! Please pass the word if I have missed anyone in this email.
Let us know what your first and second choices are for positions and what your availability is. We particularly need help for the Friday, March 5 GMC Cup Slalom and for set-up on February 25th and March 3rd. A hot lunch is provided to all volunteers during set-up and on race days.
Thanks for the support and let us know ASAP where you think you can help . A response like " I will be there to do whatever is required" is greatly appreciated.

Tues Feb 16 2010

Overall World Cup BEER Points to Date **NEW**

I just can't leave well enough alone! Check out the NEW overall BEER points World Cup standings.
All points are updated to include the Cascade race... It's a close one Ladies and Gents!
The Leader Board shows the Beer points race to be heating up. It's a real pressure cooker!
Kurt Sjolund (194), Torsten (186), Kevin Forneris (155)

The Cascades GS tightened up the overall race for third. Paul Kondrat is skiing amazingly this year and tenaciously held on to his third place position despite huge gains made by Benoit and Martin with their 1st and 2nd place finishes.
Bod Sudermann, despite missing the past two races, is still holding onto his second place. Another DNS though and he'll be watching the medal presentations.
Ron pulled in a disappointing 7th, but participation is the name of the game here folks, and those 36 points are 36X better than a stay home and watch the TV. He has taken an almost unsurpasable lead in the Mens race.

On the Ladies board, Brigit Laberge is all but running away with the Gold. It appears to be a race for second, as Johanne, Carolyn, Daria Kark, and Laura Robson are dukeing it out like snowboarders in a boarder cross. Renee is showing amazing grit, and posting great results, but attendance is proving to be a challenge for her.
However with 7 more races to go though, it's stil anyones race and nobody, NooooBody can afford to get too cocky!

Sat Feb 13 2010

Overall World Cup Points to Date **NEW**

Check out the NEW overall point standings.
I built a spread sheet that totals the overall series standings to date and posted it on the results page. At the top. This spread sheet calculates overall points using the current World Cup points system: 100 points for 1st place down to 1 point for 30th place. ( 100 80 60 50 45 40 36 32 29 26 24 22 20 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 )
The Race to the 2010 championship trophy and all the bragging rights that go with it is on. At 100 points for a win and 0 points for a no show, participation is a significant contribution to the total score.

The Leader Board shows a series that is anyones to win:

Men: Ron Kunstadt (360), Bob Sudermann (260), Paul Kondrat (170)

Women: Brigit Laberge (300), Johanne Rougier (205), Daria Kark (190)

Mon Feb 8 2010

Race 5 GS Edelweiss

44 racers -3C start, -8 finish. Some flurries and blowing snow. The drive was uneventful. The hwy 5 extension sure is nice. The lift ride was positively balmy.
We are getting the best of the best this year. We have not even had to consider the No Skin Suit rule. My bar of ultra cold go-fast wax has not even been out its plastic baggie. No Rain, no postponements, no cancellations. Noisce. The race #5 synopsis was captured poetically by Renee on Facebook, so I'll just use the rare cut n paste method of bringing her prose to you rather than duplicating effort:

My first GS of the season - thankfully I remembered all the right gear. It was snowing pretty hard at the start of the night but cleared up nicely for race time. People were having a good laugh at the mysterious second delay and I didn't meet anyone who was confident ...that they skied it right (as in left :-) ). I think the timing is not in the right order because I'm certain my third run was my fastest, I'm working on being quicker edge to edge. The temperature dropped something fierce after 8:30, was glad that pull down didn't take long. Missed quite a few of the regulars tonight but it was nice to meet some new faces too.
-Renee

Ladies Night is Coming up

Don't Forget next week, Wed Feb 17, is Ladies Night. Ladies race 2 for 1. or $8.00 - Just to save Dominique the hassle of bringing a bag of quarters to provide .50 change. Great ladies only prizes.

Olympics

Members of the Ottawa Masters are involved in all aspects of skiing.
Past Pres Kim Fripp is heading to Vancouver to chair the Ski Jumping events and past executive member Chris Moore is chief of the skier cross. These guys aren't painting crosswalks on the snow, they are the Big Dogs. Wish them the best.

