Varty

Dec 092018

Hello Parents and skiers,

This week we have our first Classic Race Wednesday at Elm Creek starting at 3:30. Our first skate race went well last week and we look forward to seeing how we stack up in classic, too.

We have two practice slots at Elm Creek this week, Monday at 2:45 and Thursday at 6:15. We we practice at ERHS Tuesday and Friday. See the weekly practice schedule for more info.

Also, we will have winter trip info to hand out to skiers on Tuesday. Remember, the winter trip is Dec.27-30. We travel to Camp Jorn YMCA in Northern Wisconsin and ski at ABR and Minocqua Winter Park. They are great places to ski, and some of the best memories of the season each year. If any parents would like to chaperone, please let us know.

Dec 062018

We did very well at the race yesterday! Congrats to everyone. Results are on skinnyski, and while there aren’t any team scores, only by grade level, it looks like boys got 2nd and girls 4th.

Some quick highlights. Top finishers overall. Ethan 3rd, Tyler 6th, Jadon 8th, and Lucas 15th. For the girls, Cheresa 5th, Annica 12th.

Top 5’s for age group. Micale 2nd and Reid 3rd for 7th grade. Elliot 4th for 8th grade, Andy 4th for 9th grade, Alex 2nd for 10th grade. Jadon 3rd for 11th, and Ethan 2nd and Tyler 4th for Seniors.

Girls Olivia 1st! for 7th grade, Lauren 3rd, Maja 4th and Laura 5th, Ilie 3rd for 10th grade, and Cheresa 4th for Seniors.

Congrats again to everyone!

Dec 042018

Here are the leave times for our meet Wednesday

Salk and Vandenberg dismissed at 1:25, walk over to high school to change and get bus at 1:50

Zimmerman dismissed at 1:20, catch bus at 1:30 to go to high school

ERHS dismissed at 1:35, get changed and get bus at 1:50

RHS dismissed at 1:50, get bus at 2:10 from Rogers, we will pick you up. Have all your things and gear with you.

We will drop off Rogers at RHS on the way home, then go to Elk River, we should be back at Elk River around 6:45.

Dec 022018

Hello Skiers and Parents,

We have been having a great start to the season so far. We’ve had great success in our new skiers learning how to ski, and all of our returning athletes look much improved. We are very much looking forward to seeing how they do in our races.

While the weather is cold and getting snowier, we don’t yet have enough snow at Woodland Trails to ski yet. The trails have been packed once, and have about 1-2 inches of snow and lots of debris on them. They need another 2-3 inches so we can start practice out there. We appreciate all of your patience and enthusiasm for the season as we wait for better snow conditions close to home. In the meantime, we have practice times at Elm Creek this week again, and also a race at Hyland in Bloomington!

We will be at Elm Creek Monday 2:45-4:30, Thursday 6:15-7:45, and Friday 2:45-4:30. Hopefully this will be our last week with travel, as we understand the difficulties with balancing the additional practice time with school, homework, and other activities. We are working on getting the vans all 3 days, like last week.

The race at Hyland is on Wednesday starting at 4PM.  I know that isn’t a great day, with many of you having church activities on Wednesday. We won’t be back until likely 6:45, so if you need to pick up your kids from the race at Hyland, please do. Just remember they must be signed out with the coaches. We are excited for the race, and look forward to competing!

For more details on the weeks practices see the weekly practice schedule tab. Have a great week!

Nov 272018

We have reserved 2 of the district vans for Wednesday to bring kids down to Elm Creek to ski. This is great! We should be able to get everyone on snow to learn how to ski! We will be skate skiing. The two vans should hold 8 kids each, or 16 total. We plan on having one van for the younger high school kids, and one for the middle school kids. The rest of you should be able to carpool down and meet us there.

The first van plans on leaving at 2:45 at the latest and taking 8 of the younger high schoolers.

The second van plans on leaving with middle school around 3:15 at the latest.

Coaches will drive and bring the kids back to school. Vans should get back to school around 5:15.

If you can carpool, please do, so we have room for everyone who cannot.

There will be no practice at Elk River HS Wednesday, we will all be going to Elm Creek. Parents, you can pick up kids back at school around 5:15-5:30, or you can pick up at Elm Creek around 4:45.

Thanks for your cooperation and flexibility as the season progresses. We have lots of new skiers who are very enthusiastic and showing lots of early talent!