2014 Grand Rapids Team Pursuit

Posted by on December 12th 2014 in Events, Races, Team Communication

2014 Grand Rapids Team Pursuit

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Mt. Itasca, Coleraine

 

 

Varsity/JV Boys/Girls:

- 2 person teams

- Skier 1 skate, Skier 2 skate, Skier 1 classic, Skier 2 classic

- Single 2.5k loop

- Mass starts (JV will start 2 minutes after Varsity)

- Mixed boy/girl teams are welcome and will ski the Boys race.

JH Boys/Girls:

- 3.2k skate (2 lap course)

- Interval start (2 skiers every 30 seconds)

 

 

10:30 – coaches meeting

 

11:00 – Girls Varsity/JV Relay

(The following times are estimates and will depend upon the duration of the preceding races.)

12:00 – Boys Varsity/JV Relay

1:00 – Girls JH

1:30 – Boys JH

 

- One classic track will be set on the edge of the trail.

 

- Awards will be given to the top 5 Varsity relay teams and top 5 JV relay teams. Awards will also be given to the top 10 individuals in the Jr. High races.

 

- If you have beginner skiers, please feel free to enter them in the Jr. High Race which will be a technically ‘easy’ course.   Only Jr. High racers who are 9th grade and below will be considered for Jr. High awards.

 

 

Enter online at  www.boreal.org/~durfee  by 5 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

 

Entry Fee: $5.00 per skier, make checks payable to “Mt Itasca Nordic Ski Association”.

 

Concessions will be available.

 

Questions: Contact Craig at (218) 999-9444 (h) or tcstertz@paulbunyan.net

Denfeld Champs

Posted by on February 5th 2014 in Events, Races, Team Communication

Denfeld Champs
Monday February 10, 2014
Spirit Mountain Nordic Trails   (Course Maps)
Duluth, MN

Photoset (Mainly videos)

Results

Format: Freestyle (We will have a track set for skiers choosing to classic ski.)

Eligible skiers: Any skier who did not qualify for the State Meet

Bus leaves Marshall at 11:15 (11:00 release)

Bib Pick-up: 11:30 (In the Nordic Chalet)
Coaches’ Meeting: 12:30 (In the Nordic Chalet)

Order of Start:
1pm JV Boys  5.5K
JV Girls  5.5K
JH Boys 8th; JH Girls 8th  3.2k
JH Boys 7th; JH Girls 7th 3.2k
JH Boys 6th/5th; JH Girls 6th/5th -3.2k

Awards Ceremony: In front of the nordic chalet as soon as results are available for all races.

Awards: Top 10 boys and girls from each division.

Concessions: We will have a lot of goodies available inside the nordic chalet. Come hungry!

Please have your race entries to Steve by 6:00 p.m. Fri., Feb. 7th. Send to Steve Deschene by email: timing@boreal.org or enter on web site www.boreal.org/~durfee

Entry Fee: $5/skier.
Please pay at bib pick up. Make checks payable to: Duluth Denfeld Nordic Ski.
Denfeld High School 401 N. 44th Ave. W. Duluth, MN 55807

*** We will do our best to get as many busses as possible close to the start/finish area. School busses fit much better than coach busses in our small lot. Busses with trailers will need to park in the Timber Twister lot. If you have a small group coming and have the option of riding in a van or small bus that would be very helpful. If there are more busses than space allows some teams will need to park in the Timber Twister lot. Please inform your families that cars will not be able to enter the nordic center parking lot. If skiers are being dropped off they will need to be let out at the entrance or the Timber Twister lot.

Cars will be asked to park in the Timber Twister parking lot or Lot D. Lot D is approximately 0.5 miles away. Sorry, NO shuttle. If you park on the road you will be risking being towed.

Questions: (218) 340-6505 or dawnmiller07@me.com

 

 

SECTION 7 NORDIC SKI MEET

Posted by on February 1st 2014 in Events, Races, Team Communication

SECTION 7 – NORDIC SKI MEET

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2014

GIANTS RIDGE GOLF & SKI RESORT

1-800-688-7669 – Deb Maki’s ext 8072

Updated on Monday, Feb 3, 2014

Just came from a meeting with John Filander and he is calling a 2 hour delay because of the winds on Thursday.

