Friday, January 11, 2013

Take a look at all the upcoming events!

Eric, Hans, and the Volunteer Coaches

Winter is in full swing and the NENSA Youth Calendar is filled with events across New England. Find one near you or travel to a new center and meet some new skiers! The NENSA Fox will be at Strafford Kids Ski Day on Saturday and the Stowe Mini-Marathon on Sunday. Hope to see your smiling faces this weekend!

Also, online registration is open for the 8th Annual Mountain Top Paintball Biathlon on Sunday, January 27th. There are races for all BKL skiers, a stellar post-event feed, great prizes, and a stocked raffle. Click here to sign up now! Don't worry if you've never shot a paintball gun, there's plenty of time for instruction and practice.

Worried about waxing your skis? Don’t forget about the Swix Wax Wizard. Click here to figure out what waxes to use for both glide and kick.

Here's what's going on in the next two weeks in the NE BKL World...

Frost Mountain Nordic Club BKL Race on Sunday, January 13, 2013

Join Frost Mountain Nordic at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vermont for their annual club race. It will be a classic race with distances ranging from 1-4k depending on age. They would love to see skiers from other clubs! Click here for more information.

Stowe Mini-Marathon on Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Stowe Mini-Marathon is right around the corner; a little more than two weeks until we will be gliding through the magical woods in Stowe searching for blueberry soup and gingerbread cookies. This event is a fun family tour (not a race) geared to BKL skiers and their families with food stops that fuel your adventure further than you thought you could go! Join us for the chili feed at end and celebrate with commemorative souvenirs for all kid finishers. Choose your distance: 25K, 15K, and 6K for Lollipoppers, the terrain is best suited to classical skiing. Hope to see you there! Click here to see full event information including a link to online registration.

Kids Ski Days at Strafford Nordic Center and Great Glen Trails

The first Kids Ski Days are less than 3 weeks away! Join us on January 12, 2013 at Strafford Nordic Center in Strafford, VT or on January 13, 2013 at Great Glen Trails in Pinkham Notch, NH to ring in winter!

In Strafford you will be treated to lessons for beginners, an obstacle course, paintball Biathlon, a bonfire, food, and lots more. See if you can complete the Cookie Crusade! Skis, boots, poles, lessons and trail pass are free for all kids under age 12. Click here for more information.

At Great Glen the day will include Steve’s Awesome Obstacle Course, Team Sprint Relays, group games, treats to eat at the Cabin, and a lollipop race for the youngest skiers. Add in Great Glen’s every day offerings of the Trails Tracker creature hunt and snow tubing and you won’t want to leave! Mini-lessons will be offered in both morning and afternoon for first-time cross-country youth skiers. A trail pass is required for adults and children at a reduced rate of $5 and activities and children’s rental equipment are FREE! Click here for more information.

Waterbury Winter Fest on Saturday, January 19, 2013

Join the town of Waterbury and the local BKL clubs for the first annual Winter Fest! There will be BKL and citizen races on the Rec fields in downtown Waterbury. The race course is a 1+km loop with age classes determining number of laps. Click here for event specifics. This will be a part of larger series of activities in Waterbury being held during the MLK weekend.

Mansfield Nordic Club BKL Duathlon on Sunday, January 20, 2013

Travel up to the Ethan Allen Biathlon Range in Jericho, VT for Mansfield Nordic’s annual Skate and Classic Duathlon Race. The distances vary by age groups; there will be multiple, short loops. Race registration opens at noon and races start at 1:00 pm. Click here for full event information.

Stowe Tour de Snow on Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Stowe Tour de Snow is designed to showcase the best of what Stowe has to offer winter visitors, locals and neighbors alike. On the 5.3 mile Stowe Recreation Path, families and friends ski, walk, snowshoe or run and participate in fun-filled activities grouped into stations each sponsored, organized, and staffed by local and area businesses and organizations. There will be plenty of fun for kids and adults! Click here for full event information.


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