So, the bus is leaving at 6:00am with the first race starting at 9:30. Here is the schedule:
9:30 AM Boys Classic Race (2 skiers every 15 seconds) followed by
9:45 AM Girls Classic Race (2 skiers every 15 seconds).
11:00 AM Boys Freestyle Race for those boys that are only skiing freestyle (30 second waves with one skier from each school) Followed by
11:15 AM Girls Freestyle Race for those girls that are only skiing freestyle (30 second waves with one skier from each school)
12:30 PM Boys Freestyle Pursuit Race (Skiers go out as they finished in the morning race)
12:45 PM Girls Freestyle Pursuit Race (Skiers go out as they finished in the morning race)
We suggest that the skiers bring a lunch or money to buy food at the University Book Store or restaurant on campus. The hope is to leave around 2:00-2:30 so we are back by 5:00ish for those that are in the Holiday Concerts that evening.
Here are the start lists for the races tomorrow so you are also able to plan according to when your skier(s) start: Pursuit Skate Only The skiers are aware of which race they are in and will see the start lists at practice today.
Directions: Saint Mary's University - 700 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN 55987
Take Hwy 10 East to 35W south to 694 east. Follow 694 east to 35E south and follow into St Paul to Hwy 52 South. Take Hwy 52 south to Hampton then exit at CR 50, take a left and go east. CR 50 will turn into Hwy 61 and you will follow to Winona. As you enter Winona, you will take a right at Hwy 14 and head west. as you approach the bluffs and Saint Mary's, you will be able to take a left below campus at St. John's road. Follow this road back to the left to St. Yon's Valley, where the parking lot will be. This lot is limited, and since buses might be parked there, it might be better to park on campus. With this option, you will need to drive up the hill and enter at the main entrance to the school. Here is a map that also has the course on it. The Orange line is the course, the pink is the trail from the parking lot to the start area. SMU Map. For anyone that comes out, I will be able to help you with where to watch. But, do note, especially for those parking up on campus, this is a hilly area.
If there are any questions, please let me know,