Greetings NENSA Community~

What are you doing this Saturday August 3rd?? Come race/ski or spectate in the NENSA High Peaks Cyclery Rollerski Series, presented by SkiTrax, App Gap Challenge in Waitsfield Vermont. Registration closes tomorrow, Thursday 8/1 at 5pm so don't delay, register TODAY on SkiReg.com . We will have the usual open and masters waves, as well as a new touring wave this year! Ever wanted to ski up the App Gap, on a closed road?? Here is your opportunity! After the racing and touring are done, there will be a BBQ, live BAND, and beer (thank you Lawson's) at the Mad River Glen base lodge, just down the hill from the finish. What a great way to spend a summer day ~ we hope you can join us, to watch or race, and the weather looks like it is going to be gorgeous!

Let's talk benefits of being a NENSA member...there are many, but did you know that as a NENSA member, you can get a 20% discount off a new set of Nokian Tyres ? ? YES! Click HERE to see more info on this great discount and the 11 participating Vainor Retailers offering it. Just one of the many reasons it pays to be a NENSA member! Renew your annual membership today! See box below for links to renew or join today!

Be sure to check out the full summer (and fall into winter) calendar at the bottom of this newsletter ~ there is something for everyone, and more being planned everyday!

Hope to see you at the App Gap on Saturday!

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
Registration is OPEN until 5pm August 1st for the AppGap Challenge, the first of our
NENSA High Peaks Cyclery Rollerski Race Series this season!
Join NENSA for the 10th annual AppGap Challenge Rollerski Race on Saturday August 3rd. We have both a touring class and all the usual open & masters classes, or come spectate. First group goes off at 8:30am, with a fun BBQ, music, beer and awards to follow at the Mad River Glen base lodge. Thanks to our AppGap sponsors/supporters, including High Peaks Cyclery , our presenting media sponsor SkiTrax , Salomon , and Lawson's Brewery ~ who are offering a App Gap Saison post race, to all participants over the age of 21+
Registration closes TOMORROW Thursday 8/1 at 5pm so register today on SkiReg
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. Please take time this season to be sure all your club volunteers and coaches are SafeSport certified. Do it today. Go to: https://www.safesport.org

Further information on SafeSport, and important updates made as of 4/15/19 to the SafeSport Program, can be found on our NENSA website HERE
More NEWS from our NENSA Partners
Anticipation Builds for Minneapolis
World Cup 2020
Over a pair of warm and muggy summer days, while a number of the athletes of the U.S. Cross Country Ski were enjoying summer skiing on the Eagle Glacier in Alaska, members of the International Ski Federation (FIS) and staff from U.S. Ski & Snowboard were hosted by the Loppet Foundation - organizers of the Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival - for in-depth planning meetings around the first FIS Ski World Cup Cross Country event on American soil since 2001. ...READ MORE HERE
Members of the FIS, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, and the Loppet Foundation - organizers of the Fastenal Parallel 45 Winter Festival - view the start/finish area for the 2020 FIS Cross Country World Cup scheduled for March 17. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard - Tom Horrocks)
From Capitol Region Nordic Alliance Club ~
Looking for and calling on all Clubs that offer
Adaptive/Paralympic Winter Sports
 
Individual organizations often join together to form a greater singular entity that creates a greater impact on not only those it serves but to achieve greater capacity to serve more. Organizations like NENSA achieve that in addition to many other goals established by its BoD and Executive Director. Capitol Region Nordic Alliance is looking to gather information and resources from the individual clubs all around New England now offering paranordic and adaptive programming within their capabilities.
Conversations between various clubs and athletes are focusing on reviving the network consortium of paranordic/paralympic clubs to do such wonderful collaborative programming initiatives as:
  • Share equipment (sitskis, nordic rental equipment, biathlon, snowshoes, timing equipment, etc)
  • Develop and share staff for clinics, camps, regional/national events etc.
  • Implement a series of training/competition events supporting both NENSA Adaptive as well as US Paranordic
  • Develop and implement a strategy to have financially healthy and growing adaptive programs and venues throughout New England
  • Work with NENSA, CXC, US Paranordic, WPNS and above all to offer those with disabilities/special needs the same opportunities to be joyful on snow
If you and your club are interested in exploring how New England Adaptive Nordic can be as prominent and important as it can be, please contact Russ Myer, Executive Director, Capital Region Nordic Alliance at russmyer08@gmail.com , 315-396-9967
Once gathered, NENSA will also list these Adaptive Resources on their NENSA.net website.
NENSA Announces
GET SKIING
FREE Membership
for First Time Members
2019-2020 NENSA  GETSKIING  MEMBERSHIP: FREE
Good for First-Time NENSA Members only
Yes, you heard that correctly ~ we want everyone to  GET SKIING , so we are offering anyone, of any age ~ Youth, juniors, seniors, masters, parents, grandparents, a FREE membership to NENSA  (if you have never been a NENSA member before) . This is a great way to try our NENSA programing this coming season and join in all the summer, fall and winter fun! You can try out that rollerski race, BKL program, an Eastern Cup race, a Citizen’s race or a coaching clinic, and your NENSA membership is FREE! 
Click here to   JOIN NENSA TODAY
If you are already a NENSA member ~ THANK YOU! Click here to  RENEW   your membership today. June is the official start of our new membership year, so take a few minutes to renew, or join for free, and GET SKIING today!
Upcoming Events
A Look Ahead at the NENSA Calendar
Upcoming Events:
July 29-August 4 GMVS XC Summer Camp
August 12-15 SMS BKL Camp
August 15-18 SMS Junior Camp

Save these Dates ~ more info to come soon!

September 21-22 : Technical Delegate & Event Organizer Training Weekend (in conjunction with our NENSA Coaches Symposium Weekend, Dublin NH)

February 29 & March 1 : New England BKL Festival, at Great Glen, NH
March 7-15 : 2020, US Junior Nationals in Truckee CA
March 17 : 2020 World Cup Race in Minneapolis MN - USA!!!

Full NENSA.net Calendar Listing HERE
New England Nordic Ski Association
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Call: 207.688.6503 | www.nensa.net