CVU Nordic News

Week of Jan 18

Busy week!

It has been a busy week! Congrats to everyone on finishing/making it through exam week, surviving the rain/ice/klister on Saturday, and skiing in real snow today! Results from both Saturday and Monday's races have been posted on the webpage.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the races- including Allan Miller and John Rodd for helping at the waxing table!

This week

We have another busy week ahead. Tuesday and Wednesday we will ski at Sleepy Hollow. Tuesday will have a skate focus and Wednesday a classic focus, BUT please bring both Skate and Classic skis both days- we are going to work on transitions for the MMU pursuit race. Thursday we will ski on campus and wax our skis for Friday's race.

On Friday we will go to the Ethan Allen Training Center in Jericho for the MMU continuous pursuit race. I am limited to only entering 10 varsity skiers for this race. Everyone else will be in the JV race. The JV race is skate only; the varsity race starts out as a 3k classic, the top 30 will then do a quick change over to skate skis, then race a 3k skate race. All details and schedule are on the webpage.

One note- the bus for this race is drop off only. There is a large warming building for folks and because so many parents typically come to this race we don't have the bus stay. IF you are having trouble finding a ride home please talk to one of the coaches - we will get you a ride home! Skiers who want to drive their cars- I do need a note saying it is okay to drive (the range is outside our district so the school wants another note or email).

Community Events

UVM Nordic Club needs volunteers for its races on Jan 23-24 at Sleepy Hollow. See their facebook page for details.

MMU Duathlon is on Jan 24 at Craftsbury. See NENSA for details.

Looking Ahead

We are hoping to get some kids interested in going to a NENSA race in Lake Placid on Jan 31. It is a classic mass start 10k race for women and men, and 5k race for those under 16. If this is something you are interested in going to please talk to the coaches and register online at NENSA. net. Please note there is a race fee and day membership fee, and there is no bus as this is not part of the high school race series.

While there will be skiers of ALL abilities and levels at the races, this race is part of 2 series of races for some of the top level of skiers in the US. Traveling to, and racing, in this race is a wonderful experience to move you onto the next level of skiing. We encourage everyone to race, but if the caliber of skiing intimates you- come to watch- it is amazing to see the top skiers in the US! Plus Lake Placid is just a fun town!