Greetings NENSA Community!

5pm TODAY is the registration deadline for this weekends Eastern Cup races which are combined with a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Supertour, in Lake Placid NY. This Friday will be a Supertour race day only; Saturday is a combined EC & Supertour classic SPRINT race day; and Sunday will be the combined EC & Supertour classic Mass Start race day. Register now on SkiReg.com. Please note: There is no DOR for this EC/Supertour weekend ~ on-line registration closes TODAY, Wednesday 1/23, at 5pm sharp.

Last weekends snowstorm did not deter NENSA's 18th annual Women's Day in Waterville NH. Please see the box below for a full recap and link to lots of great photos!

But the bitter coffee cold temps and wind chill on Monday did postpone the 46th Annual Geschmossel Classic ski race to this coming Sunday 1/27 in Bretton Woods NH. This race is part of our Zak Cup race series. Registration is on SkiReg.com and if you race both the WMC 30k Saturday, and the Geschmossel 15k on Sunday, Bretton Woods will give you a free mid-week trail pass to use later this season!

A reminder that this Saturday 1/26 is the White Mountain Classic 30k in Jackson NH which is also NENSA One Day Club Championship! Be sure to get all your club members registered because in this 1DCC everyone has the opportunity to score points for their teams in each of their respective age groups, so the more club members you can get to race, across all age groups, the better!

This Sunday January 27th is also the 14th annual Mountain Top Paintball Biathlon ~ with BKL, high school and adult race categories!

Check out all the NENSA NEWS from the Field below, as well the great winter races and events in our events calendar at the bottom of this eNewletter.

Hope to see many of you in Lake Placid this weekend!

Best,
Amie

Amie W. Smith
Executive Director
New England Nordic Ski Association
Amie@nensa.net

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NENSA News from the Field
Highlights and Notes from NENSA and the Nordic World
NENSA's Women's Day a HUGE success despite the blizzard!
This past Sunday at Waterville Valley a hardy group of women braved the snow for some excellent skiing and camaraderie with friends new and old. It was the 18th annual New England Women’s XC Ski Day, and for years to come we will remember it as “the one with the blizzard!”......
Full recap and more photos HERE
World Cup News:
U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD ANNOUNCES 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
U.S. Ski & Snowboard has named 18 athletes to the U.S. Cross Country Team that will compete in the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships next month in Seefeld, Austria. The biennial World Championships brings together the best athletes in the sport for the Feb. 20 - March 3 event which will be live streamed in its entirely on NBCsports.com.

Competition opens on Thursday, February 21, with the freestyle sprint, followed by the skiathlon before heading into the distance races. The Championships conclude on March 2-3 with a 30k women’s and 50k men’s freestyle mass start.

CONGRATS to all these amazing athletes ~ with a special shout out to the New Englanders or New England based athletes highlighted in yellow below!

2019 U.S. Cross Country World Championship Team
(name, hometown, ski club, birthdate)

Men
Simi Hamilton, Aspen, Co., (SMST2) 5/14/1987
Erik Bjornsen, Winthrop, Wash., (Alaska Pacific University) 7/15/1991
Andy Newell, Shaftsbury, Vt., (SMST2) 11/30/1983
Kevin Bolger, Sun Valley, Idaho, (SVSEF) 04/11/1993
Logan Hanneman, Fairbanks, Alaska, (Alaska Pacific University) 6/2/1993
Kyle Bratrud, Eden Prairie, Minn., (SMST2) 2/9/1993
David Norris, Fairbanks, Alaska, (Alaska Pacific University) 12/12/1990
Ben Lustgarten, Burlington, Vt., (Craftsbury Green Racing) 4/17/1992
Adam Martin, Wausau, Wis., (Craftsbury Green Racing) 10/26/1994
Scott Patterson, Anchorage, Alaska, (Alaska Pacific University) 01/28/1998

Women
Sadie Bjornsen, Winthrop, Wash., (Alaska Pacific University) 11/21/1989
Sophie Caldwell, Stratton Mountain, Vt., (SMST2) 3/22/1990
Jessie Diggins, Afton, Minn., (SMST2) 8/26/1991
Rosie Brennan, Park City, Utah, (Alaska Pacific University) 12/2/1988
Ida Sargent, Craftsbury, Vt., (Craftsbury Green Racing) 1/25/1988
Julia Kern, Waltham, Mass., ( SMST2) 09/12/1997
Caitlin Patterson, Craftsbury, Vt., (Craftsbury Green Racing) 1/30/1990
Rosie Frankowski, Minneapolis, Minn., (Alaska Pacific University) 7/30/1991
Looking for more current Cross Country Ski News?? Check out these links on our NENSA.net website for the latest Social Media, Ski Community News, News at NENSA and back issues of KickZone
NENSA Clubs ~ This is YOUR day ~ YOUR moment to shine and show the rest of New England who is BOSS (at least for one day!). The White Mountain Classic 30k One Day Club Championship is this Saturday January 26th. Time to rally your troops (club members!) and get your teams together! EVERYONE on your club team has a chance to score points for the club championship titles, as the top winners in each age group get points! So make sure your team is diverse in age, and filled with women and men! The women of CSU and the men of NWVE are defending their titles this year, and won't go down without a fight!
Registration is on SkiReg.com
White Mountain Classic 30k is this Saturday January 26th ~
It is also NENSA's One Day Club Championship!
SafeSport Program

NENSA has always urged ALL New England coaches, parent volunteers, venue volunteers and anyone working with youth to take the SafeSport on-line course and get certified. NENSA has been requiring this of all our staff and volunteer coaches and wax techs at JN's and REG Camps for several years now. So please take time this fall to be sure all your club volunteers and coaches are SafeSport certified. Do it today.
Renew  your NENSA Membership today, and THANK YOU!

June 1st officially starts our new membership year. Take pride in joining the New England Nordic community with your NENSA membership and in knowing your dues are coming right back to you in the form of NENSA programming and our ongoing support of venues, clubs, athletes and coaches across the region. 

There are more reasons than ever to re-new your NENSA Membership! We now have  NENSA Members Only Benefits & Offers  on our website ~ Check back often as we will be adding more from our wonderful sponsors as the season progresses! Go to our "NENSA Members Only Benefits and Offers" tab, under Membership, on NENSA.net to see the latest offers!

Questions about renewing your membership?? Email  preston@nensa.net  or call (207-688-6503) Preston in our NENSA office - he is there to help you! 

Upcoming Events
A Look Ahead at the NENSA Calendar
Upcoming Events:
January 26-27 Maritime Cup – New Brunswick, Canada (rescheduled dates)
February 9 VT Qualifier Races
February 10 Flying Moose Classic

Full NENSA.net Calendar Listing HERE
New England Nordic Ski Association
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