Ready for the Start
The Shenendehowa Nordic Club will host a classic technique NYSSRA – Nordic point series race on Sunday, February 17 at the Saratoga Biathlon facilities, 3016 South Shore Road in the Town of Day. It is a fun experience for any age group from BKYSL to Masters racers with a fun and friendly group hosting.
For more experienced competitors this is a good race to accumulate your season ranking points. Race starts at 11 AM; the youth race immediately follows (aiming for 1 PM).
Family members and friends are needed to help with the race. We need folks to bake brownies, cookies ahead of time. Race day we will need help with parking, registration, start line, trail spotter, finish line, runners, bib collectors, photographer, concession stand, and help with running the youth race. Volunteer for your favorite job by calling Eric Hamilton at 383-8565 before the good positions are taken. Once the race is finished you are invited to go for a ski on perfectly machined rolling trails in the foothills of the Adirondacks.
DIRECTIONS: Take route 9N north out of Saratoga 12 miles toward Corinth. Rt 9N crosses railroad tracks. Take the next left which is Mosher Road (County Rt 10) 8.7 miles to the end and bare left on South Shore Road. Drive 1.2 miles and look for a driveway on the left with a sign for “the race”.
We Receive Presidential Citation
NYSSRA – Nordic’s President Jim Kobak recognized Shenendehowa Nordic Club with a Presidential Citation at the fall NYSSRA meeting in Utica September 27, 2009. We are recognized because of our Club’s varied programs to foster Nordic ski sport in the southern Saratoga County area.
“I am proud of the enthusiasm all of our member families have for the sport and the effort that each family puts in through the ski season and throughout the year,” said Eric Hamilton, Club Secretary, upon receiving the award in behalf of the Club. “I know of at least a half dozen other clubs across the state that seem just as effective,” added Hamilton.
In addition the Shenendehowa Nordic Club was provided a January 16, 2010 place on the NYSSRA calendar to host an Empire State Games and NYSSRA series cross country ski race. In past years we have obtained a sanction and held this as a fund raiser at the Saratoga Biathlon Center about an hour away in the Saratoga County town of Day.
The club will be holding it’s first Bill Koch Youth Ski League practice on November 3 at Koda Middle School. In addition we will have an open house later in November at High School East. These will be the kick off events as the Shenendehowa Nordic Club starts into its thirtieth season as a local Nordic ski club. For more information about the Club visit http://shenendehowanordic.homestead.com/Index.html or call the club phone at 383-8565.