 

Race Schedule:

Noon                    Boys Skate Race

12:30 – 12:45     Girls Skate Race

3:00 pm               Boys Classic Pursuit Race

3:45 pm               Girls Classic Pursuit Race

4:45 – 5 pm         All Coaches meet to approve results

5:15 pm               Awards Ceremony
Please read carefully all information sent in this packet.  All coaches are encouraged to visit the MSHSL’s web site for any section/state info.  Section Meet Manager’s Guide is attached to e-mail – gives info for coaches “Navigating MSHSL Web for Coaches”.

 

Please fully complete in duplicate the 48 hour section entry card.   Send one copy to Deb Maki, P O Box 505, Biwabik, MN  55708 or e-mail to Deb @ address below

All entries should clearly state name, grade, school and gender.

Send your entries to:

Steve Deschene, 170 Linnell Road, Grand Marais, MN   55604

E-mail (preferred method):  timing@boreal.org

            or on-line at http://www.boreal.org/~durfee/

 

Entries are due before 6:00 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 2014.

You may make changes until 8:30 am on race day.  At 9:30 am race day, a start list will be given to all coaches.

 

There will be a race jury.   Giants Ridge requires trail passes if you are skiing the day before – $10.00 @ Chalet front ticketing counter.   Non-participants skiing on race day are also required to have trail passes – $10.00 @ Chalet front desk.

 

All participating schools are asked to bring 1 warmly dressed ADULT Volunteer to help with running the race (bib removal, etc).  They should meet with Deb Maki @ 8:45 am in the timing bldg.    We will also need a few sharp, quick students to help Steve in timing booth.  Sometimes, student managers help with this.    Let me know if you have someone for Timing booth or working outside.

 

Payment -   All checks should be made to:  Region 7A – payment must be made at 9:00 am – before bib pick up at coaches meeting

Price – $75.00 per boy’s team, $75.00 per girl’s team or $15.00 per indiv. skier

 

Results will be posted at http://www.boreal.org/~durfee/ or http://www.skinnyski.com    Meet Manager:  Deb Maki, 1-800-688-7669, ext 8072 or e-mail pepsichallenge@giantsridge.com

2014 Cook County Invitational Pursuit Race

Posted by on January 27th 2014 in Events, Races, Team Communication, Uncategorized

  2014 Cook County Invitational Pursuit Race

Photoset

Results

Date: Friday, January 31, 2014.
Where: Pincushion Mtn Ski Area On the Gunflint Trail.
(Co. Rd. 12 is the Gunflint Trail  go through ‘downtown’ Grand Marais, turn left onto the Gunflint Trail, go about three miles to the Pincushion scenic overlook (Pincushion Drive) and turn right. Warming house and primitive toilets on site.

Coaches meeting & bib pickup 9:30 AM at Pincushion warming house.

ORDER OF START (Enter as many skiers as you want)
10:30 am start running clock. Racers double start at 30 second intervals, with some gaps between events to prevent unnecessary crowding.
Event
Boy’s Varsity Freestyle 5K
Girl’s Varsity Freestyle 5K
Boy’s Jr. Varsity Freestyle 5K
Girl’s Jr. Varsity freestyle K
Boy’s Jr High Classic 2.5K
Girl’s Jr High Classic 2.5K

2:00 pm restart running clock
Event
Boy’s Varsity 5K Classic Pursuit

2:40 pm(?) restart running clock after last Boy finishes
Event
Girl’s Varsity 5K Classic Pursuit

NOTE: The Jr. High race is for classical technique only and shall be for up through the 9th grade. Varsity skiers can ski both races (pursuit), or just the freestyle 5K, but varsity awards shall be given only for the pursuit. The classic varsity pursuit skiers will begin in the order of their freestyle finish at the interval they finished behind the leader. Note that we have eliminated the individual varsity classic only skiers and instead have introduced the JV Freestyle only event. Note also, that skiers entering only one race will not count for the team score. Only pursuit skiers will count towards team scores

