Lots of Good News
After a very wet and miserable day on Sunday, winter finally arrived this week in Collingwood. The area has been hit with several intense snow squalls over the last several days bringing some much needed natural snow to the mountain. Things are looking white again!
Membership Fees and Banquet Tickets
Wow! What a busy weekend we had last week with many, many families paying for their memberships and banquet tickets. Thank you! The earlybird draw is next Sunday January 17th after lunch, so be sure to get your name into the draw by visiting the volunteer table next weekend (Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 to 12:30) to pay your membership and pick up your membership gift. Prizes for the draw include 2016-17 season passes and race programs.
Banquet ticket payments are now being accepted for the U12 and up athletes and families. This event, being held the evening of March 5, 2016 in the Village conference centre, usually sells out with 400 attendees. January 31st is the last day to pay for your order before pricing increases by $20 per person. The final day to order any remaining banquet tickets is Sunday February 21.
AOA Fitness Testing - Parent Update
If your child participated in the fitness testing that was held at Active Life over the Holiday break, please note that it is the athletes responsibility to submit the results to AOA. Active Life is not responsible for this.
U12+ Team Lists and Managers
Thank you to all the parent volunteers who have agreed to be a manager this season. The Team Lists have been updated with all of the managers names and email addresses. Click on their names to send them an email and say hello.
Good luck to teams who are racing this weekend. For those who's racers are on the U12 Rockets and U16 Wicked please note we are hosting the races here at Blue this weekend and you will be required to volunteer for the race. Remember, races can't be run without volunteers. One volunteer per racer is expected when we are hosting a race. Please check with your manager for details. Sign up for race crew duties will be available on-line soon. (http://jwracers.ca/teams/signup).
Alpine Ontario has released the race schedule for the rest of the season. Visit your individual team page on our web-site for the complete schedule.
U10 Race Schedule and Managers
We are still in need of team managers for the U10 group, particularly for the Sunday One Day Program. If you wish to volunteer to be a U10 team manager please contact Peter Skain.
The U10 race dates have been finalized. Mark these dates on your calendars and polish your cow bells!
Saturday Snowstars: February 6 and 27, 1 pm start
Sunday and 2 Day Snowstars: January 31 and February 21, 1 pm start
TSC February 7 Slalom
Jozo February 28 GS
Friday training is now available. To register your racer, send an email to Nikki Wait prior to Friday. Please include your racers full name and their age group (i.e. U10, U12). Cost is $60 plus taxes. Remember to go to the race office on Friday morning to make your payment.
MEC Jozo Weider Club Day - Thursday, January 14th, 2016
Don't miss our MEC-Jozo shopping night this Thursday, January 14, 2016. Join us at the MEC Toronto store (400 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K2). During this special shopping event at MEC Toronto, members of the Jozo Weider Ski Club receive a 10% discount on purchases.
Upon arrival at the MEC Toronto store on Jan 14, Jozo members should check in with the Member Services desk when they arrive. Inform the MEC staff that you are a Jozo member to receive your voucher. Member Services is located immediately to the right inside the front door.
A few specific items may be excluded from the discount, including but not limited to Blundstone footwear. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash or applied against prior purchases or services. Member number must be presented at time of purchase. MEC is a retail co-operative that sells exclusively to members. A lifetime individual membership is $5.
Velofix The Jozo Ski Tuning Concierge Service
Velofix kicked off the Jozo Ski Tuning Concierge Service this past weekend. Jozo members receive 15% off published pricing and Velofix will donate a portion of all tuning proceeds to Jozo. So keep an eye out for the bright red Velofix truck at The Inn every week throughout the 2016 ski season. Convenient drop-off & pick-up schedule allows for easy ski tuning services for the whole family throughout the season.
The Inn Friday afternoons @ 3pm.
The Inn Saturday mornings @ 8am.
The Inn Saturday afternoons @ 3pm.
The Inn Sunday mornings @ 8am.
The Inn Sunday afternoons @ 3pm.
Additional drop-off and pick-up times may be arranged directly with Velofix.
Individual Tune Pricing:
Standard Tune: $40 (edges sharpened by hand and bases conditioned and waxed for temperature).
High Performance Race Tune: $65 (sharpen edges with world cup hand held machine (ski sharp edge/snow glide), base conditioned and waxed with high performance fluoro wax).
Standard Tune: 5 for $180 / 10 for $350 / 20 for $600.
Race Tune: 5 for $300 / 10 for $600 / 20 for $1000.
Minor Base Repair: $10 (minor P-tex spot patch base repair along ski edge with no core showing).
Major Base Repair: $20 (major P-tex spot patch base repair throughout base with no core showing).
Hot Weld: $30.00 (Minor ski edge repair with no core showing plus major core spot patch repair).
Additional adjustments and repair options available. Please inquire at time of drop off.
Click here to visit the Velofix web site.
As many of you know ski racing has inherent risks. To help reduce risks we include safety equipment, some of which is required by Alpine Ontario such as helmets, others are recommended such as mouthguards. The Jozo Wieder Volunteer Committee has sourced a supplier of custom mouthguards. The price is very reasonable at $75.00 – this includes custom imprints, fabrication, and case. As well, if desired the Jozo Wieder logo will be on the guard.
Why do you need a mouthguard?
A mouthguard helps absorb the shock experienced by a blow to the face, which might otherwise result in an injury to the mouth or jaw. A heavy collision can result in chipped or broken teeth, internal damage to a tooth, tooth loss, injuries to the soft tissue of the mouth, and in severe cases a broken jaw. Injuries like these can lead to long and potentially expensive treatment to restore teeth and the mouth back to normal function and appearance.
When should I wear a mouthguard?
Mouthguards should be worn whilst playing and training for any sport that could involve contact to the face.
Alpine Canada recommends the use of mouthguards in ski racing.
In July 2012 Alpine Canada president Max Gartner has hailed the impact made by the first annual Ski Racing Safety Summit which made recommendations for improving safety in domestic ski racing, including the use of mouthgaurds at all ski racing levels. Read more here:
Can using mouthguards improve athlete performance?
There has been some debate about improved performance using mouthguards. Read some interesting articles here:
Interested, what’s the next step?
If you are interested in having a mouthguard made, contact GuardPro. You can arrange a personal fitting in the comfort of your own home. Contact info below. GuardPro’s team will take impressions of the athlete’s teeth, and then have them fabricated. The completed guards will be delivered within a few days.
Linda Bekiri, RDH
As well, you can choose to have your own dentist fabricate a mouthguard
REMINDER: Jozo-Gear - Sale Ends This Weekend
All Jozo-wear garments will be available for sizing and ordering at The Inn at the following times:
- Jan 16 – Lunch @ The Inn
- Jan 17 – Lunch @ The Inn
UPDATE: Alp’n Rock Shirts Sold Out!!
A HUGE shout out to Donna Holodryzuk for designing and organizing the Special Edition Jozo Alp'n Rock shirts. They sold out quickly and will bring the club a financial benefit of over $2,500.
Donna, thank you very much for all your hard work. And also a big thanks to Vera Cvetkovic for stepping in to help with the sales.