End of the Year Open Race info for U12s 12/30/13

Hello All,
I hope this email finds you all well and enjoying the holidays!  We have been enjoying some awesome training the last few days and are looking forward to the rest of the weekend!  Just wanted to get out the information for the End of the Year Open on Monday, 12/30.  The race is now full, so entries are going on the waiting list.  BEWARE that if you child isn’t current with VARA they will be kicked out of the race….although I think the new online reg system makes sure they are already.
Just to reiterate, training for the weekend and next Tuesday is copied below (unchanged from last week’s info):
Saturday 12/28  and Sunday 12/29: GS skis.  Full gate training for those athletes who are fundamentally ready for it and/or racing in the End of the Year Open.
Monday 12/30: End of the Year Open.  No training for those not racing – take the day to enjoy some freeskiing with your children or let them have a day off to rest – it is a long week of training.
Tuesday 12/31: SL skis (no armor) – we will work on introducing Skills Assessment skills.  Happy New Year!
No training 1/1, 1/2, or 1/3 (unless your child is signed up for Fridays).
Looking ahead 1/4 and 1/5 will be normal training days.  SL skis for skills and stubby SL training.
Race day info for Monday 12/30 for the U12s who are entered into the End of the Year Open:
Registration is in the Competition Center (upstairs near Eric and Pete’s office) from 7:00-8:15 am – DO NOT BE LATE!  The race is overfilled and if your child is not registered by 8:15 am his/her spot will be given away.  Please have them put their bib on immediately – over their GS suit, under their jacket.
Coaches will meet the kids at the bottom of Wardance (yurt/gate shack area) at 8:15 am to go for a free run and an inspection.
The first run will begin at 9:30 am. The U12s will run first in the running order; all U12 girls and then all U12 boys.  Their bib number will reflect their start number.  Second run will likely be reverse order within gender and age group.  Still all U12 girls and then all U12 boys before U14s etc, but the last U12 girl will go first and so on.
There will be a reset for the second run.  Therefore your children will need to listen to coaches and announcements from the timing building on when to meet up for a second run inspection, which will be shortly after the conclusion of the second run.  Barring any changes, second run inspection will be a half hour after then end of the first run and second run will be one hour after the first run.  The awards are done by combined time since it is an open USSA race and will be shortly following the second run in the scoreboard area.  Unless there are concerns about weather or length of the race, all first run DNFs and DSQs will get a second run.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Have a great weekend and see you on the hill!

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