Midwest Junior Championships & Festival: March 2-4
As high school skiing wraps up here, the warmest and sunniest skiing begins! Please consider prolonging your ski season and check out a fantastic season-ending weekend of competition and festivities in Minneapolis this March 2-4. It’s a great opportunity to stay on skis, and enjoy competition within a variety of age categories. Please find more information below.
Midwest Junior Championships & Festival: March 2-4, 2018
The MJC, hosted by the Loppet Foundation and the Minnesota Youth Ski League, is a weekend of competitive and festival events focused on youth and young juniors. It is a great way for all middle school school skiers that raced with their High School teams to have a chance at age group competition, as well as a friendly way to introduce younger kids to competition. Hundreds of kids, ranging in age from 4-15, from beginner to more advanced, from around the Midwest will participate. This is the final stop for the Skiwerx Series (www.skiwerxseries.com) and CXC Youth Cup (http://cxcskiing.org/pages/events/cxc-youth-cup.html). Age groups run from U8 to U16.
- Friday, March 2 (evening): Classic Age Gap Relays, where adults and kids pair up as relay partners.
- Saturday, March 3: Classic Individual Start and Classic Tandem Sprint Relays, Festival events include activities ranging from Paintball Biathlon to Obstacle Course to Medallion Hunt.
- Sunday, March 4: Freestyle Mass Start, Ski-Cross Time Trials, and Mixed Four-Person Freestyle Relays.
Events are held at Theodore Wirth Park, which currently has a solid base of 7.5K man-made snow. Course officials are confident in the options that will be available for a variety of trail and terrain.
Make the most of your winter and keep skiing! It is the best thing young skiers can do for their development, AND a whole lot of fun. Register today! The next registration price hike is Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Click here for more details and to register.
Volunteers are always appreciated! Please contact Allie at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Looking forward to another energetic and successful weekend!
-Amy Cichanowski, MYSL
-Allie Rykken, Loppet