Thurs Jan 28

Race 4 SL Camp Fortune

45 racers
Another great time! Fortune runs a tight ship with the race set, starter in position, a coral, all set and ready to roll for 7:00. Too bad we weren't. We're only slow getting to start gate. After the deluge we had on Monday I was worried the hill would be bad, but it survived and was in great shape. The falling temperature ensured a firm base without it being bullet proof. We all got in three runs and the 3rd was pretty good. It held very well.
Frank Bernier showed the old dog still has some bone by giving us a really good set. It was a challenging course and I really had to work it. I heard nothing but nods.
Bob stepped up on the podium again taking a second gold of the season. Ron continued in his footsteps with a silver. The bronze was nailed by Vern
For the ladies, Brigit Laberge, is cleaning up this year. Eloise a silver and the bronze to Johanne
The executive met in secret and decided to go all out and raise the beer points award to $10! Unbelievable how crazy we are. Who else gives you this kind of ski racing? Nooooo Body. Special congrats goes to Kurt Sjolund who pulled an amazing 31:37, beating himself by an incredible 125%. He even beat me. I want his wax. Or his Red Bull.

As I write this, it's minus 15 out and the wind is blowing the dog off the chain. We've been so lucky with the weather this year. The race was sandwiched between Tuesdays mush and Thursdays arctic monkeys. Race night Temp: -4, Vis, Crystal clear (again) with little breeze. Driving conditions: Excellent, driving time to hill: 38 minutes.

Thurs Jan 14

Race 3 SL Cascade in review

A field of 47 racers!
What a great time! Possibly one of the best races ever. The temperature was perfect, The snow conditions outstanding. And the course? Well, I would have to say it may have one of the bet sets ever. I don't know how Troy done it, but I knows he done it. When everybody was commenting about the outstanding set, and what a great course it was, you know something is right. Thanks Troy, good job.
It was a long slalom, with racers posting 45 sec +. A great turnout. We had so many racers that for the first time in a long time we did not have enough time to run a third. Nobody was disappointed though. We got our moneys worth.
Bob stepped up on the podium taking gold for the first time this year. Ron continued his winning ways with a silver, and I think, a first time podium finish for the Fastest Ski Patroller, Andy Mason with a bronze.
For the ladies, Brigit Laberge, a new member topped the list. Stephanie Mandal silver and bronze for her first outing of the season, the lovely Renee Lefrancois.
Special mention to Eric Brouillard who placed 8th, a top ten finish and a nice haul in the lodge after. An Atta Boy goes to Pete Kunstadt who beat me by 1/100 of a sec. How did he do that?

Temp: started at -3, dropped to -8. Crystal clear with a slight breeze on top.

Thurs Jan 7

Race 2 GS Edelweiss in review

Yeah! The 2010 season is shaping up to be a banner season for the Ottawa Masters. Another field of 50 racers.
The drive up was fine despite the drizzly freezing rain. The new hwy 5 extension makes Dominique really happy and speeds up the drive significantly. My attitude has always been, if you plan on going skiing, go. Don't bail because the weather is looking iffy. Last night was no exception as the skies cleared, the wind dropped and temp raised to a balmy -4.
Ron Kunstadt Crushed the competition yet again! The Kneissel White Star he is running will be inspected and measured by the jury. Two races in and he's already looking like the 2010 skiers champion. Can he keep up his attendance? Will next weeks SL be good for him? Is there no one that can challenge his mastership? Treasurer Bruce McKay knucked down and turned on the jets but came up short and had to settle for second place. Reigning Champion Benoit Bernier was thanked for coming out.
the race started on time. Even Andy Mason was on the grid for first run. The 2010 season is a never ending source of amazement for me. With amazing weather and snow conditions. It was a great atmosphere at the start, skiers prepping skiis, stretching and rivals making the last bets on who beats who.

Temp -8C. Snow Conditions: Excellent. No wind.

Thurs Jan 7

Race 1 GS Camp Fortune in review

Yeah! The best race ever! The best turnout in years. A field of 52 racers. Good to see everybody again. Lots of new faces. Welcome to the Masters!
Ron Kunstadt Crushed the competition winning handily. Paul Kondrat continues his winning ways placing second nosing out Bob Suderman

Temp -7C. Snow Conditions: Excellent. Windy at top, nice in the finish coral.
Thanks for coming out.

Wed Jan 6

Race 1 GS at Camp Fortune goes tonight

After all the planning the first race is upon us. For the first time in years, we have excellent weather and excellent snow conditions. Some tips to help the first night go smoothly:
  • Get there early. (ie before 6:00)
  • bring cash. (we will accept cheques )
  • Lift Tickets must always be displayed: on your goggles strap or Seasons Pass inside your suit
Look forward to see you all for the first race of the 2010 season.

