Monday: JV Conference Championships – At Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis.
Skiers can choose which race to compete in. Race schedule follows below. Release times are 12:50 Zimmerman (bus pick-up), 1:00 Salk and Vandenberg (Salk will be picked up with a bus), 1:15 ER High School, 1:30 Rogers Middle School (walk to Rogers High), 1:40 Rogers High (we’ll pick you up on the way and drop you off on the way home).
Monday Race Schedule:
- 3:40 – boys skate
- 3:55 – girls skate
- 4:20 – boys classic
- 4:30 – girls classic
Tuesday: Pasta Dinner at Vrchota’s – Practice at Woodland Trails, pasta dinner after.
Wednesday: Varsity Conference Championships – At Elm Creek Park
- 10:00 Girls Freestyle
- 11:00 Boys Freestyle
- 1:30 Girls classic with pursuit start
- 2:30 Boys classic with pursuit start
Bus Pick-up will be at Elk River High School only at 7:20 am. Skiers will need both sets of equipment, uniform, changes of ski clothes and plenty of rest and energy. You’ll need to wax your skis with the base wax we determine on Monday night but otherwise focus on staying fresh and drinking fluids. Tuesday we need to get you out for a warm-up, some starts/quick speed, and cool down. We’ll talk on Monday about the best plan for that. Wednesday is go day. Load at the high school at 7:20. We’ll head over and go from there, it should be a great day. We’ll discuss Thursday and Friday as the week progress. Right now we were able to get on the practice list at Wirth for Friday but they have moved all Loppet events to Wirth for the weekend so it will be busy again like this past Friday.
Awards will be shortly after the last race, last year it was closer to 4:00pm.
Parents!!! – It is that time of year again – we are waxing skis on Tuesday night at the Hickman’s. We have a lot of skis to get through and waxing will be important with the projected weather. We’ll be hoping to get started around 4/4:30 but you can join us at any time. We can definitely use any help that you have to give. If you don’t know how to wax – guess what? We’ll teach you!! We are friendly folk just looking to make some skis really fast. Come on over and help – or watch and cheer us on! Call or ask for directions, all are welcome! We’ve got about 44-48 pairs of skis to wax so we’ll be going strong for a while!