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This Chisholm Ski Club hosted a successful Androscoggin Sprint Canoe/Kayak/Stand Up Paddling in Rumford on August 28, 2021. The 4-mile course on the beautiful Androscoggin River began and ended at the Rumford Public Boat Launch. It was a new endeavor for the Legendary Chisholm Ski Club, know for hosting world class Nordic and Alpine ski races. The Club merged forces with Envision as part of their Androscoggin Adventure.
The fastest racers of the day were Mark Ranco and Chip Loring. Racing in the two-man canoe class and racing the #1 canoe, they were first across the finish line with a time of :47:39.9. Second place went to the father/son tandem of Seth and Tom Carey, They finished in 1:04:34. In third place was the team of Jason and Katie Brown, who paddled across the finish at 1:07:43.3.
In the solo women’s kayak class, Maine Canoe & Kayak Racing Organization president Aili Hartikka captured the gold with a time of :52:22.1. The silver went to Barb Rajaniemi, who finished in 1:11:13.6.
In the men’s kayak, Searsmont’s Shawn Rumery took first place, crossing the finish buoys with a time of :54:26.4.. Norman Greenberg was second with a time of :55:13.5. Rilan Farnum used some fancy maneuvering as he approached the finish line to capture the final podium position, finishing in 1:07:32.1.
In the Stand Up Paddleing class, Tracyn Thayer captured gold with a strong time of :55:06.2.
The SUP male gold medalist was Stephen Leen, who crossed the finish buoys at :56:46.4.
The Androscoggin Sprint was part of the Androscoggin Adventure, and was a joint venture between EnvisionRumford and the Chisholm Ski Club. Other events of the day included a fun float from Rumford Point and the Rumford Boat Launch, a Cornhole tournament, food by Volkernick Sausage, and music by Jim Gallant.
The Club would like to thank the Chisholm volunteers, EnvisionRumford, the Town of Rumford, the Rumford Fire Department, the Rumford Polar Bears Snowmobile Club, Mahoosuc Search and Rescue, Volkernick Sausage, and our event sponsors: The Philbrick Place, CEI Consultants, The Barn Collection, Dan "Mouse" Warner, Black Mountain of Maine, and Community Energy.
Photos from the days events are available at RVG Photos.
“It’s only a little club . . . but we do big things.” - Chummy Broomhall (1919-2017)
Chisholm Ski Club is located at Black Mountain of Maine Ski Area in Rumford, Maine. The Club has a rich tradition which dates back to the early days of the 20th century at its Spruce Street location and its mid 1900's days at Scottie's Mountain. Over the years the Club has hosted several world class nordic skiing events, including the 1950 World Championships, 1976 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1991 National Biathlon Championships, 1993 US Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1992 USSA XC Jr. Olympics, 1993 U.S. Masters Cross Country Skiing Championships, the first ever US/ North American Womens Ski Jumping championships in 1996, 1996 National Junior Olympics, 1996 Chevy Truck U.S. Nationals, the 1999 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championship, the 2003 Chevy Truck US Cross Country Championships, the 2004 Chevrolet US Cross Country Championships, the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, the 2010 USCSA National Championships, and the 2011 and 2012 US Cross Country Championships.
Chisholm Ski Club Paddle Sports is a new Club endeavor to promote year-round outdoors and healthy lifestyles within the River Valley area.
CSC’s vision is to encourage, promote, and host recreational summer activities maximizing on the abundant and scenic natural resources within the Upper Androscoggin River watershed. CSC Paddle Sports will evolve into multi-dimensional events over the next five years to include local, regional, and national-caliber paddle sports.
Downriver racing, bi-monthly citizens paddle sports river cruises, spring white water racing on the Swift River, white water rodeo, festivals on the Androscoggin Rumford Lower Falls (Knapp’s Pitch), and white-water beginner and intermediate instructional course are all under consideration.
To kick-off CSC Paddle Sports, CSC will be hosting the first-ever Androscoggin Sprint as part of the Androscoggin Adventure on August 28, 2021, in conjunction with EnvisionRumford. The Sprint will consist of traditional paddle sports racing classifications plus unique local classifications and fun competitions.
The Chisholm Ski Club hosted it's 1st Annual Tom Kendall Legends Race at Black Mountain on March 13th. The race was part of the Ski Museum of Maine's two-day event, with a Giant Slalom competition taking place on March 11th at Mt. Abram Ski Area and this 5K Nordic race on the John Roderick Ski Trails. Competitors in the Legends races were all 50 years of age and older.
Liz Repetto came across the finish second with a time of :22:18 to win ih the women's 50-59 age group.
Jeff Newson completed the course in :24:12 to win the men's 70 and older division.
Ann White crossed the line at :33:33 to grab the top spot in the women's 60-69 division.
Muzzy Barton finished the race in :30:40 while local legend Dan "Mouse" Warner skied a great pace and finished with a time of :35:31. John Kendall used a strong finish and a dose of adrenaline to stride to a :45:37 time. Former Rumford standout Rick Hale suffered an equipment malfunction, but manage to cross the line with only one ski still attatched to his book, a great display of determination.
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The future of the Chisholm Sk Club's youth program is bright, as evidenced by the season ending festivities at Black Mountain on Saturday, March 13th. 14 young skiers in two divisions completed 500m and 1k courses, displaying the skills that they developed this winter under the direction of Erin Haynes and her dedicated group of adult volunteers. The skiers in the Lollipop division were the first to race, with Dominick Desalle first across the finish line in the 500m course with a time of :2:28.. 2nd place went to shaylah Kilroy with a :3:47 finish. 3rd place went to Raegan Lyle, finishing in :4:06. Also finishing the race with great style were Dalton Viger and Emery Black.
In the Junior Mints division, Nora Haynes sprinted to the gold with a time of :8:03. Maddy Brown was the second older skier to stride to the finish, crossing the line in :8:55. Chloe Brown was third with a :8:58 finish. Sophia Souza had a great time of :9:33. Nora Brown was next across the line, finishing in :10:43. Right behind her was Isla Haynes at :10:46. Also skiing a great race were Addicu Bailey-Curry, Bretton Arsenault, Ainsley Black.
After the race, each skier was given a goodie bag as a reward for the effort and dedication. We are already excited about growing this program next winter.
The Chisholm Ski Club is made up of an army of volunteers dedicated to the goal of promoting sking for youth in the River Valley, Maine, New England and beyond. This page, titled The Red Jackets will highlight some of the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make this a reality. In these articles, we asked our volunteers 10 questions. In this week's article, we highlight our All-Seasons Iron Man Volunteer, Tom Carey