SAVE THE DATE: Annual Coaches Symposium, Lake Placid Olympic Training Center, November 13-15, 2015. Officials too!
Message from Dirk Gouwens, NYSSRA Executive Director
Hello NYSSRA family,
As we get into the heart of the warm summer season I would like to introduce myself to all of you as the new NYSSRA Executive Director. As most of you already know, Connie Webster, the NYSSRA program director for the past 30+ years has taken a well deserved retirement from the day to day business of ski racing in New York State. Over the past month or so, I have been working very closely with Connie to insure a seamless transition and Connie has graciously agreed to be available to assist me when needed for the near future. I'm sure you all agree that Connie's dedication to NYSSRA and its athletes has never waivered and she deserves a huge amount of gratitude from all of us. I for one will be sure to say "Thank You" every time I see her. Rest assured that Connie is not leaving ski racing. She continues to serve as the Chair of the Eastern Alpine Comptition Committee and those of you that are active in the eastern region will be seeing her acting in this capacity for several years.
For those of you who do not know me, like most of you, my children grew up ski racing in NY state. I have many fond memories of ski races across the state from the Empire State Games to the Silversmiths race at Snow Ridge to the Christmas eve Slalom's at Brantling. While my children are now older and have lives of their own, we still talk about the ups and downs of ski racing, trying to keep warm on those below zero days and most of all the great times they had with their friends and families. Skiing is truly a unique life long sport that allows us to enjoy the outdoors together regarless of how old we are. (Well, almost) I look forward to creating some of those memories with all of you in the future.
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