Varsity Conference Changes!
Jan 272016

Congrats to all of our racers! It was a non-stop day today with classic racing starting at 10:00 am and the final skate race wrapping up at around 3:30 pm. The day finished with 7 All Conference Skiers, 5 Boys – Bradley Beaver, Colin Webster, Aaron Ley, Evan Huber, and Cory Warner, and 2 girls – Lydia Carr and Cheresa Bouley! The boys team placed 2nd overall and the girls placed 6th! We are so proud of the hard racing and great efforts that you put out! Well done!

We also want to put out a huge thank you to so many of you!! The Lee’s for hosting the wax party last night and all the parents that were able to join us for waxing – the kids skis ran so well and were so fast because of your hard work and time , it makes a big difference for the kids and we wouldn’t be able to do that with out your help! (We were also done in record time last night because of all of your involvement!) We’ve got even more racers skiing in Sections next week because we split into 3 teams, Elk River, Rogers and Zimmerman! All the parents and families that contributed food to feed the skiers between and after the races – thank you for the great spread and fantastic food! Our athletes were able to recover well and come back for that second race because of all the wonderful food you provided. The Webster’s for stopping and picking up our new tent shelters that were ready this morning! All of the parents, alumni and friends that came down to watch the racing and cheer for the team! Everywhere we turned there were team supporters and it was so great for the kids to see. Thank you for your help with getting the kids ready, working jobs, setting up things, waxing/brushing skis – It was so wonderful to have that support! And a huge thank you to Coaches Kallemeyn and Coach Varty for getting down to the trail system early to test wax, prep skis and get that final kick wax set up for our athletes! That extra time is a huge help and what a great asset for our athletes!

A couple reminders:
Thursday - Practice will start right after school tomorrow with bus transportation to Woodlands. The bus will leave ERHS at 12:45 and practice will be finished around 2:30. It will be a skate practice.
Friday - practice will be at 8:00 am at Woodlands for anyone that can make it. Captains will lead an easy and shorter ski for about an hour. All are welcome. If you can’t ski at that time, try to get out at some point during the day and enjoy the trails and do and easy 1 hr ski. We can also open up the wax room on Friday if you would like to prep your skis for sections on that day. If you are interested in doing section wax race prep on Friday during the day – contact Coach Anderson so she can open it up for you. After ski practice would work quite well – wax room opening at 9:30 am.
Saturday - Section Course preview. We’ll be skiing down at Wirth for one more practice prior to the section meet on Wednesday. Varty will be available at 9:00 am to ski.  We will be changing the venue to Hyland though because of the races at Wirth, deteriorating snow and warm temps.  Don’t forget your ski pass!
Mondaywill be picture day! Have your uniform ready so we can do team and individual pictures for everyone. We’ll also have the wax room open after practice for a bit for section skiers to get their skis prepped for sections if you can’t do it Friday.  There won’t be much time on Monday though so if you are able to – Friday will be a great day for race ski prep.  The Beavers are also hosting a pasta dinner on Monday after practice.  We’ll get more info to you about that later.

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