Category: Events

EMBK Sprints update

Conditions look good for the sprints! Some reminders:

Technique: Skate
2 Rounds – everyone skis twice (except lollipop). Best time counts.

8am Bib pickup opens
9am Lollipop race
Round 1: First race wave starts immediately after end of Lollipop race
Round 2 begins 15 minutes after end of round 1

Wax: This is a low fluoro race. Use low or no fluoro, Toko yellow or Swix CH8 or LF8

Sign-up for Jan 21st EMBK Weston Sprints by Jan 19

Please register here for the Jan 21st Sprints Now!  Registration closes on Jan 19 at 7pm.  No day-of registration.

On Jan 21st, check-in begins at 8 am and races start promptly at 9am.  See you there!

Practice 12/9 – update

The snow won’t be coming in time, so we will hold dry land practice as posted below. But forecast is promising so it looks like we will be on snow 12/16!

Announcing a Julia Kern roller ski clinic

Upcoming event: Julia Kern, EMBK 2006-2011, now on U.S. Ski Team, will lead a clinic for EMBK roller skiers at the Nov. 12 roller ski practice.

Photos: Julia in the EMBK sprints in 2008 (blue suit, second from right)

Julia (far right) and her relay team after getting Bronze at World Juniors, 2017.

Hoffman leads EMBK roller ski clinic

Photo: Olympian Noah Hoffman leads a roller ski clinic for EMBK, Oct. 29, 2017

Dryland training with Noah Hoffman

We successfully pinned down a location for the dryland practice/meet & greet with Noah Hoffman (US XC Ski Team) this Saturday, April 29th (9-10:30am). Thanks to the generous coordination efforts of John Adams at the Rivers School, we will hold the training at the Rivers School’s athletic field in Weston. Please see below for a map that shows the location for parking and activities. Please only park in the designated parking area, though you can drop your kids off closer to the field.

It looks like Saturday will have beautiful weather, so don’t miss this! There is plenty of room, so parents can participate too!

Also, please bring your own water bottles, as we will not supply water. We encourage you to label everything.

See you on Saturday!

Important Save the Dates

Fitness and Fun with US Ski Team Member Noah Hoffman, Saturday morning April 29th
US Ski Team member Noah Hoffman will be leading EMBK in a morning of dryland training, games, conversation and autographs. Noah’s visits have become a favorite for many EMBK skiers. Save the date and join us if you can!

Ski selection with Zach Caldwell, Friday evening April 28th
Zach Caldwell is one of the most knowledgeable ski technicians in the United States and runs a small business hand-selecting race skis at the factory race rooms in Europe for skiers in the US. If you are interested in ordering hand-selected race skis, for parents or kids, you are welcome to join a group of CSU Masters skiers who will be meeting with Zach in Lincoln. Please sign-up by emailing Mark Doughty . EMBK can join in ordering skis at a discount, please note however, these are race skis and are still expensive. Unless you are interested in hand-picked skis, please shop with Chris Li at Bikeway Source in Bedford. We are very fortunate to have Chris as a local resource for all things skiing!

2017 EMBK Sprints Results

The 2017 EMBK Weston Sprints are history! View the complete results. Individual results for all heats below. There are photos, more photos, and even yet more photos.

Nearly 140 skiers showed up on a beautiful Sunday morning, ready to race! Despite rain earlier in the week and several days straight of temperatures above freezing, there was more than enough snow for these enthusiastic youth skiers to show their stuff!

Thanks as always to the staff at our host facility, the Leo J. Martin Ski Track, managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, for providing excellent grooming under difficult circumstances.

Thanks to all the skiers, parents, and other volunteers who did so much to make this event a success! Without all of you, the EMBK Sprints wouldn’t run so well.

This year’s race is over, but we hope you’ll join us in 2018. The race is usually held the Sunday after Martin Luther King Day. EMBK welcomes skiers from other Bill Koch League clubs and encourages other eligible youth skiers (up to grade 8) to enter. The Leo J. Martin/Weston course is a public snow-making facility. As long as there’s cold weather, we have snow, regardless of conditions in the rest of the region.

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