FOOD! THERE WILL BE HOMEMADE SOUPS, BREAD, BARS AND DRINKS AVAILABLE FOR
PURCHASE, SO LEAVE THE PB&J SANDWICHES AT HOME!
AWARDS:
Individual top 10 in pursuit: Medals. Individual JV freestyle and Individual Jr. High classic: Medals 1-5,Ribbons 6-10. Varsity Pursuit Team plaques 1-2-3, boys and girls.
Award presentations will be at Pincushion warming house immediately following race.
The Grand Marais Municipal Pool has closed down. There is a new YMCA pool. Contact the YMCA directly for pricing (218)387-3386. It is my understanding that members of the Duluth YMCA get in for free.

Cost: $5 per skier. Make checks payable to North Superior Ski & Run Club.
(Race fees must be paid before race start to participate!)
Start Lists must be received by 6PM Wednesday, January 30, 2013.
Send to: Steve Deschene timing@boreal.org , or on website www.boreal.org/~durfee.
Phone Adam Harju 218-370-1124 (if you have questions, no phone entries please!)

Duluth East Invitational Pursuit Race

Posted by on January 15th 2014 in Events, Races

Duluth East
Invitational Pursuit Race
Friday, January 24, 2014.
Snowflake Nordic Center
4348 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, MN  55811

Bib pickup: 10:00 a.m.     Marshall Start List
Coaches meeting: 10:30 a.m.

ORDER OF START        Duluth East Invite Course Maps
11:00 am start running clock.  Racers start two every 30 seconds

Boy’s Varsity Freestyle 5K
Girl’s Varsity Freestyle 5K
Boy’s Jr. Varsity Freestyle 5K
Girl’s Jr. Varsity Freestyle 5K
Break
Boy’s Jr. High Freestyle 3K
Girl’s Jr. High Freestyle 3K

At about 2:30 pm restart running clock

Boy’s Varsity 5K Classic Pursuit Starts
(About 20 minute gap between last Boy/first Girl)
Girl’s Varsity 5K Classic Pursuit Starts

NOTE: The classic pursuit race will be limited to the top 100 skiers from each of the boys and girls Varsity freestyle race.  Only pursuit skiers will count towards Varsity team scores.

Cost: $5 per skier.  Make checks payable to Duluth East Nordic Ski Team.
Send to: Duluth East Nordic Ski Team, Duluth East High School, 301 North 40th Avenue East, Duluth, MN  55804 or bring to the race.

AWARDS:
Individual awards to the top 10 in the Varsity pursuit, Junior Varsity freestyle and Jr. High freestyle events.
Award presentations will be immediately following race.

Concessions will be available

Entries:
Entries must be received by 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
Send to:  Steve Deschene timing@boreal.org ,
or on website http://www.boreal.org/~durfee/entry_form.htm.

Phone Dave or Bonnie @ 218.724.2775 if you have questions (no phone entries please!)

Dave Kask
Nordic Ski Coach
Duluth East High School
(h) 218.724.2775
(w) 218.628.5228
coachdave@dulutheastnordic.org
www.dulutheastnordic.org

Two Harbors Invitational

Posted by on January 1st 2014 in Events, Races

Two Harbors Invitational
@ Korkki Nordic
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Date Changed to Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Results

Korkki Nordic Ski Center News

 

Come join us for a fun, old school race

through the beautiful single track at Korkki Nordic! 

Format:
This will be an individual start classic race with one skier starting every 20 seconds.  Varsity and Junior Varsity will ski ~5 Km; Junior High skiers will ski ~4 Km.  Dig in your attic and find some old school spandex to race in!

 

Schedule:

9:30 a.m.         Bibs available for pick-up
10:30 a.m.       Coaches Meeting (in front of the warming house)
11:00 a.m.

Races start…there will be 10 minutes between the races and a 20-30 minute break before the JH races.

