CVU Nordic News
week of Feb 1
Essex Skate Race Results and Pictures
Training this week
Monday, Feb 1- skate at Sleepy Hollow (looks like the rain will hold off for practice time)
Tuesday, Feb 2- skate at Sleepy Hollow (looks like a nice day- might change to classic if it gets cooler
Wednesday, Feb 3- skate at Sleepy Hollow (fingers crossed the rain won't ruin the skiing)
Thursday, Feb 4- skate at Sleepy Hollow
Friday, Feb 5- waxing at CVU- possible team dinner
Saturday, Feb 6- race at Jay Peak-bus leaves at 8am
Race on Feb 6
The team would like to spend Friday night at Jay. So far I have not been able to come up with lodging for the whole team. If someone would like to take on arranging lodging, transportation, and food for 45-50 skiers feel free to email me!
As an alternative, I wondering if a group of parents might want to host a team dinner Friday night after waxing? We could do the dinner at CVU in the cafe if folks were to bring food, or maybe a town hall....If someone could help organize this please feel free!
The goal with both ideas above is to create a team event that the whole team is included in.
Feb 6- Jay Peak skate race
Feb 10- CHS costume race- possible moved to the Range in Jericho
Feb 13- U32 skate race- Middle School Championship race
Feb 20- BFA St Albans Mixed Medley Relays
*Feb 21- U16/EHSC Qualifier race- non VPA race- see details below
This has been a particularly tough winter, however, we need continue to work together as a team to finish the season strong. Please adhere to team norms such as riding the bus to races, wearing your uniform at the races, maintaining a positive attitude, and doing your best each day.
Feb 13 at U32 is our last race as a whole team. I would love to have some sort of tail(trail) gate party at the race. If a parent(s) could help organize this the team would love it- we have done this at states but it would be nice to include the whole team. We should have electricity for crock pots and sandwiches and other quick foods always go over well. Please email if you can help organize what folks should bring.
We will name the state meet team between the Feb13- and 20 races. We can only ski the top 8 girls and top 8 boys in the State Meet races. We will also be naming alternates for each team. State meet skiers are required to attend practices during the week of Feb 22 (vacation). We will travel to Bennington on Friday, Feb 26 for the state meet on Saturday, Feb 27. We will be staying at the Paradise Inn in Bennington- if you need a room please let me know- we can get reduced rates but the hotel is filling up soon. I have reserved rooms for skiers and coaches.
The Skate portion of the State Meet is on Mar 1 at Rikerts- we have a bus going to the event (it will stay the whole day) ALL skiers are welcome to come cheer on their teammates- we need a good cheering crowd! Non state meet skiers will need to be excused from school by their parents.
U16 and Eastern High School Qualifier Race on Feb 21
To qualify for the team the coaches Association is hosting a race on Feb 21 at Craftsbury. There is 3k classic race in the morning followed by a 3k skate race in the afternoon. This is not a VPA race. Skiers must register and pay for the race them selves (plus provide their own transportation). CVU coaches will be at the race to help wax our skiers. We encourage all skiers to race at the qualifier event - even if they don't feel they have a chance to make the team. The experience of skiing 2 races in one day against skiers from all abilities and area of the state is really fantastic.
Early Registiration of $20 will be open until Feb 16th after that the fee goes up to $25 until Feb 18th at 5pm. There is NO Day of Race Registration- anyone NOT regitered by Feb 18 at 5pm will not be able to participate in the races.
Also, the EHS team will be naming the top 18 skiers (18 boys/18 girls) to the team at the qualifier event- the remaining 6 skiers will be named from VT State Meet Results. All U16 skiers (22 boys and 22 girls) plus alternates will be named at the qualifier. The link for registration is : https://www.skireg.com/vermontehscu16qualifier
In order to host the race with a low entry fee (NENSA races are between $40-50) the coaches association relies on parent volunteers. It is expected that every team provide at least 2 volunteers. Sign up for volunteers is here:: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wQRHExZwEz0EAxXGg8aSfPLq3C4zMHuKu0UFSeTQGdk/edit?usp=sharing