Dryland practice starts at 3 pm and will end at 4 pm. Practices will run Monday through Thursday during the month of December. Please make sure your ride will be here to pick you up at 4.
Sean Florian, from ProTek Ski Racing, will be coming to Staples on Thursday at 4:30. Attached you will find the order form for helmets if you are interested. As we noted at practice yesterday, you can also check with Westport Ski and Sport. Be sure to mention to them Staples Ski Team.
Our Okemo trip will be taking place Saturday December 9th. The bus will leave the Staples Pool Lobby door at 4:45 AM. All racers who are transporting up with the team will need to bring all of their gear to the school either that morning or during practice on Thursday 12/7. The cost of the trip is $150, for anyone who is coming and meeting us at Okemo the cost is $50. We will need at least 20 racers to be taking the bus. Forms will be available for the trip in the forms page Friday 12/1. Checks and permission slips are due Wednesday 12/6 and can be turned into Becca at the beginning of practice.
REMINDER: Only racers who are trying out for the team and have submitted their forms will be eligible for the trip.
Dattco is unable to provide us a bus on December 2, so we will be running our Okemo trip on December 9th.
Our very own Courtney Ruggiero is the 2018 teacher of the year! As many of you may know, Courtney is not only our very talented boys ski team coach, she is also an eighth grade social studies teacher at Bedford Middle School.
P.S. Think snow! Ski season will be here soon!
The CISL just recently posted the following information regarding a change in helmet rules that will go into effect next season. With this in mind, we wanted to alert everyone who may be purchasing a new helmet this season. If you have any questions, please refer to the link at the bottom of the League’s announcement.
From the CISL website:
CISL Helmet rule
We are aware of the changes in helmet regulations that USSA has implemented. Currently our rules read as follows, “Helmets, designed and approved for ski racing, must be worn by all racers at all times while skiing in any and all CISL GS races. Helmets or approved slalom specific face protection MUST be worn in all SL races”.
For the 2016-2017 season the CISL encourages all racers to wear CE Certified Helmets (hard covering over the ears). For the 2017-2018 season all racers will be required to wear helmets that cover their head and ears and must have the CE sticker to race.