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									2004/5 Season                                        So What Has the Oval Ski
Membership Fees
                                                        Club Done for Us?
Senior £12 Junior £5
Family £24 Country £5                          Apart from the obvious; that would be skiing on
                                               probably the closest you can get to snow (please allow
Ski Prices and Times                           a little editorial indulgence) and instruction, and a
Saturday                                       hectic social diary. Thrust your tiny subscription fee to
pay at the Oval reception Desk                 our treasurer and in return you will get a passport to
£3.15                                          big discounts.

                                               That's right, flash you membership card at those lovely people                      August 2004                 The Oval Ski Club Newsletter                             www.ovalskiclub.com
Under 10yr 10am - 11am

                                                                                                                                   WELCOME TO THE NEW SEASON
Over 10yr 11am - 1pm                           at Wirral Sports and Chester's Sail and Ski and they will slash a
Race Training 1pm - 2pm                        whopping 10% off your purchases. We've also gone Cyberspace
                                               this season, hit the computer and visit www.skiracing.co.uk
Sunday                                         they have also offered all members 10% discount.                                    Yes, it’s that time of year again for those of you who have not been skiing this
Ski + equipment hire                                                                                                               summer to dust off those ski's, find both boots, start thinking about sunny snow slopes
Member £5 non member £6                                                            Not long to wait for all that new ski           and come down for a slide or two at the Oval.
Ski + own equipment                                                                gear. Wirral Sports on Cleveland                This year is already                                                summer months to ensure we can
Member £2 non member £3                                                            Street have promised more ski                   beginning to take shape with                                        ski safely during the winter months.
                                                                                   goodies than in previous years and it           the club planning a number                                          Talking of the slope in general, for
6pm - 7.15pm Basic Skiers to                                                       all hits the shop at the beginning of           of activities including a Barn                                      those who took part in the Ski
lower intermediate                                                                 October.                                        Dance in October, Annual                                            Everest Challenge (see later article
                                                                                                                                   Christmas Party in December                                         for details of the event), you will
7.15pm - 8pm Practice session,                                                                                                     and Burns Night in January                                          have noticed that we had new
all levels welcome                                                                              Or how about a trip to             to name but a few. Long                                             barriers and the outside of the club
                                                                                                Chester to check out the           slope visits will also be part                                      hut had been painted, its amazing
8pm - 9pm Intermediate to                                                                       new gear, Sail and Ski are         of the plan as well as the                                          what is done when the press and
advanced skiers                                                                                 on Pepper Street behind            continuation of our training                                        health and safety are mentioned!
                                                                                                The Mall Grosvenor. Word           sessions at Llandudno. For
Family Skiing Hour - last                                                                       has it their web site is           more details on all of these                                        If anyone has any questions please
Sunday of the month 6pm - 7pm                                                                   bigger and better than             events see articles in the                                          feel free to either talk to me on
The family hour welcomes                                                                        ever so surf over to               newsletter and on our web                                           Saturday's or Sunday's or contact
accompanied children, there will                                                                www.sailandski.co.uk               site: www.ovalskiclub.com.                                          me by phone and I hope you have
be no lessons during the hour. All                                                                                                                                                                     an enjoyable and safe skiing
skiers must be able to control                                                                                                     By the time you receive this                                        season. So when does the new
their speed and stop.                                                                                                              newsletter I am hoping that                                         season start?
                                                                                                                                   the Oval Sports Centre will                                         The junior club starts back on
                                                                                                                                   have delivered the promised Josh celebrates the great Oval Ski      Saturday 4th September 2004
                                                                                                                                   25 new pieces of matting and Everest Challenge - check inside for   and the senior club starts back
                                                                                                                                                                  the full story
                                Membership Application Form 2004/2005                                                              John Croft and his team of                                          on Sunday 5th September 2004.
                                                                                                                                   helpers will have had time to
                                                                                                                                                                                                       For all timings see later article.
Name                                                                                                                               lay it, so thanks to all those
Address                                                                                                                            who work hard during the                                            Philippa
                                                                                                                                   So a new season, all rested (apart from the racers) and ready for a new season?
Telephone No.                                                                                                                      A special thanks to Ken who has been editor and designer for ‘The Edge’ and our web site and
E-Mail Address                                                                                                                     hello from your new editor trying to step into his shoes. You’ve probably heard this before but here
                                                                                                                                   goes anyway.
Junior/Senior: Yes/No       Family: Yes/No      Country: Yes/No                                                                    This is your newsletter, it will only ever be as good as the items I get to publish so send me your
Return to: Any Committee member on duty on Saturday or Sunday or post to                                                           items, reports, tips, holiday info and I’ll do the rest. All items via E-mail to david@davidsejrup.co.uk
Paul Huntridge15 Reedville Rd, Bebington, CH63 2HS. Cheques to ‘Oval Ski Club’                                                     or whisper in my ear on a sunday night (you never know it’s worth a try). Hope you enjoy this
Personal details are held for the purpose of administering your membership onlly under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998   issue and see you at the club soon.
         The New Committee                                       The Race Report                                                              Social Diary
