Hyland Skate Race, Wednesday, January 4, 2017

posted Jan 1, 2017, 1:26 PM by Sid Voss
Our second ski meet (race) for the entire team of the season is Wednesday, January 4  at Hyland Park Reserve.

•If you are attending the meet, you are expected to race.  Even though you maybe a first year skier, we would like you to do the race. 

•Everyone who is coming to the meet, needs to sign up using the form at the bottom of this page.  Please respond by Monday (1/2), 7:00 pm.

•There is a Pasta Party at Hunwardsen's on Tuesday after practice.  Please RSVP on the race signup form.

•Here is what you need to know for the race:
This is a skate race.
The distance for Varsity and JV1 is 5 kilometers, which is about 3 miles. 
The distance for JV2 is 4 kilometers, which is about 2.5 miles. (JV2 does not do the really big hill.)
Make sure you wear multiple layers under your uniform.  
If you are fairly new to skiing, JV2  skiers are permitted to wear a jacket but still use the uniform bottoms. 
The uniforms stretch, so wear warm layers under the uniform. 
If you are not sure how to dress, check with one of the coaches.
Make sure your have a warm hat that covers your ears and warm mittens or lobster (two or three finger) mittens.
Leave metal jewelry, including earrings, at home.
Make sure you have a warm jacket to wear before and after the race, as well as some warmup or sweatpants.
Have extra mittens and hat in your bag to put on after the race.  

•Schedule details for Monday dismissal:
1:20 pm: West skiers are dismissed early from class. Bus leaves West at 1:30 (This bus will have a trailer, so if your skis are not already at the high school, put them on the trailer). You will meet the rest of the team at the High School, get changed, and get your skis from the wax room.  If racing, get your bib.
1:30 pm: North and High School skiers are dismissed early. Get changed, get your bib, get your skis, and get on the bus.
2:00 pm: Buses leave HHS.
2:30 pm: Arrive at  Hyland. Time to ski and warm up.
3:30 pm:  Race start: First Varsity, then JV1, then JV2
6:00 pm: Buses arrive back at school. (This is after the activity buses leave.)

•Remember your uniform.  (On race days, you do not need your Three Rivers pass, but you need to wear your uniform.)

•While waiting for your race to start, you should wear a jacket and some sort of warm-up pants over your uniform. Just before your race, take this stuff off.  Parent volunteers will help you or you can stash your warmup clothing on the fence. At the race start area, these is no indoor shelter.

•Bring warm clothes to change into after skiing, dry gloves/mittens, hat, etc. 

•Bring a water bottle with water or sports drink.

•Make sure you get the assignments for the class you are leaving early.

•We will send lists of skiers to the schools so they know who is dismissing early.

Hyland Meet: January 4, 2017