Invitation to Competitors For Wisconsin Capitol Square Sprints

FasterSkierNovember 12, 2004

FIS SuperTour Classic Sprint
UW-Health Capitol Square Sprints
January 15-16, 2005

Invitation to competitors and officials to Madison, WI, USA

We would like to invite you to be part of spectacular cross-country ski classic sprint race around Wisconsin State Capitol in the heart of downtown and visit beautiful city of Madison.

Date: January 15th-16th, 2005

Venue: Downtown of Madison, WI. The course circles around Wisconsin State Capitol and finishes up by the Best Western Inn on Park Hotel. Back up race course is Tyrol Basin Ski Area.

Training: Race course will be open for training on Saturday, January 15th from 1.30pm till 3.00pm and on Sunday, January 16th from 10.00am till 12.00pm.

Madison, WI

You will find the best of all worlds in Wisconsin's vibrant capital city and picturesque surrounding towns: natural beauty and outdoor recreation, stimulating cultural offerings, distinctive restaurants and shops, and an irreverent spirit of fun.Built on an isthmus between lakes Monona and Mendota, Madison is renowned for its beautiful scenery. A total of five area lakes and over 200 parks provide an abundance of year-round outdoor activities, from hiking, biking, swimming and sailing along with cross-country skiing, snow sailing, and ice fishing.Urban culture, natural beauty, small town charm – the greater Madison area offers it all!Visit for more info about Madison, WI

Wisconsin State Capitol

The capitol building reaches a height of 284.5 feet and is capped by Daniel Chester French’s graceful, gold – gilded, bronze statue named “Wisconsin” which stands 15.5 feet tall and weighs over 3 tons. The capitol itself is an expansive 448, 297 square feet. The capitol building’s current uses include: the Wisconsin supreme court, the state senate, representative, and governor offices, as well as various other legislator’s offices. The capitol building’s architecture is very similar to that of the capitol building in Washington D.C. The building’s architecture is that of the classical revival and beaux-arts style with a huge dome, numerous columns, pilasters, arches, as well as numerous sculptures, and decorative dentil details and friezes.

Club Organizer

RSSS Ski Club is the most active ski club in the Midwest and offers year round training programs for elite, citizen and junior level skiers.


Tyrol Basin Ski Area near Mount Horeb will make about 100,000 cubic feet of snow using its snowmaking equipment. The snow will then be trucked to the venue in 70 to 80 loads by Hammersley Stone and spread around the course late Friday night. The snow will remain through the weekend and be cleaned off by Monday morning.

Race Schedule

Saturday, January 15th 1.30pm-3.00pm – Official Training Sunday, January 16th 10.00am-12.00pm – Official Training 12.45pm-3.00pm – Qualification2.30pm-3.30pm – Finals

Other Events

– Junior Olympic Qualifier- U.S. Disabled Ski race – Wisconsin High School Championships Sprint Relay – Citizen criterium-style and Sprint races. – Demo & Open Ski (rental equipment will be available and provided on site)- Family Clinics

Registration will be available on line, by fax and by mail on November 1st. Registration Deadline
Registration will be closed on January 10th, 2005
Press and Media Invitation
Press and Media Invitation will be mailed separately or can be find at For more info, please, e-mail


Money prizes are according to USSA rules.1st place – $7752nd place – $3503rd place – $2254th place – $1755th place – $1506th place – $1257th place – $1008th place – $759th place – $5010th place – $25U-23 Bonus – $250 (payable to the top U-23 finisher in each competition)

Complimentary Housing

The race organizers will provide free accommodation in Madison, WI for the athletes who will provide their help at the Family Clinics on Saturday, January 15th, 2005 and who has 30 and less points in the current FIS Sprint ranking list. Athlete have to request free accommodation from race organizers no later than December 1st by e-mail


Dane County Regional Airport – Madison, WI. More than 600 domestic and 70 international one-stop connections. 22 direct flight destinations. More than 100 commercial planes depart and arrive at the Dane County Regional Airport on a average day.


The Madison Concourse Hotel is the Official Hotel and the headquarters for the Capitol Square Sprints. It is also the place where will stay U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Disabled Ski Team, Subaru Factory Team, Rossignol Team and other international athletes. The Madison Concourse Hotel is giving $79.00 Special Two-Person Guestroom Rate per night with the option of $10.00 for additional person. Hotel's Address: 1 West Dayton Street,Madison, WI 53703(603) 257-6000(800)


Best Western Inn on the Park Capitol Sprints START AND FINISH LINE right outside our front door Madison’s only full service hotel on the Capitol Square- Complimentary valet parking- Airport shuttle for ALL overnight guests Call us directly and ask for Capital Square Sprints Block!1-(800)-279-8811 Hotel's Address:22 South Carroll Street,Madison, WI 53703(800)


All athletes must have their own insurance or be insured through their national ski federation. The race organizers are not responsible for any injury to the person or any damage to the property.All attendants have to be covered by an adequate insurance policy, which insures for accidents, illness and civic liability.

Competition Rules

The race will be held in compliance with FIS Competition Rules

Doping Control

Anti Doping control may take place during the event

Local Transportation Services

Downtown Madison is very pedestrian-friendly, and many visitors find it easiest to park in one of the eight downtown parking areas ( and see the city on foot. Parking in the cashier-operated section of any City of Madison ramp costs just $2 weekdays after 6 p.m. and on the weekends.The Madison Metro Bus System ( convenient means for reaching all areas of the city. The Madison Metro VisiTour Pass allows unlimited bus rides for just $3 per day. Visitor passes can be purchased at Madison Metro, 1101 East Washington Avenue or at one of their 60 ticket outlets throughout the city.

Team Captains Meeting

Will be held at the Madison Concourse Hotel on Saturday, January 15th, 2005 from 5.00pm till 6.00pm

Organizing Committee

Yuriy Gusev – Chief of Competition
Duncan Bathe – Assistant Chief of Competition
Clare Seguin – Chief of Secretariat
Sepp Candinas – Chief of Course & Stadium
Chip Plumber – Chief of Athlete Compound
Tony Hartman – Chief of Sport Production
Dirk Mason – Chief of Competition Control & Security
Joe Cline – Chief of Athletes Medical
FIS/USSA Representative – Luke Bodensteiner
Technical Delegate – Scott Wilson

Web Site –
E – Mail –
Phone – (608) 385-8864
Fax – (608) 845-8254
Address – Capitol Square Sprints, P.O.Box 930442, Verona, WI 53593 USA


Yuriy Gusev, Event Orginizer


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