Glide Wax: LOW FLOURO ONLY for Midget and Younger Categories! Toko Yellow LF or Swix LF8. Grip Zones should be cleaned!
More Details on LOW Fluoro Waxing this season at the bottom of this Page.
What the Athletes and Parents need to know
Skis need to be delivered to the Wax Tent 1:30 before the race start even on Skate Days because structure is likely required. Athletes are also required to be at the race site 1:30 before their race start. Actual Start times for individuals will be available on Zone4.ca the night before the race.
11am = 9:30am or 10 am = 8:30am
The Warm-up starts 45′ minutes before the race category start time. We will have coaches/parents to help warm-up the skiers.
Warm-up Coaches Ross Midgets, Deepa Bantams and Eliza-Jane Peewee.
Waxing Coordinator Kyle Hawes
Bibs We will ask a parent to help hand these out. The Athlete is responsible to check that their own bib number matches the Start List and arrive to their start on time.
Klister: this is a very sticky wax which is used when it is very wet or the snow is transformed into icy slippery stuff. With Klister skis need time (~5′) to cool down before use or they will ice up. When you are going to put your skis on make sure that your poles are on first because you always want to keep the skis moving once you are standing on them.
Sample Warm-up Plan:
|Stay Warm; Run, Ski or Dynamic Movements|
|Be at Start||0:10||10:50|
|Easy to Start area||0:03||10:47|
|Race Pace not Sprint||0:02||10:45|
|Race Pace not Sprint||0:02||10:41|
|Tempo, AnT or Threshold||0:03||10:36|
Sample Post Race Plan:
|Get Dry Clothes, Food and Recovery Drink||Race Finish|
|Begin Warm Down Skiing as soon as possible||0:15||After Race|
|Easy Skiing at AeT||0:15|
|Get Equipment Organized|
|Get all of your belongings organized|
What the Parents need to know
Waxing is done by volunteer parents and coaches. We have ten spots at our Telemark wax tables for waxing. At a typical race there is a lot of equipment which needs to be set up and taken down every day. If you are available please help out.
Wax Test Crew Adam and Kyle.
At the CCC AGM held in June 2014, Divisions discussed the cost barriers to participation in our sport. As a result of this discussion it was agreed to discourage the use of high fluoro wax application for young skiers (defined as the Midget category and younger) at provincial and local races. Cross Country BC has therefore adopted a ‘No Fluoro/Low Fluoro’ policy for all Midget age categories and younger. Alberta, Ontario and Quebec have adopted similar protocols as well.
Cross Country BC respectfully requests all coaches, wax technicians, and parents abide by a self-governed protocol while waxing skis for athletes racing in the Midget age categories and younger. This request applies to all local, regional and provincial events taking place in British Columbia (e.g. club races, loppets, regional cup races, BC Cup races, BC Championships, BC Midget Championships and the BC Winter Games). This request also applies to athletes traveling to BC from out-of-province or out-of-country.
The recommended glide waxing protocol is as follows:
- Non-Fluoro (NF) or Low Fluoro (LF) glide waxes ARE permitted
- Medium Fluoro (MF) or High Fluoro (HF) glide waxes are NOT permitted
- Pure Fluoro glide waxes (powders, pucks, blocks and liquid) are NOT permitted
- Cold weather powder additives and hardeners are NOT permitted
The adherence to this protocol is self-governed and is the responsibility of the coaches, parents and wax technicians.
Note that this protocol does not extend to National level events held in BC (e,g, Western Canadian Championships). Nor does it extend to Midget-age athletes racing up into a Juvenile category or older.
Team technicians should be encouraged to wear at a minimum half mask respirators rated for Chemical Clean-up, Grinding, Masonry or Painting Spray units that provide protection against organic vapors and a minimum 95% efficiency against non-oil particulate aerosols. N95 (95% Efficient Protection Against Non-Oil Particulates). Full face masks will protect eyes from dangerous vapours and dust. The use of disposable gloves is also recommended as the skin represents a secondary source of exposure to toxins.