Wirth Skate Race on Friday, January 15: Info & Signup

posted Jan 13, 2016, 6:04 AM by Sid Voss
This is important information, please read and share with your parents.

Everyone is encouraged to go to the meet to either do the race or to just do some skiing!  No matter what you do, you must sign up on the form at the bottom of this page.
Weather forecast for Friday says it should be about 20°—much warmer that our race on Tuesday!
•Race is at Wirth Park (Minneapolis) on Friday, January 15.

•Everyone on the team is welcome to come ski and/or race. Fridays are not a normal day for our races, but this is a makeup race.  DV skiers, even though you don't normally come on Fridays, please join us to race or just ski.

•Everyone who is coming to the meet, needs to sign up using the form at the bottom of this page. You will tell us if your are racing, coming to the meet to ski before the races begin, or not able to attend.  Please respond by Thursday, 7:00 pm.

•There is not a pasta party before this race, but there is the team fund raiser at Davanni's —Minnetonka Davanni's (15200 Hwy 7) - dine in or take out from 4-8pm on Thursday, January 14, and the booster club will receive 20% of the food purchase. Present this flyer.

•Here is what you need to know for the race:
This is a skate race.
The distance for the race is 5 kilometers, which is about 3 miles. 
Please remember, that even though it is going to be warmer than our last race, ...
Make sure you wear multiple layers under your uniform.  
If you are fairly new to skiing, JV and DV skiers are permitted to wear a jacket but still use the uniform bottoms. Your bib number needs to be visible, not under a jacket.
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 Friday:
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, you can put them in 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.
1:40 pm: North and High School skiers are dismissed early. Get changed, get your bib, get your skis, and get on the bus.
2:10 pm: Buses leave HHS.
2:30 pm: Arrive at  Wirth. Time to ski and warm up.
Here is the basic race schedule (this times may change depending on the number of skiers):
3:30 Varsity Boys 
2:40 Varsity Girls
3:50 JV1 Boys
4:00 JV1 Girls
4:10 JV2 Boys (Includes DV)
4:20 JV2 Girls (Includes DV)
6:00 pm: Buses arrive back at school. (This is after the activity buses leave.)

•Bring your ski uniform to wear at Wirth, whether or not you are doing the race.  

•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.

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