IMPRESSIONS INC CXC ADAPTIVE CUP

The CXC Adaptive Cup is sanctioned and scored by Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) / U.S. Ski & Snowboard and features a series of exciting events in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Since its beginning in the winter of 2018, the CXC Adaptive Cup promotes the growth and development of adaptive cross country ski racers, helping athletes acquire the fundamental skills and positive mind-set required for cross country ski racing while providing challenging racing opportunities within the USOPC pipeline.

The series provides a fun, encouraging environment that motivates adaptive thletes ages 12 and up to succeed in attaining their goals. Participating athletes meet many new Nordic friends, and learn how to successfully progress through the competitive skiing pathway/pipeline with the support of friends, families, clubs and race organizers.




IMPRESSIONS CXC ADAPTIVE CUP SCHEDULE


December 4-5, 2021 / Duluth (MN) / Hosted by DXC


VENUE: Grand Avenue Nordic Center, Spirit Mountain Rec Area, 8551 Grand Ave, Duluth, MN 55808

Saturday, December 4: Freestyle (Skate) Sprint

Sunday, December 5: Freestyle (Skate) Individual Start

* Online registration closes Tuesday before the race at 10:00 pm.
Register | Host Venue Website | Regional Wax Policy

Registration Fee: $28 for each day

Registration Fee Refund Policy: the organizers will honor the policy of full refund if an event is canceled more than 2 weeks in advance, and no refund if canceled less than 2 weeks in advance.


December 11-12, 2021 / Cable (WI) / Hosted by ABSF


VENUE: American Birkebeiner Trailhead, 14875 Mcnaught Rd, Cable, WI 54821

Saturday, December 11: Classic Sprint

Sunday, December 12: Classic Individual Start

* Online registration closes Tuesday before the race at 10:00 pm.
Register | Host Venue Website | Regional Wax Policy

Registration Fee: $28 for each day

Registration Fee Refund Policy: the organizers will honor the policy of full refund if an event is canceled more than 2 weeks in advance, and no refund if canceled less than 2 weeks in advance.


February 20-21, 2022 / Golden Valley (MN) / Hosted by Loppet Foundation


VENUE: Theodor Wirth Regional Park, 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway

Sunday, February 20: Classic Sprint

Monday, February 21: Freestyle (Skate) Individual Start

* Online registration closes Tuesday before the race at 10:00 pm.
Register | Host Venue Website

Registration Fee: $28 for each day

Registration Fee Refund Policy: the organizers will honor the policy of full refund if an event is canceled more than 2 weeks in advance, and no refund if canceled less than 2 weeks in advance.

CXC Youth Cup

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:

1. If you are in between the ages of 7-13, no membership is required to participate in any of the CXC Adaptive Cup events.

2. For athletes ages 14 through 17, a Cross Country General Membership is required to enter a race.

3. For preferential race seeding and to earn U.S. Ski and Snowboard NRL ranking points, a Cross Country Adaptive Competitor Membership is required.

3. All CXC Adaptive Cup events are subject to the CXC Cup Wax policy.

4. All CXC Adaptive Cup races are run in conjunction with the CXC Cup and have the same registration deadlines. Online registration closes Tuesday before the race at 10:00 pm.

5. Racing Age Group is defined by competitor's age as of December 31st.

U10 (8-9 year olds)
U12 (10-11 year olds)
U14 (12-13 year olds)
U16 (14-15 year olds)
U18 (16-17 year olds)
U20 (18-19 year olds)
U23 age group (20, 21 & 22 year olds)
Senior Age Group (23-29 year olds)


HOW TO BEGIN


If you are an aspiring adaptive athlete, you're invited to take part in this exciting series that is in the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee's development pipeline.

CXC Cup race organizers are committed to supporting grassroots adapted cross country ski racing for those with physical disabilities. When registering as an adaptive skier each racer/parent will need to confirm which adaptive category the racer is in:

1. Sit skier
2. Standing adaptive skier
3. Visually Impaired (VI) skier

There is the option to specify what classification the adaptive skier is in the chosen category based off of the International Paralympic Committee's Paralympic classification system and time factors. If you haven't contacted U.S. Paralympic Nordic Skiing to confirm what class you would be, please email them at: USPNordic@gmail.com, to do so. Choosing the class will provide the opportunity for the athlete to receive a time factor on their final result time, see link above for more details on this factor. If a class is not chosen, the skier will be placed in the category with the smallest factor (B3 for VI, LW12 for sit skiers and LW4 for standing skiers).

All standing and visually impaired skier will be fully integrated into the main race field with non-adaptive athletes. Visually impaired athletes are allowed to ski with a guide in front of them and have the option of using a voice amplifier. Standing and VI athletes will be seeded based off of FIS/USSA and/or Regional Ranking list. If the athlete does not yet have points, they will start at or near the back of the field. Keep in mind any standing or VI adaptive athlete can register for the race and choose to not register as an adaptive athlete if they wish to not receive a time factor.

Sit skiers will compete on a course designed specifically for sit skiers and will start a their own specified time.

Results and awards will be provided for skiers in each of the three adaptive categories, separated for male and female divisions. Standing and VI athlete results will also be integrated into the overall results as well.

CXC ADAPTIVE CUP GRANT


All adaptive athletes are eligible to apply for a CXC Adaptive Cup Grant. An adaptive athlete is an individual with a permanent physical disability or visual impairment competing in the CXC Adaptive Cup. CXC uses the International Paralympic Committee's classification structure as a guideline for disability qualification. The individual's permanent disability must impair mobility, affect the neuromuscular system, impair balance, motor control, or vision. Hearing impairments, intellectual and developmental disabilities do not qualify for support through CXC.

This grant is designed to cover the cost of the race entry, travel, and housing for any of the three CXC Adaptive Cup weekends for families in need of financial assistance. The maximum award per weekend is $500 if competing on both days or $300 if competing on one of the days.

Send grant request to Yuriy Gusev at yuriy.gusev@cxcskiing.org.




DRYLAND ADAPTIVE CAMP


Adaptive athletes who are dryland training regularly next summer are invited to the 2022 Dryland Adaptive Cross Country Ski Camp.



DATES / LOCATION
July 2022 / TBD


CXC Youth Cup


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