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NENSA U16 Championships

March 11-13, 2016

Gould Academy, Bethel, ME

 Updated 3/10/16 5:14 pm

Hi All,

The trails at Gould are holding up well. There was a massive effort today to cover some spots that have melted due to the warm temps. There are parts of the trails that still have about a foot of snow on them! We are getting some rain right now, but things are still looking good to hold the races this weekend.

Thank you all again for your upbeat, can-do attitudes! We want these skiers to have a great weekend, and it seems like many events are in the same boat, like Junior Nationals and even the World Cup! Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow, please text or email me with questions.



Events will be held at the Pine Hill Trails at Gould Academy:
51 Grover Hill Road, Bethel Maine 04217

Friday 3/11:
12:00 organizer meeting at Yurt
1:00 Team Leader meeting at Yurt
Bibs will be assigned and kept for the entire weekend, collected on Sunday after the skate sprint.
3:00 boys individual freestyle 15 second interval starts
4:00 girls individual freestyle 15 second interval starts

Saturday 3/12:
9:00 boys individual classic 15 second interval starts
10:00 girls individual classic 15 second interval starts
1:00 boys classic sprint 2 skiers every 15 seconds
2:00 girls classic sprint 2 skiers every 15 seconds
6:30 p.m. Banquet and awards dinner at Mountain Valley High School

Sunday 3/13:
Remember its Daylight Savings!
9:00 boys skate sprint 2 skiers every 15 seconds
10:00 girls skate sprint 2 skiers every 15 seconds
Awards ceremony

Course Closure:
There will be a warm up loop and it will be a closed course during races. There will be limited Coaches bibs to do course previews.

There will be a Team Parking lot across the street from the venue.
There is limited parking at the venue, please drop off your skier and equipment, and then use the shuttle. There will be 2 passenger vans shuttling continuously during these times:

Shuttle Times:

Friday 11:30-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8-5 p.m.
Sunday 8-1 p.m.

Shuttle pick up is at the Gem theatre (formerly the Casablanca building)
23 Cross St, Bethel, ME 04217

Later that night you can go back and see a movie at the Gem Theater!
Click here for movie info!

There are limited facilities at the venue. There are 5 porta-pottys in the parking lot. There is a Yurt where race head quarters will have meetings and keep equipment. If parents want to bring lawn chairs, there will be a deck on the yurt to sunbathe on, please bring sunscreen :)

There will be a designated area for waxing and team food tents next to the main parking lot where there will be a drop off area. This area is also next to the wax testing/warm up loop.

Updates will be posted here on the NENSA U16 page: https://www.nensa.net/page.php?id=2785
and on the Chisholm website: http://www.chisholmskiclub.org/index.php/2016-u16-championships

Points shall be awarded to the top 20 finishers in the individual events. All 4 individual races will be scored equally. The top 3 boys and girls individual overall winners shall be recognized on Sunday as well as the overall winning State.

Amber Dodge | Youth Program Manager
New England Nordic Ski Association
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Download 2016 NENSA U16 Rules Document

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