From the Desk of the President
Hello, and Happy New Year!
I am Elaine Walls, the new president of the Inner City Ski Club.
Our previous president and founding member Ray S. Robinson,
passed in September 2012, and our members, family and friends have
mourned his passing. Over the last few months, the executive
board has pushed through planning for the current season, and we are
excited to provide you with some great opportunities to join
us in the sport that Ray so enthusiastically enjoyed.
ICSC is the oldest African American ski club in Ohio.
Be sure to
periodically check out our website or call our club hotline for event
updates. Also, you can friend us on Facebook - Inner City Ski
Our 40th Annual Learn to Ski & Snowboard Venture will take place on
Saturday, January 26 at Alpine Valley, 10620 Mayfield Road,
Chesterland, OH. This is an excellent and fun-filled opportunity
to join others interested in learning the sport. Packages include
the lift ticket, lesson and equipment rental. Details and applications
on the event can be reviewed and downloaded by clicking the 2014 Ski Venture Flyer, the 2014 Ski Venture Application. Several
club members will be available to assist during the outing and will
work with you following your lesson. Many individuals became
skiers and boarders after attending past ventures. I hope you
will sign up and join us on January 26.
This season's ski trips are listed in the featured events on this site.
Contact the Estelle Garner, trip chairperson, if you are
interested in attending any of the season's ski / snowboard outings.
club’s purpose and goals coincide with those of the National Brotherhood of
Skiers, a non-profit ski organization, of which we are a Charter Member Club,
and whose focus is to introduce and expose the African American community to
the winter sports of skiing and snow boarding, with a special emphasis on
youth. The NBS Olympic Fund Committee’s express
purpose is to find youth with an interest in skiing and/or snow boarding; to
introduce programs and procedures on a local, regional and national level, and
give support and financial assistance in their training and skills development,
with emphasis on racing,. The NBS Olympic Committee’s ultimate goal is placing
an African American on the United States of America Winter Olympic Ski Teams, a
reality in the making.
will miss Ray's enthusiasm for the sport, and with the continued
commitment and diligence of the club members, we will continue being
the ski family that began 42 years ago and still be skiing in the years
again for your interest in the club. We invite and encourage you to join us at
any of our trips, events or activities, and we look forward to meeting you
soon. Have a prosperous New Year, and a great fun-filled Winter Season.
January 26, 2014
Ray Robinson Youth Group
Goes to Kissing Bridge, NY
February 22, 2014
41st Annual Bob White Learn to Ski Day
Alpine Valley Ski Resort
February 22 - March 1, 2014
National Brotherhood of Skiers
Sun Valley, Idaho
February 8, 2014
Ray Robinson Youth Group
Evening at Boston Mills
March 19 - 23, 2014
Midwest and Rocky Mountain Region WinterFest
Beaver Creek, CO
2014 Camping Weekend
June 26th - 29th
Hocking Hills State Park
Hocking Hills, Oh
2014 Camping Weekend II
August 7th- 10th
West Branch State Park
Next edition is forthcoming.
2014 Ski Venture Flyer
2014 Ski Venture Application
We hope you will join us!