The last week of our nordic ski season is here. We also finally have snow, and more snow on the way! Maybe this is a good sign for next season. Here is the plan for this week.
Monday: JV Conference Championships at Elm Creek. 5k. You can pick skate or classic. The race course will be one lap of the man-made loop plus the Northern Lights Loop. This is different than the past races because of the new natural snow. It is a very nice gently rolling course to ski on. Nothing too difficult.
Race times are…
4:00 Girls Skate, followed by classic
4:25 Boys skate, followed by classic
Here are the leave times
Zimmerman: 1:30, bus leaves 1:45
Salk and Vandenberg: 1:35, bus leaves from ERHS 2:00
ERHS 1:45, bus leaves 2:00
Rogers 2:00, bus leaves 2:15
Remember, everyone is invited to come along for practice and to cheer on the JV Skiers. There is no practice at the high school. Those who are coming for practice, you can dress up and ski, much like the costume relays were in the past years. JV skiers in the race must wear the school uniforms. This is the last day for all skiers not coming to the coaches relays and state meet, so have fun skiing and enjoy the race.
Leave after school from ERHS to go to Giants Ridge for the Coaches Relays/State Meet. We have permission slips and cost for those going, some of you have them already. If you do not, get one Monday. The coaches relay is 4×3k relay, 2 classic, 2 skate.
The teams are mixed and matched among teams, for the race they are
Elk River Boys: Classic: Jadon Purcell, Alex Heidorn. Skate: Miles Olofson, Tyler Davis
Elk River Girls: Classic: Sophie Riewe, Katelyn Gramstad. Skate: Ilie Gallay, Annica Carr
Rogers Boys; Classic: Jacob Dirschel, Eliott Swanson. Skate: Joey Reshetar, Andy Huber
Rogers Girls: Classic: Anna Eich, Audrey N-C Skate: Elaina Kuhnau, Madison Mitzuk
Girls start at 1:00, Boys at 2:00
Wednesday: Race coaches relays
Thursday: State Meet! Congrats to Cheresa and Ethan!
Start times: Boys Skate 10:00, Girls Skate 11:15, Boys Classic 2:00, Girls Classic 3:00. Top 25 are All-State
Should be another great week. For those of you not going with to Giants Ridge, please go out and ski while we have the snow! Woodland trails will be awesome!
More updates will follow about end of the season events soon.