U10 and U12: Altered Schedule 12/28 + End of the Year Open Info

Hello U12 and U10 Families,

I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the holidays and the awesome skiing right now!  Please read below for a change to tomorrow's plan plus info for the End of the Year Open.

IMPORTANT 12/28: Due to the inclement weather forecast for tomorrow, we will be cancelling our morning session on 12/28.  The weather looks like it will improve for the afternoon, so we will train our usual afternoon session from 12-2 pm (meet at the normal meeting spot).  

End of the Year Open Race - Sunday 12/30:

Registration will be in the upstairs of the Competition Center (by Peter Cornish's office) from 7 - 8 am.  Please have your athlete go during this time to collect their bib.  Have them put their bib on immediately (over their GS suit, but under their jacket) and remind them not to take it off or lose it!

Coaches will meet athletes who are racing at 8:10 am at the bottom of Wardance/Black Ridge near the Yurt to go for warm up runs and inspection.  

The first run will begin at 9:30 am.  HOWEVER, unlike in the past the U14s are going to run first because they are running a separate course that is higher up on Wardance.  All of the U14s (girls and boys) will take their first run.  Then the U12s will run in their running order (bib order will reflect running order); all U12 girls and then all U12 boys.  Second run will likely be reverse order within gender and age group.  Still all U12 girls and then all U12 boys after the U14s have run their course, but the last U12 girl will go first and so on.  There will likely be a re-set for second run, which will mean there will be a second run inspection.  Athletes should listen to their coaches for instructions on timing of inspection and second run.  Unless there are concerns about weather or length of the race, all first run DNFs and DSQs will get a second run.

Just to reiterate, training for the rest of the week:

Friday 12/28: SL skis. PM session 12-2 pm only - full gates, stubbies, and skills for U12s, stubbies and skills for U10s.

Saturday 12/29: SL skis - full gates, stubbies, and skills for U12s, stubbies and skills for U10s.

Sunday 12/30: End of the Year Open - (See details above).  SL skis for those not racing. Skills Quest focused training.  Normal meeting times/place for those not racing.

12/31-1/3: No Training

Friday 1/4: Friday training resumes for those who have registered for it.

Looking ahead to 1/5 and 1/6 - On 1/5 U10s will be home training on SL skis and the U12s will be at Killington for Skills and Dual Panel SL (more info to come next week - to get a jump on registering go to: https://adminskiracing.com/node/189214). Remember that your child MUST be current with USSS and VARA!  On 1/6 U12s and U10s will be home training Stubby SL.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday week and Happy New Year!

Mariel

Mariel Meringolo

Head of School
Okemo Mountain School

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