Other NewsUSSA Nordic SuperTour Event Makes Stop in Lake Placid

Inge Scheve Inge ScheveDecember 6, 20101

Lake Placid, NY ─ The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF), the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and the village of Lake Placid are excited to host high-level US Ski Association SuperTour cross-country ski races January 14-15, 2011.

The event is the next stop on the USSA SuperTour circuit following the 2011 US National Championships in Rumford, Maine. The races will be held in unison with the St. Lawrence University Winter Carnival and the annual NYSEF Harry Eldridge races. It is anticipated that over 400 competitors will participate including members of the US Ski Team, Eastern Division 1 College Teams and a strong junior field. The junior races will count as a Junior Olympic Qualifier for the Mid-Atlantic Division and an out-of-region qualifier for the New England Division.

The Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg will provide athletes with challenging terrain on the “Ladies 5km” course and the Biathlon side venue, and will feature both classic and freestyle competitions.

Excellent sponsorship opportunities are available for interested companies and individuals. If interested, please contact the NYSEF Main Office for further information at (518) 946-7001 or contact Kelly Kennedy at kellyk@nysef.org.

We invite and encourage interested athletes, coaches, parents and spectators to join us in the Olympic Village of Lake Placid for an exciting weekend of racing.

Contact Margaret Maher, NYSEF XC Head Coach & Chief of Competition with event questions at margm@nysef.org or (518) 523-1900.

The NYSEF program coaches over 350 athletes in Alpine skiing, Freestyle skiing, Snowboarding and the Nordic disciplines. The athletes range in age from children to young adults. Currently, there are athletes from the NYSEF program on the U.S. Ski Team for alpine skiing and Nordic combined, and the US Biathlon Team.

St. Lawrence University Carnival
Harry Eldridge Memorial Races
January 14-15, 2011
Lake Placid, NY
NEW YORK SKI EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Dear XC Ski Enthusiasts,

The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) is proud to announce that the US Ski Association (USSA) has awarded NYSEF an opportunity to host a USSA SuperTour XC Ski event. NYSEF has accepted this opportunity in an effort to display its desire to host events of this magnitude on a local level and exhibit a strong level of commitment to the XC ski community on a nationwide basis. The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has also voiced its’ full support of this event and will be providing the venue, necessary equipment and manpower to assure first class conditions and competitions at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.

The event is the next stop on the USSA SuperTour Circuit following the 2011 US National Championships in Rumford ME, and will be held in unison with the St. Lawrence Winter Carnival and the annual NYSEF Harry Eldridge Memorial races on January 14-15, 2011. It is anticipated that over 400 competitors may participate including members of the US Ski Team, Eastern Division 1 College Teams and a strong junior field.

NYSEF and ORDA are very excited about the opportunity to host this event, which comes with up to $7,800 in prize money for top competitors.

Excellent sponsorship opportunities are available for interested companies and individuals. If interested, you may call the NYSEF Main Office for further information at (518) 946-7001.
We invite and encourage interested athletes, coaches, parents and spectators to join us in the Olympic Village of Lake Placid for an exciting weekend of racing.

Yours truly,
Jay Rand
Executive Director
NYSEF

St. Lawrence University Carnival
Harry Eldridge Memorial Races
January 14-15, 2011
Lake Placid, NY
12:00 – 5 pm Official Training / XC course inspection (Mt. Van Hoevenberg)
7:00 pm Nordic Coaches / Team Captains Meeting (Crowne Plaza, Lake Placid)

CROSS-COUNTRY STADIUM AT MT. VAN HOEVENBERG, “LADIES 5KM” COURSE LAP
8:30 am – 12 noon Bib pick-up at XC Lodge
10:00 am Men 10km (interval start, 2 laps)
11:30 am Women & J2 Girls 5km (interval start, 1 lap)
1:00 pm J2 Boys 5km (interval start, 1 lap)
Award Ceremony times will be posted on the Event Website and at the venue

BIATHLON STADIUM AT MT. VAN HOEVENBERG
8:00 am – 1 pm Bib pick-up at Biathlon Lodge
9:30 am Women 10km (interval start, 2 laps)
11:30 am Men 15km (interval start, 3 laps)
1:30 pm J2 Boys 5km (interval start, 1 lap)
2:00 pm J2 Girls 5km (interval start, 1 lap)
Award Ceremony times will be posted on the Event Website and at the venue

EVENT SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15
NEW YORK SKI EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Event website at NYSEF

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click — Olympic Sports Complex
ORDA Mt. Van Hoevenberg Venue

The race venue of Mt. Van Hoevenberg at the Olympic Sports Complex is located on Bobsled Run Lane, off of Route 73, 7 miles south of the village of Lake Placid. http://www.whiteface.com/facilities/osc_hoven.php

Margaret Maher, NYSEF XC Head Coach
Chief of Competition
margm@nysef.org
(518) 523-1900

