Taking a break!
We’re raising funds to support training for our volunteer coaches, purchase skate gear for younger athletes, maintain our wax hut, and help our race team realize their goals with funding assistance for races. We’re also planning to expand our community outreach to make it easier for disadvantaged youth in the area to get into cross country skiing.
We are fortunate to have an awesome Hollyburn supporter who has offered to donate $5k if we reach $10k as a club — so please give generously and help boost our very special community!
Our Hollyburn skiers are now on the return leg of their exchange with the Chelsea Nordiq club. Follow along via their blog!
The exchange was a huge success! Kids from Chelsea, the Sea to Sky Nordics, and Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Clubs enjoyed time together in both the Vancouver and Whistler areas from December 31st to January 8th. Cultural highlights included visits to the Vancouver Aquarium, the Audain Gallery, Granville Island, and a tour of the Lil’wat Cultural Center.
Hosting the whole group for two nights at the Whistler Athletes Center strengthened bonds among the teams. Special thanks to the Sea to Sky Nordics for the full-day biathlon session at the Callaghan range, which included shooting with live ammunition (all costs covered by the Sea to Sky Nordics). Also, special thanks to the Gitt family for hosting the Vancouver athletes and billets for a marshmallow roast at their Cypress cabin.The weather cooperated and we had rain-free ski days at Cypress and beautiful fresh snow in Callaghan and Whistler Village.
Vancouver/Whistler athletes will depart for Chelsea on February 8th, returning February 15th, where activities will range from an overnight stay at a Gatineau Park cabin to a mock trial at the Supreme Court of Canada. An amazing experience for our athletes! You can read more about the exchange in a Chelsea newspaper article.
Vikings, trolls, and maybe a few cookies, too. The January 25/26 sessions celebrated the legend of the Birkebeiners.
viaSport Event Feature: 2016 Teck BC Championships
The following video feature was made by viaSport when Hollyburn hosted the 2016 BC Championships.