GKHAT - Nancy Green Race - Sat. Mar. 11

Posted by Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team (GKHAT) on Mar 08 2017 at 07:53AM PST


Nancy Greene Ski League Race
Saturday March 11

Our Annual GKHAT Club Championships wrap up race is this Saturday March 11th. New this year is a move to a Dual Slalom format for the event. Single Elimination Dual Ladders will be randomly seeded in each Gender and U category (U6, U8, U10, U12, U14).

This means that athletes will race the dual and the winner will move on to the next round. Since the focus of the day is on FUN, athletes not moving on to the next round in the dual ladder will continue to run the dual in fun heats until the final round of the dual is complete.

In order to make lapping the course quick the dual will be set below Catamount mid-station.
Coaches and tailgunners will circulate the chair with their race day coaching groups. After the first round or two, athletes remaining in the race dual will always jump to the front of the line of the dual course. Those in each age group moving on to the next round will make the next ride up with a designated tailgunner, while the coach and most tailgunners stays with the main group.

We also are encouraging parents to jump in and do some fun heats in the dual either with other parents, with their kids, coaches or anybody they want! Maximize the fun factor!
Also in the spirit of maximizing the fun factor we encourage parents and athletes to DRESS UP crazy and fun. Either don a costume or just decorate your helmet with some fun things. Just make sure costumes are skiing friendly and don’t have dangly parts that may get caught in chairlifts and stuff.

Awards will be presented at the wind up banquet. The banquet is at the Rec Plex the evening of Saturday March 11. The Rec Plex is located at 1310 9th Street South.

All GKHAT athletes are automatically registered for the race. Please fill in the form if your athlete will not be at the race.

Race Schedule

8:15 am – Set up crew load Catamount
8:40 am – All athletes meet coaches outside yurt
8:50 am – All groups head to the Catamount chair to load at 9am.
9:05 – 9:30 am – Course inspection
9:45-10:00 am – Race begins. Dual runs will start with the youngest age groups and proceed through round 1 of each group before starting round 2 of the ladder and so on.
2:00 pm – Estimated time for tear down.

Lunch breaks will be taken with groups staggering their lunches. The youngest athletes will go first. While the yurt may be open to the club, please be aware that you will need to be out of the yurt at the end of the day. Remember to pack snacks with your athlete.

Banquet Schedule

6:00 – 6:30 pm – Greeting socialize
6:30 – 7:30 pm – dinner
7:30 – 9:00 pm – Awards
Cost is $20 per family. There is a cash bar with beer and wine.
Food is pizza from Red Tomato Pies and potlock salad and desert.

We hope everyone is as excited as we are for this event. Our goal is to turn up the fun factor as much as possible for this event and to light the fires of competition and team spirit within our athletes.

Thanks and we’ll see you there!

Ryan Ford

Head Coach
Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team


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