The new committee was appointed at the AGM in June,              The Summer race league is
please contact any member if you have a                          hotting up, as of July’s race                            Barn Dance                               Xmas Dinner Dance
question about the club, booking an event or                     our current positions are                  23rd October 2004 Neston Civic Centre                        December 18th 2004
suggestions for the club
    Honoury President           Training Officer                          Ov al A 1st                                     7.30pm - 11pm                            7pm for 7.30pm till 12 midnight
          John Croft          Andrew (PD) Kearney                          Ov al   B   16th                 “Howdy y'all, saddle up and head for Neston      Tranmere Rovers Football Club, Tranmere
                                                                                                              Civic Centre. Dress optional but we’d like                     Suite, Prenton
             Chair          Child Protection Officer                       Ov al   C   18th                                                                   Starters: Soup of the Day, Pate, Melon Boat.
        Philippa Watts             Kath Melling                            Ov al   D   28th                      to see a few cowgirls & boys for an
                                                                                                                                                                  Main Course: Turkey, Beef, Salmon or
     0151 336 3408 or            0151 652 9901                             Ov al   E   36th                              authentic evening.”
                                                                                                                                                                            Vegitarian Lasagne
        07808 864798               Junior Rep                                                                  Adults £5 Children £2.50 (including a
                                                                                                                                                              Sweet (pud): Christmas pudding, Chocolate
         Vice Chair                Lisa Clifford                 At the time of going to press the                 Bangers, Mash & Beans supper)
                                                                                                                                                                          Fudge Cake, Apple Pie
           Jo Beard            Newsletter Editor                 team have just raced but the                                                                followed by Mince Pies, Tea or Coffee & Mints.
          Secretary               David Sejrup                   results are not out. The last race is
                                                                                                                     Oval Fireworks                                          £20 per person
         Jane Melling            0151 639 4931                   on the 12th September
       0151 652 9901              Webmaster                                                                           7th November 2004
          Treasurer                 Bob Coull                    Race Training                                            7.00pm - 8pm
                                                                                                                                                                           Burns Night
       Paul Huntridge      webmaster@ovalskiclub.com                                                                                                                      29th January 2005
                                                                 Next race training is on the 4th             The big one, (and that’s just the rocket)      Watch this space (or the club notice board) or
       0151 201 6265          Ordinary Members                   September
                                                                                                                All together now “Ooh Ahh BANG!”                            check with Mal
     Social Secretary             Peter Melling                  1pm - 3pm at LLandudno.
   Marilyn (Mal) Huntridge        John Wahlers
       0151 201 6265             James Roberts                   Winter League                               Now it’s your turn - Support your club book now at the desk on Saturday or Sunday or call
     Race Secretary                                              It is back on at Pendle, Please talk           Marilyn (Mal) Huntridge (0151 201 6265). Any ideas for future events please shout.
   Melanie (Mel) Wahlers                                         to Mel for the details
        0151 6452452
                                                                                                                                         The Royden BBQ
            Mount Everest Comes To Bebington                                                             After a sunny May, the club's annual June BBQ looked set for a warm summers evening,
                                                                                                         isn’t June meant to be the Summer?
On a wet and windy Saturday, a disparate group of our members turned out to do their
bit for Sport Relief.                                                                                    Should have known we couldn’t have two good years of BBQ weather! Much discussion could be
                                                                                                         heard as to where to set up camp, some battled against the wind to erect gazebo's whilst others
The idea was a simple one - as a team we would walk up and then ski down the equivalent of               bagged tables. The sensible people looked for non burnable material to place the BBQ's on, whilst
Mount Everest! It's easy if you say it quickly but it would involve each adult walking up and then       others looked for anything they could find to lift the BBQ off the wooden tables. Once the BBQ's
skiing down our slope a total of 52 times each. Youngsters were given the option of doing only 26        were lit the trains arrived and people began to drift towards the tracks.
runs but it proved difficult to get them to stop!
                                                                                                         It was great to see some of the "old" members with their "new families" and everyone who came
There wasn't just walking and skiing going on either as off-duty skiers, those who had finished their    seemed to enjoy it. Top marks for the daftest BBQ must go to PD for yet again setting fire to the
stint and a squad of wet but willing workers (including weather watchers, and a team of Sherpas)         object the BBQ was placed on, this time it wasn’t a club bench but one of Royden Parks tables.
kept up a steady stream of hot dogs, burgers and the usual assortment of refreshments and                Mel could be seen through the smoke pouring lots of liquid on to the offending item until it finally
enthusiastic cheering to fuel the assault.                                                               stopped smoking! Everyone else seemed to manage not to burn the tables, but the same cannot
                                                                                                         be said for all the food.
At the end of the day almost 30 brave souls had done their bit and we hope to raise well over a
                                                                                                         The trains proved a great hit with children and adults alike especially as the track had been
thousand pounds as compensation for the blistered feet, aching legs and soggy ski-wear.
                                                                                                         extended since last year. Many people could be seen going back and back for more rides and even
                                                     Heartfelt thanks to all who took part in            the odd dog was allowed on. Towards the end it became a mad scrabble for who'd be allowed on
                                                     whatever capacity to make the day enjoyable         the last train with the adults out numbering the children just!
                                                     and a great success for the club and for Sport
                                                     Relief. Just a memory jogger too for those          John and PD led the annual game of rounders, involving many people trying to hit the ball, and
                                                     who have not yet done so to get their               from what I could see, everyone seemed to be as good or should it be as bad as each other. With
                                                     sponsorship money to Paul Huntridge as soon         the light fading and the weather becoming cooler, the evening began to draw to a close.
                                                     as possible. We'll let you know the grand total
                                                     when we have all the money in.                      Thanks to all who organised this event, especially to Mal and Paul for the BBQ's and the train and
                                                                                                         to Kath for sorting out the tickets. Thanks to all those who came to support the event and let's
And Smile For The Camera!                                                                                hope next year the weather is a little kinder.
Mel                                                                                                      Philippa

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