Wed Dec 23

Happy Christmas

Be safe. Train hard. Go Ski.

First Race: Wed Jan 6 at Camp Fortune

The First Race of the Season is only 2 weeks away. First Race day is always busy with registrations so I suggest you come early (ie before 6:00), print out a copy of the registration and bring it with you.

With a slow start to the season it is really nice to see the cold weather come in and give everybody an opportunity to blow snow. I've managed only one day this year. It seems that everybody on Facebook is getting more days than me. Skiing in Whistler and Kicking Horse and Farnham Glacier and Chile and Hawaii. The nerve of them having such a good time.

Rides Needed Car pooling anyone?

We have new younger members looking for a car pool ride to the slopes on Wednesday Night. If you can oblige them, that would be great! Simon.Prefontaine at statcan.gc.ca




Mon Nov 16

T and L Open House

Tues Nov 17 at the 2615 Lancaster Street Warehouse
The Lancaster Street Warehouse is serving as the temporary T&L flag ship store until the reconstruction of 464 Bank St location is completed. (Bank St reopening date TBA).
Map Here



Mon Oct 19

A new Season!

Howdy Masters! As new season is underway. The Executive has been busy planning the schedule and the new season.
The 2010 schedule is posted. The 2010 Membership forms are uploaded.

Ski Show is this weekend

Friday October 23 to Sunday October 25
Ottawa SKI Show Ottawa Civic Center, Landsdowne Park Click Here
Admission is FREE!

T and L Open House

Tues Nov 17 at the 2615 Lancaster Street Warehouse
The Lancaster Street Warehouse is serving as the temporary T&L flag ship store until the reconstruction of 464 Bank St location is completed. (Bank St reopening date TBA).
Map Here

Kunstadt Open House

Wed Nov 11 at the new Bank St Location, 680 Bank in the Glebe
Map Here



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Mon Mar 26

Thurs April 23 7:00 PM Year End Party Britannia Yacht Club


Masters Final Party will again be held this year at The BYC.

For directions please go to BYC map

The usual shenanigans will occur. Munchies, Beer, stories, slides and of Course the awards presentations.

This year we are pleased to announce that we have created yet another new trophy, this one to be dispersed to the Top female and Top male racers. Are we crazy? Quite possible, but we stop at nothing. Nuuuuthing to bring you all the best in ski racing entertainment in the Ottawa area.




Mon Mar 16

The Finals:
Masters Finals are coming up!

Registration: Day of Race starts at 8:30 AM
Place: Mont Cascade (main lodge) http://www.montcascades.ca
Cost: GS - $15.00
SL - $15.00
Lift tickets - $15

A buffet lunch including a beer or pop:
Master members in good standing: free
Non-masters members: $10

Slide shows, Videos and Prizes too! There will be a small prize table for those who have not raced in 4 races.
And a bonus to those who have raced in at least 4 regular season masters races; you are eligible for all the super great prizes draw.

Ladies Night Rescheduled Wed Mar 11

Woo Hooo! Ladies night is finally going to happen after being canceled and rescheduled.
I don't know about youse guys, but this is one of my favorite evenings of the whole year.

THE 18th ANNUAL SKI-A-THON @ MONT-TREMBLANT IS FINALLY HERE!

We are pleased to confirm the Ski-a-thon event details:

Thursday, March 5th
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

  • Festivities begin with a kick-off party at the Intrawest Conference Centre (at the bottom of the Cabriolet.)
  • Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a live auction featuring exciting prizes such as heli-skiing trips, hockey memorabilia, hotel & golf packages, ski equipment and much more.

Friday, March 6th

  • Meet at the hill for coffee and snacks then hit the slopes!
  • Ski all day with free ski pass and line-busting privileges.

8:00 a.m. Registration with continental breakfast.
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Complimentary lunch with silent auction on display.
3: 00 p.m. Après-ski party - snacks, prizes & silent auction.

Special hotel rates are available starting at $105 per night. For reservations call 1-866-253-0093 and quote the group number 2m97vi.

For more information please go to www.skiathon.com

Snow is in the forecast, so it should be a great day of skiing. Look forward to seeing you there!




Update Feb 27 2009

Schedule Updates!

Wed Mar 4 Slalom Edelweiss ! Next race is as scheduled at Edelweiss
Thur Mar 5 GS MakeUp Fortune! Next Thurs is a GS Makeup at Fortune
Wed Mar 11 Stubby SL Vorlage! The Ladies night will be a Slalom Stubby.

