Greetings NENSA Community!

Join us this Saturday October 13th for the NENSA Rossignol Fall Classic in Jericho VT, part of our NENSA Bag Balm Rollerski Race Series, presented by SkiTrax. Rossignol is offering a cash prize of $200 each, to the top female and top male winners in the open division. That's in addition to all the awesome SWIX podium prizes up for grabs that day too! On-line registration ends at 5pm today, but there will be DOR from 8-9:30am. Live close by? Then come out out and cheer and see top USST, Green Team and colligate and juniors racing for top honors!

Have you posted on your social media, on your "It's a beautiful journey" yet?? NENSA sponsor Nokian Tyres, is partnering with us on a special social media contest, titled "It's a Beautiful Journey" for the month of October. One lucky NENSA member will win a brand new set of Nokia Tyres (!) at our NENSA Winter KickOff Party on 11/3 at the von Trapp Bierhall in Stowe VT! See box below on how to enter this contest and start sharing your beautiful journey stories for a chance to win Nokian Tyres for your vehicle.

October welcomes some new NENSA Sponsors ~ and this week we would like to welcome VT Plank Flooring of Brattleboro Vermont to our family of sponsors, as our newest Supporting Sponsor!

NENSA also welcomes our newest U1 member! Be sure to check out the adorable photo of Axl James Freeman, born 9/22/18 to our former Youth Program Director, Amber Freemen.

So much going on in New England in the next few weekends, from The Maine Event ~ Agility Sprint Festiv al on 10/27 in New Gloucester ME; our annual BKL Coaches & Parent Leaders Symposium on 10/28; to our final rollerski race of the season, the NENSA Trapp Invitational , and NENSA Winter KickOff Party in Stowe VT at the von Trapp Bierhall on 11/3, there is something for everyone. To read more about these great events check out all the NENSA NEWS from the Field in the boxes below, as well as our jam packed events calendar at the bottom of this eNewletter.

Hope you see you out at one of our upcoming events soon!


Amie W. Smith
Executive Director
New England Nordic Ski Association

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NENSA News from the Field
Highlights and Notes from NENSA and the Nordic World
Our NENSA family has grown!
We are thrilled to announce our newest NENSA member in the U1 membership category ~
Axl James Freeman
Born 9/22/18
Proud parents are Amber and Kris Freemen

(Proud NENSA staffers are Amie, Justin, Tom & Preston)
Nokian's "It's a Beautiful Journey" Social Media Contest with NENSA
Contest Runs October 4th- November 1 st
A journey to a NENSA event, be it winter, spring, summer or fall. It’s not always about the destination, but the journey that got you there! Let’s hear the story behind a unique journey or experience you had to a NENSA event! What event were you heading to? Where were you? What happened? Share a photo or video to either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with your story. 

Tag your post: @nokiantyresna (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter handle)
Hashtags: #itsaNENSAjourney #itsabeautifuljourney

Winner receives a set of ANY Nokian Tyres!!
Second place: lift tickets to Killington 
Third place: a Nokian Tyres swag pack

For specific contest questions, email
Drawing for winner at November 3 rd NENSA Winter KickOff Party in Stowe VT!

(And in case you missed the Breaking News ~ Nokian Tyres is also offering a 20% discount on tires to NENSA members! What better reason to renew your NENSA membership or join today!)
NENSA Rossignol Fall Classic Rollerski Race Saturday October 13th in Jericho VT at the Ethan Allan Range
LAST CALL - on line registration closes at 5pm today, Wednesday 10/10! There will be DOR, but to be seeded, you need to get registered before 5pm today. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Mansfield Nordic Club to host the Rossignol Fall Classic Rollerski race on October 13th! The race will be held at the rollerski track of the Ethan Allen Biathlon Range in Jericho, VT and is part of our NENSA Bag Balm Rollerski Race Series, with fully coverage on this event from SkiTrax, our NENSA presenting media sponsor for our rollerski race series.  Last year’s event was attended by one hundred Club and Collegiate skiers – and we anticipate a growing field for 2018. The event will be a festive environment including Rossignol boot demos, and an open agility course including the Bicycle Ramp, and podium prizes by Swix.
Read full story HERE .

Link to to register
Link to Series Rankings
Please join the New England Nordic Ski Association for our 3rd annual Winter Kickoff Party!  The Winter KickOff Party is from 3:30-6pm, immediately following the NENSA Trapp Invitational Rollerski Race (2pm start), will be held in the main floor of the von Trapp Bierhall. There will be an awesome Silent Auction and a Raffle, with many great prizes to be had! Appetizers and von Trapp beer included with entry. Awards at 4pm for the NENSA Trapp Invitational Race, as well as the season overall winners for the NENSA Bag Balm Rollerski Race Series (cash prizes for top 3 females and top 3 males), and the Marty Hall College Cup. 

Please join us in bringing our Nordic skiing community together to celebrate the upcoming ski season, as we wrap up a very successful rollerski season. This is an opportunity to see old friends & meet new ones! 

(Note: there is a special under 21 student rate ticket available also, for anyone under 21 not racing in the NENSA Trapp Invitational Rollerski Race - KickOff Party admission is included in the rollerski race fee)


The Maine Event: Agility Sprint Festival
Saturday October 27th
On Saturday morning October 27th NENSA will be hosting the first open Rollerski Cross Country Cross event in the world. This exciting summer version of  Cross Country Cross  builds on aspects of both sprinting and agility. The event will take place at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine.
The course will be set on a 400 meter loop  including 3 ramps (Bicycle, Speed Whoop and Step Down Jump) and other agility components including: 180 into backwards skiing, stop and start, Nokian Tyres – Figure 8, one-legged balance, grass skiing and several turning features including slalom. Skiers should be prepared for a course under 2 minutes in length – with sections of open skiing including a finish straight. All skiers will participate in instruction and qualification. The top 16 Open and Junior skiers will advance to single elimination rounds – advancing by heat time.
Video of Ramps including insight from Jessie Diggins .  Stratton Mountain School XC Camp.
Video of the Celebrity Duel at Lake Placid.  Newell v. Jensen and U16 National Camp.
To view full schedule and read more info on this great event click HERE .
We’re very excited to announce that our NENSA Youth Skiing Symposium will be held at Holdnerness School in Holderness, NH on Sunday, October 28!
This is a one day workshop aimed at Bill Koch League club leaders, coaches, and parent volunteers. The schdule will consist of morning speakers, afternoon team building exercises, and brunch in Holderness School’s dining hall. We are very happy to be working with Dr. Cheryl Coker, an expert on the subject of long term athlete development, who will be our keynote speaker for the day.

Click HERE for more information.
Looking for more current Cross Country Ski News?? Check out these links on our website for the latest Social Media, Ski Community News, News at NENSA and ALL back issues of KickZone
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.

The USOC provides a wide range of SafeSport resources, including  online education and awareness . All coaches and those in a position of authority over athletes are required to take the online SafeSport course. To create an account with SafeSport, please use the following access code and follow the instructions on the SafeSport registration page. 
Go to , scrool down to the bottom of the home page, and under Governance, click on the SafeSport link.
  • US Ski and Snowboard SafeSport Access code: NBUD-E6QB-WGT3-BW7Z
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 to see the latest offers!

Questions about renewing your membership?? Email  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
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New England Nordic Ski Association
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