GREETINGS CENTRAL REGION ATHLETES & FAMILIES:
We trust that the U.S. Ski & Snowboard's cancelation of national level events, including US Nationals and US Junior National Champinships has been a hard hit to take for our Nordic Community.
Here in the Central Region, our goal is to soften that hit and host a robust series of CXC Cup races with mitigation plans that will follow public health mandates that minimize spread of COVID-19.
We are excited to be moving forward as a region. We urge each of you to both remain vigilant in following CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of the coronavirus so we can safely have competitions and to be flexible in your ability to change plans given conditions in each local community as our ski season progresses.
U18/WJC/U23 Qualifying - the US Ski Team discretionary committee will likely look at outstanding performances in the Central from the Duluth Super CXC Cup and the Super CXC Cup Holiday Championships. To make one of these teams an athlete will have to have an eye popping performance or more than one. One race winning by a minute and a half is better than winning 4 age group races by 5-10 seconds. Jrs who are skiing with known quantity professional level seniors will get a look.
The CXC Cup Schedule remains "Tentative" and should be approached knowing there is a need for flexibility based upon health & safety.
- Formats or locations could change based upon health and safety risk mitigation.
- Accommodations reservations should only be made with a "hold" that will not result in charges if canceled the week of the event.
CXC and our partner Race Organizations are dealing with a constantly changing pandemic and all race formats, distances, schedules, etc. are tentative and will not be able to be finalized until the week leading into the race. At this time of the season each athlete and team should be focused on the training that is preparation for the future.
Stay healthy, stay safe and keep training!
This trip is canceled for the spring of 2021, aspiring athletes are encouraged to train for and compete at the CXC Cup Finals March 5-7 at Wirth Park.
Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) will provide an opportunity for qualified talented young juniors from the Midwest and Great Lakes Divisions to compete amongst their peers at the 2022 NENSA U16 Championships taking place in the East come spring of 2022.