Welcome to the 2017-18 Season

WELCOME MHRC MEMBERS AND RACERS

Waking up today to a significantly cooler morning than we have experienced the past weeks, makes the timing of this initial season kick-off communication seem perfect! This summer, through all the heat, rain and attempted vacation time, the MHRC Board, a dedicated team who volunteer their time, has been hard at work preparing for the 2017/18 ski/sbx race season.  With input from members and coaches, the board took a deep dive look into all our programming, special events and extra training, to ensure racers and their parents, would get the best possible season we could provide, (weather outside of our control of course ;).  In stating that, our website is in its’ final stages of review, updates have been made in all areas of program descriptions, as well as other pages, and registration is ready to open in the next days.  We hope you are pleased with the updates.  What follows are a few headlines of changes and updates to ensure you are familiar with, before registration opens.  As always, stay tuned to the webpage, read the blog updates (ensure you are signed up with a frequently used email address), and start thinking about your choice of volunteer activities.  Let this be the start of a great season, with lots of snow and safe exciting racing!

Programming

The board, in keeping with a mandate for high quality programming with measurable results, reviewed every aspect of our programs.  We feel this coming season will provide the highest quality programming for all age groups, both travel and development.  We have worked closely with head coach Sarah, and Alpine Ontario, and Glen Eden to ensure the club is in a good position to offer the best experience and training with our not-for-profit pricing model.  Please review the updated website for further details on each program – description, scheduled training days, and overall pricing.   Any enquiries should be put through – info@miltonheights.com – this ensures the board is able to review as a whole every question/comment.

Registration – Opens Oct 7th, 2017

Last year the club successfully adopted TeamSnap for all communication to racers and scheduling.  For the 2017/18 season, we have further expanded our use of TeamSnap to include registration.  It will now be the one tool used across the club for both payment and scheduling.  With the help of our extreme IT savvy board member Marc Léveillé, registration has been streamlined and very user friendly.  TeamSnap makes it easy for families to register with MHRC online. Using our registration portal, you will be able to complete online registration for programs, extra training, races… you name it.  All you have to do to register is go to our new registration page at miltonheights.com/registration/ and go from there. You will also find a video that will show you how to use the new registration process. Further questions related to registration should be sent to registrar@miltonheights.com

 

VOLUNTEER

As a volunteer based club we all need to give our time to keep the club running throughout the season. These efforts are key to not only keeping costs down, but ensuring smooth training days, and race events both at home and away.  Coaches are in no way responsible for the administration, club house chores, and other non-program/non-race activities – that is solely up to the membership, parents and board.  The board itself is made up of volunteers that put in countless hours, even during the off season.  Please ensure you stay up to date on needed volunteer requests and roles, as well as general training day clubhouse tidying.  It is your responsibility to ensure your volunteer hours are accounted for at the end of the season.  Thank you in advance for doing your part!  For more information on volunteering, have a look at the volunteering page at miltonheights.com/volunteering/ on the website. Further volunteer enquires should be sent to: volunteer@miltonheights.com

SKI SWAP

As many of you are aware, the Milton Heights Ski Swap, or what is referred to by it’s website name as SuperSkiSwap, is the highlight of season kick off, as well as the most important means of fundraising the club has.  A successful swap ensures the cost to you and your racer stays within reach!  We have created a flyer that we ask you to print, email, spam, and post, where you can to ensure this amazing event is advertised in as many locations as possible. You can find it on our swap page or by clicking here to download it.  We have the whole of the GTA as well as south western Ontario to pull potential buyers from!  This year the MHRC Ski Swap is working very closely with Glen Eden and some concrete changes have been made. The site of the swap has been moved to Glen Eden property – you won’t miss the huge white tents!  There will many more activities and an endless supply of equipment both new and used for purchase.  This is also an event that allows for you to complete your volunteer hours in one swoop!  Please see www.superskiswap.com for details.

DRYLAND TRAINING

MHRC Dryland Training has also been revised for the start of the 2017/18 season.   Each group will have a team building event day.  The coaches will take them through a fun filled fitness day!  During this time it is also mandatory that at least one parent attend a parent meeting regarding your racer’s upcoming season.  Look forward to an email from team managers with further details.  Please note Junior Development (JDL) do not take part in this training.   

  • Sunday October 28 – U14 Travel Program Team Building Event!
  • Sunday Nov 12 – U10/12 Travel Program and Team Building Event!
  • Sunday Nov 12 – Snowboard Travel Program Team Building Event!
  • Sunday November 19 – U16/19 Travel Program Team Building Event!

 

PRE–SEASON MT TREMBLANT CAMP – SKI / SBX

Our pre-season Mt-Tremblant trip is being finalized as we speak. We’ve had great feedback from both surveys which will help make this trip the best one yet. Dates are the following: 4 day camp – Dec 14th to 17th ; 6 day camp option – Dec 12th to Dec 17th. Keep in mind that the traveling days for each camp are, respectively, Dec 13th and Dec 11th so that we can have an early start on snow. Look for additional details as soon as they are finalized on the website under events.

 

Please refer to www.miltonheights.com site for details on everything that was covered at a high level in this communication.  If you don’t see an answer to your question on our site, please email info@miltonheights.com  On behalf of the MHRC board of directors, we look forward to an exciting ski/sbx race season.  See you on the hill!  Think snow!

Best Regards,
MHRC Board of Directors