Piotr Bednarski

July 2, 2022

Rollerski Criterium on Machinery Hill

Dear Coaches and Athletes !

Mike Delaney who organizes all the Machinery Hill- State Fairgrounds cycling criteriums has worked with the Loppet Foundation to add a Rollerski Crit to the July 12th State Fair Cycling Criterium. Note that we were limited on time, 3pm-5pm- so we only have time for 3 events/categories. See the categories below. The races are designed to be short and tactical so that drafting comes into play. The course is quite flat- approximately 800m in length, so its great spectating.

Rollerski practice will open at 3pm, with the first races starting at 3:20pm. Online registration will open on July 2nd and day of race registration will also be available. Races will be run on matched Swenor Skate Rollerskis.

Note: Masters athletes are welcome. ALL Masters Men must race in the 3:20pm race unless they have a USSA license and less than 300 USSA Points. All Masters Women can race in the 3:55pm race.

The short loop and many corners made it exciting racing last year. Here is video from the Elite Men's race from 2021: 2021 Fairgrounds Rollerski Criterium video

Roller Ski Criterium on Machinery Hill

July 12, 2022

  • 3:00 PM Course Open for inspection
  • 3:20 PM- approx 15-20 minutes U16 and U14 Men, and ALL Masters Men. (age 23+ with more than 300 USSA Points). ALL MASTERS MEN
  • 3:55 PM- approx 15-20 minutes ALL Women’s Categories (U23, Senior & Master) and all Female Juniors (U20, U18, U16, U14)
  • 4:30 PM- approx 20-25 minutes Men Elite (less than 300 USSA Point), and all Men in age categories U18 , U20. U23. (To be clear, for all men 23 years and older, you must have less than 300 USSA points to enter the 4:30pm race)

Entry Fee:  $20 Endurance Promotions and Loppet Foundation waivers


Note that this race will be part of the CXC Rollerski Series and matched rollerskis will be provided (required) for standardizing rollerski speed. There will be a 15 min window for athletes to pick up skis and warm up on them. There are 43 pair of Swenor Skate Long skis in the fleet (37 NNN and 6 SNS)

Athletes should build in extra time in their pre-race routine in order to pick up matched rollerskis from the Registration area, and have a least 10 min to ski on them before racing.

Registration: $20 + online processing fee

  1. Online registration.
  2. Day of Race at race venue (will be an online registration, credit card required)
  3. Loppet Foundation must be signed in person at bib pickup

Additional information:

Where to Park? Machinery Hill, MN State Fairgrounds  Directions: Enter fairgrounds through main entrance on Snelling and Dan Patch. Proceed west on Dan Patch Ave to Cooper St, right on Cooper St and lot will be on the left