SKI FOR LIGHT 2021 EVENT
Registration now open for the Ski for Light International Event: Virtually Everywhere! While we wish we could get together in person, we will still exercise our creativity, to connect, share and learn via technology.
Register now so you can join us Wednesday, January 27 through Saturday, January 30, 2021, for our first-ever virtual event!
We will gather via the Zoom platform for three to four hours per day to enjoy many of the activities we’d normally experience in-person. We plan a fitness program to get your blood pumping, special interest sessions to expand your knowledge, and a closing banquet full of comedy and song.
And for the first time, SFL attendance will be free! All registrants will receive a Ski for Light patch and a stretch band with the SFL Logo.
Not familiar with zoom? Don’t worry. We’ll be scheduling some zoom training so that everyone can participate in the event. So, register now at the link at the bottom of this email. I’ve also provided a link to the SFL bulletin, which provides more information about the event.
To register for the event, go to: The 2021 Ski for Light International Event: Virtually Everywhere (sfl.org)
Ski for Light: Virtually Everywhere Event Details
The COVID-19 pandemic has created so many disruptions and hardships, all around the world, but it can’t prevent the Ski for Light community from connecting via technology. Join us January 27 – 30, 2021, for our first-ever virtual event! From Wednesday through Saturday, we will gather via the Zoom platform to enjoy many of the activities we’d normally experience in-person, promoting fitness and friendships, plus a few fun surprises-all while safely at home.
Most sessions will be conducted live via Zoom between 6 and 10 p.m. Eastern time; recordings will be posted to the SFL YouTube channel for enjoying anytime, and we’ll be sharing content via Facebook and Twitter as well. Participants can choose to join as many or as few of the virtual event sessions as they wish.
The program schedule will include the following types of sessions:
- An opening night welcome program
- Stretching, yoga and other physical activities to get your body moving
- Personal challenges to step up your own fitness program, go further, or try something new, with resources that will help you reach your fitness goals
- Special-interest sessions on a wide range of topics
- How to participate in SFL as a guide or visually or mobility impaired skier
- A live auction featuring fabulous items of all kinds
- A Saturday night “banquet” (dress-up optional, BYO everything), with inspiring speakers, awards and other festivities
There is no cost to attend the 2021 Ski for Light International Virtual Event, but we ask everyone who wants to be a part of the week to complete and submit the short application linked below. Each registrant for the event will receive via postal mail an embroidered Ski for Light event patch and a customized SFL logo resistance band (handy for home strength training and stretching), free of charge. Each registrant will also be enrolled in an event e-mail listserve, which will be used to keep you informed about the program schedule as it is finalized, to send you additional information about the fitness program and challenges that will be part of the event, and to send you the information that you will need to access each session via zoom, or to access event recordings on YouTube.
A custom SFL logo fleece headband has also been especially created for the event. This performance headband, in bright royal blue with the Ski for Light logo on the front, is the perfect screen-friendly fashion accessory for our upcoming virtual event. You can learn more about the headband and order one if you wish by going to www.sfl.org/events/headband. The cost of each headband is $25.00 which includes shipping and handling expenses.
The 2021 Virtual Event Chair is Bonnie O’Day. If you have questions, want to suggest program ideas for the week, or wish to be involved in the work of putting the event together, please contact Bonnie via e-mail at BonnOday@gmail.com
Also linked below is a description of Special-Interest Sessions and how they will be conducted at the virtual event. We are seeking volunteers to lead such sessions, and you may indicate your interest in leading a session by completing the short form at the end of the description.
Come Zoom with us in January, and soon, we’ll be back out on the trails with each other, zooming for real.
2021 Event Application and Special Interest Sessions
The SFL Bulletin, with more details about the event can be found at: Ski for Light Bulletin Fall 2020 (sfl.org)
To purchase a headband, go to: SFL Logo Headband
SFL Well at Home
We Ski for Lighters usually like to get up and go, but right now, in service of public health, we’re hunkering down. To help our far-flung community stay fit, positive, and connected during the COVID-19 crisis, we’re pulling together some fun digital content featuring your SFL friends sharing their favorite at-home exercises, meditations, motivational tips, and more.
Got a short video or audio to share, or maybe a request for help? Reach out to SFL vice president Julie Coppens, at JYCoppens@gmail.com or send us a message on our Facebook page. Thanks for contributing and participating, and be well!
Here’s a link to our Facebook videos (you don’t need a Facebook account to watch):
Here’s a link to an audio recording of an SFL morning stretch class from a few years ago (but still great!), led by Nino Pacini:
And because we all need to remember to breathe in these anxious times, here’s a link to SFL guide Betsy Thomason’s 10-minute video intro to her book JUST BREATHE OUT: