Jozo Weider Newsletter Volume 5

  • Thursday, January 7, 2016

HUGE update this week.  Please read all the way through.

Membership Fees and Banquet Tickets

The volunteer table will be open at The Inn in our lunch area to accept 2015-16 membership fees and banquet ticket orders on Saturday January 9 and on Sunday January 10 from 11:30 to 12:30.  An earlybird draw will be held on Sunday January 17th, so be sure to get your name into the draw by paying your annual membership by the 17th. The usual season passes and race programs for next season will be up for grabs in the earlybird draw!  

We accept cash, cheques (payable to Jozo Weider Volunteer Committee), debit, Visa, and MasterCard. Membership forms will be available at the volunteer table, or you can download one in advance from the Jozo website here:

Please note that annual memberships and banquet tickets are managed by the volunteer committee; Nikki and the race office staff are NOT able to process these payments. Questions? Come and visit the volunteer table on weekends at lunch time to learn more.

Ski Swap, AGM and Opening Party - January 9th 3:30 to 6pm at The Inn

The Jozo Volunteer Committee will hold our Annual General Meeting, Ski Swap, and Opening Weekend Party on January 2nd in our Jozo space (Weider Room 3) at The Blue Mt. Inn.

Parent Meetings for the weekend of January 9 and 10

If you missed the Parent Meeting held during the Christmas camp, please make an effort to attend one of the following meetings this weekend.

Meetings will be held in Weider room 3.
Saturday January 9
U10 Sat at 9:30am
U10 2 day at 10am
U16 at 10:30am
U14 at 11am
Sunday January 10
Park & Pipe Snowboard at 9:30
Park & Pipe Freeski at 10am
U10 Sunday at10:30
U12 at 1pm

Team Lists 

Team lists for U12+ are on our site:  go here.  

Team lists for U10 racers will be posted on the windows of The Inn on the morning of January 9th and 10th.  Please keep in mind that these lists are not final.  Some changes may happen during the first few weeks of the program once coaches have had a chance to work with our athletes on the snow.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the teams, please contact the race office via email (Nikki Wait: [email protected]).


Team Managers

All Teams U12+ will need a manager.  Managers fill an important roll for each team.  The duties of a manager are really quite simple and fun and they truly add to the experience of our athletes and families.

If you are interested in being a manager or assisting please contact Bonnie Campbell at [email protected]

At the U10 age group, we also try to have a manager for each team.  If you are interested in being a manager for a U10 team, please contact Peter Skain at [email protected]

Emergency Contact Forms

ALL FAMILIES  -  Emergency Contact Forms must be filled out and returned to Nikki (Race Administrator).  The Emergency Contact Form MUST be filled out by ALL families.  You can fill it out and scan/email it back to Nikki or drop it off at the Race Office.

Nikki can be reached here:  [email protected]
The Form can be downloaded here: Emergency Contact Form

AOA Registration + Update

ALL RACERS U12 and Up  -  AOA Registration MANDATORY.
Your U12+ kids can not race if they have not registered and paid the AOA fee.

Nikki and Rob are in regular contact with the AOA about the race schedule. The AOA needs to first assess what clubs can make enough snow for gates. As an FYI – all gates must be anchored entirely in snow - no drilling into dirt - there needs to be enough snow for ruts to form without getting down to the dirt. Most clubs may not know if they have enough snow and if they can dedicate the hill space until after this weekend. There is a chance for a tentative schedule (subject to change given snow at various clubs). The AOA has posted on their site that all Div 1 & 2 races are postponed until at least Jan 16/17.

Friday Training

Friday training will start this week on January 8.  Please contact the race office (Nikki Wait: [email protected]) before Friday to register your child.  Keep in mind that the conditions may still not warrant gates at this time. 

Free Ski Tuning Workshop' by SIDECUT

We will be running another Ski Tuning workshop on Saturday January 9th - Weider Room 3 @ 1pm.

Come out and learn how ski tuning is linked to how your children learn skills on snow.  Ski tuning and waxing products will be available for purchase at special prices for those in attendance.

Sponsor News 

NEW DATE: January 14th, 2016 - MEC Club Day – Jozo Weider

Due to the delayed start to the 2016 race season, our MEC-Jozo shopping night has been changed to January 14, 2016. So after this weekend if you realize you need new socks, long john, ski wax or any other outdoor equipment – join is a the MEC Toronto store (400 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K2). During this special shopping event at MEC Toronto, members of the Jozo Weider Ski Club receive a 10% discount on purchases.  

