Saturday, January 17, 2009


Greetings everyone, I am happy to announce that we are ready to go on a regular ski tt series here in Iowa City at Ashton! The first event, snow willing, is to be held on Tuesday, January 20th at 6:30 pm and, snow willing, will continue every Tuesday at 6:30 until February 10th. Check here for final word every week. We may have to skip a week here or there but we hope when the snow finally clears to have held four events total. So bust out your funkiest special ski outfit and come join us!

This is a new venture and we will learn as we go but here is the skinny:

2 skiers will go off together to ski two full laps of the Ashton course, depending on number of entries we will do either minute or 30 sec intervals. You can pick your partner or not, we are trying to be flexible to encourage everyone to come give it a try.

We will time you and let you know how you did. Best classic / skate skiers out of the female / male racers will likely get a tangible prize to go with their pride.

Pick your style, work with your partner or not. Two skiers can relay if they like, whatever you want to do. Race twice if you are really fast. I would love to see a skijor entry!

There will be NO entry fee, but we will have a donation box to support the trail grooming efforts.

You will need to sign a waiver.

Headlamps recommended for all skiers!!

Schwaggy prizes generously provided by Geoff's Local Motion Bike & Ski and ATLAS/Eco Lips so far. I made some trophies. If you want to donate prizes let me know!

Questions? Suggestions? Tell me at geepickle (at) gmail (dot) com

Please spread the word!

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