Boys Varsity

Girls Varsity

Boys JV

Girls JV

Boys JH

Girls JH

Awards when results are in

Awards:
Awards will be given for the top ten skiers in each race and for the best vintage spandex/outfits (any era).

 

There will be concessions! 

Coaches Information:

read more Two Harbors Invitational

Ely Freestyle Invitational

Posted by on January 1st 2014 in Events, Races

Ely Freestyle Invitational
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014
Hidden Valley Ski Area

Results

 
Varsity Boys/Girls – 5K freestyle
JV Boys/Girls – 5K freestyle
JH Boys/Girls – 3K freestyle

Coaches meeting at 10:30 am

Boys’ Varsity – 11:00 am
The rest of the start times are approximate and will depend on the
total number of skiers in the race.
Girls’ Varsity – approx. 11:30
Boys’ JV – approx. 12:00
Girls’ JV – approx. 12:30
Boys’ JH –approx. 1:00
Girls’ JH –approx. 1:30

Awards for 1st-10th place – Var/JV/ JH

Concessions will be available.  Questions? call Paula Anderson at
218-365-2785 (home), 218-349-6231 (cell) or e-mail –
elypaulaxc@gmail.com.

Coaches Information read more Ely Freestyle Invitational

Timber Wolf Classic

Posted by on December 9th 2013 in Events, Races

Timber Wolf Classic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timber Wolf  Classic

Link to Results                     Link to a photo set from the day

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Snowflake Nordic Ski Area

4348 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, MN

 

Varsity Boys/Girls – 5K classic
JV Boys/Girls – 5K classic
JH Boys/Girls – 2.5K classic

Coaches meeting at 10:30 am

Boys’ Varsity – 11:00 am
The rest of the start times are approximate and will depend on the total number of skiers in the race.
Girls’ Varsity – approx. 11:30
Boys’ JV – approx. 12:00
Girls’ JV – approx. 12:30
Boys’ JH –approx. 1:00
Girls’ JH –approx. 1:30

 

Awards for 1st-10th place – Var/JV/ JH

$5.00 entry fee per skier; no cap.  Please make checks out to:  Ely Nordic Wolves, thanks.  Checks can be mailed to:  Gail Gustafson, 2350 Birchwood Lane Ely, MN  55731, or pay at bib pick up.  Note:  Even though the location of the race has changed this information is still correct!

Entries are due to Steve at www.boreal.org/~durfee by Wednesday, Dec. 11 by 5 pm.

Concessions will hopefully be available.  Have your skiers be prepared with food for the day.

??? call Dave 218-348-1338 or email at   djohnson@marshallschool.org

 

Snowflake Relays Saturday, December 7, 2013

Posted by on December 3rd 2013 in Events, Races

 

Snowflake Relays  Saturday, December 7, 2013

Canceled due to cold weather

Race Information

Format: 3 X 3km freestyle relay race on the relatively flat 4km course.
Jr. High is also a relay but the course will only be about 1.5 km.

Coaches meeting 10:30

The race order is:

Varsity Boys – 11:00 a.m.

Varsity Girls

JV Boys

JV Girls

Jr. High Boys

Jr. High Girls

 

Varsity 3 X 3km races will take about 45 minutes, the JV races just a little longer and the Jr. High races about 30 minutes.

 

Snowflake Nordic Ski Center
4348 Rice Lake Road
Duluth, MN 55811
218-726-1550
Coaches Information
Entries due to Steve by 9:00 p.m. Thursday

Entry fee $5 per skier

Snowflake Nordic Ski Swap

Posted by on November 13th 2013 in Events, Team Communication

Snowflake Nordic Ski Swap

4348 Rice lake Road, Duluth, MN 55811

November 16, 2013 9:00 am Start

Entry Numbers handed out starting at 8:00am

The schedule for the swap will be similar to past years:

Equipment drop off – Friday, November 15th  5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Ski Swap Sale – Saturday, November 16th  9:00 a.m. – noon

Unsold equipment pick-up – Saturday, November 16th noon-1:00 p.m.