Race Updates!

The last couple of races have been Great. The SL at Fortune wed night was very good. Troy set a very good course. The snow was very good. The temperature was very good. The starter was very good. Yep, it was a very good race!
The forecast for the next 4 weeks calls for more very good weather. It's staying light later, the weather is getting warmer, and the courses are going to be the best ever.

Ladies Night Wed Mar 11 Stubby Slalom!

Our annual Ladies Night stubby SL is postponed to wednesday Mar 11 !
We polled the ladies about the format race of the Annual Ladies Night. The results were unanimous; they preferred the Stubby SL over the GS format. The executive just replied "yes dears. What ever you say."
Special discounts for women, It's our first stop at Vorlage this year for our Fifth annual Ladies night. All women race 2 for the price of 1! Bring a friend. Better yet bring a girl friend and you get to ski race, 2, that's right, 2 for the price of one!

* Special Ladies Prizes!
* Ladies 2 for 1 Race entry (or one for $8.00)
* All Ladies race first in the order!

Francois has done his usual outstanding job of securing prizes and what a collection of prizes he has! Massages, body products, gift certificates, toques. Skin suits. What more can you ask for?
So there we have it, Ladies night is a Stubby Slalom.

Congrats to Paul Kondrat!

On Wed Feb 18 At Cascade GS, Paul Kondrat recorded his first ever Masters Win. Paul beat out masters podium regulars Benoit and Francios. Paul has been training regularly with Troy and he just keeps getting faster and faster. Next year we're going to make him President. That'll slow him down!

Start Order and Other Things!

Couple reminders. Masters always go in order. Yeah I know it's hard to get in numerical order, especially when people arrive late, however... Our timers have been complaining because it is difficult for them to keep track of who goes when. So, lets give the old guys and the starters a break and try to arrive on time (Andy Mason exempted) and try to get in a reasonable order.
Bibs. every year we seem to loose a bib or two. If you happen to find a bib at home, in your bag, on your rec room wall, or mixed in with the lost socks, just drop on the bib pile. The Masters Thankee.
Skiing the course. Inspection is required and slide slipping is nice. Taunting your fellow racer during the inspection is mandatory. But skiing the course is frowned upon. If you see someone skiing the course, just take him aside and beat the crap out of him.

Canadian Ski Museum!

I received this eMail from Mr Fripp.
Many of the Masters Regulars are on the board (Ivo Krupka, John Irvin, Don Runge, Jara Packner, Shaun Fripp & Pete kunstadt) It'll be a fun day to head out to Tremblant to ski and party.

Shaun wrote:

Once again I am going to subject my abused body to the elements of the great mountain at Tremblant in the annual Ski-a-Thon for the Canadian Ski Museum and the Ottawa Boy's & Girl's Club. This event is the Museum's main fund raiser and we are looking for participants. To obtain more information on the event go to www.skiathon.com

Should you not be able to partake in this event, any donations to sponsor me and cover any medical bills I may incurr would be greatly appreciated.

For those of you who are as adept as I on the computer you could opt to send your donation directly to: Shaun Fripp, Apt. 401, 310 Crichton St.,Ottawa, K1M 1W5 Cheque or Money Order only please - payable to Canadian Ski Museum.

It would be great to see you guys there - it's a super cause and a lot of fun.




Update Feb 10 2009

Ladies Night Wed Feb 11 Slalom!

This wednesday is our annual Ladies Night!
Special discounts for women, It's our first stop at Vorlage this year for our Fifth annual Ladies night. All women race 2 for the price of 1! Bring a friend. Better yet bring a girl friend and you get to ski race, 2, that's right, 2 for the price of one!

* Special Ladies Prizes!
* Ladies 2 for 1 Race entry (or one for $8.00)
* All Ladies race first in the order!

Francois has done his usual outstanding job of securing prizes and what a collection of prizes he has! Massages, body products, gift certificates, toques. Skin suits. What more can you ask for?
Weather notice! Forecast for Wednesday is looking warm with a chance of R. We will be watching the weather closely if there is any change in the schedule we will notify you all by 2:00 PM.