Elizabeth Bouchard-Hall, NYSEF Assistant XC Coach
Race Secretary & Volunteer Coordinator
lizbh@nysef.org

Kelly Kennedy, NYSEF Development Director

Sponsorship Opportunities
kellyk@nysef.org
(518) 946-7001

There are many lodging and dining options in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondacks:
Lake Placid Visitors Bureau
http://www.lakeplacid.com
Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau (Wilmington)
http://www.whitefaceregion.com
Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce
http://www.saranaclake.com/
Keene & Keene Valley Region
http://www.keene-keenevalley.com/
Event photographer Pat Hendrick will be on course to capture the racers in action.
Event photos will be available for purchase at: http://www.pathendrickphotography.com/

ATHLETE & VISITOR ACCOMMODATIONS
EVENT WEBSITE AND INVITATION
EVENT CONTACTS
RACE PHOTOS

EISA carnival team registration will take place through BART & SLU per EISA policies and procedures.
All Open EISA racers and all other athletes must register through NYSEF online at AlpineReg.com.
Race registration closes Wednesday, January 12 at 12 noon. Race entry fees are $35 for one race, $60 for two races. THERE IS NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION.

Athletes must include their USSA, FIS, NYSSRA/NENSA numbers in order to be scored. Please spell your name in registration as it is listed with USSA and FIS. Verify your membership numbers and make sure they are entered correctly. Race scoring is dependent upon this information being correct. Bib pick-up will be available for teams at the Team Captains meeting or on race morning at the XC lodge on Friday and at the Biathlon lodge on Saturday.

Please email Elizabeth Bouchard-Hall (Race Secretary) at lizbh@nysef.org with registration questions.
Award ceremonies will be provided for each day’s competitions.

USSA SuperTour prize money distribution:
1st $750, 2nd $500, 3rd $250, 4th $200, 5th $150, 6th $100

Prize money payments are only made to competitors with an active FIS code who are on the current FIS points list. Athletes must be present at awards ceremonies to receive payment. Award ceremony times will be posted on the Event Website and at the venue.
Medals will be provided for the Top 3 in the following age groups: J3/J2, J1, OJ, U23, SR, overall Masters.

The annual NYSEF Harry Eldridge Memorial Cup will be presented on Saturday to the fastest junior male
& female combined time from the two races in the J1/OJ category.
There is a snack bar available for food & beverage purchase at the XC lodge. There will be first aid, ski patrol and medical coverage at the venue on race day. Restrooms are available in the XC and Biathlon lodges.

Friday’s classic event will take place on the XC side at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Team tents may be set up in the XC stadium on a first come basis. Power is limited in the XC stadium. Saturday’s freestyle event will take place on the Biathlon side at Mt. Van Hoevenberg.

Wax rooms in the Biathlon Lodge will be assigned as follows: 1 to the USST team, 1 for each EISA college, 1 for each EISA guest team and remaining rooms will be available on a first come basis for $50 for Thursday – Saturday. Teams must pre-register & pay for wax room use through NYSEF by contacting Margaret Maher at margm@nysef.org . Teams must provide their own locks for individual wax rooms. Please clean up your wax room after use.

Warm-up times and wax test area will be posted to the Event Website and announced at the Team Captains meeting. Reminder to all athletes & coaches – all skiing must follow the direction of the race course.

Parking for Friday’s race is available in Parking Lot #1 (main parking lot for the XC lodge) or at the Biathlon Lodge (approximately 1km ski to the XC stadium). There is no parking allowed in the lot immediately near the XC lodge. Parking for Saturday’s race is available at the Biathlon Lodge with a team pass provided for USST and EISA colleges. Remaining parking will be available on a first come basis. Additional parking will be on one side of Bobsled Run Lane and then in Parking Lot #1. Please reference the venue map for additional details.
RACE REGISTRATION
WAXING FACILITIES & VENUE USE
PARKING
AWARDS & PRIZE MONEY
ATHLETE SUPPORT AT VENUE

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Inge Scheve

Inge Scheve

Inge is FasterSkier's international reporter, born and bred in Norway. A cross-country ski racer and mountain runner, she also dabbles on two wheels in the offseason. If it's steep and long, she loves it. Follow her on Twitter: @IngeScheve.

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    Doug1

    December 7, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Its so frustrating that the managers of the venue continually insist on relegating the races to the biathlon trails for the second day. The Mt. Van Hovenberg side is so much better than the biathlon trails, that there is no reason both races shouldn’t be on the ladies 5k loop.

    The ladies 5k is a wonderful trail, good sustained climbs, fun discents and a all over great race course. The biathlon trails are flat, twisty and just bad skiing overall.

    Holding the mass start skate races last year on the biathlon side was flat out reckless, the trails are very narrow, and have steep downhills, followed by abrupt walls so that even 15k into the race there were still huge bottlenecks and traffic jams.

    A race series of the caliber of the supertour deserves to have the best trails available, and when its relegated to inferior trails when a great race course is 2k away, its wrong.

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