Discount applies to regularly priced in-stock items purchased in-store only with presentation of this coupon.  A few specific items may be excluded from the discount, including but not limited to Blundstone footwear.  Offer cannot be redeemed for cash or applied against prior purchases or services.  Member number must be presented at time of purchase.  MEC is a retail co-operative that sells exclusively to members.  A lifetime individual membership is $5.

SPONSOR ANNOUNCEMENT:  Velofix & The Jozo Ski Tuning Concierge Service

Velofix (one of our new 2016 sponsors) kicks off the Jozo Ski Tuning Concierge Service this weekend. Jozo members will receive 15% off published pricing and Velofix will donate a portion of all tuning proceeds to Jozo. So keep an eye out for the bright red Velofix truck at The Inn every week throughout the 2016 ski season. Convenient drop-off & pick-up schedule allows for easy ski tuning services for the whole family throughout the season. 

2016 Schedule:
    •    The Inn Friday afternoons @ 3pm.
    •    The Inn Saturday mornings @ 8am.
    •    The Inn Saturday afternoons @ 3pm.
    •    The Inn Sunday mornings @ 8am.
    •    The Inn Sunday afternoons @ 3pm.
Additional drop-off and pick-up times may be arranged directly with Velofix.

Individual Tune Pricing:
Standard Tune:  $40 (edges sharpened by hand and bases conditioned and waxed for temperature).
High Performance Race Tune: $65 (sharpen edges with world cup hand held machine (ski sharp edge/snow glide), base conditioned and waxed with high performance fluoro wax).

Package Pricing: 
Standard Tune:  5 for $180 / 10 for $350 / 20 for $600.
Race Tune: 5 for $300 / 10 for $600 / 20 for $1000.

Minor Base Repair: $10 (minor P-tex spot patch base repair along ski edge with no core showing).
Major Base Repair: $20 (major P-tex spot patch base repair throughout base with no core showing).
Hot Weld: $30.00 (Minor ski edge repair with no core showing plus major core spot patch repair).

Additional adjustments and repair options available. Please inquire at time of drop off.

Upcoming Important Club Dates

  • January 9 - Start of Regular Jozo Weider Race Program at Blue Mountain
  • January 9 - Jozo Weider Ski Club AGM + Ski Swap + Party
  • January 14 - Jozo / Mountain Equipment Coop Shopping Event (details to follow)
  • Jan 29 - Men’s Day   
  • Feb 12 - Ladies Day  
  • Feb 14 - Family Day @ Jozo

AOA Fitness testing follow-up

The AOA-Jozo-Active Life testing session on December 28th was an overwhelming hit - very well attended by many of our Jozo athletes. Approximately 15 of our Jozo racers participated. Active Life (Sarah Applegarth) specializes in exercise physiology for high performance athletes in their teenage years – with injury prevention being their core focus. Sarah/Active Life did an excellent job of assessing and ‘coaching’ our kids about their strengths and areas for development. Time well spent! 


One of the benefits our sponsors provide is the ability to offer our Jozo members high-quality gear at reduced prices. This year is no exception. As usual, we will allow Jozo members to try on samples in order to determine exact sizing requirements. All garments are to be paid in full at the time of order. Our compiled order will be placed on January 17th with delivery before the end of January (hopefully). Stay tuned for exact clothing details and specific pricing - but this year’s program will likely include:
    Jozo Kids
    •    Hoodie Sweatshirt 
    •    MEC Base Layer Fleece
    Men’s & Woman’s
    •    Spyder Soft Shell Jacket
    •    MEC Base Layer Zip
    •    MEC Base Layer Zip Hoodie
    •    Second Skin Puffy Down Jacket
All Jozo-wear garments will be available for sizing and ordering at The Inn at the following times:
    •    Jan 9 – Lunch @ The Inn
    •    Jan 9 – Apres & AGM
    •    Jan 10 – Lunch @ The Inn
    •    Jan 16 – Lunch @ The Inn
    •    Jan 17 – Lunch @ The Inn


REMINDER: Alp’n Rock Shirts

Don’t miss out on your chance to get a Special Limited Edition Jozo Alp n Rock shirt. These typically retail for approx. $200, but you can get yours for $130 (tax included) with all proceeds going directly to Jozo. Supplies are limited, so please contact Donna Holodryzuk [email protected] to make arrangements to take advantage of this amazing offer.

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