Ontario Champs Feb 28 Blue Mountain

Those of you that are planning on racing the CDN nationals can book accoms at Donato House Hotel is only a 15 minute drive away in Wasaga Beach and boasts an indoor salt water pool and hot tub.
Rooms are either standards(4people), or lofts (3 or 4 or 5 or up to 8(has 4 beds)) or lofts with a kitchenette .We can accommodate a large family or two couples at a fraction of the cost of what you would expect to pay. We have very special rates for successful promoters of a group. All rooms have a bar fridge, microwave and coffee pot.
Large groups can access the kitchen and adjoining party room at no extra cost.
Call Paul Cousineau at 1-877-372-4411 for more information.




Update Jan 8 2009

Camp Fortune Cancellation

Sorry about the cancellation of the First Race. Camp Fortune decided that with the high snow fall that it would be safer to cancel. I would have loved to run the race but, oh well, the decision was made for me. I got the call about 2:00 pm. I had to do some rushing around to get the notice out.
I posted the news on the Facebook and send out emails. My email list at work was out of date so I apologize to those that didn't get the message.
Stats from our web server showed most of the web hits were around noon. Before you head out on a race day I would encourage you all to do a quick check before you Frap La Rue.
That said, for those of you who made the trek, I heard you an incredible night of skiing, so all was not lost. I'd rather be skiing boot top deep powder than racing anyway.

Take care and see you all in Feb




Update Jan 5 2009

Welcome to the newd year

Happy Newd Year Fellow Racers, the newd season is just about upon us and snow is good and skiing is great and the resorts are pretty much up in full operation. Forecast for Wednesday is light snow, High -4, low -8. Things have never looked better for a fantastic season opener.
Things are always busy on opening night, so plan to get there early! Ticket window opens at 6:00. We will have forms for you or print them out. Bring Correct Change! If you have preregistered, you will have bibs assigned. Look for the posters.

Change of Venue - Finals

We wanted to bring you the finals at Calabogie, but that is not going to happen this year. Sorry! We are rescheduling the finals to Cascades. They did such an incredible job last year, we are only too happy to go back there.
I haven't given up on Bogie, I will talk with them throughout the year and see what we can do for next year. I would be very happy to bring you a kick-the-ass top to bottom GS run.
To Recap: Cascade. Finals. Mar 21

Bibs Volunteer

1. If you have bibs. Bring them back. Please!
2. We need a volunteer to take care of the bibs. Rob Poudrette did a great job of handling the bibs, but after 2 years it is time to pass the torch. The job is simple. It's really just a 2 step process: Bring the Bibs. On time.
The On Time part is important.

Delegating the Curse...

So Fellow Racers, I am happy to be delegating the 2 second Curse of the president to Bruce McKay for Races #2,3,4.
I will be traveling to Tanzania Africa on a medical mission Jan 12 - 29 with CACHA to provide support and services to Aids and Women's shelter in Moshi Tanzania. I will be climbing Kilimanjaro as part of a fund raiser for the shelter and African Aids patients. While Kili is covered with a bountiful cone of snow, alas, skiing is prohibited. And I won't have room for a helmet, so I definetly won't be able to ski. I'll try and post some pics and comments on our facebook site so keep in touch there.
Any messages WRT to Race changes will be posted on the Facebook Site.
Just treat Bruce the same way y'all treat me and things will be fine.
I'll see youse guys in Feb!

First Race is GS at Camp Fortune, Jan 7. Be there bros. The beer will be waiting for you.




Update Dec 19 2008

Tis the Season...

To Recruit!
The new season is almost here and it's time for all members to go ski, train, and most importantly, pass the word. Bring out a new friend, old friend, any old friend.

First Race is GS at Camp Fortune, Jan 7. Be there bros. The beer will be waiting for you.




Update Oct 22 2008

Welcome to the New Season

Howdy all and welcome, welcome, welcome.
The Exec has been hard at work planning the next season. We have a few things on the go.

The open houses have been scheduled. So come on down meet up with old pals and sign up for the season. Have a couple pints. Brag about you fatness level. Make bets you know you are going lose.
T&L open house: Wed Nov 5
Kunstadt Open House : Wed Nov 19

Also: Open House @ Fortune Sunday Nov 2nd 4-10pm.

>We did a FacePlant

Masters, being the cool, hip, organization we are, have done a FacePlant on FaceBook.com .
So, Come on over, join up and do a FacePlant of your own in our Masters group.
Let me know if you want to moderate the group for us.
We are: Ottawa Masters Ski Racing Club




Update April 24 2008

Thanks all for the great Season

Note: I just updated the email list, so.... If you are here and don't want to be, or you aren't and want to be, send me a message and I'll fix it up.

