Special Screening of THE LAST KING: Next Sat 9th Sept 7:30pm

Another 2017 event to celebrate 40 years of BNSC. You are invited to a special screening of THE LAST KING.

Based on true events, THE LAST KING is set in civil war-ravaged Norway. Aided by rebel group the Birch Legs (Birkebeiners) the Norwegian King fights for survival against the Church’s Bishopsmen. Tasked with guarding the only remaining heir to the throne, two Birch Legs warriors, Skjervald and Torstein, escape with the infant heir and must traverse treacherous landscapes to protect their future King.

  • When: Saturday 9th September 2017
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Where: Hoppet Office (Auditorium)

Entry is free and a light supper will be provided.

Please note: Rated R: Restricted – under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Click here to view the poster : Birke movie poster

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A Reminder – Paul Kovacs – Photo Night & Chat: Sat 12th Aug 7:30pm

Another 2017 event to celebrate 40 years of BNSC. We have already had the Casserole Dinner and Mid-Season Dinner. What else is to come?

National team skier Paul Kovacs has offered to present a photo night and chat about life on the road. He will be speaking about his experiences competing at the highest level in World Championships, World Cup and life in Alaska.

  • When: Saturday 12th August 2017
  • Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Where: Hoppet Office (Auditorium)

Entry is free and a light supper will be provided.

His photos are stunning!

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Another … Call for Hoppet Helpers

As a club member have you offered to assist at this years Kangaroo Hoppet in SOME capacity? Don’t just ski the race and walk away. DO SOMETHING — help the race committee either on the Friday set-up, morning of the race, during the race or for the post race clean up. Indicate your interest to Nick Wright (volunteer co-ordinator). Details below.

The Kangaroo Hoppet is the major event for Australian XC skiing but it can’t run without BNSC volunteers.

Our Club receives significant funding from Kangaroo Hoppet in recognition of the club’s involvement in organising the event and the volunteer contribution of club members.

These funds support club programs including Junior Birkie activities, coaching clinics, social activities, the race program and support for our elite athletes training and competing overseas, allowing us to keep our membership fees very low.

As a Birkebeiner member, you are asked to help make the 27th Kangaroo Hoppet a success.

Depending on your role you maybe provided with a Hoppet T-Shirt ( via a Hoppet Shop voucher in Mt Beauty), lunch and drinks.

Thank you – from the Kangaroo Hoppet Organising Committee.

Contact — Nick Wright to register where you can help. Emailnick@birkebeiner.org.au


We need volunteers for the following days:

Friday 25th August

  • Setting up the start/finish area in the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl
  • Drink Station Set-up

Saturday 26th August

  • To complete the start/finish area set up in the Nordic Bowl.
  • Start Line Marshals – 9 a.m to 10 am.
  • Course Marshals – The next best Marshal Job, seeing all the on course action out on the High Plains!  (free snowmobile ride if you are unable to ski to location).
  • Final Clean Up – Nordic Bowl and Hoppet Start Area.
  • Drink Station Pack-up.

Birkebeiner members who have skied in the Joey Hoppet or the Australian Birkebeiner are asked to volunteer for the afternoon shift and event pack-up in the Nordic Bowl. For non-skiing members, the afternoon pack up is an awesome way to help after watching the race!

Click [HERE] to view more details about the jobs above.

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Adult Instruction Clinics – Sat Aug 12th & Tues Aug 15th

Adult Instruction for BNSC members

    • Saturday August 12th – 1:30 to 3:00 pm (Beginner Skate)
    • Tuesday August 15th – 10:30 to 12 noon (Skate Intermediate/Advanced)

Places (although limited) still available – email: nick@birkebeiner.org.au to book.

Get first class instruction from our overseas club coach Miles Havlick.    

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Ski de Femme & Rocky Valley Rush (Sat 12th Aug & Sun 13th Aug)

Enter Online

Rocky Valley Rush & Sun Valley Ramble (C/F) – Falls Creek: Sunday 13th August starting at 10:30 am. Rush 15km and Ramble 7km. Participants can choose either classical or freestyle technique on the entry form. Late entries will be accepted at Windy Corner Day Shelter 8.30 – 9.30 a.m. on race day. (Add an extra $10 to fees for 20 and over classes). Click [HERE]

Ski de Femme (Falls Creek): Saturday 12th August. Instruction starts at 10 am (meet in the Nordic Bowl). Fun races start at 12 noon. Spot prices and afternoon tea following. Registration is necessary. Click [HERE] 

Australian Senior XC Ski Championships (Falls Creek): Saturday 19th August – Sprint (C) starting at 9:30 am and Sunday 20th August – Distance W10 km & M15km (F).
Click [HERE]. Note: Early bird registrations close on Sunday 13/8 11pm ($40/event) and the late registrations close on Wednesday 16/8 11pm (an extra $20/event).

Finally don’t forget the Kangaroo Hoppet – Saturday 26th August 2017. Late entry fees kick in from this Saturday 12th August. If you want a good start position make sure you get the entry in. Enter [HERE].

