She Skis 2013-2014 - updated 12/14/2013
December 14, 2013
For this coming Wednesday, the 18th, we'll have time to "Social Ski"
from 6:00-6:50 pm at Timber Ridge/Vasa and then meet in the Lodge RIGHT
AT 7:00 PM for an informative session on nutrition for athletes. This
has always been a popular topic and has been included in our schedule by
We need to be mindful of Ella's and Kristin's time, so we need to be on
our way home by 8:00 PM.
If you want to ski earlier than 6:00 PM in order to get a longer ski
time, that is fine...just be in the Lodge by 7:00!
Circle Jan. 29th as the first of Kristin's Women's Nights AND the SheSki
group from Petoskey is coming down to join us....they will be skiing
earlier in the day, so I hope some of you can plan to be out at Timber
to ski around 4:00...the times for skiing will overlap, so not to worry
about missing out! After skiing at whatever time, we'll gather in the
Lodge for something to eat...maybe a potluck or something to add to what
Kristin cooks up (she make really good chili!)
Before then, though, there are two date coming up that will be FUN, FUN,
Sat., 12/21 Michigan Cup Races at Lakes of the North, Mancelona....10K
Freestyle...maybe a potluck for after??
Sat., 1/18 Cote Dame Michigan Cup Races at Hanson Hills, near Gray
ling...6K, 13K. 26K - food after!
Let's make these events fun for us with food, carpools (costumes??) and
of course lots of laughs!! We're a large group of skiers and have the
potential to add a lot of points to the VSC's quest to regain the MI Cup
that we lost last year to XC Ski Headquarters!
Please get in touch with Melinda Mitchell and/or Gussie Peterson as they
are organizing us for these events....you do NOT have to be a great
skier to do these; all you have to do is finish!! Of course, that means
you have to start, too!! Join VSC as soon as you can to get registered,
automatically, to do these races!! Come on, you can do it!!
If we don't see each other on the 18th, I want to wish each of you all
of the very best that this season provides!
December 8, 2013
It's the night we all look forward to so we can develop and improve our skiing skills....Lesson Night for both skate and classic disciplines/ beginning and more advanced groups in both. Gussie Peterson has asked several excellent skiers to assist with our groups, so be there at Timber Ridge, ready to get out the door by 6:00 PM....lessons start promptly at 6:00 on the snow!! She will divide us up into the groups, so best to be there early, if at all possible.
If you need to make arrangements for equipment rental, please do so before hand at either Timber Ridge or Brick Wheels so you are ready to go and won't be disappointed!
The forecast is calling for more snow between now and Wednesday, so get out there and do your SNOW DANCES... if necessary, we will plan an alternate activity.
Hope to see you Wednesday...Linda
November 23, 2013
Update for December 4th
Hey Everyone...Since we have snow and more than likely will have it on the 4th, Kristin and Gordon have offered to have us use TR for skiing as an option for that evening in addition to the yoga session we already have planned...there will be no lights other than those in the parking lot, so keep that in mind as you make your decision about which activity to do.... Either way, have a great time!!
A special thank you not only to Lesley Kovac for the yoga session, but to Paula Gale for taking care of the details on the 4th..remember to sign in!
November 23, 2013
We will not meet on 11/27 due to Thanksgiving preparations of one sort or another, but the following week, 12/4 plan on bringing those yoga mats to Timber Ridge at 6:00 PM for a great yoga session with Lesley Kovacs. For those of you who were with us last year, you will remember that her session was super!!
We have been invited by the Petoskey SheSkis group to get together sometime in January....they would come down to Timber Ridge in the late afternoon for a ski and probably pot luck after....what do you think?
They would want to start skiing around 4:30/5:00 and I know many of you can't be there that early, but also, many of you can make it! Then, we would eat after...let me know what you think about this plan, anyway!
The other item is this:
The High School X-C Ski Teams asked me to let everyone know about an upcoming fundraiser for the teams.
The Traverse City Central & West Nordic Ski Teams will earn 10% of ALL sales on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 5 - 8 PM at the Culver's Restaurant on
US-31 near 3 Mile Road. Ski team members will be at the restaurant lending a hand.
November 16, 2013
Hello Women of SheSkis......
It's one of the treats of the season for us!
Plan to meet at Brick Wheels @ 6:00 PM this coming Wed., Nov. 20th for the latest and greatest in XC Ski clothing and equipment, plus tips from our area Swix resprsentative, Mark Wagoner ....... that's not all....we will have fun shopping with 20% off ski related purchases that night..save your coupon in GT Woman magazine to shop another time!
Bring a snack/beverage to share and your credit cards, check books or plain old cash!!
See YOU there...Linda
PS...be sure you work out on your own!! Snow is coming!!
