RECENT DEVELOPMENTS (JUNE 9, 2021)


GREETINGS CENTRAL REGION ATHLETES & FAMILIES:

The CXC Cup Schedule is now set for 2021-2022.

As we know from last season, it is subject to change closer to each individual event based upon snow conditions or other unforeseen factors.

The CXC Cup 2021-2022 season, as highlighted, will kick off with back to back Super Tour weekends in Early December, in January GLD and MW Junior competition will split for a pair of Divisional Qualifiers - one in Coleraine, MN and one in Houghton, MI, then Wirth Park will host the entire region at the CXC Cup Finals as our top Juniors prepare for the JNs hosted by the Loppet Mar 7-12.

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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

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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

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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, March 5 - Twilight Skate SkiX Prologue Qualifier
(bonus time deductions using the continental cup points as the seconds subtractions)

Saturday (AM), March 6 - Classic Distance Ind Start - Exact Distances and Courses TBD

Sunday (AM), March 7 - Freestyle Distance - Format, Exact Distances and Courses TBD

* Based upon times from the Prologue Qualifier and the Classic Distance Ind Start minus the continental cup bonus seconds. 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.

** SkiX (Freestyle course with obstacles): the course will be interval start sprint distance with uphill and downhill obstacles. The courses vary from venue to venue, but 180 and degree turns on the flat, 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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