Tuesday Night Lights at Pine Valley
Conditions: Temperature: 5 degrees F Wind: 15 mph N, gusts to 21 mph (described as "nasty") Snow: slow Grooming: Recently groomed, excellent skate lane and classic track Distance: 5 kilometers (two lighted loops) Timed Division: 1. Hansi Johnson 16:32 skate 2. Greg Williams 17:07 classic 3. Brian Zuck 20:42 skate 4. Brance Modin 22:08 skate 5. Tom Urbanski 22:32 classic 6. Mark Hagen 22:33 classic No-Pressure-Just-For-Fun Division, sponsored by the Pine Valley Clydesdales: Dale Langila John Laine Timing Volunteer: Karen Williams
Notes: It was a very chilly night on the trail due to the gusty winds and windchill. Trail was groomed to perfect conditions, but the new, cold snow was slow for gliding. The big action at Pine Valley for the evening was on the ski jumps as the Cloquet Ski Club was hosting a jumping meet with the club from Coleraine. About 50 young jumpers were out having fun on the jumps and lots of spectators were in the Spafford Chalet.
Next Event: The last event of the four-week series is Tuesday, February 8. Skiing starts at about 6:30 p.m., arrive a few minutes early to register. All abilities welcome, absolutely free to everyone. No trail fee required.