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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Ravens Ski Club is the North East of England's premiere ski racing club. We train at Silksworth Ski Slope in Sunderland every Wednesday from 7-9pm. Ravens has a comprehensive race development programme with five coaching groups and seven coaches. Our race development team train every Sunday from 10-12pm as well as monthly trips to Xscape in Castleford to train on snow. For further details visit our website www.ravensskiclub.co.uk or contact us on 07774843651.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Sunday Training Video Footage

Video footage of this mornings training is up on Utube.The delayed live feed worked well and we will be using the video every Sunday now (subject to weather).

Friday, 17 December 2010

News Update

Hi Folks

8 sleeps left until Christmas. Last Ravens night is on Wednesday 22nd December. As in previous years it will be a bit of a fun night consisting of a dual slalom. We will have tea and coffee and mince pies on the go in the heritage room to get you in the festive spirit.

Ravens will not be on during the Christmas holidays (29th December) but it will be training as usual on Wednesday 5th January.

On behalf of everyone at Raven Ski Club I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Sunday Training Cancelled

Just a quick reminder that training is cancelled this Sunday... see you all Wednesday as normal.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Photos Snow Training Yad Moss 5th Dec 2010

Photos of snow training at Yad Moss are now uploaded on to the blog. Looks like it was fantastic conditions. Check the blog for further training dates.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Ravens Xmas Party Photos Uploaded

140 people braved the cold and turned out for the Ravens Xmas Party and Presentation Night. Big Thankyou goes out to Ramside Golf Club for putting on such a good venue. Uploaded a few photographs taken on the night, if anyone has anymore send them in. Also found the photos of the Summer BBQ so they are up as well.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

New Video of Emma Peters uploaded to Ravens Tv

Check out the latest Ravens videos on Ravens TV. Latest addition, Emma Peters 1st and 2nd runs at the GP at Chillfactore this year.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

News Update

Well done to everyone who braved the weather and turned out tonight for training, it was cold but fantastic conditions! We will be running a training session at Yad Moss on Sunday subject to weather conditions, please check the blog page for updates, we will be checking the weather and make a final decision on Saturday.
We have 150 people coming to the Xmas party on Friday night!!  We will be holding a raffle to raise some club funds so could i ask that where possible you bring a raffle prize with you on the night.
Take care on the roads and i look forward to seeing everyone on Friday night.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Have you registered for the 2010/2010 Snow Race Season

Race Secretary Marie Lee will be organising for Ravens racers to take part in the Scottish Snow Races this year. For details of the Winter Race Calendar got to http://www.britski.org/snow.htm. If you are interested in representing Ravens at any of the races let us know.

Snow Training Sunday 5th December, 9am- 2pm/Yad Moss

Hi Folks, we will be running a snow training session at Yad Moss this Sunday subject to weather! Lift Pass will cost £15 for Adults and £8 for children plus £5 per person for coaching. John Greenwood be taking the training session and we will organise other coaches depending on numbers. This Sundays training session is open to all members so let me know as soon as you can if you want to come. Yad Moss is accessible from the main road so 4x4's are not essential but obviously check the weather first as the roads can be closed. I will post further bulletins later in the week and let you know.

Gallery updated on the blog

Check out  the gallery on the blog. Thats all the photo's i have so if you want some different ones up there then send them in and i will update. There are a few young looking faces on some of the photos so i'm guessing you all have some more up to date ones somewhere!!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Fancesca on Ravens TV

Check out Francesca at Sunderland Club National this year on Ravens TV

Saturday, 27 November 2010

'Rogues' Gallery added to Ravens Blog

A photo gallery has been added to the Ravens Blog. Send in your ski photos and we will create a personal gallery of you.

Snow Training Sunday 5th December

Depending on the weather we may plan a snow training session next Sunday 5th December at either Yadmoss or Weardale. Post up a comment on the blog or facebook if your interested and we will keep you posted during the week. Looking at the weather forecast its looking good so far!!

Winter Series 3 Race Results

Well done to everyone who turned out for race 3. Particular big thanks to all the race officials who braved the cold weather! Results are as follows:

Winter Series Race 3 Results 24th November 2010

Bib Numbers
1st Run
2nd Run
Best Time

Friday, 26 November 2010

Xscape Snow Training Cancelled!!

Due to the severe weather warnings over the weekend the coaches have decided to cancel this Saturdays snow training session at Xscape Castleford. We will be rearranging the training session and will let you know as soon as we have a new date.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Events page added to Ravens Blog

With 140 and counting coming to the Xmas party and presentation night we have added an events page with google maps.....we wouldnt want you to get lost on the way!!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Xscape Castleford Saturday 27th November

Snow training this Saturday with John and Simon coaching. Make sure you get down to Xscape for no later than 7.45am for an 8am start. There will be no training this Sunday due to Lee Bennett being off ill. Check the blog
for updates on training sessions and times.

Ravens Xmas Party

Well it is just over a week to the Ravens Xmas Party and we have about 140 people coming!! Just to remind everyone there will be coaches awards given by all 7 coaches (sorry names they are secret!) for the most improved during 2010. I know it seems like a life time ago (particularly if you were one of the 'hardcore' who turned out to race tonight!) but we did have a summer series. The list of medal winners for each race is as follows:

Winter Series Race Night No. 3

Just a reminder to say the start list is posted on the blog. Can everyone try to get there for 6.45pm tonight so we can get off to a quick start. Still need some race official for tonight, looking at the weather, waterproofs and an umberalla would be advisable!!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Start List for Winter Series no. 3 - 24th November 2010

Bib No
1st Run
2nd Run

Yes / No


WEIR Daniel


WEIR Roddy


WALTON Kathryn

WALTON Jessica


SELF Rebekah

SCOTT Benjamin


Voss 2011

Ok folks with twitter and facebook now set up i figured the only thing left was a blog page. With our first overseas ski racing camp only a few months away i figured it would be good to set up a blog page to cover it. Dont ask me why i just did ok! I will be posting information up on this as the week go by so here goes with a link to the hotel where we will be staying in February http://www.jarlvoss.no/setval.dfm?LANGUAGE=GB