nensa-transparentThe Chisholm Ski Club, Black Mountain Ski Resort, and NENSA are combining to host the 2016 Qualifying races for Nordic skiers hoping to earn a spot on the Maine teams that will represent our state at Eastern High School Nordic Championships to be held at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, VT or picked for the U16 Championships to be held at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford, ME. This Maine Nordic Team Selection Race will be held at Black Mountain of Maine on Saturday, Mar 5th, starting at 10:00AM.  The sole purpose of the Maine Nordic Team Selection Race is to pick the 24 Male and 24 Female Athletes who will represent Maine at the Eastern High School Nordic Championships and at the U16 Championships. Below is the schedule for the day.

 2016-EHS-Qualifier-Map

SCHEDULE

8:00            Course open for inspection

8:45            Registration opens           

10:00          Girl's Classical 5K 15 second interval start

11:30          Boy's Classical 5K 15 second interval start

12:30          Course Closed for grooming

1:00           Course open for inspection

1:00           Bib pickup for Pursuit race

2:00           Girl's Freestyle 5K Pursuit Start

3:00           Boy's Freestyle 5K Pursuit Start

3:45           Team Announcement in Nordic Stadium

4:15            Team member sign up in Competition Center

COACHES MEETING:          Virtual – www.mainehighschoolskiing.com

WAX TESTING:               Wax testing allowed on the course up to 15 minutes before the start. Everyone must ski in the direction of the race course.

WAXING:             Wax rooms available (for a fee $50 plus $50 key deposit) on a first come first serve basis.  Make check payable to Black Mountain of Maine.   Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a room.

COURSE MOVEMENT:  Spectators and coaches are welcome out on the side of the course during race. Coaches must be wearing a coach’s bib. All others will require a nordic pass. All skiers must travel in the direction of the race course at all times.

REGISTRATION:     Entry fee $18.00 per athlete. Register online at www.mainehighschool skiing.com or CLICK HERE.

                                    Make checks payable to:   CHISHOLM SKI CLUB

                                                                             P.O. BOX 616

                                                                       RUMFORD, MAINE 04276

 

BIB PICK-UP:            Bib pick-up will be in race headquarters upon arrival at Black Mountain. Race headquarters opens at 8:45am. Please return unused bibs prior to the start of the race. $50.00 fee charged for any lost bib.

ENTRY DEADLINE:     March 4, 2016 by 5 PM. DATE OF BIRTH REQUIRED FOR EACH ATHLETE

                                Day of Race Registration is allowed for an additional $5

                                No change to start order on race day.

                                               

RESULTS:            Copies of the official results will be made available in race headquarters shortly after the race protest period. Click here for race results as well.

MAINE TEAM SELECTION: Maine teams will be chosen from the day’s race results: Selection will be made and announced at the awards ceremony. Those named to the team must be prepared to pay the team leader if intending to go.           

This is a chance for Skiers in grades 8 to 12 from across the State to come together in a great event with a course and venue prepared to a National level.

DOWNLOADS

Informational Letter Race Day Schedule NENSA U16 Rules Download Course Map

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