Updated Aug. 26, 2008
NENSA U16 Championships
March 11-13, 2016
Black Mountain, Rumford ME
The NENSA U16 Championships began modestly in 1992 has grown into one of the highlights of the season for junior athletes. Each New England state and New York can qualify their fastest 24 14-15 year old boys and girls. Four races ensue over 2 1/2 days. Seeded wave starts ensure match racing at its finest. This event will typically see invited entries from other regions within the US and Canada.
Events will be held at the Pine Hill Trails at Gould Academy:
51 Grover Hill Road, Bethel Maine 04217
12:00 organizer meeting at Yurt
1:00 Team Leader meeting at Yurt
Bibs will be assigned and kept for the entire weekend, collected on Sunday after the skate sprint.
3:00 boys individual freestyle 15 second interval starts
4:00 girls individual freestyle 15 second interval starts
9:00 boys individual classic 15 second interval starts
10:00 girls individual classic 15 second interval starts
1:00 boys classic sprint 2 skiers every 15 seconds
2:00 girls classic sprint 2 skiers every 15 seconds
6:00 p.m. Banquet and awards dinner at Mountain Valley High School
Remember its Daylight Savings!
9:00 boys skate sprint 2 skiers every 15 seconds
9:45 girls skate sprint 2 skiers every 15 seconds
11:00 Awards ceremony
Points shall be awarded to the top 20 finishers in the individual events. All 4 individual races will be scored equally. The top 3 boys and girls individual overall winners shall be recognized on Sunday as well as the overall winning State.
There will be a warm up loop and it will be a closed course during races. There will be limited Coaches bibs to do course previews.
There will be a Team Parking lot across the street from the venue.
There is limited parking at the venue, please drop off your skier and equipment, and then use the shuttle. There will be 2 passenger vans shuttling continuously during these times:
Friday 11:30-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8-5 p.m.
Sunday 8-1 p.m.
Shuttle pick up is at the Gem theatre (formerly the Casablanca building)
23 Cross St, Bethel, ME 04217
Later that night you can go back and see a movie at the Gem Theater!
Click here for movie info!
There are limited facilities at the venue. There are 5 porta-pottys in the parking lot. There is a Yurt where race head quarters will have meetings and keep equipment. If parents want to bring lawn chairs, there will be a deck on the yurt to sunbathe on, please bring sunscreen :)
There will be a designated area for waxing and team food tents next to the main parking lot where there will be a drop off area. This area is also next to the wax testing/warm up loop.
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Gunstock Nordic Summer Training Camp
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