RECENT DEVELOPMENTS


GREETINGS CENTRAL REGION ATHLETES & FAMILIES:

We thank you in the Central Cross Country Skiing Community for your patience as we work through the pandemic. 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.

The CXC Youth Cup Schedule remains "Tentative" and should be approached knowing there is a need for flexibility based upon health and 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.

This season, as we mitigate risks, youth athletes are encouraged to balance travel risks associated with COVID and the opportunity to race regionally. Youth athletes are encouraged to look closely at local opportunities to race before looking for regional racing opportunities, which will not be scored this season.

Stay healthy, stay safe and keep training!

SALOMON CXC YOUTH CUP

The CXC Youth Cup is sanctioned and scored by Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) and features a series of exciting events in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Since its beginning in the winter of 2014, the CXC Youth Cup promotes the growth and development of youth cross country ski racers, helping young athletes acquire the fundamental skills and positive mind-set required for cross country ski racing.


CXC Youth Cup

The CXC Youth Cup provides a fun, encouraging environment that motivates youth athletes ages 10-13 (U12 and U14 age divisions) 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.


CXC Youth Cup

SALOMON CXC YOUTH CUP SCHEDULE


CXC Cup Season Opener / December 12-13, 2020 - MOVED TO JANUARY 23-24, 2021
Grand Avenue Nordic Center, Duluth (MN)

Race Formats: Classic Distance Individual Start and Freestyle Distance

Mt. Itasca Holiday Carnival / December 19-20, 2020 - CANCELLED
Mt. Itasca Biathlon Center, Coleraine (MN)

Race Formats: Classic Sprint and Freestyle Individual Start

CXC Youth Cup Holiday Championships / January 2-3, 2021
MI Tech Trails, Houghton (MI)

Race Formats: Classic Sprint and Freestyle Individual Start

Register | Event Website | Wax Policy

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

Gitchi Gami Games / January 16-17, 2021
Birkie Trailhead, Cable (WI)

Race Formats: Classic Mass Start Distance and Freestyle Individual Start

Register | Event Website | Wax Policy

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

CXC Super Cup / January 23-24, 2021
Grand Avenue Nordic Center, Duluth (MN)

Race Formats:
Saturday: Classic - Individual Start 30" intervals
Sunday: Skate - Individual Start 30" intervals

Register | Event Website | Wax Policy

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

Hickory Hills Classic / January 30-31, 2021
Hickory Hills Recreation Area, Traverse City (MI)

Race Formats: Freestyle Distance and Classic Distance

CANCELLED (VENUE PERMIT PULLED, MAY BE OPEN TO HOSTING MARCH 13-14, 2021)

Mayor's XC Challenge / February 20-21, 2021
Wirth Park, Minneapolis (MN)

Race Formats:
Feb 20th: AM - Classic Sprint Qualifier, PM - Freestyle Sprint Qualifier
Feb 21st: AM - Freestyle Individual Start Distance

Register | Event Website | Wax Policy

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

Junior Birkie / February 25, 2021
ABSF, Hayward (WI)

Race Formats: TBD
Awards / Age Groups: U8, U10, U12, U14

Event Website

Super CXC Cup Regional Finals / March 5-6-7, 2021
Hosted by LNR / Wirth Park, Minneapolis (MN)

Race Formats:
Friday Mar 5 - Prologue Freestyle Sprint Qualifier
Saturday AM Mar 6 - Classic Distance Mass Start
Saturday PM Mar 6 - Freestyle SkiX ** (Sprint Qualifier with technical elements)
Sunday Mar 7 - Freestyle Distance Pursuit Start *

* Based upon times from the Prologue Sprint Qualifier and the Classic Mass Start, bonus seconds will be subtracted from start times for top SkiX results. Those not racing the full Mini Tour will still be able to race for a time of day result, starting in a wave in the back of the field.

** Ski X (Freestyle course with obstacles): the course will be interval start sprint distance (less than 1km) with uphill and downhill obstacles. The courses vary from venue to venue, but small jumps, 180 and 360 degree turns on the flat, narrow paths with quick turns, slalom up and down, and other agility testing elements common.

Register | Event Website | Wax Policy

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY BEFORE THE RACE AT 11:59 PM.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:

1. No membership is required to participate in any of the CXC Youth Cup events.

2. All CXC Youth Cup events are restricted to non-fluorinated glide waxes, and subject to the CXC Cup Wax policy.

3. Youth Cup races will have U12 and U14 age groups and may have U8 and U10 age groups depending on time and ability to manage added age classes. Please check race organizers' websites for more information.

4. All CXC Youth Cup races being run in conjunction with the CXC Junior Cup have the same registration deadlines. Online registration closes Tuesday before the race at 11:59 pm.

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EASY TO BEGIN


If you are in between the ages of 7-13, you're welcome to take part in this fun and exciting series. No membership is required.


YOUTH GENERAL MEMBERSHIP


CXC Youth General Membership



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DREAM CAMP


Annual Dream Camp

All U14s and 2nd year U12s who are roller skiing regularly next summer, are ready for twice a day training in a training camp atmosphere, and are enthusiastic about being cross country skiers are invited to the 2021 Dream Camp.



DATES / LOCATION
July 2021 / TBD


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