Our president Ronice Goebel outside the clubhouse this afternoon. 1.5m of snow at Falls Creek now. Haven’t see so much snow in years. The amount of snow on the Dam Wall is amazing.

 

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Call for Hoppet Helpers

The Kangaroo Hoppet is the major event for Australian XC skiing but it can’t run without BNSC volunteers.

Our Club receives significant funding from Kangaroo Hoppet in recognition of the club’s involvement in organising the event and the volunteer contribution of club members.

These funds support club programs including Junior Birkie activities, coaching clinics, social activities, the race program and support for our elite athletes training and competing overseas, allowing us to keep our membership fees very low.

As a Birkebeiner member, you are asked to help make the 27th Kangaroo Hoppet a success.

Depending on your role you maybe provided with a Hoppet T-Shirt ( via a Hoppet Shop voucher in Mt Beauty), lunch and drinks.

Thank you – from the Kangaroo Hoppet Organising Committee.

Contact — Nick Wright to register where you can help. Emailnick@birkebeiner.org.au


We need volunteers for the following days:

Friday 25th August

  • Setting up the start/finish area in the Falls Creek Nordic Bowl
  • Drink Station Set-up

Saturday 26th August

  • To complete the start/finish area set up in the Nordic Bowl.
  • Start Line Marshals – 9 a.m to 10 am.
  • Course Marshals – The next best Marshal Job, seeing all the on course action out on the High Plains!  (free snowmobile ride if you are unable to ski to location).
  • Final Clean Up – Nordic Bowl and Hoppet Start Area.
  • Drink Station Pack-up.

Birkebeiner members who have skied in the Joey Hoppet or the Australian Birkebeiner are asked to volunteer for the afternoon shift and event pack-up in the Nordic Bowl. For non-skiing members, the afternoon pack up is an awesome way to help after watching the race!

Click [HERE] to view more details about the jobs above.

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Paul Kovacs – Photo Night & Chat: Sat 12th Aug 7:30pm

Another 2017 event to celebrate 40 years of BNSC. We have already had the Casserole Dinner and Mid-Season Dinner. What else is to come?

National team skier Paul Kovacs has offered to present a photo night and chat about life on the road. He will be speaking about his experiences competing at the highest level in World Championships, World Cup and life in Alaska.

  • When: Saturday 12th August 2017
  • Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Where: Hoppet Office (Auditorium)

Entry is free and a light supper will be provided.

His photos are stunning!

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Australian Junior XC Skiing Championship Results

On Saturday 29th July and Sunday 30th July the club conducted the Australian Junior XC Skiing Championships at Falls Creek.

The classic sprint event was Saturday (75 finishers) and the freestyle distance Sunday (68 finishers).

Click [HERE] to view the Sprint time trial results.

Click [HERE] to view the Distance results.

Thanks to the hard working club race committee (lead by race secretary Marg Trnka) and all those people that volunteered their help to make it a very successful weekend of racing.

The next club events are the Ski de Femme on Saturday 12th August (registration is necessary) followed by the Rocky Valley Rush (C or F) on Sunday 13th August both at Falls Creek. Check the club website for event and registration details.

Ladies working in the Race Office. From left: Helen L’Huillier, Ann Bellingham (assistant race secretary), Kinga Price & Marg Trnka (race secretary).

Part of the crowd of juniors and supporters at Sundays distance event.

Race start action – distance event

Club Skidoo & Trailer. Couldn’t organise events without it. Thanks to Nick Wright our dedicated driver & Ian Franzke who maintains it.

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Birkebeiner Bulletin – July 2017

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for July 2017 is now available for viewing as a pdf file.

To view the latest Birkie Bulletin, all you need to do is click the link in this email message and the pdf file will open in your web browser. Hint: To enlarge the text on the web page, use the following keyboard shortcuts: Windows: hold down Control then type +, Apple: hold down Command then type +

Alternatively, if you wish to save the newsletter to your computer, there are two options: 1. Save it from your Browser (File > Save) or 2. Go to the club’s website <Newsletters> and download the Birkie Bulletin pdf file. Hint: Right click the link and select ‘Save Link As…. or ‘Download Linked File As…’ depending on the browser you use. Past issues can also be accessed on the site.

Birkebeiner Bulletin July 2017

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Up Coming Races & Ski de Femme

Enter Online

Australian Senior XC Ski Championships (Falls Creek): Saturday 19th August – Sprint (C) starting at 9:30 am and Sunday 20th August – Distance W10 km & M15km (F).
Click [HERE]

Rocky Valley Rush & Sun Valley Ramble (C/F) – Falls Creek: Sunday 13th August starting at 10:30 am. Rush 15km and Ramble 7km. Participants can choose either classical or freestyle technique on the entry form. Click [HERE]

Ski de Femme (Falls Creek): Saturday 12th August. Instruction starts at 10 am (meet in the Nordic Bowl). Fun races start at 12 noon. Spot prices and afternoon tea following. Registration is necessary. Click [HERE] 

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