The snow keeps falling and the cross country ski team at HPS has begun! Here are the
dates related to the ski team, so far:
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 cross country ski race /#1 at Arrowhead – classic only
Friday, March 3, 2017 – cross country ski race #2 at Arrowhead – classic or skate ski
There are no alternate dates for any of the above sessions or races.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Elementary Championships at Hardwood, classic and skate
skiing.

Your child has expressed interest in participating in one or all of the events above. If
he/she would like to participate in the first race at Arrowhead, the permission form,
waiver and $13 are due to Rm. 204 by Friday, January 27, 2017 , the date on which
we must register all school skiers. Please note that this cost is non-refundable if your
child is ill on race day as unfortunately, we have to pay for all registered skiers. A
separate permission form will be sent home to be signed and returned, along with
payment for the race, for each race.
Equipment : If your child does not have equipment, please arrange rentals through
Arrowhead Park or Algonquin Outfitters. A limited number of skis, boots and poles are
available at HPS but will be on a first come, first serve basis, based on financial need.
Please contact Mrs. Marshall at t.marshall@tldsb.on.ca if you would like her to try to fit
your child with equipment from HPS.
Cost: We love to ski and don’t want the cost to stop your child from participating in the
HPS ski program. If your family requires assistance to participate in any of the above
activities, please e-mail Mme Lindsay at a.lindsay@tldsb.on.ca or call her at the school
at 789-2318 ext. 124.
Volunteers: The two races at Arrowhead are great events and involve up to 400 young
skiers. As you can imagine, these events require a large number of volunteers. If you
are available to help on one or both of these days, please let the volunteer coordinator,
Michele Schwemmer, know by e-mail: meschwemmer@vianet.ca or by phone (705)
224-4912. Most volunteer roles allow you to have a great view of your child racing!

Please continue to check the Huntsville Public School website for any information or
dates related to skiing and let Mme Lindsay or Mrs. Marshall know if you have any
questions.

See you on the snow!
Mrs. Marshall & Mme Lindsay