November 10, 2013
That bit of snow is making everyone anxious to get out.....our next topic is Waxing for both skating and for classic and the fun begins at Marilyn Schulz' home. Bring a snack and beverage to share and plan to gather @ 6:00 PM.
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See you soon! Linda
November 3, 2013
Sure hope each of you had the chance to get outside today...the subtle
part of fall colors is just georgous! Then, throw in the golden tamaraks
and it is a beautiful site.
Plans for Wednesday, Nov. 6.it's a two parter...
Marcie Talicska will be leading "Plyometrics for Skiing"for the action
part so come prepared to work out. My physical therapist, Lynne Lombard
selected the "Plyos" that are specific to xc skiing, but she is unable
to join us in person...hence Marcie will lead us.
Cyndi Holiday will be organizing the Shopping Spree, so come early and
bring your ski/athletic/otherwise clothes that you no longer use or
want....proceeds go right back into SheSkis..those who participated two
years ago LOVED doing this..it is FUN.
Here's how we will do both....fo Plyos, there is a handout with
illustrations, with Marcie leading...you can do some, go to the Shopping
Spree and come back to Plyos or start at Shopping Spree and then go to
Plyos...very fluid and use your good judgement about # of women at each
area. Feel free to go b ack and forth. Not sure about which building
we'll be using due to consruction on the Banquet Hall...plan to come
early and be flexible!
Speaking of Marcie, did any of you happen to pick up her radio she used
for Pilates? Her CD was in it, too :(
That's it for now!
October 28, 2013
Back by popular demand will be Andrew Gorecki, DPT, Superior Physical Therapy, for our session this week at Timber Ridge. We'll start at 6:00 PM, probably in the Banquet Hall, but outside, weather permmitting. Dress accordingly and remember your water bottle.
Also, remember to join Vasa Ski Club, get your Grooming Badge and Timber Ridge Trail Pass (the trail pass is the only one that you HAVE to do; the others are encouraged).
This weekend is IceMan and on Friday evening will be the xc skiing presentation at the Grand Traverse Resort during the IM Expo...details to follow and good luck to all the SheSkiers who are riding!!
See you soon! Linda
October 20, 2013
This week, we won't have to worry about the weather as Marcie Talicska will be leading us in her choice of a fun, great work out...we'll be in the Banquet Hall...wear your tennies and remember it is usually chilly in there! Bring your water bottle and a yoga mat, if possible (I have no idea what surprises Marcie has cooked up for us, so be prepared!). See you at 6:00 PM at Timber Ridge.
I attached the PLAN for the coming season to a recent email I sent out and as you can see, there are some gaps for people to step up and be responsible for that activity. If you didn't receive the email contact Linda Deneen at email@example.com
Also, new this year, we want to keep track of skiing hours with prizes for those who really do ski the most; we need someone to prepare a chart that each of us will complete (Honor System) to keep track of our progress throughout the season.
So, please contact me if you are interested in taking on a bit of responsibility for our fun!
An additional SheSkis activity will be taking place on some weekends this season as well....we'll start with the Annual Ski Fest at Brick Wheels on Sat. Oct. 26 and then go on into the MI Cup season....by joining the Vasa Ski Club (which you can do at the Ski Fest), you will be automatically signed up for MI Cup, so that's slick and easy...Gussie and Melinda will explain more about what we have in mind for SheSkis participation, but it will be FUN and include FOOD plus NOT every weekend!!
See you Wed!! Linda
October 14, 2013
Hello Women of SheSkis!
Bring your short ski poles (classic, not skating, or Nordic Walking Poles), water bottle, dress for the weather and wear your tennies....Judy Vajda, fresh from a great finish in the Chicago Marathon this past weekend, will be leading us out on the VASA Trail for Hill Bounding - a great training workout for both classic and skating skiers!
See you at 6:00 PM @ Timber Ridge in the parking lot....there's 30% chance of rain...if we need to cancel, I will send a message via email no later than 4:00...hopefully you won't hear from me!!
See you then...Linda
September 25, 2014
Ladies of the Winter...
Be sure to circle Wednesday evenings for our SheSkis program!
Starting Oct. 9, we'll gather at Timber Ridge at 6:00 for DryLand training.
Bring your short ski poles and water bottle, dress for the weather and begin getting ready for the coming season.
Judy Vajda will lead us out for Nordic Walking/Ski Walking.
SheSkis is for women of all ages and abilities. It's "Dirt to Snow" so don't be shy; you'll fit right in!
Questions? Contact Linda Deneen at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 22, 2013
Ladies.....Dry Land Training will be starting soon at Timber Ridge.
You will need to bring your water bottle, classic or shorter ski poles and
dress as for running. Remember this is "Dirt to Snow" to get us ready
for the coming xc ski season and that women of all ages and abilities
are welcome...no one needs to feel intimidated about joining us.....
We always have a great time!!
Please contact Linda Deneen at
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