The Awards party

The finals awards party was a great success. Brittania is such a nice club, it's great that John can arrange for us to go there.
First off I want to say a big Thanks to Kim Fripp for picking up the tab on the munchies! Yea You! Kim runs Fripp Insurance, so, support your past pres and buy your insurance from HD Fripp and Sons. contact
kemp @ hdfripp.ca

For all your Insurance needs, visit Fripp Insurance. Click Here

Anyways, A great time may have been had all, but I can't answer for all. Maybe somebody had a miserable time. I don't know. I had a great time. The Habs won, so all the Sens fans stampeding off the wagon had a great time too, I am sure. Judging by the people in the room, I can with some confidence that a Relatively OK time appeared to have been had by the majority of folks in attendance.

Final Results

The Final results are at the bottom of the results page, or you can read them here:
Masters Final Results (txt doc)

The Dave Gowing Award

A lot of people asked me, how do we determine the winner of the Dave Gowing award? The truth is, it's a closely guarded secret. We don't even know! The award is for the most improved skier, but really it's more than that. It's most improved, and the skier of the year and the best participation, and the nicest guy, and the most helpful, all rolled into one. This is the highest award in the club.
  • We start with the complete member list.
  • Participation is an important factor. We run two disciplines, so we remove anybody who has not skied in at least 4 races per discipline. This weeds out the slackers.
  • We look at the improvements in the penalty factor generated by the beer points program, comparing last year to this year. To ensure consistent results, we remove anybody was not a member last year. Slackers get slower.
  • It is easier for a newbie to increase the beer factor than a pro, so to ensure a fairer comparison, we apply a logarithmic normalization factor. Bruce is really good at that.
  • We look for improvement in both disciplines. Slackers may improve in one, but both? Never.
  • Dedication to the sport and the craft is important too. So we look around. Is the participant tuning his skis, training on the weekend, traveling to outside races? Slackers don't train.
  • Because the Prez gets slower, we automatically exclude him. And he's a slacker by default, so he's an easy out.
  • By the time we get to the bottom of the list, we have usually excluded everybody, so ultimately we end up giving it to whom ever the hell we choose!

This years winner goes to a racer who not only podiumed a number of times, but he also beat Francois. He trains regularly at Fortune, works out, tunes his skis. He spent many evenings sitting on the panel of the NCD representing Ottawa Masters. Plus he's a nice guy to boot. Ladies and Gentlemen, this years Dave Gowing award goes to: Bruce McKay!

New Award -Beer Points Trophy!

I am pleased to announce that Paul Kondrat is the immortalized winner of the first overall Beer Points. Paul wasn't present to accept his award, so I accepted it on his behalf. Great Skiing Paul!

BiBs

We are still missing some bibs, please check your bags. If you have a bib in your bag, please bring it back! Bibs are very costly to replace, so... Please do you club a favour and bring it back.

The Final Word

A few nice folk approached me and said that they really enjoyed the news letters and for I say thanks. It's always great to have feedback. However, they would add, (don't it seem like there's always a however?) The newsletters didn't seem as funny this year.
It's been a very busy season for me. I have a new girlfriend , so that alone should be reason enough. We're Newlyfriends if you know what I mean. But that's not all folks. I'm working on a CD project. Yeah, I'm a singer songwriter. I'm, to use industry palaver, what they call Up and Coming. Which translated means, you haven't heard of him. The disk is due out sometime this summer. Most likely I'll end up with a basement full of CDs and my friends running for cover whenever they see me coming. Or the Master Prize table will end up full of CD's. It'll probably turn out to be the musical prize equivalent of the helmet bag. The demos are on myspace if you care to have a listen:
Click Here

Well folks, friends and neighbors, fellow skiers, the time has come to put this season to rest. It's been great. Probably one of the finest seasons we've had for snow, good weather and good fun. On behalf of the executive, Bruce McKay -NCD Rep, John Irvin - Race Rep, Kim Fripp -Past President, Francois Theoret -Man of la Mange, Rob Poudrette - Bibs, and of course the lovely and talented registrar Dominique, I want to say have a great summer and thanks for coming out.

Cheers
The Prez.

Dec 11/2007

Race Cancellation - Weather

Race will be cancelled if, at 15h00 on the day of the race, Environment Canada posts an ambient temperature of -28C either at the www.weatheroffice.com web site, or at the 998.3439 info-line. It is the responsibility of the racer to check these sources on race day - Gary might not always be able to post a cancellation notice on the web site by 15h00.

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